Non-invasive body contouring options are a hot topic in today’s society. As technology continues to advance in this field, less people are choosing to go under the knife to remove unwanted fat. Now, people can permanently destroy stubborn fat during their lunch break with minimal to no discomfort or downtime.
With that being said, not all body contouring options are considered equal. Of the dozens of treatments available touting their non-invasive body sculpting abilities that yield lasting results, few have actually been proven and approved by the FDA to do so. Let’s focus on the top four options on the market today, and what sets each of these treatments apart.
Emsculpt is the world’s first non-invasive body sculpting device that helps build and tone muscle while destroying unwanted fat. This treatment enables you to accomplish what would take 6 months of consistent high intensity workouts in just 6 weeks.
How is this possible? Emsculpt utilizes a technology called High-Intensity Electromagnetic energy (HIFEM). This creates supramaximal muscle contractions, something we aren’t able to accomplish on our own even when maxing out in our workouts. The results of Emsculpt treatments speak for itself. On average, people experience a 16% increase in muscle mass, 19% reduction in fat and a 96% average satisfaction rate.
Emsculpt effectively increases muscle definition, strength, and reduces lower back pain due to a week core. Not to mention, treatments only take 30 minutes, with no pain and zero downtime. In short, if you are looking for a jump start to help you reach your fitness goals, get that 6-pack or booty lift you’ve been working so hard at, this treatment is a safe, effective, lasting option.
2. Warmsculpting with Sculpsure
Warmsculpting with SculpSure is the world’s first and only FDA-cleared laser treatment to permanently destroy fat of the flanks and abdomen. This state of the art, controlled, light-based technology is ideal for patients looking to get rid of the stubborn fat that they are unable to do on their own through diet or exercise.
On average, SculpSure destroys 24% of fat in the targeted area in each treatment. Unlike its competitors, Warmsculpting does not carry any of the risks for permanent damage to surrounding tissues. That’s because this device selectively targets fat cells alone. This means there is no risk for damage to the surrounding tissues. Furthermore, the non-suction laser applicators are applied directly on the skin. This eliminates the risk for a “shark bite” or “shelving” effect which can occur with its competitor, CoolSculpting
Coolsculpting is perhaps one of the more popular FDA cleared devices for non-invasive body sculpting on the market today. Essentially, this device functions by sucking a segment of fat between two panels and freezing the fat cells.
Although Coolsculpting has proven to be successful in destroying between 20% – 25% of fat in the treated area, it can also cause permanent damage to the surrounding tissues. This includes the nerves, vascular bundles, lymphatic system and dermis. Additionally, there is no feathering on the outer regions of the treatment area, which may lead to a visual appearance of shark bite or shelving of the skin. Another possible side effect is a rare, but serious condition, called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This causes the body to continue producing more fat cells in that area rather than destroying targeted fat. Some studies show that as many as 1 in 187 people may develop this condition. It doesn’t go away on its own, and may require liposuction or abdominoplasty to remove the fat cells.
TrueSculpt is another popular device on the market utilized to tone muscles. This treatment involves the use of unique Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) and monopolar radiofrequency technology to recreate crunch, squat and twisting exercises.
This is a viable option for people who are simply looking to gain an advantage in their overall fitness routine. The technology is less advanced as the Emsculpt device, and peak muscle results take about twice as long to achieve as Emsculpt treatments.
With that being said, TrueSculpt is considered a safe, clinically effective option to strengthen muscles.
At Lohi Lipo Laser, our motto is “Never Settle”. To us, this means we take a comprehensive approach to health and wellness by combining cutting edge technology with a deep dive into our client’s health to set them up for success. We rigorously vet any device or treatment that we bring into the clinic. This is why we’ve chosen to offer SculpSure and Emsculpt to our clients.
Contact us to schedule your complimentary, obligation-free consultation with our Wellness Director to learn how we can help you achieve your body sculpting goals!