Who Is a Good Candidate for EmSculpt?

Do you wish your muscles were a little more toned than they are? Have you tried just about every workout plan and diet to increase your muscle mass to no avail? Are you bothered by pockets of excess fat? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for EmSculpt at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL. Today, that’s exactly what we’re looking at. Keep reading to discover signs you may be a good fit for this body contouring treatment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for EmSculpt? 

People With a Relatively Healthy Body Mass

If you have a relatively healthy body mass, there is a strong chance that you will qualify for EmSculpt. Specifically, when deciding who is a good candidate for this treatment, we look for an individual who is concerned about his or her contours with a BMI of no greater than 30. It is important to note that a BMI of 30 is considered obese and a healthy BMI is no more than 24.9 and no less than 18.5.

Therefore, even if you’re not sure how much you weigh, there is a good chance that you will qualify. If you are 6′ tall, you may qualify for this treatment based on your BMI if you weigh between 140 and 221 pounds. This is an astonishing 81-pound range! If you are 5′ 4″ tall, you may qualify for this treatment based on your BMI if you weigh between 110 and 174 pounds. This is an impressive range of 64 pounds.

People Who Are In Relatively Good Health

This treatment works by stimulating your muscles with extremely precise electromagnetic energy, causing them to contract completely for up to six seconds at a time. Unfortunately, if you have a pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or another electronic device implanted, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment.

Also, there is a chance that you will not qualify for this treatment if you are currently healthy but broke a bone in the past. If you have metal plates, screws, or other implants, you will be considered a poor fit for this electromagnetic-based body contouring treatment. Other health conditions that will affect whether you qualify for this treatment include viral infections, bacterial infections, and atopic dermatitis.

People Who Have Realistic Expectations About the Results

It is also important for people to have realistic expectations about the results of the treatment to qualify. You should understand that this treatment offers permanent fat cell loss, but you should also understand that the fat cells that aren’t flushed out of your body after treatment can still expand to store fat. Therefore, you will need to make careful dietary choices once your course of treatments is complete, balancing what you eat and drink with what you do.

You should also understand that the muscle-building results of this treatment are not permanent. If you can maintain your body fat, your muscles will always look more toned than they did before treatment. However, the actual muscle mass and strength gains will diminish over time if you fail to use your newly built muscles often enough. For lifelong results, commit to getting at least 2.5 hours of exercise weekly, including resistance training.

People Who Can Follow All Preparation Instructions

You also must be able to follow all preparation instructions to qualify for EmSculpt. The closer you follow the instructions given, the more effective your treatment will be. It is very important that you are adequately hydrated when you come in for your appointment. Dehydration, even when you’re not essentially performing 25,000 squats in 30 minutes, can lead to such side effects as muscle cramping and joint pain.

In addition to ensuring you are hydrated when you come in for your appointment, it is crucial that you are well-nourished. Specifically, you need to make sure you are not deficient in magnesium when you come in for your treatment session. If you don’t have enough magnesium circulating throughout your bloodstream, you may experience DOMS the day after your treatment session.

People Who Can Follow All Recovery Guidelines

Finally, you must be able to follow all recovery guidelines if you want to qualify for this non-invasive body contouring treatment. It should come as no surprise that staying hydrated is one of the most important post-treatment steps to take. Water plays a number of roles in your body, including helping to facilitate muscle growth and fat removal. It is even an important component of skin tightening.

You should also make sure your electrolytes are balanced. You may want to take a supplement containing potassium, magnesium, and sodium to ensure rapid results.

Find Out Today How You Can Sculpt Your Desired Contours

As a general rule of thumb, you will be considered a good EmSculpt candidate if you have a relatively healthy body mass and can follow all preparation instructions. Nonetheless, the only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to attend an initial evaluation. Contact us today at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL if you are in the Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Huntley, Geneva, or St Charles area.