- 1 Fast Facts:
- 2 BODY CONTOURING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
- 3 HOW TO CONTOUR YOUR BODY WITHOUT SURGERY OR DOWNTIME
- 4 WHY IS EMSCULPT SO POPULAR IN NYC AND WHAT IS IT?
- 5 WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND EMSCULPTING?
- 6 EMSCULPT VS. EMSCULPT NEO
- 7 WHAT DO EMSCULPT AND EMSCULPT NEO HAVE IN COMMON?
- 8 WHAT IS THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMSCULPT AND EMSCULPT NEO?
- 9 EMSCULPT NEO TREATMENT AREAS
- 10 WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN EMSCULPT NEO TREAT?
- 11 IS EMSCULPT RIGHT FOR ME?
- 12 WHO WILL BENEFIT MORE FROM EMSCULPT NEO VS. EMSCULPT?
- 13 DOES EMSCULPT TREAT POSTPARTUM DIASTASIS RECTI?
- 14 IS EMSCULPT SAFE FOR SOMEONE WITH AN INSULIN PUMP?
- 15 IS EMSCULPT SAFE IF I HAVE AN IUD?
- 16 IS EMSCULPT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
- 17 CAN I GET EMSCULPT IF I AM BREASTFEEDING?
- 18 I HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS – CAN I STILL GET EMSCULPT?
- 19 IS IT SAFE TO GET EMSCULPT AFTER A SURGERY?
- 20 CAN I GET EMSCULPT AFTER A HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT?
- 21 EMSCULPT AND BACK SURGERY AND SPINAL METAL IMPLANTS
- 22 IS EMSCULPT SAFE AFTER LIPOSUCTION?
- 23 IS EMSCULPT NEO SAFE WITH A TATTOO?
- 24 DOES EMSCULPT NEO WORK ON DARKER COMPLEXION?
- 25 PREPARING FOR EMSCULPT
- 26 EMSCULPT TREATMENT PROCESS
- 27 HOW LONG DOES EMSCULPTING TAKE?
- 28 IS EMSCULPT PAINFUL?
- 29 RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH EMSCULPT
- 30 EMSCULPT AFTERCARE AND DOWNTIME
- 31 WHEN CAN I WORK OUT AFTER EMSCULPT?
- 32 HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET EMSULPT?
- 33 HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE MY EMSCULPT RESULTS?
- 34 MANAGING EXPECTATIONS BEFORE EMSCULPT AND EVALUATING POST-PROCEDURAL RESULTS
- 35 LONGEVITY OF EMSCULPT RESULTS
- 36 EMSCULPT COST
- 37 WILL MY INSURANCE COVER EMSCULPT?
- 38 TREATMENTS THAT COMPLEMENT EMSCULPT
- 39 HOW ARE EMSCULPT NEO AND TRUSCULPT DIFFERENT?
- 40 EMSCULPT NEO VS. COOLSCULPTING
- 41 DOES EMSCULPT REALLY WORK AND IS EMSCULPT NEO WORTH IT?
- 42 IS EMSCULPT SAFE?
- 43 EMSCULPT PROS AND CONS
- 44 TAKEAWAY
- 45 WHERE CAN I GET EMSCULPT IN NYC?
Increase your stamina, define your abs and sculpt the butt with EmSculpt. Utilizing magnetic stimulation it causes muscular super contractions.
- Results seen after just 1 session
- No downtime and 100% noninvasive
- Lift and sculpt your butt and achieve greater Abs definition
- Crunch 20,000 times in just 30 minutes!
About: EmSculpt is a non-invasive body sculpting tool FDA approved in 2018 to safely and effectively contour specific regions of the body by strengthening and growing the muscles while target-reducing localized adipose tissue along the way. Treatment areas include the abdominal region, buttocks, arms, thighs, and calves.
Safety: After several successful clinical trials, EmSculpt was cleared by the food and drug administration as a safe modality to contour the body in a non-invasive manner. The treatment involves no downtime, risks, or side effects.
Convenience: EmSculpt is incredibly convenient, especially for busy New York residents, as one session takes only 30 minutes. Once complete, patients are free to go with no restrictions, allowing them to resume normal activities and work immediately after their appointment.
Cost: The average EmSculpt cost in NYC ranges $500 – $1000 per 1 session.
Efficacy: Clinical trials have found a 16% increase in muscle mass and 19% reduction in localized fat deposits after a properly carried out treatment plan, confirming that EmSculpt technology is effective in sculpting the body by targeting specific muscle groups.
BODY CONTOURING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Everybody wants to feel good in their own body and in recent years social media has promoted the idea of body positivity, so that nobody should be scrutinized or be ashamed of the way their body looks. While everybody has a different idea of what body image is best for them, social networks like Instagram and Facebook continue to set the tone and expectation in regards to the ideal body shape. In big cities like New York there is an even more heightened desire for a flawless-appearing body.
Every day we experience the continuous Instagram influence of a need to have the best looking body or face. The degree to which this obsession has evolved is evidenced in posting selfies to Instagram only after undergoing edits using filters and special image processing programs that change the contours of the body. This trend continues unabated with the number of body-shaping procedures increasing year after year. In fact, findings published by various plastic surgery societies note that non-invasive body contouring procedures in NYC increased threefold since 2018.
One of the studies found that even having a normal BMI still conveys a significant degree of dissatisfaction as it is misaligned with the ideal body image. Because of this body dysmorphia young adults are more willing to undergo body-shaping surgical interventions despite some considerable risks such as infections, scarring, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or even fat embolism during lipotransfer that leads to death. In light of this, having innovative treatment methods to meet this demand has been instrumental in developing less invasive and lower risk body contouring technologies, such as electromagnetic muscle stimulation, allowing patients to achieve their goals safely and effectively. EmSculpt is one such treatment method and involves the use of electromagnetic muscle stimulation to contract your muscles for you, simulating the muscle activation that occurs during resistance and weight training. EmSculpt has grown in popularity in recent years on social media and in our favorite celebrities to keep a firm and toned physique without the risks posed by surgical intervention.
HOW TO CONTOUR YOUR BODY WITHOUT SURGERY OR DOWNTIME
To date, there are various minimally and non-invasive methods that FDA approved as safe and effective means to shape and contour the body. Such methods include thermal energy such as lasers and radiofrequency therapy, cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), targeted ultrasound (Ultherapy), and electromagnetic muscle stimulation, also known as high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) treatments.
Non-invasive techniques to contour the body have become increasingly popular and function based on 3 primary factors, including subcutaneous adipose tissue, skin laxity, and muscle mass. As such, the appropriate tool can be utilized to target, reduce or enhance one or all of these 3 components. Many medical tools are mainly concentrated on minimizing adipose tissue, though skin laxity also plays a huge role in terms of optimal outcomes. Previously, excess fat and saggy skin reduction have only been addressed via invasive surgical intervention or by natural means through vigorous exercise and dieting. Similarly, a full body contour includes not only fat and skin laxity, but muscle tone and definition, which up until recently was only accomplished through physical exercise. Fortunately, in recent years medical technology has developed a non-invasive medical tool that contracts, strengthens, and defines the muscles without the effort and energy required to do so at the gym. In 2018, EmSculpt was developed as the first HIFEM electromagnetic muscle stimulation treatment to build muscle and sculpt the body in 30 minute sessions. While electric stimulation has been used for decades to treat muscle tenderness and imbalances in physiotherapy, electromagnetic muscle stimulation involves no pain or discomfort and works by generating tonic muscle contractions. In addition to strengthening the muscles, EmSculpt has been clinically proven to influence apoptosis of adipocytes (fat cells) in the treated area, alongside a boost in metabolism. Dr. Schwarzburg who practices body contouring in New York notes that using the above mentioned modalities combined in a single EmSculpt device can be extremely effective in contouring and shaping your body the way you want it, without the need for invasive plastic surgery.
WHY IS EMSCULPT SO POPULAR IN NYC AND WHAT IS IT?
Most of us have dealt with one or the other insecurity in terms of body image. As we are constantly surrounded by superficial beauty standards and perfect bodies on social media, in movies, and magazines, it is hard not to compare and contrast ourselves to today’s societal beauty standards. This applies to everyone, including celebrities and social media influencers themselves, like Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian, amongst many other models and actors. While it is well known that everyone is unique and built differently, one thing that most of us, even those of us who are already generally lean, struggle with, is muscle tone and definition. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one thing, but building muscle, getting visible abs and a lifted booty requires hard work at the gym, time, and commitment. If you live in a big city like NYC, then you are likely all too familiar with the stressful back and forth of trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and go to the gym, while juggling your social life and work all at the same time. Usually one of these three factors are lacking, which is where EmSculpt can be of great use – EmSculpt is a non-invasive tool that will strengthen your muscles for you without having to exert energy and time at the gym. In addition, though you can target specific muscle groups at the gym, it is physically impossible to target-reduce fat naturally, which is why EmSculpt Neo is particularly popular for those looking to alter a specific area of the body.
One session only takes 30 minutes and allows you to tone targeted muscle groups utilizing electromagnetic muscle stimulation. The treatment is quick and painless; in fact, many of Dr. Schwarzburg’s patients bring in a book or their laptops to entertain themselves or even work while simultaneously sculpting their ideal body. It can be used to add more definition to your muscles, to lift and tighten certain regions of the body, such as the buttocks and thighs, and to maintain a sculpted and lifted shape.
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND EMSCULPTING?
EmSculpt functions on the basis of HIFEM technology via the application of electromagnetic applicators that emit nearly 20 thousand electromagnetic pulses to the targeted muscle group, resulting in supramaximal muscle contractions, which are impossible to achieve naturally. The potency of high intensity-focused electromagnetic muscle stimulation can be compared to 20,000 situps or squats in a 30 minute time span. Due to the significant stress applied to the muscle tissue, the muscle adapts by thickening, and thus causing muscle hypertrophy and hyperplasia. In addition to the increase in muscle fibers and overall expansion of the muscles themselves, studies have found that the treated muscles continue to grow in mass over the course of the following 6 months. EmSculpt also works in reducing fat, as a lipolytic reaction lasting approximately 2 months post treatment, causing the release of free fatty acids (FFA), poisoning and killing off adipocytes over time. On average, patients experience a 16% increase in muscle mass and a 19% decrease in subcutaneous fat in the targeted region.
EMSCULPT VS. EMSCULPT NEO
Both EmSculpt and EmSculpt Neo are non-invasive body contouring devices that utilize high intensity focused electromagnetic muscle stimulation (HIFEM) to build and shape targeted muscle groups. HIFEM triggered supramaximal muscle contractions are so powerful that they compare to 20,000 repeated contractions (crunches, bicep curls, squats, etc.) at the gym in only 30 minute sessions. While EmSculpt has been clinically proven to reduce surrounding adipose tissue, EmSculpt Neo has the additional benefit of radiofrequency (RF) energy, emitting radiofrequency waves alongside HIFEM technology. The added radiofrequency causes a focal thermal event in which the temperature of both the muscles and the overlying subcutaneous tissue is heated up to 43 degrees Celsius. When subcutaneous fat is exposed to temperatures this high it results in the lysis of adipose cells, with the debris being excreted through the kidneys and liver. The purpose of RF energy is not to only eliminate fat, but also to stimulate collagen production, which carries the additional advantage of tightening and firming loose and lax skin. Elevated temperature prepares the muscles for the upcoming exposure to stress, just as a warmup before a workout would, causing more intense muscle stimulation and building, and a higher reduction in localized adipocytes. The combination of HIFEM and RF energy creates a synergistic effect leading to extra muscle mass creation and more fat elimination at the same time.
WHAT DO EMSCULPT AND EMSCULPT NEO HAVE IN COMMON?
Both EmSculpt and EmSculpt Neo serve the primary purpose of stimulating targeted muscle groups for the aesthetic benefits of a more toned body with enhanced muscle definition in addition to a reduction in fat. Both treatments utilize electromagnetic technology and are able to restore muscle wall strength via non surgical electrode application. Both treatments are non invasive and require zero downtime.
WHAT IS THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMSCULPT AND EMSCULPT NEO?
While both treatments serve the same purpose, the main difference between the two is their mechanical build and mechanism of action. EmSculpt primarily relies on HIFEM energy to trigger supramaximal muscle contractions to bolster the muscles and achieve an aesthetically more athletic appearance. EmSculpt Neo utilizes not only HIFEM, but has the added benefit of radiofrequency (RF) thermal energy built into its system.
The addition of RF energy is a huge innovation as it allows for more drastic results in the subcutaneous layers of the skin where all the superficial fat is located. Directing RF thermal energy towards adipose tissue causes the temperature in the fat to rise to about 43 degrees Celsius. This temperature is the threshold for fat cells to coagulate and disintegrate leaving surrounding tissues intact. RF application has the two-fold benefit of simultaneously burning fat and also tightening skin at the same time. RF technology was initially developed for skin tightening and found its use in devices such as Secret RF microneedling and Morpheus 8. Additionally, heightened temperature affects the muscles directly causing the radiofrequency energy to warm them up, similar to pre-workout warmup, resulting in an overall more intense and efficient treatment. In terms of muscle mass, EmSculpt Neo has been clinically observed to expand the muscle by 25%, while EmSculpt increases it by 16%. On average, localized adipose tissue is reduced by 35% with a well thought-out and established EmSculpt Neo treatment plan, and by 19% after a full set of EmSculpt sessions.
As such, EmSculpt Neo is often more expensive than traditional EmSculpt, especially in larger cities such as New York, where the cost of living is substantially higher.
EMSCULPT NEO TREATMENT AREAS
Currently, EmSculpt is FDA cleared to treat your abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, and thighs.
EmSculpt Butt Lift: If you feel like your butt needs a lift, whether you don’t have time to go to the gym, are generally lean or have lost weight but feel like your butt is saggy, or just want a tighter booty, EmSculpt can be utilized as a non-invasive method to lift and enhance your buttocks. By targeting the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscles, electromagnetic muscle stimulation can lift and define the shape of your backside.
EmSculpt Abdomen: One of the most difficult regions to work on even at the gym is the abdominal region. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a little bit of ab definition? With EmSculpt you can, by targeting specific muscle groups including your rectus abdominus for overall ab enhancement, or the external obliques if you want to work on that V-shape. EmSculpt is also used to treat postpartum diastasis recti in women. As previously mentioned, applying radiofrequency energy spectrum directly onto the skin has an incredible effect of skin tightening secondary to intense collagen production through activation of intrinsic signaling pathways.
EmSculpt Arms: Flabby upper arms or lack of muscle tone or biceps is common in both men and women. The primary muscles that play a role here are the biceps and triceps, which can be individually or simultaneously targeted and strengthened with just 1 30 minute HIFEM session. With EmSculpt, you won’t have to worry about noodle arms or “weak” looking upper arms; instead, you will have naturally stronger looking contoured arms.
EmSculpt Thighs: If you feel like your thighs could use a little more contour and definition, then EmSculpt can help. By stimulating muscle contractions in your quads, hamstrings, and adductor muscles, your thighs will look stronger, leaner, and more sculpted in a natural way. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can target different muscles in your thighs accordingly.
EmSculpt Calves: Tired of doing calf raises? EmSculpt can easily enhance the appearance of your calves, giving them a more athletic look.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN EMSCULPT NEO TREAT?
EmSculpt Neo can be applied to the same regions of the body as a traditional EmSculpting applicator. EmSculpt Neo has various sized applicators that can be used on the abdominal muscles to treat diastasis recti or for general ab definition, and the gluteus maximus, to lift and tighten the buttocks. It can also be used on the limbs to strengthen and build muscle and reduce fat in the arms, inner and outer thighs, and calves.
IS EMSCULPT RIGHT FOR ME?
EmSculpt is an effective tool to improve the aesthetic physique and sculpt the body via muscle enhancement on both men and women of all ages. Most clinical trials testing the efficacy of EmSculpt were performed on patients between the ages of 23 and 49, though it may be used on any individual above the age of 18. The ideal candidate for electromagnetic muscle stimulation is someone who lives an overall healthy lifestyle and average BMI. If you feel insecure about that little pouch of fat on your lower belly, or feel like your workouts just aren’t getting you quite where you want to be, EmSculpt is a wonderful option to give you that extra push to achieve the body you want. If you are one of those people who hit the gym from time to time, but don’t really have much time to sculpt certain aspects of your body the way that you want, then EmSculpt could be a good solution for you. Pregnancy puts a lot of stress on the body including the corresponding weight gain. However, postpartum weight loss is frequently not proportionally distributed and certain areas of your body including the stomach area refuse to let go of the excess fat. Dr. Schwarzburg at his private dermatology clinic in NYC often treats women after birth for postpartum diastasis recti and an overall mommy makeover using EmSculpt.
There are certain contraindications to be aware of that may disqualify you from being a candidate for EmSculpt including pregnancy, a previous hernia mesh repair, metal hardware in the area to be treated, or metal IUDs. You should also have a realistic expectation of the treatment and understand that EmSculpt is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and exercise and is not to be used as a weight loss tool. Instead, it should be utilized as a beneficial addition to an already well balanced and maintained lifestyle to enhance and contour your body in a more targeted manner. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for EmSculpt is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg to discuss your goals and medical history and assemble the appropriate treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
WHO WILL BENEFIT MORE FROM EMSCULPT NEO VS. EMSCULPT?
If you have excess fat that just won’t seem to budge, despite your efforts at the gym and in maintaining a well balanced diet or loose and lax skin around your stomach then EmSculpt Neo will likely be a more suitable option for you than EmSculpt. Having to deal with excess body weight preventing you from fitting into your favorite clothes can be frustrating. Even more frustrating is going to the gym and not getting the results you were hoping for. Sometimes out of nowhere you see unattractive skin folds on your stomach, also known as skin crepeyness, which secondary to low collagen reserves in the body. In cases like that even though EmSculpt is clinically proven to reduce fat, EmSculpt Neo ranks higher when it comes to fat reduction and skin tightening due to the added benefit of radiofrequency energy triggering a more intense response in burning fat and collagen growth.
DOES EMSCULPT TREAT POSTPARTUM DIASTASIS RECTI?
Yes! During pregnancy, a woman’s abdominal muscles shift and separate to make space for the growing baby. After birth, many women are left with muscle separation making their abdominal region appear loose. This can be treated with EmSculpt, which has been clinically proven to reduce this separation by 19%. Dr. Schwarzburg, one of the top cosmetic physicians in NYC, notes an uptick in patients demanding EmSculpt to address this clinically relevant and common problem.
IS EMSCULPT SAFE FOR SOMEONE WITH AN INSULIN PUMP?
Before undergoing an EmSculpt treatment, you should always disclose your medical history with Dr. Schwarzburg. If you have an insulin pump, it is still safe for you to get EmSculpting, though it will have to be removed during your session, which will last 30 minutes. If you have any reservations or restrictions in terms of removing your insulin pump for 30 minutes, be sure to discuss them with Dr. Schwarzburg.
IS EMSCULPT SAFE IF I HAVE AN IUD?
While electro magnetic fields could heat metal, HIFEM technology does not penetrate deep enough to affect any implanted medical devices such as an IUD coil. However, it is best to let Dr. Schwarzburg know that you have an IUD and go over your medical history and other metal implants before moving forward with your EmSculpting treatment. Keep in mind that there are also non-metal alternative options to a copper IUD, which is something you may want to consider and discuss with your gynecologist.
IS EMSCULPT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
Because EmSculpt has not been studied on pregnant women due to ethical purposes, it is not approved during pregnancy, whether it be for the abdominal region or another area of your body, it may cause stress to your baby.
CAN I GET EMSCULPT IF I AM BREASTFEEDING?
If you are currently breastfeeding, there are no restrictions in terms of EmSculpting. If you have any concerns about getting electromagnetic muscle stimulation while breastfeeding, you can always schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg to discuss your medical status to confirm that EmSculpt is a safe option for you, as every woman is different.
I HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS – CAN I STILL GET EMSCULPT?
If you have dental implants you can safely be treated with EmSculpt without any consequences. Because EmSculpt treatment areas do not include the facial region, there is no correlation of it having a negative effect on facial or orthodontic implants.
IS IT SAFE TO GET EMSCULPT AFTER A SURGERY?
Whether it is safe to get EmSculpt after a surgery entirely depends on the type of surgery, the area of surgical intervention, and when you received your surgical procedure. For example, if you are looking to treat your abs with EmSculpt, it is best to wait 3 – 6 months post-op if you’ve previously had a tummy tuck or another type of surgical procedure in your abdominal region. The best way to establish whether it is safe for you to undergo HIFEM, is to consult with Dr. Schwarzburg at his NYC medical spa, who will take your medical history and previous surgeries into consideration before giving you the “OK” to move forward with EmSculpt.
CAN I GET EMSCULPT AFTER A HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT?
EmSculpting does not affect prosthetic implants, though you should confirm with your orthopedic surgeon when you are able to move forward with any type of medical procedure, including HIFEM after any form of arthroplasty. Bone and cartilage replacements are invasive surgical procedures that require downtime, meaning that EmSculpt may not be suitable until you are fully healed after your orthopedic surgery.
EMSCULPT AND BACK SURGERY AND SPINAL METAL IMPLANTS
Depending on the type of spinal surgery you’ve undergone and when, EmSculpt is usually safe for spinal metal implants. However, any surgical procedure should be disclosed to Dr. Schwarzburg and discussed in detail before moving forward with EmSculpt, especially if it involves metal implants. If you recently have had an MRI, it is safe to say that EmSculpt will not have a negative impact on your previous surgeries as the magnetic energy of an MRI exceeds that of HIFEM significantly.
IS EMSCULPT SAFE AFTER LIPOSUCTION?
Yes! EmSculpt is safe after liposuction, particularly if you are getting your HIFEM treatment in a different region than your lipo. If you are looking to treat the same area, then you should give yourself 2 – 4 weeks of post-op recovery time before your EmSculpting session.
IS EMSCULPT NEO SAFE WITH A TATTOO?
Traditional EmSculpting will not affect a tattoo in the treated area. However, because EmSculpt Neo incorporates thermal radiofrequency energy, it may lead to blistering or fading of a tattoo if applied directly above the tattooed region. Some tattoos contain small amounts of metal, which can be affected by RF – as such, it is best to go with EmSculpt, rather than EmSculpt Neo, if you have a tattoo in the particular region you want to address.
DOES EMSCULPT NEO WORK ON DARKER COMPLEXION?
EmSculpt Neo incorporates radiofrequency thermal energy that could theoretically cause burns or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). While this primarily applies to more superficial RF treatments, like RF microneedling that directly affects the skin, clinical studies on EmSculpt Neo are not specifically focused on patients with darker complexion. Taking this into consideration, it is best to take caution if you have a darker skin type and consult with Dr. Schwarzburg at his private clinic in New York beforehand to determine whether EmSculpt Neo is an appropriate option for you.
PREPARING FOR EMSCULPT
Generally speaking, there is no preparation needed for your EmSculpt treatment. However, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends hydrating properly before and after your session for optimal results. Most patients prefer to come into their appointment wearing comfortable clothing like sweatpants or leggings as you will be lying in a set position for 30 minutes. Piercings, metals, and electronic or metal implants should be removed before your EmSculpting session to avoid the possibility of burns associated with metals and electromagnetic heat.
EMSCULPT TREATMENT PROCESS
Before your EmSculpt treatment you will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg to go over your medical history and aesthetic goals. Based on this discussion, Dr. Schwarzburg will assemble a customized treatment plan to help you reach your objective.
During your treatment, you will be sitting or lying in a supine or prone position so the electrodes can be comfortably applied to the area of concern. Once you are fully strapped in, the device will be turned on and can be adjusted in terms of intensity based on your tolerance. Throughout your 30 minute cycle, you will experience muscle contractions that many patients describe as feeling like “small electric shocks” in waves until the session is complete. After your appointment, you are free to resume normal activities and even go back to work, if you happened to step in to get your NYC EmSculpting treatment during your lunch break. There is no downtime or aftercare associated with EmSculpt.
HOW LONG DOES EMSCULPTING TAKE?
The duration of each EmSculpting session is 30 minutes. If you are treating more than one area, consider that each targeted region will take 30 minutes, meaning that the length of your appointment will depend on the number of areas that you would like to address.
IS EMSCULPT PAINFUL?
EmSculpt is typically well tolerated by patients as it is a completely non-invasive procedure. The sensation is often compared to minor electric shocks or the tension experienced during an intense workout. After your session, you may experience tenderness or soreness, comparable to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after a strenuous weight training session at the gym.
RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH EMSCULPT
EmSculpt is a non-invasive procedure and comes with no risks or side effects, as long as you are medically approved after your consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg. The only side effect you may experience is muscle soreness, which occurs due to strain of the connective tissue surrounding the targeted muscles. This damage is temporary and normal; in fact, it is necessary for muscle growth as the muscles become stronger as the body naturally repairs them. Tenderness and soreness will last up to 2 – 3 days post-procedure.
It is important to consult with EmSculpt certified professionals to ensure you don’t experience any serious side effects. For example, placing the applicator to close to the chest area may trigger heart arrhythmia and this is something that must be prevented in the first place.
EMSCULPT AFTERCARE AND DOWNTIME
If you live and work in NYC, you most likely don’t have time to sit at home and recover from a medical treatment. Fortunately, EmSculpt has zero downtime, meaning that you can go on about your day immediately after your appointment. There are no restrictions post-procedure as electromagnetic muscle stimulation is comparable to an intense workout session. You might feel tender or sore in the targeted area, which can last up to 3 days. In order to maintain and enhance your results, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends a diet high in protein and proper hydration. Regular follow-up treatments are also extremely beneficial in keeping your body firm and toned without losing the build accomplished during your HIFEM session.
WHEN CAN I WORK OUT AFTER EMSCULPT?
You can hit the gym any time after your EmSculpt appointment with no restriction. Keep in mind that you may be sore for 2 – 3 days following your treatment, in which case you should refrain from strenuous exercise to avoid overworking your muscles. Most patients notice that they are able to lift harder or work out longer and more productively when combining EmSculpt with regular workout routine.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET EMSULPT?
Based on clinical trials, 4 – 6 sessions completed within 2 weeks in 3 – 4 day intervals resulted in significant results with an average of 19% increase of muscle mass and 16% decrease in adipose tissue 8 weeks after the final EmSculpt session. Just as any physical activity, it is important to maintain your workout regimen for long lasting results. As such, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends monthly or bimonthly EmSculpting sessions for maintenance, alongside a well balanced and healthy diet.
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE MY EMSCULPT RESULTS?
You will notice a difference in muscle mass and muscle strength within a few days after your first EmSculpting session, which is the same phenomenon experienced after an intense workout known as a “pump”. Depending on which muscle group is targeted the onset of result may vary. If you had your glutes flexed then your butt will look lifted and feel more toned in about one week. When the EmSculpt paddle was used on your abdominal muscles the 6 pack definition will start showing in 1-2 weeks. True results will be observed within 2 – 4 weeks post-treatment and will continue to ameliorate over several months. The best outcome will be accomplished after 4 – 6 sessions over the course of 2 weeks, which is the standard procedural program based on clinical trials. The time it takes to see results also varies on a case by case basis and how you as an individual respond to the treatment itself. Patients with a higher body fat percentage for example, may need more than the average number of sessions, meaning that it will take longer to see results. If you are lean and are low in terms of body fat, your results will be more significant and will be visibly evident much sooner than the average patient.
MANAGING EXPECTATIONS BEFORE EMSCULPT AND EVALUATING POST-PROCEDURAL RESULTS
There are various reasons why patients decide to embark on their own EmSculpt journey. Some patiens present with a flat butt that lost its round shape and are trying to make it perky again. Others have spent countless hours in the gym and can’t get the 6 pack stomach they are dreaming about. Yet another subset of patients have flabby stomach and arms with no time for exercise and just want to tone their muscles to look better while wearing their favorite outfits.
Depending on your unique goal to get EmSculpt, you will have a lack of muscle definition and structure around the stomach, flat and unshapely buttocks, as well as unwanted and stubborn fat in any given area. This may be a major cause of insecurity, making you uncomfortable wearing your favorite clothes or self-conscious wearing a swimsuit at the beach.
After a properly planned out and fully carried out HIFEM procedure, those insecurities will be diminished, leaving you with a sculpted, toned, and leaner physique. In only a few weeks patients invariably notice how their butts get lifted and look firmer and tighter. A common observation that patients make when they have their abdominal wall treated is that they can hold a plank longer than previously providing clear evidence of EmSculpt efficacy in achieving its primary goal – muscle toning and strengthening! Overall, the treated muscles will be tighter and more defined, allowing you to feel confident in your own skin!
LONGEVITY OF EMSCULPT RESULTS
EmSculpt essentially replicates the results that you would get from a consistent and well programmed exercise regimen. Similarly, your results will last as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and regular follow-up treatments. Dr. Schwarzburg who practices cosmetic surgery in New York explains that same principles of muscle structure and function apply to EmSculpt compared to classic muscle building in the gym. In both cases it takes time for you to reach the desired level of strength or shape, and then with proper dieting you would not need to work as hard to maintain the results. Just as it takes a few weeks for muscles to lose their bulk once you stop exercising it takes a few weeks for your EmSculpt results to start dissipating. The intervals at which you would have to come in for your sessions are 100% individual to your anatomy and muscular metabolism. Some patients find it necessary to come as often as once weekly while others only need bimonthly or once monthly visits. In the end as long as you sustain this regimen, your EmSculpt results will last long-term.
The cost of your EmSculpting procedure varies depending on various factors. A single session typically ranges $500 – $1000 and is based on the treatment area, number of sessions needed, and the credentials and geographical location of your provider. Most providers offer package deals if you purchase several sessions, which can reduce the price of your overall EmSculpt plan. Large cities like New York or Los Angeles typically charge higher for EmSculpt than clinics in the suburbs, as do board certified doctors and plastic surgeons compared to registered nurses and estheticians.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER EMSCULPT?
EmSculpt is a cosmetic procedure and not medically necessary. As such, it is not covered by insurance. However, Skinly does accept flexible spending FSA and HSA cards and offers payment plans.
TREATMENTS THAT COMPLEMENT EMSCULPT
The primary purpose of EmSculpt is to enhance and improve muscle strength and definition. An added benefit of HIFEM is minimizing adipose tissue and tightening the skin in the treated area. When it comes to body contouring, there are several options that can further improve your body image in a non-invasive and minimally invasive manner.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive tool used to eliminate unwanted pockets of stubborn fat in hard to reach areas through cryolipolysis. Fat freezing is often combined with EmSculpt as it diminishes subcutaneous adipose tissue that remains even after a successful EmSculpting procedure. CoolSculpting can be used to get rid of fat in areas that aren’t suitable for EmSculpting, including bra fat and double chin reduction.
CoolTone is an alternative non-invasive device that works on the basis of electromagnetic muscle stimulation to strengthen and tone targeted muscle groups. For some patients, CoolTone may be more appropriate, based on Dr. Schwarzburg’s professional opinion.
If you are looking to get rid of resistant fat along the submental region for jawline contouring, or other areas that cannot be targeted using EmSculpt, Kybella is a minimally invasive injectable solution to diminish adipocytes in specific regions of the face and body. Kybella is often used in conjunction with EmSculpt as it effectively breaks down fat cells with minimal risks or side effects.
EmSculpt is an excellent option to tighten and lift the buttocks, though it will not add volume if you are looking to enhance the size of your backside. Sculptra butt lift is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that stimulates collagen production and gradually adds volume to your bootie as a non-surgical butt lift. Combined with EmSculpt, Sculptra will grow your butt and give it the lift and perk you want.
While EmSculpt provides for a modest degree of skin tautness, but for further skin tightening, EmSculpt can be combined with fractional resurfacing treatments like Fraxel laser and Secret RF microneedling, which target the dermal layers, while EmSculpt tightens the underlying muscle fibers for optimal tightening and firming in patients dealing with both skin laxity and underactive muscles.
HOW ARE EMSCULPT NEO AND TRUSCULPT DIFFERENT?
EmSculpt Neo is a non-invasive method to build muscle and destroy adipose tissue utilizing HIFEM and RF energy. The combination of high intensity electromagnetic muscle stimulation and radiofrequency thermal energy offers the doubled advantage of both muscle enhancement and fat reduction. One EmSculpt Neo session takes 30 minutes, in which intense muscle contractions and adipocyte destruction take place. EmSculpt Neo is able to bring the temperature of targeted muscles to 44° Celsius, preparing the muscles for incoming contractions and triggering apoptosis, destroying fat cells over the course of several months post-procedure.
Similar to EmSculpt Neo, TruSculpt utilizes radio frequency technology to target-reduce adipose tissue. This monopolar RF device is applied using topical applicators that can be placed on various regions of the body to eliminate unwanted pouches of subcutaneous fat. Upon administration, TruSculpt raises the temperature of adipose tissue to 43.5° Celsius, breaking down adipocytes which are then gradually metabolized by the body over the course of several months. One TruSculpting session takes 15 minutes.
The primary difference between the two is that EmSculpt Neo treats both muscle and adipose tissue, while TruSculpt exclusively targets unwanted fat.
EMSCULPT NEO VS. COOLSCULPTING
EmSculpt Neo and CoolSculpting are similar, but differ in terms of functionality. EmSculpt Neo works on the basis of electromagnetic muscle stimulation to amplify muscle mass, and radiofrequency energy to trigger apoptosis and kill off fat cells. CoolSculpting is specifically focused on subcutaneous fat elimination utilizing cryolipolysis to freeze adipose tissue, which is then metabolized by the body over the course of 1 – 2 months.
EmSculpt Neo strengthens targeted muscles and reduces fat using thermal energy, while CoolSculpting distinctively breaks down fat cells via freezing technology.
EmSculpt Neo and CoolSculpting can be used in conjunction with each other or individually based on your aesthetic goals. To establish which of the two non invasive body contouring methods is right for you, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at his NYC medical spa for an optimized treatment plan.
DOES EMSCULPT REALLY WORK AND IS EMSCULPT NEO WORTH IT?
Yes! EmSculpt Neo has been clinically proven and FDA cleared to safely and effectively increase muscle mass, reduce localized adipose tissue and tighten the skin when performed by a board certified cosmetic physician like Dr. Schwarzburg with a well constructed treatment plan.
If you don’t trust those dry numbers take a look at real patients reviews then. According to RealSelf – a plastic surgery website directory and discussion board – EmSculpt has an incredible “worth it” rating of 85%, which is an incredible number for a relatively new technology. You don’t need to convince anyone that it’s working when thousands of patients keep voting with their dollars by getting the procedure done both across the US and in New York. Immediately after your 30-minutes magnet stimulated workout session is over, the muscles start a complex biochemical cascade that through multiple signaling pathways leads to muscle fibers thickening and increasing in their numbers. Those internal processes become manifested as soon as one week after your initial EmSculpt Neo treatment. Patients notice how they are able to keep going both longer and harder during their exercise routine – holding a plank for a minute longer, doing a deadlift they couldn’t manage just a week ago and the list goes on. As soon as 2-4 weeks the fat has already started to melt revealing the newly defined and sculpted musculature underneath. For those who primarily concentrate HIFEM energy on their buttocks their tight and lifted booty becomes evident as soon as one week post their treatment. When patients stick to this HIFEM routine they will get most optimal outcomes with results lasting for as long as they keep signing up for EmSculpt sessions.
IS EMSCULPT SAFE?
Yes, EmSculpt is safe. After numerous clinical trials, EmSculpt has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective, non-invasive body contouring procedure. EmSculpt has zero downtime and is not associated with any serious risks, side effects, or complications.
EMSCULPT PROS AND CONS
EmSculpt comes with many benefits given that it is a fully non-invasive body contouring tool. Due to its non invasive nature, the sessions themselves are painless and result in zero downtime, meaning that you can carry on with your daily routine immediately after your appointment. There are few downsides associated with EmSculpt, results are not immediately observed. You will likely need more than just one session to see optimal results and finally, EmSculpt is not to be perceived as a full on weight loss procedure or a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle.
EmSculpt is a non-invasive body sculpting device utilizing the benefits of high-intensity focused electromagnetic muscle (HIFEM) stimulation to enhance specific muscle groups and target-reduce localized adipose tissue. One session takes 30 minutes and involves no downtime, risks, or side effects. Most patients see the greatest benefit from 4 – 6 sessions spread over the course of 2 weeks, though 1 single session can turn out in a successful outcome. Due to its quick and easy procedural process, EmSculpt is popular in New York and other busy cities, making it easy for patients to sculpt their bodies in between their busy schedules.
WHERE CAN I GET EMSCULPT IN NYC?
If you think it’s time you explore your options in terms of body contouring and are interested in EmSculpt, then Skinly Aesthetics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in NYC is your spot. Owned and operated by Dr. Schwarzburg, M.D., a board certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, Skinly Aesthetics offers a wide range of minimally and non-invasive treatments for both the face and body. EmSculpt can be combined with various modalities to achieve the aesthetic appearance you want. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg to find the perfect treatment plan for you, you can call or text Skinly at (212) 774-4264 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.