Despite all your hard work, it can sometimes be hard with diet and exercise alone to get into shape, especially when it comes to the stomach area, which is prone to the buildup of fat and sagging over time.
Fortunately, at Dr. Jennifer Levine MD, we offer the world’s only non-invasive body shaping and muscle building procedure, a treatment called Emsculpt®. It’s the perfect solution for people who want to enhance their weight loss goals. The device causes muscle contractions that not only release free fatty acids, burning fat cells (adipose), but also help shape the muscles as well and your body the way you want with no downtime at all.
The treatment is painless, effortless to perform, and can be added onto other treatments that patients are already coming in for like other body contouring procedures. It is also an excellent tool to treat conditions like diastasis recti (abdominal separation), which is common among those who have just given birth.
This treatment can result in an increase in muscle mass and helps the abdomen become noticeably more defined. The procedure is comparable to the treatment called CoolSculpting, which uses a process called crylopolysis. Crylopolysis is supposed to damage fat cells and cause the fat to expel through the lymphatic system. And while it’s goal is to get rid of fat, it does nothing for the muscle that is left.
The Emsculpt® has also been clinically tested for safety and efficacy through several independent US based studies. These studies have also shown that the fatty tissue can be reduced in as little as four treatment sessions. We are pleased to offer Emsculpt® among all our services at Dr. Jennifer Levine MD. Contact our office in New York today at (646) 760-5070 to find out if this treatment is right for you.
How Emsculpt® Works
High intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) technology induces maximum muscle contractions not achievable by voluntary action. When exposed to these intense contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to these extreme conditions.
During normal voluntary muscle contractions, the muscle fibers relax between each nervous stimulus due to the central nervous system’s inability to signal another impulse while the previous one is still in action. Emsculpt® generates impulses that are independent of brain function, and at such a rapid frequency that doesn’t allow such a relaxation phase. Under normal conditions, the highest amount of tension that could be developed and held physiologically is called maximal voluntary contraction (MVC). Usually, it lasts only for a split second. Contractions with a tension higher than MVC are defined as supramaximal.