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EMSculpt in Scottsdale

EMSCULPT® is the world’s only non-invasive procedure that simultaneously burns fat and builds muscle. EMSCULPT® uses non-invasive HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology, introducing supramaximal muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions to help build muscle at the cellular level. EMSCULPT is FDA Approved to sculpt and tone the arms, legs, buttocks, and abdomen!

The procedure uses 2.5 Tesla magnets to provide the equivalent of 20,000 pulses of your muscles in each 30 minute session! Fortunately, the treatment is not painful, you feel your muscles powerfully contracting, but it is very tolerable. One would expect that there would be soreness after the treatment, but again, after the treatment it feels as if you have had a good workout, yet no pain or soreness. The results are clinically proven including seven studies using MRI, CT scans, Ultrasound and Histology. This has shown a 16% hypertrophy of the muscles being treated, 20% permanent loss of fat cells and 11% decrease in the diastasis or separation of the abdominal muscles.

How Does It Work

EMSculpt is the world’s only non surgical, non invasive treatment that simultaneously builds muscle and burns fat. The treatment uses focused electromagnetic energy to stimulate deep, supramaximal muscle contractions not possible through regular exercise. Your muscles get a super intense, targeted workout – and all you have to do it lie back and let the machine do the work!


The contractions from electrical TENS units or similar devices are painful and don’t come close the the HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) supramaximal muscle contractions. Check out this video to see for yourself.


EMSculpt is indicated for tightening the abdomen muscles getting you closer to a 6-pack. It is also cleared for the gluteal muscles to achieve a non-surgical butt-lift. This is a great non-surgical and much safer alternative for a Brazilian Butt lift. It is also cleared for the arms, thighs, and calves- giving our patients stronger and leaner muscles!


Patients can feel tangible results right after the treatment but most positive results are usually reported around two to four weeks after the last session. Results can also continue to improve for several weeks following the treatments. Muscle hypertrophy is visible within the first to two weeks of treatment. Fat loss will follow during the subsequent weeks and continues to occur for up to 6 months post treatment according to clinical studies.


EMSculpt is the ideal treatment for both men and women who live a healthy lifestyle but desire a more defined abdomen, a stronger core, a reduction in lower belly fat, stronger and leaner arms, calves, and thighs, or a fuller, rounder, higher butt. The revolutionary treatment gives patients real muscle definition and thins out the layer of fat above, allowing patients to enhance fitness goals sometimes seem out of reach no matter how hard we do sit ups or lunges!. EMSculpt is also an effective treatment for post-partum diastasis or separation of the abdominal rectus muscles. This procedure can not be performed on patients who are pregnant, have had hernia mesh repair, have metal hardware in the treatment area, or metal IUDs.


During your EMSculpt treatment, you lie comfortably and a trained technician will apply one or two EM paddles to the treatment area. These paddles deliver a electromagnetic energy to your muscles, prompting them to forcibly contract. Initially we will start at a low energy level. Although a strange forceful feeling, there is no pain and you learn to handle the contractions and actually will have the technician turn up the intensity. Your muscle responds with deep supra maximal contractions resulting in a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and fat burning. The initial apprehension will quickly disappear. See the video below.

how many treatments will I need?

We recommend one of two protocols. Initial clinical studies were performed with two 30 minute treatments a week for two weeks. Alternately, some clinicians are receiving great results also with weekly single 30 minute sessions for 4 – 5 weeks. A maintenance plan of one treatment every 3-6 months (or more) may be beneficial as well. We will come up with a treatment plan thats best for you.

Are the results permanent?

Diastasis Recti occurs in both men and women. Although more commonly seen in women after pregnancy, it also affects men and can present as a lower pooch that is difficult to correct. The stretching of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy or weight gain can lead to a separation of the abdominus rectus muscle. Current options for repair include physical therapy and tummy tuck surgery. EMSculpt is a breakthrough technology to help reduce Diastasis Recti with just four 30 minute treatments over two weeks. Clinical studies have shown consistent closing of the muscle separation.

The results achieved with regards to fat destruction are permanent with maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Muscle hypertrophy can also be maintained with personal trainers and exercising. However, we believe that patients will likely to wish to return for maintenance treatments to their muscles at 3-6 month intervals. We are currently recommending two treatments every 6 months to help maintain the muscle hypertrophy.

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