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A busy schedule can get in the way of achieving the body you want. Many of us dream of having taut abs or firm, perky buttocks, but consistently going to the gym to achieve a toned figure can be difficult. Even the healthiest lifestyle is no guarantee of results — you may workout regularly and eat clean, yet still find yourself with frustrating problem areas that refuse to change the way you want them to. It’s difficult to maintain motivation when nothing seems to work.

Emsculpt, a groundbreaking body contouring treatment, is here to help. If you’re having trouble getting and maintaining a fit physique, Emsculpt can help you sculpt your dream body without undergoing surgery or breaking a sweat. One 30-minute treatment is the equivalent of 20,000 squats, crunches or bicep curls. Aesthetic Envy is proud to provide Emsculpt technology to patients in the Sacramento region.

What Is Emsculpt?

Non Surgical body contouring treatments have become popular thanks to their ability to help people achieve their body goals without anesthesia, incisions or downtime. Most of these treatments focus on eliminating fat to give the body a more proportionate and flattering appearance. Emsculpt, on the other hand, focuses on increasing muscle mass and improving tone in four of the body’s most famously stubborn areas: the abdomen, buttocks, Calves and upper arms. By stimulating intense muscle contractions, Emsculpt produces the same effects as your gym workouts in a fraction of the time. This cutting-edge body contouring solution may be ideal if you’re looking for a way to accelerate your progress or break through a fitness plateau.

How Does Body Sculpting With High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy Work?

Emsculpt is driven by high-intensity electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. During the treatment, a paddle-like applicator is placed on the body where muscle toning is desired. The device then emits HIFEM energy that induces very strong (supramaximal) muscle contractions. These contractions are more rapid and more intense than what can be accomplished through traditional exercise. Each Emsculpt treatment allows you to work your muscles harder than you could during a regular workout, and lets you target areas of your body that haven’t responded well to your diet and exercise efforts. Emsculpt is the only FDA-approved device to use HIFEM technology for body sculpting.

What Areas Can Emsculpt Treat?

Emsculpt treats areas that are notoriously difficult to sculpt, including:

  • The abdomen
  • The buttocks
  • The calves
  • The upper arms

What Are the Benefits of Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is one of the only body contouring devices available that can help you achieve a strong, toned look rather than just slimming down your physique. The benefits of this treatment include:

  • First nonsurgical treatment for building muscle
  • Creates a more defined physique
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Does not require incisions or anesthesia
  • Safe for all skin tones
  • Produces visible results in just four treatments
  • Perfect for people who don’t have the time to be consistently active

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Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting: What’s the Difference?

Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are both treatments that contour the body, but they do so in very different ways.

CoolSculpting was among the first noninvasive body sculpting devices. It targets fat cells through a process known as cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, to create a slimmer look. During the treatment, fat cells are cooled until they are damaged and can no longer function. The disabled fat cells are then naturally disposed of by the body and will never return. CoolSculpting is best suited for patients with localized areas of excess body fat that cannot be reduced with diet and exercise.

Emsculpt is intended for patients who are already relatively fit and have a lower body mass index. Rather than targeting excess fat, Emsculpt targets muscles to improve definition, build mass and give the area a flatter or more lifted look. Patients with a moderate fat layer over their muscles will not be able to appreciate the results of Emsculpt fully. If you’re interested in sculpting your muscles as well as reducing fat, we recommend considering a combination of Emsculpt treatments and Viora treatments for comprehensive body contouring.

Am I a Good Candidate for Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is ideal for women and men who are in reasonably good shape with a healthy diet and a consistent workout routine, but who struggle to maintain a firm, toned appearance or build the mass they want. Those who continue to exercise the muscle groups that have been treated with Emsculpt tend to see the longest-lasting results. Emsculpt is not recommended for patients who have a moderate or substantial amount of excess fat. During an initial consultation, you will meet with a member of our staff to discuss your concerns and determine if Emsculpt treatments can help you reach your goals.

What Happens During an Emsculpt Treatment?

Your Emsculpt treatment will be performed in our beautiful medical spa in the Sacramento area. During the procedure, an appropriate applicator will be selected and applied to your desired treatment area. We offer multiple applicator options to accommodate your needs. The treatment will begin at the device’s lowest setting and gradually increase in intensity. This gives you time to acclimate to the feeling of the muscle contractions, which can be strange at first. The intensity of the treatment will gently increase and eventually cycle through different phases until the procedure is complete. An Emsculpt session takes just 30 minutes.

Is There Downtime After an Emsculpt Treatment?

There is no required downtime after an Emsculpt treatment. Patients can resume normal activities right away and can even exercise if they’d like to. You may feel soreness in the treated muscles that lasts for a day or two. Emsculpt is essentially putting your body through an intense artificial workout, so it’s only natural to feel the soreness that often follows regular exercise.

What Results Can I Expect With Emsculpt?

A series of four Emsculpt treatments is usually recommended for optimal results. You may begin to notice improvement after just one session, but your most significant results will likely take shape six – eight weeks after your last treatment and continue to improve for several more weeks. On average, Emsculpt patients achieved up to a 16 percent increase in muscle mass after completing the recommended course of treatment in clinical studies.

The benefits of Emsculpt treatments are long-lasting but may not be permanent. Patients who want to enjoy their results for as long as possible should maintain their newly sculpted figure with diet and exercise. You may also choose to return periodically for maintenance treatments with the Emsculpt device. Aesthetic Envy patients have the option of purchasing the “Six Pack,” which includes six sessions plus two free sessions, for a total of eight treatments. Packages paid in full receive 50 percent off any additional treatment(s) or packages.

Should I Combine Emsculpt and Viora?

There are three pillars of body contouring that are all essential to a successful transformation. They are fat removal, muscle toning and skin tightening. By addressing all of these simultaneously, you can achieve results with two procedures that end up being more than just the sum of their parts. We highly recommend combining the two procedures, especially if you are hoping for the best results possible.

Build Muscle Without the Exercise

It can be challenging to maintain a toned body, especially when life gets in the way. Emsculpt has revolutionized the body contouring industry by employing advanced HIFEM technology to build muscle effectively, comfortably and safely. The journey to a stronger and more sculpted body starts by speaking to our aesthetics team about your goals and receiving your personalized Emsculpt treatment plan. Please contact Aesthetic Envy in Sacramento and Elk Grove at 916-333-4906 to schedule a consultation and get started today.