EmSculpt FAQs

EmSculpt is a completely non-invasive cosmetic treatment to build and improve muscle tone in prominent areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. Dr. Nazemi answers some of the frequently asked questions from patients regarding EmSculpt.

What are the benefits of EmSculpt treatment?

If you wish to have a toned and sculpted figure without an extreme gym and diet regimen, EmSculpt can deliver dramatic benefits for you. A single EmSculpt treatment session of 30 minutes will have an impact of up to 20,000 squats or sit ups. It will tighten, define, and tone up your abdomen, buttocks, thighs, love handles (flanks), calves, and biceps. In fact, EmSculpt is now recognized as the world’s first and only non-invasive buttock lift.

How does EmSculpt treatment work?

EmSculpt utilizes the power of HIFEM electromagnetic energy to supra-maximally induce strong and rapid muscle contractions in the targeted areas. With a series of 4 in-office treatments of 30 minutes each performed twice a week, you can achieve more effective muscle toning, fat reduction and muscle build-up results than a workout at the gym.

Are the results of EmSculpt device clinically proven?

EmSculpt is an FDA cleared device with proven safety and efficacy. As many as 7 clinical studies have shown measurable results with this treatment. Researchers reported the following results after four treatment sessions with EmSculpt:

  • Muscle mass increased by 16%
  • Excess fat deposits reduced by 19%
  • Separated abdominal muscles improved by 11%
  • Average patient satisfaction rate was 96%

What happens during an in-office EmSculpt session?

While you relax in a comfortable EmSculpt chair, our trained treatment provider will place the device over the targeted area. They will operate the device at a custom setting to meet your treatment goals. You will experience intense and rapid muscle contractions interspersed with soothing sensations to tone and sculpt the affected area for about 30 minutes. You can return to your normal daily return or go back to work after the treatment.

Does the EmSculpt treatment cause pain?

EmSculpt treatments are not painful, but you can expect physical stimulation equivalent to an intensive gym workout. Our treatment expert will select the appropriate power settings and adjust them according to your desired comfort levels. With each treatment session, you will progressively feel more comfortable. Consider EmSculpt to be a workout minus the breathlessness and sweat.

When can I expect to see the results?

You will experience a tangible improvement in your treated areas after the first session itself. Optimal results will be visible in about two months after your treatment program is completed. As long as you maintain a diet and fitness regimen, the results will continue to improve over time. The treatment goal is to build new muscle mass, which increases the longevity of results. You may consider maintenance treatments every six months to extend the aesthetic benefits of EmSculpt.

Am I a candidate for EmSculpt treatment?

Women and men above the age of 18 who wish to improve muscle tone and reduce subcutaneous fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and buttocks are usually excellent candidates for EmSculpt. The ideal candidate would have a moderate body weight and be committed to a healthy and active lifestyle. Pregnant or nursing women or people with implanted devices, serious heart or lung conditions, or hernia mesh repair should avoid EmSculpt.

Emsella FAQs

Emsella is a non-invasive HIFEM technology-based treatment for urinary incontinence. Dr. Nazemi’s patients often have a number of questions about Emsella. Let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

How does Emsella work to treat urinary incontinence?

The Emsella device emits HIFEM waves (high intensity focused electromagnetic energy) to strength weak pelvic floor muscles through supramaximal contractions. As the pelvic musculature strengthens, you will regain bladder control and involuntary leakage will reduce.

How many treatments will I require?

We recommend a series of six treatments of 30 minutes each at the rate of two to three treatments per week. A few months after your treatment, you may choose to have periodic maintenance treatments for extended benefits.

Does Emsella treatment cause pain?

No, most patients will not experience any significant pain or discomfort and will require no anesthetic. You can expect a mild tingling sensation while your pelvic muscles contract at high intensity. But the treatment involves no cuts, needles, medications, and no post-treatment downtime.

How soon will I be able to see noticeable results?

After your first Emsella treatment session itself, you may experience some improvement in incontinence. Results will improve with each treatment session. Most patients report satisfaction even six months to a year after their Emsella treatment program.

My pelvic floor has weakened after pregnancy. Can I benefit from Emsella?

Child bearing can stretch your pelvic floor muscles, causing urinary incontinence. You are likely to be excellent candidate for Emsella, whether you have undergone a cesarean section or a vaginal birth.

My physician has prescribed medications to reduce my incontinence since I reached menopause. Will Emsella help me?

Although post-menopausal medications may provide symptomatic relief when your pelvic support muscles have weakened, Emsella can deliver more sustainable long-term results without any unpleasant side effects.

Do you recommend Emsella for men?

Male urinary incontinence is a common concern. While Emsella treatment is a proven and widely accepted solution for women, some studies indicate that men with bladder weakness could also benefit from this non-surgical procedure.

Is Emsella treatment safe and approved?

Emsella device is FDA-cleared for providing pelvic floor muscle stimulation using electromagnetic energy to restore bladder control. The procedure is completely non-surgical and non-invasive with no reported side effects or complications related to the device.

Is Emsella a science-backed treatment?

As many as five scientific research studies have been published to show the safety and efficacy of Emsella treatment for urinary incontinence. Over 95% of the participants in these studies reported an improvement in their quality of life, while over 75% reported a reduction in their usage of absorbent pads.

What are the different types of urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is primarily classified into three separate categories:

  • Stress Incontinence: Involuntary urine leakage occurs when pressure is exerted on the bladder (such as, when you exercise, laugh, sneeze, or cough).
  • Urge Incontinence: This refers to a sudden, frequent, and uncontrollable urge to visit the bathroom to urinate.
  • Mixed Incontinence: Some patients show combined symptoms of both urge and stress incontinence, which is called mixed urinary incontinence.

Why do women experience urinary incontinence?

The primary cause of female urinary incontinence is weakness of the pelvic floor musculature. These muscles perform the support function for pelvic organs and bladder control. Aging, menopause, childbirth, weight issues, illness, or heredity factors may cause the pelvic support muscles to weaken, resulting urinary incontinence.