The metabolic (and aesthetic) benefits of muscle tissue are undeniable. When you contract your muscles, they secrete myokines, which are peptides that influence and improve metabolism. Myokines help your muscles burn glucose without the need for insulin, and therefore can improve your blood-sugar levels. They also improve lipid profiles.
Aside from its metabolic benefits, muscle tissue strengthens your entire body, puts positive bone-cell-producing pressure on your bones, and makes you look just plain awesome. Strength training, in fact, is probably the No. 1 thing you can do to reduce your chances of sarcopenia (i.e., muscle wasting), which leads to many diseases associated with aging.
But muscle building can be hard. So is burning fat. So how do you jump-start your way to a youthful, vigorous physique with less fat and more muscle? The answer is simple: EmSculpt Neo®.
Connie Hiers, MD, is an expert plastic surgeon who knows that a low-fat, chiseled physique doesn’t just make you look and feel younger, it helps your body become younger, too. That’s why she offers EmSculpt Neo at her practice, Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
Do you want the metabolic and aesthetic benefits of jump-starting your way to higher muscle density and lower body fat with EmSculpt? Here’s what to expect.
Why burning away fat isn’t enough
We all know about liposuction as well as the many nonsurgical ways to melt, freeze, or suck away fat. That’s great! Without dieting or exercising, you get to lose inches from key areas of resistant fat.
But losing fat is just part of the aesthetic and health picture. To keep your metabolism high and your figure sculpted, you also need to build muscle. That’s why EmSculpt devised a single two-pronged procedure that melts away unwanted fat but also stimulates muscle growth.
To keep your figure when you’ve only removed fat, you must be diligent about maintaining a stable weight. That means high attention to your diet and exercise.
But when you simultaneously build muscle, you’re basically building a fat-burning machine inside your own body. Of course, you still have to eat a healthy diet and exercise (including doing resistance activities), but your improved body composition makes it easier to maintain your figure.
Radio-frequency energy burns fat
The EmSculpt device emits two forms of energy. The first is a type of synchronized radio frequency (RF) that targets fat cells. The heat from the RF pulses breaks down the fat cells so that they can no longer hold fat inside them.
As the cells break down, your body flushes away the debris and fat through your lymphatic system. Your body literally excretes the excess fat.
Although you may notice changes in your body even after a single EmSculpt treatment, it takes time for your lymphatic system to remove the fat. You usually notice optimal results about 90 days after your final treatment.
You can burn away fat from 10 different body areas:
- Lateral abdomen
- Inner thighs
- Saddle bags
- Front thighs
- Back thighs
We have a variety of applicators so that you can burn fat and build muscle even in hard-to-reach areas such the lateral abdomen. After your treatments, you should notice about a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat.
HIFEM+® builds muscle
High-intensity focused electromagnetic field (HIFEM), the other energy emitted by EmSculpt devices, causes supramaximal contractions of your muscle tissue. The contractions cause your muscle to create more tissue, leading to stronger and denser muscles.
After a series of four quick, 30-minute treatments over four weeks, you’ve not only lost about 30% of fat, you’ve increased your muscle mass by about 25%. You’re then in perfect shape to maintain your figure over the long term.
When your muscle contracts, you feel the intensity, so you know that it’s working. This sensation is accompanied by an overall warm feeling from the fat-burning RF energy. The overall sensation is similar to getting an intense hot-stone massage.
Dual treatment saves you time and energy
One reason it’s so hard to lose weight on your own is that fatty tissue slows down your metabolism. Not only is it more difficult to work out when you’re overweight, it takes longer than it should to build muscles.
EmSculpt lets you leapfrog past that initial stage of “getting started.” After just a month, you have your goal physique and the metabolism to maintain it.