Does Body Contouring Really Work?

In the past, you might have spent hours doing sit-ups, crunches, and other challenging exercises in order to sculpt your figure and achieve a defined, attractive physique. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up your social life and spend all your time in the gym to contour your body. At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, Illinois, we can use a non-invasive body contouring technique called Emsculpt to give you an athletic figure.

Does Body Contouring Really Work?

Our Emsculpt contouring method is one of the most effective ways to sculpt your figure. We will use a special device to send high-intensity electromagnetic energy into your body. This electromagnetic technology will stimulate the muscles in your target area and cause them to contract very quickly. These rapid muscle movements are known are supramaximal contractions.

This technique really works. As your muscles continue to move, the tissues in this part of your body will be remodeled. Changing the structure of these tissues will give you a defined, muscular-looking body.

What Parts of My Body Can This Contouring Technique Improve?

It’s common to use Emsculpt to improve the muscles in your abdomen. This treatment can increase the definition and visibility of these muscles. In addition, we can use this technique to lift your buttocks.

Will My Contouring Treatment Be Uncomfortable?

You shouldn’t feel nervous or worried as you prepare to get your initial contouring treatment. This technique is very straightforward, and we will not cut into your skin or administer anesthesia during your appointment. To begin your treatment, we will put a paddle against the skin in your target area.

We will strap this paddle into a secure position. This extra step will prevent this device from moving during your treatment. Next, we will begin to send electromagnetic energy into your body. As this energy stimulates your tissues, you will feel your muscles contracting. Your legs may move during this process.

Will I Need to Rest at Home After My Emsculpt Treatment Is Complete?

There’s no need for you to take a break from running errands, going to your office, or performing other daily activities after you receive your contouring treatment. Instead, you should be able to immediately go back to your typical routine.

That said, your muscles may feel sore on the day after your appointment. This soreness will be similar to the feelings that you would experience after an intense exercise session.

Does This Treatment Have Proven Results?

Scientific evidence shows this contouring treatment can decrease your unwanted fat and improve the quality of your muscles. During a study, people lost an average of 19% of their unwanted fat and increased their muscle mass by an average of 16%.

Improving your muscle mass may enhance your ability to perform planks and other exercises. In addition, increasing your muscle mass is likely to improve your metabolism. This change may improve your ability to maintain a slim, attractive figure.

How Many Contouring Treatments Will I Need?

The electromagnetic energy that we will use during your body contouring sessions is very powerful, and you should see improvements in your muscles after your first appointment. That said, you might be able to achieve more dramatic changes in your body if you receive multiple sculpting sessions. When you have your first appointment at our office, we will look at your muscles and discuss the outcome that you would like to achieve.

After we have a better idea of your goals and desires, we will develop a customized contouring plan for you. In general, you are likely to achieve significant benefits if you receive at least four contouring sessions. Each of these sessions is likely to take about 30 minutes, and you should wait at least two days between your appointments.

When Will I See Changes in My Musculature?

If you are already fairly fit and slim, you might notice changes in your muscles after you get one body sculpting session. As you receive additional sessions, your muscles will continue to become stronger and more visible. In addition, the amount of unwanted fat in your target area will decrease. It’s common to see the full impact of your body contouring sessions after about three months.

How Can I Maintain the Improvements in My Muscles?

The best way to maintain your muscular body is to exercise regularly and eat balanced meals. If you are committed to these healthy habits, your athletic body should last for a long period of time.

Under some circumstances, you may be happier with your new look if you receive periodic maintenance sessions. It’s common to get one or two sculpting sessions every year.

Am I Eligible for This Body Sculpting Method?

If you would like to lift your buttocks or achieve a more muscular abdomen, you are likely to be eligible for Emsculpt. However, if you are pregnant, you should not get this treatment. In addition, you cannot use this body contouring method if you have metal implants in your body or have a history of muscular issues.

Try It for Yourself

Emsculpt is a quick, easy way to slim your body and look muscular and strong. This contouring method is very comfortable, and you don’t need to get incisions or use anesthesia during your treatment. In addition, each session will only take about 30 minutes to finish. To learn more about this sculpting technique, contact us at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, Illinois.