EMSCULPT, CRISTALFIT, COOLTONE, THE BODYCONTOURING TREND IN GENEVA AND AROUND THE WORLD
Nowadays, the trend in medicine and cosmetic surgery is towards non-invasive procedures with effective and safe devices, without any downtime or recovery time.
The range of treatments and interventions on the body and figure are no exception to this revolution in morals. It is already possible to “freeze” or “crystallize” your fat using cryolipolysis techniques (using techniques such as Deleo’s Crystal or Zeltiq-Allergan’s Coolsculpting). Now you can also have your muscles toned by a machine specially designed for and in just a few minutes. These latest generation machines use magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) using HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology: EMSculpt by BTL, Cristal Fit by Deleo or CoolTone by Zeltiq-Allergan.
HOW DOES THE MAGNETIC MUSCLE STIMULATION (SMM) WORK?
These techniques are designed to help strengthen and tone muscles through electromagnetic energy that will cause involuntary, supra-maximal contractions. The body’s response to these involuntary contractions consists of strengthening the muscle fibres located opposite the targeted area (abdominal muscles, thighs, buttocks, arms…). The expected result is stronger, firmer and more defined muscles. In other words, while cryolipolysis freezes and kills fat cells (which are then naturally evacuated from the body), MMS machines act to tone the underlying muscle fibres.
THE COMPLEMENTARY COSMETIC INTERVENTIONS TO SCULPT AND FIRM THE BODY
Dr. Meyer, a specialist doctor based in Geneva at the Clinique de la Croix d’Or, sums it up succinctly: “Patients seeking better muscle definition will choose MMS technology, while patients seeking fat removal will turn to cryolipolysis”. Of course, these technologies can complement and combine each other, just like EMS (Electro Myo Stimulation) machines such as the Miha Bodytec for example, which will simultaneously stimulate 8 muscle groups and recruit 90% of the targeted muscle fibres in 20 minutes. To date, CoolTone, CristalFit or EMSculpt devices are available to help firm muscles in three areas of the body: abs, buttocks and thighs, and soon the arms with a dedicated handpiece.
You may need to have a fitness or cryolipolysis session beforehand to get concrete results. Indeed, the most spectacular results have been seen in patients without massive fat excess. As a reminder, after 4 sessions the average gain is +16% in the treated muscles.
In general, patients will undergo 4 to 6 treatments over two to three weeks.
AN SMM TECHNOLOGY SOON AVAILABLE AT THE CLINIQUE DE LA CROIX D’OR
Established in the heart of Geneva, the Clinique esthétique de la Croix d’Or wishes to propose all its patients these new technologies: already equipped for cryolipolysis procedures or Miha Bodytec sessions, we hope to enable you to complete your body programs very soon with one of these three tools. To find out more, follow us on social networks or contact us!