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I think it’s safe to say that everyone has a particular part of their body that they really obsess about. (And if you don’t, more power to you.) It could be your nose, thighs or any other perceived flaw that won’t fix itself, and that’s why many of us turn to dermatologists or plastic surgeons to fix them. In my case, it’s my stomach—and my insecurities started well before I had an 8.5-pound baby and tipped the scale at 200 pounds before giving birth to my one and only son just about 11 years ago. I never took action until four years ago when I tried Ultrashape, one of the first non-invasive fat-reducing treatments. I’d like to say it worked at least a little but looking back,
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I’ve always had an issue with my stomach. Even at my thinnest in my 20s and “wedding weight” in my early 30s, I never (ever) felt confident baring my belly in a bikini. Fast forward to almost 20 years later at the age of 42, I do Pilates six days a week—and while I’m definitely in the best shape of my life, I still see room for abdominal improvement. When Emsculpt received FDA clearance last year I immediately became obsessed, and as it turns out I’m the ideal candidate.
After about 1,000 attempts, this is the most flattering “before” photo I took.
The first treatment of its kind, Emsculpt uses HIFEM
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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 ef
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Do you have a belly bulge that just won’t budge, no matter how mindful you are about diet and exercise? The holidays certainly don’t help, but skincare, professional treatments, waist-whittling apparel and other ab-improving hacks may be just what you’re looking for. So if crunches are getting you nowhere and your bank account is the only thing shrinking after Pilates, consider these alternatives…
Faux: Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner ($30)
If you can’t tone it, tan it—and this buildable self-tanner goes to work on more than your skin tone. Formulated with a caffeine derivative called guarana that helps flush away excess fluid, it helps smooth the appearance of puffiness as it deli
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