Treatment / Device
EMSculpt ® and truSculpt ® Body Toning Devices
Body toning treatments that feel like a workout
EMSculpt® and truSculpt® use electromagnetic pulses to stimulate muscle contractions of a type we can’t get from working out.
EMSculpt ® Body Toning
EMSculpt® uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate muscle contractions of a type we can’t get from working out. The EMSculpt® device is FDA-cleared for treating five muscle groups including: the abdomen, buttocks, arms, legs and pelvic floor. EMSculpt® has been shown to improve separation of the abdominal muscles, rectus diastasis, as well as stress incontinence which is often brought on by childbirth. This novel non-invasive treatment is the FIRST device designed to build muscle for body sculpting.
How does a magnet treatment stimulate muscle contractions?
Believe it or not, generators make electricity by moving a magnetic field around wires creating current. The same principle is used by the EMSculpt® device to trick the muscles by creating an electric current within target muscles that generate contractions.
Why can’t I just get the same results from working out?
The EMSculpt® device causes multiple contractions a minute in muscle layers we cannot isolate by exercise in the same fashion. The EMSculpt® device causes multiple contractions a minute in a way we could never duplicate by exercise and reaches some muscle groups that we can’t easily contract through exercise.
Can I get EMSculpt® treatments if I’m working out regularly?
Yes, EMSculpt® treatments are a great way to stay fit. Since the EMSculpt® treatment feels like a workout, it’s a good idea to rest from your workout routine on the day of your EMSculpt® treatment.
truSculpt® Body Toning
The truSculpt® device by Cutera uses electrical stimulation to induce muscle contractions in a way we cannot achieve on our own through exercise. Devices like truSculpt® have been used in the physical therapy world for rehabilitation from injury or surgery for decades. These devices are very well known to athletic trainers and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. They are used for recovery following multiple types of orthopedic surgery, including ACL repair and other knee surgery. This means that these devices are well studied and safe. Unlike typical machines used for post-surgical rehabilitation, multiple areas of the body can be treated simultaneously with truSculpt® making treatments quick and efficient. The truSculpt® device creates multiple contractions a minute in a pattern that we cannot replicate from exercise. The truSculpt® device can be used along with an exercise regimen, although we do not recommend it on the same day as your workout, as that would be like working out twice.
How does the Cutera truSculpt® device work?
The Cutera truSculpt® device is an electrostimulation device that sends small rapid electrical stimulatory currents to your muscles to get them to contract like in a workout, only much faster and in a pattern designed to optimize results.
What is a TENS unit?
TENS is an acronym that stands for: Transcutaneous (through the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation. This means that an electric current is passed through the skin to the underlying muscles stimulating them to contract. Following an injury or surgery to a joint or muscle, the affected muscles can lose tone and become weak. This makes rehabilitation difficult. Artificially stimulating the muscles to contract with a TENS unit helps strengthen muscles during the rehabilitation process.
How does the Cutera truSculpt® device differ from a TENS unit?
A TENS unit stimulates very specific muscle groups in a given treatment. The Cutera truSculpt® device can stimulate multiple muscle groups at the same time, and in ways that a typical TENS unit does not. This is because the Cutera truSculpt® device is designed for muscle toning.
Can the Cutera truSculpt® device be combined with CoolSculpting® treatments?
Yes, patients often come for CoolSculpting® treatments and get Cutera truSculpt® treatments, although not on the same day. Localized fat reduction and muscle stimulation are very complementary treatments for body toning.