Everything You Need To Know About Emsculpt

The world of body contouring is extremely popular with seemingly endless options – surgical and non-surgical alike.

Emsculpt is looking to break the mould of other non-surgical options out there by being the first of its kind to both help build muscle and tone the body.

Interested in learning more about this non-surgical body sculpting treatment? Here’s everything you need to know about Emsculpt.

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What is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a non-surgical device that uses electromagnetic therapy to achieve the desired body contouring results.

However, what makes Emsculpt stand out is that it doesn’t just offer a toned and sculpted look, but it actually helps build and grow muscles.

At the moment, Emsculpt has been approved for use on your abs, butt, arms and legs. More muscle groups may be approved for treatment as time goes on.

How does it work?

Through high-intensity targeted electromagnetic therapy, Emsculpt causes muscles in the abs, butt, arms or legs to have thousands of contractions.

Muscle contractions are what help us build muscles when working at the gym, but achieving what the Emsculpt is able to do in a single session is impossible through voluntary contractions.

However, with thousands of contractions, your muscles will quickly work to adapt to this extreme conditioning helping you to build muscle and tone quickly.

Who Can Benefit From Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is considered virtually safe for most people. However, like with any new activity or procedure, be sure to consult your doctor and a trained Emsculpt provider before committing to treatments.

While emsculpt is an excellent non-invasive option for body-sculpting, the ideal candidate tends to be individuals who are already fairly healthy and fit or have specific weight-loss goals that they are actively pursuing.

Emsculpt is also a great option for maintaining muscle tone after an injury.

Who shouldn’t get Emsculpt?

While emsculpt will be safe for most individuals, there are some people that should avoid this type of body contouring. They include:

  • People with pacemakers or other implanted “electronics.”
  • Those with certain muscle conditions
  • Those who have or have had hernias
  • Anyone with implanted metal in their body.

Emsculpt uses electromagnetic therapy, because of this, the person receiving emsculpt and the area surrounding the device should be free of any metal, implants, pacemakers, etc.

Like with an MRI, anyone with implants, implanted “electronics,” etc., should consult their doctor or specialist to ensure that it’s safe for them.

What to Expect

It’s important to look for emsculpt treatment near you and find a trained provider before committing to any treatments.

Once you’ve found a provider, you will have a consultation to discuss your concerns, health and desired outcomes in order to help the provider determine if emsculpt is right for you and a treatment plan to achieve the results you want.

There is no pre or post-treatment preparation for emsculpt, your provider may just ask that you wear certain clothing to allow for proper access to the targeted area.

The average emsculpt treatment is roughly 30 minutes, and most treatment plans will have you come in for about four treatments spaced 2 to 3 days apart.

So while full results won’t be seen until several weeks after your last treatment, you do see some immediate results with emsculpt.

During the treatment, you may feel as though you are doing an intense workout, but you will be positioned in a way that you can otherwise lay back and relax.

Afterwards, you may feel as if you just finished at the gym, but you shouldn’t have any other side effects other than normal post-workout achiness.

If you do experience muscle soreness, skip working out for a day or two; otherwise, there is no downtime involved post-treatment.

How long will the results last?

As emsculpt works to build muscle, how long you see results depends entirely on your lifestyle choices.

If you remain healthy and active, you can see long-term results, but those who don’t maintain an active lifestyle can see results fade quickly.

Of course, there is the possibility for maintenance appointments, but in most cases, emsculpt works best when used as a motivation for continued physical activity and fitness.

How much does it cost?

Emsculpt is a fairly new treatment meaning that costs may still be pretty high in most areas.

While prices will vary depending on where you live, you can expect to spend on average $3-4 thousand for your entire treatment plan of 4 appointments. This is about $800-1000 per appointment.


If you’re considering a body sculpting procedure and you want to avoid going under the knife, emsculpt may be a great choice for you.

Not only will you see the toned, sculpted results that you desire, but it allows you to actually build muscle quickly, and results can be maintained through regular exercise.