In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for non-invasive methods of reducing body fat. However, many of these treatments are focused solely on body contouring and do not address the importance of building muscle to improve overall body structure. Fat accounts for 20-30% of the body, while muscle makes up 30-40%, making it crucial to target this area for proper abdominal and buttock sculpting and toning.
Fortunately, there is a non-invasive treatment called Emsculpt that can simultaneously destroy fat cells and build muscle. Emsculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, which has been extensively studied and endorsed by numerous aesthetic experts. This article will answer all your questions: What is HIFEM? Does HIFEM really work? What does HIFEM technology treat? What are the side effects of HIFEM? Is HIFEM better than EMS? and more.
What Is HIFEM?
HIFEM (High-intensity focused electromagnetic) technology employs a harmless and powerful electromagnetic stimulation to contract muscles in the targeted area. These magnetic fields generate electrical currents that are then transmitted to the muscles. When the magnetic pulses are fast enough, the muscles flex in the same way as they do during intense exercise. As a result, when the muscles contract frequently, they begin to create muscle and burn fat.
The Science Behind HIFEM Technology
The science behind Emsculpt’s HIFEM technology i based on the usage of HIFEM. This energy is aimed at precise target areas to burn fat and strengthen muscles at the same time. This treatment improves muscle tone and building in the targeted area.
When compared to alternative procedures, such as liposuction, which needs surgery, using Emsculpt has various advantages.
Some benefits include:
- There will be no surgery or incisions.
- There is no need for anesthesia.
- Minimum recovery time is needed.
- There is no risk of infection from surgical tools.
- Capability to target certain problem areas
- Multiple sessions can help achieve long-term results.
HIFEM Treatment Area
HIFEM technique addresses muscular laxity in several body areas including:
HIFEM Side Effect
While HIFEM technology is generally considered safe for both men and women,there are still some potential side effects to be aware of. The most common ones include temporary muscle soreness and mild discomfort during or after treatment. These effects are short-lived and generally subside within a few days. There are no major side effects associated with HIFEM.
However, there are some factors to consider:
- Allergy patients can be sensitive to latex and other substances used during the treatment when the applicator is linked to the body. If you are allergic to latex, inform your therapist before the treatment.
- Women should schedule treatment sessions according to their menstrual cycle so that it does not coincide with the treatment time, as the procedure may cause menstruation to begin sooner or to be more intense and unpleasant.
- People suffering from any psychological problem may experience a panic attack. However, it's very rare.
Individual responses to the treatment can vary. You should consult a professional before HIFEM treatment to ensure its suitability for your specific health condition and goals.
What It Feels During HIFEM Treatment?
Patients might feel minor muscle contractions and movements while using HIFEM. Each HIFEM energy pulse causes muscle contractions in the treated area. The muscular tissues will modify their structure in response to severe stimulation. This results in metabolically induced deep tissue remodeling, giving the muscles a toned and full appearance. HIFEM technology increases muscle volume and strengthens muscles by up to 25%.
Does HIFEM Really Work?
Yes, several clinical research and publications have been conducted to assess the efficacy of the HIFEM procedure. One study indicated that patients were quite delighted with the results of non-invasive buttock augmentation and elevation using HIFEM technology. HIMEF before and after photos reveal long-term improvements to butt augmentations that employ fat transfer and liposuction.
A comparable study employed MRI images to examine changes in the bicep, tricep, and calf muscle tone after the procedure. The MRI revealed that all three muscle groups gained muscular mass on average. The biceps increased by 17.1%, the triceps increased by 10.2%, and the calf muscle expanded by 14.6%. This shows that Emsculpt’s HIFEM technology can be used for both calf and arm toning.
Is HIFEM Better Than EMS?
HIFEM and EMS are both non-invasive treatments for muscle stimulation and definition, but the procedures and results are significantly different.
HIFEM stands for high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology. This approach is used with the Emsculpt machine. It is a strong but safe sort of electromagnetic energy that can penetrate through the skin layers and fat to contract the muscles in a specific area. Contractions with HIFEM are considerably stronger and faster than with EMS or exercise. It is similar to doing 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes, and HIFEM has the added benefit of burning fat cells!
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) uses electrical pulses that resemble nerves and stimulate the muscle's upper layers. EMS can help tone and tighten muscles, but the results aren't as effective as HIFEM. EMS is also incapable of burning fat, and more treatment sessions are required to achieve the desired result.
Pre and Post-Care of HIFEM Treatment
- Before Emsculpt treatment, you should balance your hormones for the best results. This machine is intended to increase muscle mass and improve muscle functionality, both of which are possible with adequate testosterone levels.
- Drink at least two liters of water the day before your treatment.
- Drink at least one liter of water on the day of your treatment. You cannot receive Emsculpt treatments if you are dehydrated; you must measure 45% for women and 50% for men on our hydration scale to begin treatment.
- Before the treatment, remove any lotion from your skin.
- Shave any body hair around or in the treatment area.
- Don't exercise the treated area vigorously for 24 to 48 hours.
- You may feel sore for up to 48 hours in the treated area as you feel after a strenuous workout.
- The results are not instant and may take more than one series of four treatments to the target area, considering your starting point and response to the treatment.
- Perform a maintenance treatment once a quarter to maintain results.
Before and After Pictures of HIFEM Treatment
1.When will I be able to see the results and how often should I get treatments?
Generally, a series of four treatments is prescribed, with a 2 to 3 days break between them. The best outcomes can be obtained after 6 to 8 treatments. When there is a large breakdown of fat and increased muscle mass, the most obvious results occur 2 to 4 weeks following the procedure. After 4 to 6 sessions, muscle mass typically increases by 16%, while 19% fat can be reduced.
2.How long will the results remain?
Similarly to how missing gym training sessions causes muscular atrophy, your Emsculpt effects will diminish after six months or a year if you do not attend follow-up sessions on a regular basis. You can maintain your results with a maintenance treatment plan. Strengthening exercises are also helpful.
Emsculpt eliminates fat cells from your body permanently. That doesn't mean the remaining fat cells in the area can't grow in size, thus eating a balanced diet is essential.
3.How long does a session typically last?
Usually, each treatment session takes around 30 minutes.
4.Is there a difference in results when only one treatment head is used?
Two treatment heads should be used at the same time. To guarantee that all abdominal muscles are contracted and activated, both treatment heads must contact with the skin completely. Only use one treatment head at a time for individuals with small target areas. Both treatments, however, are equally successful.
5.Are the results of HIFEM treatments permanent?
The results of HIFEM treatments are long-lasting, especially when combined with a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and proper nutrition. However, maintenance sessions are necessary to sustain the achieved muscle tone and fat reduction over time.
6.Can HIFEM technology help with postpartum muscle recovery?
Yes, HIFEM technology can help women regain muscle tone in areas affected by pregnancy and childbirth.
7.Can HIFEM technology help with weight loss?
HIFEM technology primarily focuses on building muscle and reducing stubborn fat deposits. While it can contribute to a more toned appearance and potentially lead to a slight reduction in overall body fat percentage, it's primarily not a weight loss method.
8.Is it possible to combine Emsculpt with other procedures?
Yes, Emsculpt can be combined with other minimally invasive methods. The most popular combination involves combining CoolSculpting with your non-invasive body sculpting treatments. Emsculpt may also be used to aid recovery after other cosmetic surgeries such as tummy tuck. If you are choosing Emsculpt as a follow up to a surgical treatment, you should completely heal from the surgical treatment before undergoing an Emsculpt session.
9.What is the price of Emsculpt treatment?
The cost of Emsculpt will vary based on the muscles you want to treat. The more muscle groups and places you want to be toned, the more time and money your treatment will take.
10.Can I get many Emsculpt treatments?
If you want great Emsculpt results, you can and should undergo numerous sessions. In fact, it is recommended that you plan 2 to 4 treatments for optimal results, depending on your physician's advice. If you only need a touch-up, you can have only one treatment and get good results.
In the dynamic landscape of body sculpting technologies, HIFEM stands out as a promising and effective solution for both fat reduction and muscle building. High intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology offers a non-invasive alternative to traditional methods. HIFEM technology has revolutionized the way how we approach body transformation, with strong scientific data backing its success and a rising number of satisfied patients. As with any medical procedure, you should consult a professional before considering HIFEM treatments to ensure the treatment is suitable for you and aligned with your health goals.