EMSCULPT is a non-invasive, FDA approved treatment to build and strengthen muscle and improve tone in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and arms. A 30-minute treatment is equivalent to 20,000 sit ups or squats. It is the only procedure to help both women and men build muscle to sculpt their bodies. EMSCUPT can tone and tighten the abdomen and is the world’s first non-invasive buttock lifting procedure. The current handpiece treats the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. A new curved smaller handpiece for the biceps, triceps, calves and flanks (love handles) will be available soon.

How does EMSCULPT work?

The non-invasive HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology induces supramaximal muscle contractions much stronger and faster than achievable through voluntary exercise. Four 30-minute treatments, performed at least 2 days apart, are recommended for best results, though more treatments can improve the area further. The vigorous contractions trigger a metabolic change in the overlying fat that leads to destruction of a percentage of the fat cells. Seven published studies showed an average of 16% increased muscle thickness and 19% decreased fat thickness in the abdomen. The studies also demonstrated over 10% reduction in the diastasis recti- the separation between the left and right abdomen muscles that is stretched by pregnancy.

Am I a good candidate for EMSCULPT?

Anyone who wants to strengthen their abdominal, buttock or thigh muscles can benefit from the EMSCULPT procedure. The best candidates, who are most likely to achieve visible, satisfying results, are of normal weight, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet.

What does it feel like?

The EMSCULPT procedure feels like an intensive workout, as your muscles are undergoing a vigorous series of contractions every few minutes for a total of 30 mins. There is also a prickling sensation during the treatment.

Is there any downtime?

EMSCULPT is non-invasive and requires no recovery time or any pre/post treatment preparation or downtime.

How soon will I see results?

The muscles treated will feel stronger with each treatment, with increased muscle mass resulting about 2-4 weeks after the 4 treatment series. Improvement of the overlying fat is appreciable by about 3 months after the series is completed. We recommend a good exercise regimen to maintain results. Many individuals find EMSCULPT treatments at 6 month intervals are useful to maintain results.

How long does it last?

Improved muscle tone lasts at least 6 months but longer if you exercise regularly. The fat loss in the abdomen area is thought to be long term due to fat cell destruction.

You cannot have EMSCULPT if the following conditions are present:

  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, implanted neurostimulator, drug pump or electronic implanted device
  •  Metal rods, pins, plates, metal IUD or orthopedic implants/joints
  •  Pulmonary insufficiency, cardiac disorders, epilepsy or active malignancy
  • Bleeding disorders, or taking blood thinners
  • History of hernia repair with mesh, or any recent surgical procedure in the area
  • Any injury, damage or tear to muscle or soft tissue in the area to be treated including active hernia
  • You may not use the device near your chest, head or neck
  •  You are under 18 years old

Before your procedure:

  1. Please notify our staff if you are allergic to latex, as we will need to use a different strap to attach the EMSCULPT to the treatment area.
  2. It is recommended that abdominal treatments not be performed during female menstruation as they can increase cramping and bleeding..
  3. Remove metal jewelry, particularly electronic watches, and put away cell phones and computers as they cannot be used while the device is operating.
  4. Make sure you visit the restroom prior to the procedure.
  5. As you may not use electronics during the procedure, you may want to bring a book or read an office magazine.
  6. We will be taking photos and your weight before your series of procedures begins to help track your progress.
  7. We will also be asking you to sign a consent form frequently to make sure the procedure is still safe for you.
  8. If you have EMSCULPT while menstruating you may experience increased period cramping and discomfort.

After your procedure:

  1. Generally, there is no recovery time after your treatment. You may resume normal activities as tolerated.
  2. The treated area may feel slightly sore and occasionally crampy after the procedure, as if you just
    had an intense workout. This is normal and will subside.
  3. Some patients experience temporary gastrointestinal upset including worsening heartburn.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Krauss Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Wellesley, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.

Krauss Dermatology serves the greater Boston area.

*Individual Results May Vary*