The human body is amazingly complex. Much like an intricate machine, our bodies are in a constant state of destruction and rebuilding. Diet and exercise exert a strong influence on this highly efficient process. Many individuals looking to reduce body fat and change their very shapes often need only set a plan in place to eat differently and commit to regular physical exercise. Over a long time, these small changes can change a person’s shape, tone, and overall muscle condition.
However, even the most dedicated athlete or health enthusiast can’t work out hard enough to overcome the power of genetics and or inertia. There are some natural limits that prevent even the most strenuous workout from completely changing the body, especially in particular areas such as the abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks where stubborn excess fat can accumulate. In instances when traditional diet and exercise has proven ineffective at sufficiently reducing fat cells and toning up muscles with, Emsculpt may be the answer.
While both men and women are prone to struggling with these fat deposit buildups, women in particular are susceptible to the development of Diastasis Recti. This condition results in abdominal walls separating after events such as pregnancy and giving birth. Prior to Emsculpt the only way to correct the pouch-like appearance of the abdomen from Diastasis Recti was surgery. So, whether a result of genetics or life milestones, there is some muscle and fat changes that just could not be achieved without surgery, until Emsculpt.
Emsculpt is an FDA-approved technique in the field of cosmetic treatment that both reduces the volume of fat deposits and simultaneously tones the underlying muscles using a technique inspired by the body itself. While crunches, sit-ups, and squats are generally helpful at toning muscles by increasing metabolism and forcing muscles to contract regularly, Emsculpt works under the same theory, but creates supra-maximal muscle contractions much greater than can be produced voluntarily. Using electromagnetic waves, a physician can direct this high-intensity energy at problematic areas of the body, inducing a rapid rate of supra maximal contractions to achieve the desired aesthetic results. As the muscles contract rapidly, fat cells are depleted, and muscles are encouraged to tighten up. Over the course of multiple sessions, this effect leaves patients with less overall fat cells and a more toned appearance. In fact, a single 30-minute St Louis Emsculpt session is equivalent to doing over 20,000 sit-ups or squats at the gym. Patients are thrilled with the fact that they can receive the same results from the comfort of an attending physician’s office.
Physicians generally recommend that patients who elect Emsculpt to tone and sculpt the body do so over a course of 2-4 sessions that fall within 2-3 days of each other to achieve optimal results. A single session can be completed in half an hour and is an extremely comfortable experience for patients. Emsculpt is administered with a hand-held device that is run over the surface of the skin. Electromagnetic waves of varying lengths and increasing intensity provide a gradual increase in contraction force over the course of the 30-minute period. Many patients report feeling more toned after their first session, however, dramatic and visible results are generally seen in the 2-4 weeks following a session as fat cells continue to disappear, and muscles continue to tone up.
Many patients are drawn to Emsculpt as a cosmetic solution for it’s highly safe and extremely effective results. This out-patient procedure does not require a patient to book a hospital stay or run any of the risks associated with the use of general anesthesia or a long recovery period. In fact, Emsculpt comes with no downtime whatsoever and at most, patients report a tightened feeling in the treatment area after their session is complete. Patients looking for long-term results after undergoing Emsculpt will find that their toned and sculpted physique is likely to remain that way with the continued commitment to diet and exercise. Many patients choose to continue regular sessions in order to improve their overall appearance for years to come.
While Emsculpt is designed as a treatment option for reducing fat and toning muscle, it is important to note that it is not a solution for significant weight loss. The ideal Emsculpt candidate will be close to their ideal BMI prior to undergoing treatment of any kind and already adhere to diet and exercise on a daily basis. Similarly, Emsculpt is not an ideal solution for patients who are pregnant, have a history of seizures or heart issues or struggle with hernias. Those who have recently undergone surgery of any type are not ideal candidates for Emsculpt.
When it comes to financing St Louis Emsculpt sessions, patients electing this type of treatment can expect the cost to fluctuate between $3,000 and $4,000 dependent on the areas being treated and the number of sessions required to achieve desirable results.
One area of the body that reacts very well to the effects of Emsculpt is the abdominal region. This area tends to be a common place for fat cells to accumulate and a single session can leave patients feeling firmer in the belly. A single treatment of 20,000 forced contractions over the course of several sessions provide visible results that include increased abdominal muscle definition, less lower belly fat and a more defined waistline. There is no other device that can replicate the effect of 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes.
Similar to abdominal treatments, Emsculpt for the buttocks has become very popular amongst patients looking to tone, smooth and lift this area of the body. Many patients choose to schedule sessions where both the abdomen and buttocks are targeted within the same day. As electromagnetic waves are directed at the buttocks, fat cells are sent into a state of apoptosis, which allows the body to naturally mark them as ineffective and ultimately clear them out and make way for muscle definition.
Whether you’re drawn to the many benefits of Emsculpt in light of its non-invasive nature, simple approach to fat reduction or overall toning and contouring, the first step in deciding if this is the right step for you is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to patient care and when you schedule an initial consultation, you set aside the necessary time for Dr. Wright to review your medical history and speak one on one about the many options available to patients according to their personal goals. Every cosmetic procedure comes with an emotional impact and we believe every patient deserves an experience that is comfortable, safe and successful. An initial consultation is also the best time for patients to voice any questions, concerns or preferences they may have prior to setting up a personalized treatment plan. In the event that insurance coverage is not an option, our team is here to walk you through the several alternative options we provide for handling payments and financing treatment. Schedule your consultation today and begin a transformative journey that could be life changing!