Build Muscle & Burn Fat Non-surgically
What is EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is a completely new device that is in a body-contouring class of its own. It’s the
first FDA-cleared energy device approved to burn fat and build muscle mass. It’s a no-
downtime, pain-free, non-surgical way to define the abs and lift the buttocks.
EMSCULPT contracts muscles beyond what is possible through physical training, yielding better
muscle tone and enhanced fat metabolism. These results are backed by 7 clinical studies,
showing fat loss as well as defined and sculpted muscles to the abdomen and buttocks following
a series of 4 treatments.
HIFEM – High Intensity, Focused Electro Magnetic energy, meaning EMSCULPT produces
magnetic energy that creates “supramaximal” muscle contraction. It uses a series of different
patterns of muscle contractions during treatment to stimulate muscle work beyond what you can
get through a personal trainer with strength training alone.
A single EMSCULPT treatment is the equivalent of doing approximately 20,000 sit ups or
squats. This muscle contraction leads to building of new muscle mass (increased tone and muscle
definition) as well as enhanced fat metabolism through lipolysis, or destruction of fat cells.
EMSCULPT burns fat and tones muscle in the abdominal and buttocks region without pain,
downtime or sweating it out at the gym.
What Results are Typical Following EMSCULPT?
BTL, the manufacturer of EMSCULPT, conducted 7 studies with over 200 patients on the
abdomen and buttocks. The studies show how effective EMSCULPT is at burning fat and
increasing muscle mass. They measured fat and muscle with imaging (CT scans and MRI
studies), comparing photos before and after treatment, and measuring changes in waistline
On average, the following was achieved in clinical studies on healthy patients:
19% reduction of fat
4 cm (1.5 inches) loss in waistline circumference
16% increase in muscle mass
11% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (called diastasis recti)
5 x increase in fat metabolism (apoptotic index increased from 19% to 92% after treatment)
80% of patients with visible lifting effect of buttocks
96% patient satisfaction
How Many EMSCULPT Treatments are Needed?
Clinical studies with EMSCULPT for the abdomen and buttocks treated patients for 30 minutes,
twice a week for 2 weeks, a total of 4 treatments. Typically, one treatment every 3-6 months for
maintenance is required to maintain results.
Who is a Good Candidate for EMSCULPT?
Adults in good shape who desire more definition of their abs or lifting of the buttocks are ideal
candidates for EMSCULPT.
EMSCULPT is well-suited for those who work out but just can’t seem to get a six-pack or a
perky derriere. Good candidates are already physically active and adhere to a healthy diet and
What Areas of the Body Can be Treated with EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is FDA-cleared for the abdomen and buttocks.
What does EMSCULPT feel like? Does EMSCULPT hurt?
EMSCULPT is not painful, it simply feels like a series of strong muscle contractions. Thinner
patients may feel EMSCULPT more, and decreased energies may be used during treatment.
Many patients tend to instinctively smile or laugh during the first few minutes, then the body
adapts to the rhythm of muscle contractions and it's easily tolerated.
Is there any downtime following EMSCULPT treatment?
No, the majority of patients immediately resume normal activities following treatment.
How long does it take to see results following EMSCULPT?
Some patients notice increased muscle tone of the abs one day following treatment. The roughly
16% increase in muscle mass and 20% reduction in fat were measured 2 months after the 4 th
Toggle titleWho is a poor candidate for EMSCULPT? Are there contraindications?
Patients with significant fat stores may not be ideal candidates for EMSCULPT. The
HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic) energy used to power EMSCULPT
penetrates to about 7 cm. Those with thicker fat stores may not get as significant muscle
contraction, resulting in fewer results following treatment.
Pregnant and nursing females should not undergo treatment with EMSCULPT.
Women who are close to menstruation may find that it comes sooner or cramping is
increased/intensified with EMSCULPT treatments, therefore we recommend not undergoing
treatment during this time of the month.
Possible contraindications to treatment include the following:
- Metal or electronic implants in the treatment area
- Cardiac pacemakers
- Implanted defibrillators
- Implanted neurostimulators
- Drug pumps
- Malignant tumor
- Hemorrhagic conditions
- Recent surgical procedures