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May 20-24 is National #EMSCULPTWeek—and there’s no better way to kick off summer (and with a tighter, more toned body at that)! Officially available for one year, this innovative energy-based treatment is the first of its kind to enhance the definition of abdominal and buttocks muscles while reducing the thickness of overlying fat as well, and it’s safe to say that it’s been a huge hit. Since Emsculpt is “making strong the new sexy,” they thought it was only fitting to declare their own National Week (and it’s now an officially registered week on the National Day calendar).
The Emsculpt treatment utilizes HIFEM (or high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy) to simulate the effects of 20,000 sit-ups in each 30-minute session. The pulses of energy cause the muscles to contract at rapid speed, which leads to muscle-building as well as the breakdown of overlying fat. This extra strengthening of the core (or buttocks) can help boost performance while running, cycling and participating in other active endeavors—and a reduction in back pain has also been reported after treatment.
In recent news, Emsculpt announced the introduction of a smaller applicator and new treatment protocols for the arms, thighs, obliques and calves. Similar to the original Emsculpt for the abdomen and buttocks, the new treatment for the arms will replicate the equivalent of 20,000 bicep curls in 20 minutes. (Good luck deciding which body part you want to target!)
According to BTL, more than 65,000 Emsculpt treatments have been performed in the past year with zero complications or adverse responses. Independent studies have also shown a 27.4% decrease in subcutaneous fat at 6-month follow-up, 7.73mm reduction in the fat layer, 19% increase in muscle thickness and 10.46% reduction of diastasis recti (a separation of the abdominal muscles often caused by pregnancy). “The Emsculpt treatment is a revolutionary addition to the family of noninvasive body contouring procedures. While other treatments can eliminate stubborn bulges and tighten the skin, Emsculpt is the only noninvasive treatment that actually builds muscle while burning fat,” says New York City dermatologist Bruce Katz.
If you’ve been thinking about giving Emsculpt a try, now’s the time to schedule an appointment with one of the more than 500 practices that offer this groundbreaking treatment (find one near you by clicking here). Many of them will be offering promotions, bring-a-friend discounts and fun, fitness-based challenges that will help you get your body in bikini shape for the season.