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Emsculpt Frequently Asked Questions

Body contouring has been in the spotlight for the past several years with countless treatment options to reduce fat with cold temperatures, laser energy, radiofrequency, and fat dissolving injectables.

While these treatments promise to improve the size and shape of the abdomen and other parts of the body, they only target fat and ignore muscle.

BTL Aesthetics recognized this inconsistency in current technologies and developed Emsculpt as a way for patients to get slimmer and toned abdomens and lifted and firmer buttocks.

In fact, Emsculpt is the first and only FDA-approved procedure that burns fat and builds muscle without surgery, pain, or downtime.

Keep reading to learn all about Emsculpt and how you can lose belly fat, define your abs, and tone your backside without stepping into a gym.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that destroys fat and strengthens muscle in the abdomen and buttocks. IT HAS ALSO BEEN EFFECTIVE IN IMPROVING DIASTASIS RECTI (SEPARATION OF ABDOMINAL MUSCLES), WHICH OFTEN OCCURS POST-PREGNANCY. BECAUSE IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT FAT

The EMSCULPT is the only procedure to help both women and men build muscle and sculpt their body. In addition, the EMSCULPT creates the world's first non-invasive buttock toning procedure. Emsculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to trigger what's called supramaximal contractions (the kind that cannot be achieved by voluntary muscle action). It's cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for the "improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of firmer abdomen, [and] strengthening, toning, firming of the buttocks.”

What sets Emsculpt apart from the pack is its duality:

It not only implodes fat cells (for a 19 percent loss after four treatments), but simultaneously builds muscle fibers (by roughly 16 percent) for more defined abs and rounder rear-ends. One company-sponsored study even reported a 10 percent reduction in diastasis recti, the abdominal separation that occurs commonly in pregnancy. (Tummy tuck surgery can correct the problem completely.) 


The non-invasive HIFEM® procedure induces powerful muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions.

When exposed to strong contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme conditions. It responds with a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and sculpting your body.

Emsculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to force extremely powerful muscle contractions that are not possible with even the most rigorous workouts.

This forced activity then increases fat metabolism and muscle tone for a leaner, tighter, and firmer abdomen and backside.

When do you see results? At least 4-6 week , upto 3 to 6 months for full visible results.

How Is Emsculpt Different from Current Body Contouring Treatments?

Current body contouring treatments do not correct weak muscles underneath fat. This is problematic because muscle accounts for 35 percent of the human body and is an essential component of well-being.
That being said, Emsculpt is taking it to the next level by simultaneously destroying fat and increasing muscle mass.

How Effective Is Emsculpt?

To test Emsculpt’s efficacy, seven independent studies were conducted with 200 participants. After a series of four treatments, researchers observed:

  • 19% reduction in subcutaneous fat
  • 16% increase in muscle mass
  • 11% improvement in diastasis recti
  • 96% patient satisfaction rate

Does EMSCULPT hurt?

EMSCULPT can be a little uncomfortable, depending on your own threshold, but is not painful and feels like an intensive workout. We will manage any discomfort by adjusting the power settings appropriately. As you become more used to the procedure and you know what to expect, each session will become more comfortable.

How long does an EMSCULPT treatment take?

Depending on the area to be treated, a typical treatment takes around 30 minutes and a standard course of 4 sessions is usually required for optimum results. We build your treatment protocol around your life; you can even come in during your lunch break for a session with us.

Do I need to do anything before or after a treatment with EMSCULPT?

You don’t have to do anything in preparation for your EMSCULPT treatment and there is no downtime or side-effects. It’s a workout without the sweat.

If you go to the gym, we only ask that you refrain from training the day before and the day after your treatments, so that your muscles can relax between treatments.

What areas can you treat?

Glutes, Abs, Triceps, Biceps, Thighs, Hamstrings


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3919 W Jefferson Blvd. , Ste. 200
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Phone: 260-450-1313
Fax: 855-583-3606

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