Muscle Building vs. Fat Reduction
Recent developments in non-surgical body contouring have changed aesthetics forever. Two revolutionary new devices are now available in the USA to increase muscle mass, burn fat, and create muscle definition. This breakthrough technology can recontour and redefine your body – without surgery.
Non-surgical fat loss treatments
Body contouring devices use several different technologies. The most popular non-surgical fat reduction systems include:
- CoolSculpting: CoolSculpting utilizes cryolipolysis (a medical term for destroying fat cells by freezing) to reduce fatty deposits in targeted areas. A session can run from 30 minutes to an hour, and no anesthesia is required. Two to three sessions are needed for the patient to achieve optimal results. CoolSculpting reduces excess fat but does not tone muscles.
- SculpSure: SculpSure is an FDA-cleared lipolysis device which uses the technology of light and heat to dissolve adipose (fat) tissue. It can reduce fat on the abdomen, thighs and submental (double chin) area.
Devices that combine fat loss with muscle building
There are two different muscle-building systems on the market that have recently achieved FDA-clearance to burn fat, build muscle mass, and create definition and tone. These devices are CoolTone and EmSculpt, which both use electromagnetic energy to trigger rapid muscle contractions, with the end result of building muscles, burning fat around the muscle groups for visible muscle definition.
The contractions stimulated by these two devices are impossible to achieve with exercise – it is as if you had done thousands of crunches in half an hour. The two methods work to recontour body shape, reduce fat, and define abs and glutes. Clinical studies have shown a dramatic reduction in adipose (fatty) tissue, increased muscle mass, and enhanced muscle tone. The two devices offer fast, painless treatments to tone and sculpt several body areas in a manner never before possible. The areas of the body that can be sculpted include:
- Upper arms
How can you build muscle with magnetic stimulation?
The two new body sculpting devices use electromagnetic energy to cause the muscles to contract rapidly. The energy emitted is HIFEM, or “high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy.” The contractions triggered by the system, called “supramaximal contractions,” are different than the muscle contractions achieved in exercise; in normal voluntary muscle contractions, muscle fibers relax between the nerve signals causing them to contract. HIFEM does not give the muscle time to enter the relaxation phase, forcing the muscles to adapt.
How does electromagnetic stimulation burn fat?
The electromagnetic stimulation from these two new devices triggers supramaximal contractions – which then triggers supramaximal lipolysis – natural, rapid fat burning. The body reacts to the energy demands created by the rapid contractions with an extreme catabolic reaction (the creation of energy through the destruction of the fat cells) with a release of free fatty acids.
The fatty acids accumulate in surrounding “adipocytes” (cells that store fat in connective tissue), causing the fat to be swept away by the body’s natural systems. The lipolysis (fat burning) occurs in the areas adjacent to the contracting muscles, creating a noticeable increase in muscle definition.
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Am I a candidate for body contouring with electromagnetic stimulation?
If you desire a more sculpted abdomen, upper arms, or lifted glutes, you may be the right candidate for this treatment. You must be in good health and have reached your weight goals. If you have worked to achieve muscle definition and have been unsuccessful, one of these systems can produce remarkable outcomes. They reduce fat beneath the skin while building muscle mass and toning the target areas.
Is muscle building an alternative to fat loss devices?
As these two treatments achieve for muscle toning and fat loss while CoolSculpting and SculpSure are for fat loss alone, the devices are not interchangeable. These two technologies produce different results.
Is the treatment painful?
Patients report that the procedure is not painful. You will experience the sensation of powerful, rapid, muscle contractions. Most patients describe the feeling as strange at first, but not uncomfortable. Once you are familiar with the sensation, there is nothing to it.
How many treatments will I need?
Each treatment device is slightly different, but for optimal results, several treatments are needed. Your treatment plan will be customized to achieve the results you envision. Changes in your body shape start to become visible within a few weeks, and earlier for some people.
Will I be sore after my treatment?
You may feel sore after the procedure, similar to how your body feels after a tough workout. This sensation dissipates quickly. There is no downtime after the treatments and can return to your usual activities right away.
Can I build muscle without exercise?
Imagine building and toning muscles and burning fat without exercise. It is now possible with one of these revolutionary devices. You may have spent many hours at the gym to try to achieve muscle definition for your abs and glutes or attempted to add muscle mass to your buttocks with workouts and achieved minimal results. These devices are getting rave reviews – imagine sculpting your body, burning fat, and achieving muscle definition while you lie on a treatment table, relaxing. It sounds impossible, but it is real.