EMSCULPT : the FAQ
WHAT IS THE EMSCULPT ?
The EMSculpt is a non-invasive technology used to shape the body. Thanks to high intensity electromagnetic waves (HIFEM), intense and repeated muscle contractions (approximately 20 000 per session) are induced to burn fat and shape your silhouette. With the EMSculpt device, the patient satisfaction rate is 96%, an unprecedented result in the medical field.
To achieve good results, we recommend a minimum of 4 sessions of 30 minutes each. Allow 2 to 3 days between each session. Finally, you should know that the results are visible from the first session and can still evolve up to 3 months after the cure.
WHO CAN DO EMSCULPTING SESSIONS?
The EMSculpt sessions are accessible to both men and women. As it is not a surgical intervention, no recovery time is required. You will be able to go home between sessions. Only a few aches and pains, such as after an intensive sport session, may be felt.
However, there are some contraindications to the use of the EMSculpt technology. You cannot benefit from this service if:
- You have a pacemaker or another cardiac stimulator;
- You have an electronic or metal implant (even IUDs);
- You suffer from pulmonary insufficiency;
- You have a malignant tumour;
- You are pregnant;
- You have an unexplained fever;
- You are allergic to latex.
IS THE EMSCULPT REALLY EFFECTIVE?
At the Clinique de la Croix d’Or of Geneva, we only offer you certified technologies whose effects have been proven. EMSculpt is so effective that the patient satisfaction rate is 96%, an exceptional result in medicine.
Also, it is important to know that after the 4 recommended 30-minute sessions, you will observe a 15 to 20% decrease in fat mass. As for muscle mass, it will have increased by 15 to 20% in the same time. The advantage of this technology is that it can be used on several parts of the body, except the pectoral and dorsal muscles (too close to the heart muscle).
ARE THE RESULTS OBTAINED AFTER AN EMSCULPT SESSION REALLY LONG-LASTING?
After your EMSculpt sessions, your silhouette will be drawn durably. It is important to know that this technology can have an effect on your body up to 1 to 3 months after the sessions have stopped. Your body continues to firm up and burn fat thanks to the intensity of the HIFEM waves.
Also, if you eat healthily and exercise regularly, the results of the EMSculpt will be long-lasting. Taking advantage of this service in our aesthetic centre will help you to shape your body. However, you must continue to take care of your new silhouette to keep it for a long time.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE SEEING THE FIRST RESULTS?
In order to take full advantage of the “fat-burning” effect and the firming of your figure, our doctors recommend a minimum of 4 sessions of EMSculpt. Below 4 sessions, we cannot guarantee the satisfaction of our patients.
However, once the first 4 sessions have been completed, you may choose to prolong the treatment. As long as there are no medical contraindications, additional sessions are possible. The results obtained will only be better. You will be able to burn more fat and sculpt the figure of your dreams.
AFTER AN EMSCULPT SESSION, WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
The EMSculpt technology is non-invasive. It is not an aesthetic surgery service. Therefore, you will not have any visible marks or follow-up care to expect. The high intensity electromagnetic waves (HIFEM) act in depth but do not cause any side effects. The only risk is that you will feel aches and pains for a few days, as after a session of intensive sport.
However, be careful, because of its success, this technology has been copied several times without offering the same guarantees. This is why the Clinique de la Croix d’Or of Geneva (Switzerland) only works with the EMSculpt.
IS AN EMSCULPT SESSION PAINFUL?
Before your first EMSculpt session, you will define, with the doctor, the area(s) to be treated. Then, at the beginning of the session, he will set the device to a low intensity so that your body gets used to the sensation. Little by little, the intensity level can be increased to obtain better results.
Even so, an EMSculpt session should not be painful. Since each patient has his or her own sensitivity, it is up to you to let us know how much HIFEM you can tolerate without discomfort. The only pain you are likely to experience is the aches and pains that may appear after the session.
HOW IS THE EMSCULPT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TECHNOLOGIES?
The EMSculpt technology works with high intensity electromagnetic waves (HIFEM), this technology is non-ionizing, non-radiating and non-thermal. It is currently the only machine of this type certified.
Its action is so powerful that it can induce 20 000 contractions in 30 minutes. The EMSculpt makes it possible to:
- Burn fat;
- Shape the body;
- Firm the buttocks;
- Draw the silhouette;
- Sculpt the abdominals.
The Clinique de la Croix d’Or offers you the most complete range of services for body contouring. In addition to the EMSculpt, we also offer the Cryolipolysis, the LPG Endermology or even the Miha Bodytec.