Who Is a Good Candidate for EmSculpt?

Could you use a little help toning up your body? Do you have stubborn spots that have resisted diet and exercise? A revolutionary new treatment can slim down pockets of unwanted fat, tighten the remaining skin, and build muscle tone, giving you a sleek, sculpted silhouette. Best of all, EmSculpt treatments at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ, are easy and non-invasive.

Who Is a Good Candidate for EmSculpt?

This body sculpting treatment is an ideal solution for patients who are in fairly good shape but who need a little help resolving a stubborn spot or two. These are patients who exercise regularly, eat right, and are not far over their goal weight. Most have a body mass index of less than 30. Despite those healthy habits, these patients still have parts of their body they’d like to improve.

This body sculpting treatment won’t radically overhaul your figure or help you shed a lot of pounds, but it will enhance your physique and help you achieve the figure you’ve been working toward. There are several other signs you may be an especially good candidate for this body sculpting treatment.

You Want to Rebuild Muscle Strength

Our practice offers several body contouring treatment systems, including CoolSculpting, TruSculpt iD, and Thermismooth. Most other treatment systems focus first and foremost on getting rid of unwanted fat. What makes EmSculpt unique is that it not only tackles excess fat but it also noticeably strengthens and defines your muscles.

Some patients who have undergone this treatment develop six-pack abs for the first time in their life. Others have used it as a non-invasive butt lift that tones and tightens the gluteus maximus. This treatment is also popular among athletes who are looking to strengthen muscles that have weakened as a result of injury and individuals who want to take their workouts to the next level.  

You’re In Good Health

Patients who pursue these body sculpting treatments should be in good general health. Individuals who have metal implants, a pacemaker, or muscular problems may not be candidates. This treatment is not suitable for patients who are pregnant.

You’re Not Interested in Surgery

This treatment also has the advantage of being completely non-invasive. That means you won’t have to worry about incisions, anesthesia, or setting aside time in advance to prepare, and time afterward to recover. If you’re looking for an easy way of taking your body to the next level, this body sculpting treatment is for you.

How Does This Treatment Work?

This treatment system harnesses the power of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy. When directed toward the treatment area, this energy works to burn fat and trigger the same type of muscle contractions associated with strenuous exercise. This treatment spurs your body to go through the same process it would go through if you were doing thousands of squats or crunches.

What Is Treatment Like?

Each treatment takes about 30 minutes. During your session, an external applicator will be gently strapped over your treatment area and will direct the electromagnetic energy. You will feel the deep muscle contractions as they take place, and you may even notice your legs gently rising and falling with each contraction, but you won’t experience any discomfort. You’ll be comfortably reclined during treatment and may choose to read, nap, or simply relax.

What Parts of the Body Does It Work On?

This treatment system is most often used to treat the abdominal area, but it can also be used on other muscular areas of the body like the butt, chest, and flanks. Our practice now offers a smaller applicator that also makes it possible for us to provide targeted treatment on smaller areas of muscle like the biceps, triceps, and calves.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients need at least four treatments, each of which is spaced two to three days apart. We’ll be able to make a more specific recommendation about your treatment schedule once we’ve evaluated your area of concern and talked with you about what you’re hoping to achieve. It’s not unusual for patients to feel sore the day after each treatment. The soreness will be much like you would feel after any tough workout.


Does It Really Work?

This amazing treatment really does work. Clinical tests have shown that patients who undergo these sessions lose an average of 19% of the fat in the treatment area. The muscle in the treatment area increases by an average of 16%. This treatment system is a great way to tighten and tone your body while improving its overall shape. And because this treatment will leave your body more muscular, your metabolism will increase and you’ll burn calories more efficiently.

How Soon Will I See Results?  

You’ll start to see improvement in your body two to four weeks after your final treatment, and your results will continue to develop for several weeks after that. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a careful diet, you’ll be able to enjoy your results for the long-term. Booking touch-up sessions a couple of times a year is another way of preserving your new look.

How Does This Compare to Other Body Sculpting Treatments?


CoolSculpting, which is also offered by our practice, rids the body of unwanted fat through a series of non-invasive treatments. During each session, an external applicator directs cool temperatures to the target area, freezing fat cells to death. Those fat cells then flush from the body naturally over a period of weeks. CoolSculpting makes it possible for patients to precisely target their problem areas and get rid of unwanted fat, but it doesn’t improve muscle definition.

TruSculpt iD

TruSculpt iD uses external applicators to deliver monopolar radiofrequency to the treatment area, destroying fat cells. The body then disposes of those fat cells in the weeks to come. TruSculpt iD blasts away fat and tightens the skin in the area that is being treated, just like EmSculpt, but it doesn’t build muscle strength. TruSculpt iD is one of the many treatments our practice offers.


Thermismooth, yet another treatment offered by our practice, uses warming radiofrequency energy to heat the treatment area in a way to reduces fat and smooths over wrinkles and cellulite. This treatment can be used to improve the shape of your body and the appearance of your skin. It does not support muscle development.

Can I Combine One of Those Other Treatments With EmSculpt?

Yes. Because other body sculpting treatments don’t improve muscle strength and definition, EmSculpt makes a great companion to any one of them. Patients who combine treatments usually start with a series of fat-busting treatments with CoolSculpting, TruSculpt iD, or Thermismooth. Once they’ve gotten rid of unwanted fat, a series of muscle-building EmSculpt treatments follows. This combination of treatment systems gives patients powerful results.

Answering Your Questions

Does This Treatment Help With Cellulite?

Although this treatment reduces unwanted fat, a contributing factor in cellulite, it is not marketed as a cellulite treatment. If cellulite is your primary concern, our practice offers several other treatments that can address this frustrating skin condition.

Is This Treatment Safe?

This body contouring system has been approved by the FDA and has been safely used on patients all over the country.

Why Won’t Some Parts of My Body Respond to Diet and Exercise?

When we’re exercising regularly, eating right, and generally burning more calories than we’re taking in, most of us will lose weight. The problem is that we can’t control where the weight comes off.

Genetics plays a role, and so does the natural aging process. Even exercises that seem to target very specific parts of the body don’t always help. That’s what makes a sculpting treatment so appealing. It allows you to address specific areas that are bothering you.

Is This Treatment System Suitable for Both Men and Women?

This treatment is suitable for both male and female patients. It’s a great option for anyone who wants to both slim down and improve muscle tone.

Does This Treatment Work on Darker Skin?

This treatment is safe and effective on all skin types and tones.

Will This Treatment Help Me Get a Rounder Butt?

When used on this buttocks, this treatment can tone and tighten the area, giving patients results that are similar to a butt lift. If you’re not interested in surgery, but you’d like to perk up your rear, this treatment system may be an option for you.

Will I Lose Weight as a Result of This Treatment?

Although this treatment removes small pockets of unwanted fat, most patients don’t shed a significant amount of weight. The real benefit of this treatment is not the number on the scale, but the improvement in your overall silhouette once those small problem areas have been toned up. Your body will look sleek, toned, and fit.

Will I Be Left With Sagging Skin?

There’s nothing more frustrating than finally shaping up your figure only to be left with sagging, excess skin. You don’t have to worry about that happening with this treatment. EmSculpt will slim down patches of unwanted fat and tone up the area in a way that won’t leavRead out this exclusive article to find out who is a good candidate for Emsculpt. This modern treatment can effectively slim down pockets of unwanted fat.e you with loose skin.

How Is This Different From Liposuction?

Many of us are familiar with liposuction, which for years was considered the gold standard when it comes to getting rid of unwanted fat. The key difference is that liposuction is an invasive treatment that directly removes fat from the body and involves incisions and a period of recovery. This body sculpting treatment triggers bodily processes that natural dispose of fat and tone up muscle, and it involves no downtime.

How Can I Get Started?

If you’re interested in finding out if this treatment is right for you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Burgmeier. Dr. Burgmeier founded our practice in 2000. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Medicine.

During your consultation, Dr. Burgmeier will review your medical history, evaluate your area of concern, and talk with you about your cosmetic goals. He’ll work with you to determine whether or not this treatment system is a good option for you. After your consultation, the next step will be to schedule your first appointment.

Take the First Step Toward Your New Figure Today

Are you unhappy with the shape and appearance of your figure? Are you ready to slim down, tone up, and get the body you’ve long wanted? A series of non-invasive treatments is all that’s needed to put you on track for a healthy new silhouette. What are you waiting for? Call Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ, and schedule your EmSculpt consultation today.


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