The Ultimate Guide of Non-invasive Body Contouring – Part 1: The Emsculpt

By - May 2 2019

Diet and exercise is of utmost importance for general health and wellbeing with a whole host of benefits that are not limited to aesthetics, including long term cardiovascular health, improvements in mental wellbeing and maintaining good bone and muscle strength to protect our mobility as we naturally get older.
However, almost every one of us are all too familiar with problematic and stubborn areas of fat accumulation which do not seem to improve no matter the lifestyle intervention we have tried. One can argue that this is a purely aesthetic concern, however these areas can take a toll on our self-esteem and psychological health.
Non-invasive body contouring is a scientifically researched method of addressing these concerns without going under the knife, thereby reducing the risks associated with surgery and the downtime. And today we are discussing the new kid on the block: Emsculpt.
Emsculpt is a unique non-invasive technology used to tone and build muscle as well as melt away fat in a targeted area such as the abdomen or buttocks. To understand how it works, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of muscle physiology. So, in a nutshell (I’ll do my best) muscle contractions rely on signals from your nerve cells reaching your muscle fibres via what’s called the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). When your electrical impulse from your nerve cells reach the NMJ, it stimulates the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine to be released from the end of your nerve cell, which stimulates your adjacent muscle fibre to contract.
Emsculpt works by using electromagnetic fields to stimulate the release of acetylcholine within the NMJ to contract the muscle fibres (ironically) without you moving a muscle. This technology was initially used to aid muscle recovery and strength training for professional sports people but has now moved into the world of body contouring. Using electromagnetism to stimulate muscle fibres results in supramaximal muscle contractions, and increased frequency of contractions. In fact, a 30-minute treatment session with Emsculpt can contract the muscle fibres 20,000 times, quite frankly, superhuman.
The supramaximal muscle contractions result in an adrenaline surge, and it is this adrenaline that stimulates the breakdown and death of adipose tissue, or as we all know it, fat. The overall result is increased toning of muscle and a reduction of fat creating great aesthetic results and improving metabolic health.
With any treatment at Nuriss safety comes first, and whilst Emsculpt is a very safe procedure that is suitable for most people, there are a few exceptions so a consultation prior to treatment is vital. And what should you expect when it comes to having the treatment? The beauty of Emsculpt is that whilst imagining doing 20,000 sit ups is painful in itself, the Emsculpt is not. Paddles delivering the electromagnetic energy are strapped to the target area (1 for the abdomen, and 2 for the bottom) and the muscles begin to contract with an adjustable intensity. There is no pain, and very little recovery time due to a particular phase of the artificial contraction cycle that is designed to break down any lactic acid build up, reducing that post work-out ache.
The recommendation is twice weekly treatments for a total of 6 sessions, with best results seen after 2 months. But visual changes may be seen from as early as your first treatment.
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Article written by Dr Shanika