Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about EMSCULPT®. This FDA-cleared body contouring treatment uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to trigger the equivalent of 20,000 situps and/or 20,000 squats—contractions that cannot be achieved voluntarily—in just 30 minutes!
Within just three weeks of Emsculpt treatments from Entre Nous, your body will get the equivalent of a year’s worth of exercise in your core or buttocks!
If you’re a healthy adult who takes good care of their body, but suffers with stubborn diet-and-exercise-resistant fat and poor muscle tone, Emsculpt may be the treatment you’ve been searching for to build muscle, burn stubborn pockets of fat, and put the final touches on your summer body!
Using Emsculpt, the experienced Entre Nous team can help you achieve the butt and abs you’ve been dreaming of, all without surgery, needles, or any invasive techniques.
Meet our body contouring specialist
Melissa Gutierrez-Perez, Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) has been with Entre Nous Aesthetics since 2014. A Bay Area native, Melissa lives in East Bay with her husband and two sons.
Day to day, you will find Melissa performing Emsculpt and CoolSculpting services at our Atherton office for clients who want to sculpt their ideal body. In addition to personally loving our Co2 laser and IPL photofacials, she’s even had CoolSculpting® services at Entre Nous! Here’s what she had to say about her experience:
I am very satisfied with my personal Coolsculpting treatments. During the treatment when the applicator was placed, the treatment area got cold very fast. This level of cold naturally numbed the area, which lasted for approximately the first 5 minutes of the treatment. The only time I was uncomfortable at all was when the applicators were removed and during the 2 minute massage to the treated area. It was not painful but was an intense and weird feeling.
Right after the 30 day mark following my second treatment, I started noticing my clothes fit better and saw a significant improvement of the stubborn fat I could never get rid of.
Melissa loves helping our clients achieve their goals, whether it’s with her treatments or some of our others like fillers, threads, laser resurfacing, and our professional topical skincare products. She is passionate about her role in caring for our clients and providing them with information and insight about the possibilities of aesthetic treatments.
Keep reading for more insights about Emsculpt, one of our most popular body contouring treatments at Entre Nous Aesthetics in Atherton.
How does Emsculpt work?
When you do a crunch or a squat at home or in the gym, you activate about 50% of the targeted muscle group in your abs or glutes every 3 to 5 seconds. With Emsculpt, we can activate 100% of the muscle 20,000 times per half hour. Because of this hyper-contraction of the muscle, fatty acids on the muscle break down (a process called lipolysis), resulting in increased fat metabolism on top of muscle building results.
That’s right: when you come to Entre Nous for Emsculpt in Atherton, you can sit back, relax, and reap the muscle-building and fat-burning rewards of 20,000 crunches or squats in just half an hour!
BTL, the company that developed Emsculpt technology, created the device for its muscle building and conditioning uses, especially for athletes and physical therapists. However, in addition to the average increase of muscle mass by 16%, patients also reported a 19% fat loss following the procedure, too!
Who is an ideal candidate for Emsculpt?
We find that the people who are most satisfied with this revolutionary non-invasive muscle building procedure are health-conscious and active adults.
If you are within 20 pounds of your ideal weight, and you regularly exercise, but you cannot seem to get rid of a stubborn layer of fat, Emsculpt-ing may be what you need to keep going and achieve your goals.
For those who have hit a frustrating workout plateau, Emsculpt could be the extra push you need to engage your core like it’s never been before and get over the hump to reach the next level of your fitness journey!
Additionally, athletes or those recovering from an injury may seek Emsculpt treatments to strengthen weakened muscle groups. Postnatal women suffering from diastasis recti (abdominal separation that occurs during pregnancy) can use Emsculpt to reduce the appearance of the post-baby “pooch.”
Factors that may indicate you are not an Emsculpt candidate include metal or electronic implants anywhere in your body (e.g. a pacemaker), those with a hernia or recent surgery near the treatment site, those with a history of muscle or cardiac issues, and pregnant women.
What areas can be treated by Emsculpt?
Emsculpt is currently FDA-cleared to build muscle mass in the abs, buttocks, and thighs. It’s a non-invasive body contouring and muscle building device in a class all its own—offering non-invasive butt lifts and toned abs.
After receiving Emsculpt treatments to your stomach, you’ll notice your shirts will fit looser and look more flattering. Your jeans will feel better and your booty will turn heads 👀👀 You may get to #treatyoself to a shopping spree or find that your favorite clothing from years ago fits again, too!
Does Emsculpt work on arms or double chins?
Entre Nous, in accordance with the FDA’s guidelines, provides Emsculpt for the buttocks and abs.
What happens during an Emsculpt treatment at Entre Nous?
Entre Nous offers in-depth consultations with our highly trained staff. This consultation allows us to explain the procedure in detail, understand your goals, set realistic expectations, create a customized plan for your needs, and address questions or concerns you have.
There’s nothing you need to do to prepare for your Emsculpt sessions. Simply come to our gorgeous location near Atherton ready to lie back comfortably for the next 30 minutes. Melissa will place the Emsculpt paddles in the appropriate place with an elastic strap, turn on the machine, and the treatment will begin.
During the first session, Melissa will place the device on the lowest setting and gradually turn it up, so we don’t overwhelm the muscles. You’ll feel powerful muscle contractions in the targeted area through high-intensity electromagnetic energy running through the pad. Many patients report an intense feeling at first, which quickly goes away as they get used to the sensation.
Make sure you bring along some entertainment to your Emsculpt sessions! As clients settle in for their treatment, we typically find them kicked back, reading a book, listening to a podcast, or catching up on emails.
Can I expect soreness or downtime with Emsculpt?
There is no downtime required with Emsculpt. You are free to go about your regular activities immediately following your 30 minute treatment. There’s also no pre/post-treatment preparation or care to worry about. Super easy, right?!
After clients leave our office following their treatment, they typically tell us they feel minor soreness, like they’ve just finished an intense Pilates class.
How long does it take for results to appear?
After your first 30 minute Emsculpt session, you’ll be able to feel tangible results, like a more engaged core. Visibly stronger and more defined muscles tend to appear in the weeks after your first four sessions, however, with results continuing to improve for up to 3 months. Depending on your satisfaction with the results after your first six sessions, we may recommend more sessions to further enhance these results.
Do I need more than one Emsculpt treatment?
Though each patient is unique and will receive a treatment plan tailored to their individual goals from Entre Nous, we typically begin with a series of 6 Emsculpt sessions scheduled 2 to 4 days apart.
How can I ensure my Emsculpt results last?
Emsculpt puts your muscles through an extremely rigorous workout, and just like the results of any other exercise, it can be maintained indefinitely through proper diet and continued exercise. Numerous board-certified doctors agree that Emsculpt provides permanent results to those who maintain a healthy lifestyle following treatment.
Emsculpt is not designed to replace going to the gym, however, and should be seen as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle or a way to get over a workout plateau, not as an excuse to abandon traditional exercise altogether.
There are other health benefits (like reduction of blood sugar, blood pressure, and HDL cholesterol) that can only be accessed through good old-fashioned exercise. The Entre Nous team recommends continuing your workout routine like normal even while receiving Emsculpt treatments to safeguard these benefits.
To ensure you’re getting the most longevity out of your treatment, Melissa recommends scheduling a maintenance treatment every 1 to 3 months to sustain the effects of your treatment to build muscle and burn fat.
Men are perfect candidates for this treatment to build muscle, too!
We often get asked if men can reap the benefits of Emsculpt in Atherton as well and the answer is, absolutely!
If you (or your husband) are a healthy, active male struggling to achieve that final “six pack abs,” washboard definition on their stomach, Emsculpt from Entre Nous is here to help! We aren’t limited to just a man’s abdominals either. We can also help any of our guys out there who are looking to lift and firm their buttocks, too!
Are there any procedures that complement Emsculpt?
It is important to know that Emsculpt is *not* a weight loss treatment. If your main goal is to eliminate excess fat (e.g. you currently have more than 1” of pinchable fat), you may want to consider CoolSculpting first, which can then be followed up with Emsculpt when you are closer to your ideal body and have eliminated the extra fat.
If you’re looking for a total body makeover, additional treatments offered by Entre Nous that may be a great compliment to your Emsculpt results include:
- Profound Cellulite Treatments: Want to smooth out your skin after we lift and firm your buttocks with Emsculpt? This long-lasting solution to stubborn cellulite gently breaks up cellulite-causing connective tissue beneath the skin.
- Profound Skin Tightening: Tighten up areas of loose skin on your abdomen, arms, knees, thighs, and even on your face! This groundbreaking treatment helps the skin produce more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
- IPL Photofacial: Using intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, we can target and treat signs of sun damage, aging, and even acne on any area of the body or face to make you look rejuvenated and more youthful!
Why choose Entre Nous Aesthetics for Emsculpt in Atherton?
At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we are proud to be the premier med spa in Atherton. Experts in their field perform all of our consultations and treatments, so you can relax knowing you are safe in the most skilled and practiced hands in the area.
In addition to our highly trained team, we also invest vast amounts of time, energy, and money in research and continuing education to ensure we offer the best aesthetic patient care possible with the latest technology.
We employ only the best to perform our procedures. Trust that you’re in excellent hands with our body contouring specialists.
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When you visit Entre Nous for Emsculpt near Atherton, you don’t just get a treatment. You get an experience backed by a team who consistently stays on top of the most current information and research out there, including attending courses and seminars to refresh the skills we’ve already learned. This is a dedicated, time-consuming process, but one that we take on as a great responsibility to our clients
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