When it comes to building your dream body, sometimes achieving your goals is easier said than done. Many individuals work hard in pursuit of a sculpted six-pack, toned stomach or curvy backside but unfortunately come up short. Despite devoting time and energy into a consistent exercise routine and well-rounded diet, too many men and women find that their bodies just do not respond the way they had hoped. The often-repeated prescription for eliminating unwanted fat or building muscle is to eat right and exercise frequently, but what happens when you fail to see results despite taking all the right steps?

At Time 4 U Med Spa, board-certified Dr. Lisa Gulcher is proud to offer noninvasive EMSCULPT® treatments to her patients who could use a helping hand achieving their body goals. EMSCULPT targets and reduces stubborn fat while also building muscle, helping men and women everywhere reap the benefits of body contouring with no downtime or unsightly side effects. If you are tired of losing the fight against stubborn fat, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher today to learn if EMSCULPT is right for you.

What Is EMSCULPT?

EMSCULPT is a noninvasive body contouring device created by BTL, a world-renowned manufacturer of medical technology. EMSCULPT is FDA-cleared for use on both the stomach and buttocks. Unlike other body contouring treatments that focus exclusively on targeting and reducing stubborn fat, EMSCULPT also builds muscle in hard to reach areas to provide an additional layer of body contouring. EMSCULPT is the first FDA-cleared device that has been clinically proven to both eliminate fat and build muscle in a single treatment.

EMSCULPT uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to target the abdominal or gluteal muscles and stimulate muscle contractions. During a single treatment session, the device induces thousands of muscle contractions, providing patients with the benefits of 20,000 sit-ups or squats in only 30 minutes. EMSCULPT simulates the process of exercising the abdominal or gluteal muscles while patients relax, delivering all of the benefits with none of the work.

Who Is a Good Candidate for EMSCULPT?

Because EMSCULPT is noninvasive and safe, most healthy patients can benefit from treatments. EMSCULPT is intended to complement an active lifestyle and will not replace a healthy diet or exercise routine. Patients interested in EMSCULPT should already be at or near their ideal body contours to achieve the full effects of their treatment. All patients should have realistic expectations about their results and be prepared to maintain them through an active lifestyle. Dr. Gulcher can determine if you are a good candidate for EMSCULPT treatments following an in-person consultation.

What Should I Expect During My EMSCULPT Treatment?

During an EMSCULPT appointment, the device is attached externally to either the patient’s stomach or buttocks, depending on which area they choose to target. The device is then left in place to induce muscle contractions in the targeted area for about 30 minutes. No anesthesia is necessary and most patients find the treatment to be painless. Patients are free to relax and listen to music, watch a movie or take a nap while EMSCULPT provides them with all the benefits of working out without going to the gym.

After 30 minutes of treatment, patients are free to immediately return home or to work and resume all normal activities.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of EMSCULPT?

As a noninvasive and gentle body contouring treatment, EMSCULPT produces almost no side effects. Patients may feel a bit sore in the treated area following their treatment sessions. Because the targeted muscles are contracted thousands of times across a short period of time, patients can expect to experience a bit of muscle fatigue similar to that of an intense workout. Any discomfort or soreness should not persist for more than a few days and will not prevent patients from performing any normal activities.

Does EMSCULPT Require Any Downtime?

EMSCULPT does not require any downtime and patients are encouraged to come in for appointments during their lunch breaks or short gaps in their busy schedules. Patients may resume strenuous activities, including exercise, as soon as they feel comfortable doing so. The muscle fatigue and soreness may discourage patients from exercising the targeted muscles until they have fully recovered, however.

How Many EMSCULPT Treatments Are Necessary?

The majority of patients undergo four EMSCULPT treatments scheduled over the course of two weeks for optimal results. While some improvement may be visible with a single treatment, EMSCULPT’s effects are most apparent after a series of appointments. Some patients may require more treatments depending on their needs, although a series of four sessions is the most common. Dr. Gulcher will discuss how many treatments are necessary for you to achieve your desired results during your consultation.

What Kind of Results Can Be Expected?

After a series of EMSCULPT sessions, patients can expect a noticeable improvement in toning their core or adding volume to their backside. When used on the stomach, EMSCULPT can reduce small pockets of stubborn fat while increasing muscle mass and toning the abdomen. Patients should see a visible improvement in the appearance of their abdominal muscles. When used on the buttocks, EMSCULPT will add a subtle lift to the patient’s rear end and add additional volume for improved curves.

Many patients experience visible results in as little as two weeks, although contours will noticeably improve over time. The body will continue to eliminate treated fat cells for several weeks, fully developing final results in about two to three months.

How Long Do Results Last?

EMSCULPT improves patients’ contours by using the natural systems already in place for building muscle and burning fat. Just like improvements seen with a healthy diet and exercise routine, the results from EMSCULPT treatments will last as long as patients work to maintain them. EMSCULPT is not intended to replace an active lifestyle, so patients who stop working out or eating right may not experience long-lasting results. In order to maintain their improved contours, patients should be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Maintenance EMSCULPT appointments can also be repeated every several months to ensure results last well into the future.


Build Your Dream Body at Time 4 U Med Spa

Consistently eating right and working out requires making daily sacrifices in pursuit of your goals. However, if you are making the sacrifices without seeing the results, schedule an appointment at Time 4 U Med Spa. During an in-person consultation, Dr. Gulcher can evaluate your needs and discuss how EMSCULPT treatments may be just what you need to finally achieve your goals. With four sessions scheduled over two weeks, you may be able to finally experience the results for which you have worked so hard.

To learn more about noninvasive body contouring, call Time 4 U Med Spa today and schedule your EMSCULPT consultation.

The information about EMSCULPT was reviewed by Dr. Lisa Gulcher. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.