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I think itâ€™s safe to say that everyone has a particular part of their body that they reallyÂ obsess about. (And if you donâ€™t, more power to you.) It could be your nose, thighs or any other perceived flaw that wonâ€™t fix itself, and thatâ€™s why many of us turn to dermatologists or plastic surgeons to fix them. In my case, itâ€™s my stomachâ€”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. Iâ€™d like to say it worke
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Iâ€™ve always had an issue with my stomach. Even at my thinnest in my 20s and â€œwedding weightâ€ 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 weekâ€”and while Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m the ideal candidate.
After about 1,000 attempts, this is the most flattering “before” photo I took.
The first treatment of it
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May 20-24 is National #EMSCULPTWeekâ€”and thereâ€™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 itâ€™s safe to say that itâ€™s been a huge hit. Since Emsculpt isÂ “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 ener
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Do you have a belly bulge that just wonâ€™t budge, no matter how mindful you are about diet and exercise? The holidays certainly donâ€™t help, but skincare, professional treatments, waist-whittling apparel and other ab-improving hacks may be just what youâ€™re looking for. So if crunches are getting you nowhere and your bank account is the only thing shrinking after Pilates, consider these alternativesâ€¦
Faux: Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner ($30)
If you canâ€™t tone it, tan itâ€”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 appea