A Closer Look: What Is Non-Surgical Body Contouring?

When it comes to eliminating fat and toning muscles, the go-to is diet and exercise. However, even following the strictest diet and exercise routine might not get you the ultimate results you desire. That’s where body contouring comes in. But what is body contouring, and how could it help get you one step closer to your best body? 

At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, we can answer these and more of your body sculpting questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. 

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring, also commonly referred to as body sculpting, is a non-invasive procedure used to eliminate stubborn body fat. Additionally, certain body contouring treatments can also tone muscles and tighten skin. 

These procedures have come a long way throughout the years. Now, body contouring treatments can help you achieve your goals without undergoing any type of surgical procedure. Most body contouring techniques are non-surgical and non-invasive, which means that nothing is inserted into the body.

Body contouring treatments can provide better results than diet and exercise alone. If you’re looking for an extra boost to aid in eliminating fat and toning your body, body sculpting could be right for you. 

What Areas Can Body Contouring Treat?

Treatable areas depend on the exact type of body contouring treatment you opt for, but they could include:

  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Love handles

You can treat one area alone or combine multiple areas in one session. During your consultation, we’ll discuss which areas you wish to target and create a customized treatment plan. 

Types of Body Contouring

Nowadays, there are several types of body contouring platforms on the market. We are proud to offer our clients several of the most effective techniques, including the following. 


Emsculpt is synonymous with building muscle and sculpting the body. Using high-intensity electromagnetic therapy, Emsculpt can firm and tone muscles, resulting in improved body contours.

During an Emsculpt treatment, the device emits high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate the muscles. Muscles contract at a high rate, as one session induces about 20,000 muscle contractions — far more than any workout. In this way, Emscuplt builds stronger, tighter muscles with more defined body contours. 

Along with sculpting the abdomen, the device can also tone the buttocks. Emsculpt can produce a lifting effect, almost like a non-surgical butt lift. 

Emsculpt Neo

Emsculpt Neo is similar to Emsculpt, as it can work the muscles to tone and tighten. However, this machine is even more advanced, as it can strengthen muscles while effectively burning fat. 

The Emsculpt Neo platform uses electromagnetic energy to produce strong muscle contractions. It also uses radiofrequency heat to heat and destroy fat cells in the treatment area. Emsculpt Neo is a wonderful option for clients interested in building and toning muscle, with the added benefit of fat elimination. 

Benefits of Body Contouring

Body contouring has many advantages, making it an increasingly popular treatment. Some of the most significant benefits of body contouring treatments include:

  • Quick, comfortable sessions
  • No downtime
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive 
  • Long-lasting results 

These treatments offer substantial results with little effort on your behalf. You can enjoy a relaxing environment while you allow the machine to do the hard work for you. 

What to Expect During Body Counting Treatment

During your consultation, we’ll review your areas of concern and go over your health history to determine whether non-surgical body contouring would be right for you. We can create a personalized treatment plan to help achieve the most favorable result. 

Before starting treatment, we’ll prep your skin and place the machine in the treatment area. During treatment, you may feel warmth and muscle contractions, but you should not feel discomfort. 

You can relax, read, or listen to music during your session. Treatment times vary based on the number of areas treated, but they usually last no longer than 45 minutes. 

After your treatment, you are free to return to your daily routine. Because there is no downtime, you don’t have to follow any specific aftercare instructions or limit your activities. 

Results from Body Sculpting

Results from non-invasive body contouring take time, depending on the treatment you choose and how many sessions you require for maximum results. With Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo, you’ll feel stronger after every session. However, fat elimination takes several weeks after each treatment. 

Once fat cells are destroyed during treatment, the body works to eliminate these cells in the weeks following each session. For this reason, we space treatments several weeks apart. Every client is different. However, you will likely see the final results of your treatment about six to eight weeks after your final appointment. 

Are Body Contouring Results Permanent?

Body contouring results are meant to be long-lasting. Still, ultimate results are based on your lifestyle. We highly recommend a healthy diet and active lifestyle to prolong the results of your body sculpting treatments. 

Once destroyed, fat cells do not regenerate. However, the remaining fat cells can expand and change your body composition. If you maintain the results of your non-surgical body contouring, you should be able to enjoy your new figure for a long time. 

How Many Body Contouring Sessions Do I Need?

Depending on the type of body contouring you choose, we usually recommend two to six treatments for the best results. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your needs and desired outcomes to better determine which treatment and how many sessions would benefit you and your body the most. 

A Sculpted Body Awaits — Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re interested in eliminating excess fat and toning muscles, non-invasive body contouring can help get you one step closer to achieving your aesthetic goals. Contact Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, today to schedule your consultation