HI-EMS & RF Sculpting

What is HI-EMS & RF Sculpting?

Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation and Radio Frequency (aka EMSculpt NEO) is a non-invasive option for body contouring that builds muscle and burns fat at the same time.  It uses high-intensity pulsed electromagnetic technology (HIPEM) and radio frequency to activate supramaximal muscle contractions, which cannot be achieved through voluntary muscular action (aka exercise).  

A treatment cycle of 30 minutes can stimulate 20,000 strong muscle contractions, which helps boost fat metabolism and strengthen muscles.  It can help clients achieve up to 30% fat loss in the treatment area over 3 months AND it promotes muscle fiber growth by 25%.  This means more toned, firm, and defined muscles. 

There is strong scientific evidence to suggest that EMS and RF promotes muscle growth and enhances strength, as noticed by study participants during their normal workouts.  

How does HI-EMS & RF Sculpting build muscles?

It stimulates supramaximal muscle contractions in the targeted muscles by applying high-intensity electromagnetic energy.  These contractions are involuntary and are induced at a rate of 20,000 contractions in 30 minutes, which is equivalent to doing 20,000 crunches or squats!

Intensive supramaximal contractions stimulate the response of the muscles with a profound remodeling of their internal structure, that is, the growth of myofibrils (muscular hypertrophy) and the creation of new protein and muscle fiber chains (muscle hyperplasia).  Muscle fibers tighten in response to the supramaximal contractions; which forces the muscles to completely remodel their original structure at the cellular level, resulting in a firmer, more toned appearance.   

How does HI-EMS & RF Sculpting burn fat?

The fat-burning effect of EMS and RF is residual thanks to the supramaximal muscular contractions.  The quick, repetitive contractions in the targeted muscle group cause the release of epinephrine, which triggers a chain reaction leading to supramaximal lipolysis in fat cells.  By signaling muscles to use more energy, EMS and RF is able to target local fat stores in targeted areas.  The fatty acids are broken down and excreted from the body by normal metabolism within a few weeks.   

Cyrolipolysis (aka Cold Sculpting, Coolsculpting) works best for people looking to directly target fat alone.  When combined with EMS and RF, Cold Sculpting can be a great way of losing even more fat in the treatment area as well as firming and defining muscles.  If there is too much fat in the targeted area, HI-EMS & RF Sculpting may not be an option for you.  HI-EMS & RF is a great addition to a regular exercise regimen and healthy diet.  

Who is the ideal candidate?

HI-EMS & RF Sculpting is suitable for anyone that is at or close to their ideal body weight.  People that are looking for extra muscle definition and targeted fat loss that diet and exercise are not giving them alone are great candidates.  

Clients who have had prior surgeries such as a C-section, abdominoplasty, or liposuction, will have scar tissue that may make the contractions more uncomfortable than usual.  Clients can still be treated with HI-EMS & RF Sculpting as long as they are fully healed and have complete feeling in the treatment area.  

What areas does it target?

HI-EMS & RF Sculpting can be done on the abs, buttocks, arms (biceps and triceps), thighs, hamstrings, and calves.  HI-EMS & RF can be used to help muscles rehabilitate after injury.  This must be cleared by your doctor.  

How many treatments are needed and when will I see the results?

Results can sometimes be seen after each treatment.  Clients should complete a series of 4-6 treatments and maintenance treatments.  The best protocol is to complete 4-6 treatments one time per week. 

In general, the final results, which can be as dramatic as looking equivalent to six months of dieting and exercise, are visible about four weeks after your treatment plan is completed or about six to eight weeks after the first session.  

It is recommended that clients continue to exercise and maintain a healthy diet during this time in order to maximize the results.  Clients can choose to complete maintenance treatments as often as they like.  Typically maintenance treatments are every 3-6 months to keep the muscle tone achieved.  

It is important to remember that everyone is different, and a person's body will work according to their unique metabolism.  Expect to see results if you complete a treatment plan of 4-6 sessions and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. 

Are there any risks or side effects?

HI-EMS & RF Sculpting is safe for anyone without an implanted electronic device, such as a pacemaker, or an artificial joint in the treatment zone.  The electromagnetic energy used is completely safe, and there is no downtime.  The intensity of the treatment paddles will be adjusted independently throughout your course of treatment.