How Many Sessions of EmSculpt Do You Need?

At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, we love helping our clients achieve the body of their dreams. We understand that it is not always possible to achieve your dream body on your own, and we also understand that surgery is only appropriate for some people. If you want a quick, non-invasive body sculpting treatment, EMSCULPT may be appropriate for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment, including how many sessions are necessary.

How Many Sessions of EMSCULPT Do You Need? 

Several factors affect how many EMSCULPT sessions you need to achieve your desired appearance. Among these are your body composition, body fat distribution, current muscle strength, and personal goals. Generally, people need no fewer than two to four treatment sessions spaced at least two to three days apart to achieve their desired results.

However, you may need six to eight sessions spread over the course of three to four weeks before you can achieve satisfactory results. Typically, if you have a relatively low body fat percentage and decent muscle definition, you can expect to need only a couple of treatments. If you have quite a bit of fat and poor muscle definition in your targeted areas, it is more likely that you will need closer to eight treatment sessions to achieve your desired results.

How Quickly Does This Treatment Work? 

EmSculpt works incredibly quickly. During each treatment session, the very intense electromagnetic energy delivered by the device causes the targeted muscles to contract 10,000 times. The body will immediately begin building muscle in the targeted areas, however, it may be two to four weeks following your final treatment session before you see your final results.

How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last? 

The results of this treatment can last a lifetime, but some people need follow-up sessions to maintain their results. If you want to enjoy your desired contours for the rest of your life, you need to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.

It is a good idea to not gain too much weight after treatment. If you do, your toned muscles may become hidden behind a thick layer of subcutaneous fat. It is essential that you exercise regularly after treatment because if you don’t, your treated muscles will atrophy and lose their attractive tone.

How Will I Need To Care for Myself After This Treatment? 

Despite the non-invasive nature of this treatment, there are some aftercare guidelines you will need to adhere to once your treatment session is complete. Fortunately, they are simple and easy to follow.

One of the most important rules is that you should stay hydrated. Your treated muscles are really put through their paces during treatment, and they need plenty of water for recovery. Another very important rule to follow is to avoid vigorous exercise for at least 24 to 48 hours post-treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment? 

Generally, you can expect to be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are relatively healthy but concerned about the muscle tone in your buttocks, abdomen, arms, calves, or thighs. There is an even better chance that you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you have one or more of these concerns and your body mass index falls within the normal range.

We may be able to treat you effectively if you are overweight, but if you have too much excess fat in your targeted areas, you may not be able to enjoy your improved muscle tone fully. Besides needing to have a healthy body, it is important for you to have a healthy mind if you want to qualify for this treatment. You need to have realistic expectations about the results you can realistically expect, and you should be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle afterwards.  

Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment? 

Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, most people who can benefit from this treatment qualify. However, there are contraindications that you should be aware of if you think it is a good fit for you. For example, you will not qualify for this treatment if you have any metal or electronic implants, like screws, plates, or a pacemaker. You also will be deemed a poor fit for treatment if you suffer from epilepsy or another neurological disorder.

Moreover, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The FDA has not approved this treatment for pregnant or nursing women. Furthermore, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment. For example, you will need to reschedule your appointment if you have a sunburn, rash, psoriasis outbreak, or eczema outbreak.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Generally, you can expect to need two to eight EMSCULPT sessions to achieve your desired aesthetic. Contact us today at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL if you are in the Carpentersville, Algonquin, St. Charles, Geneva, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Elgin, or South Elgin area to schedule an initial consultation and find out for sure if this treatment is appropriate for you.