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Emsculpt is an incredibly popular non-invasive body treatment that revolutionizes how we shape our bodies. With its advanced technology, Emsculpt simultaneously builds muscle and burns fat, making it a true innovation in the field. Through the use of electromagnetic pulses, Emsculpt effectively contracts your muscles approximately 20,000 times in just 30 minutes. [1] This level of muscle stimulation far surpasses what you could achieve through regular exercise alone. Patients often describe it as a mini-boot camp session without the exertion and recovery typically associated with intense workouts. Emsculpt is an outstanding option for those looking to transform their physique without invasive procedures or extended downtime. 

Dr. Hannah Vu takes great pride in offering her patients in Alhambra and Santa Ana the most exceptional and advanced body contouring methods available in the modern age. With her expertise and dedication to aesthetic perfection, she ensures that her patients achieve their desired results with the utmost satisfaction. Experience the cutting-edge technology of Emsculpt and discover remarkable results for yourself! Call SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery at (626) 329-4555 for Alhambra, CA, or (714) 361-1555 for Santa Ana, CA. Patients can also schedule their consultation appointment via our online form. And don’t forget to check out the latest news and innovative treatments from SkinZone on our blog.

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More About EmSculpt

A considerable portion of the US population, up to 60.7% of men and 71.6% of women are unhappy with their body size. [2] As a result, there is a growing demand for convenient solutions that can effectively reduce fat and enhance the appearance of the body. This demand is driving the market for various body-shaping procedures. Leading the way is EmSculpt.

The most sought-after EmSculpt sessions involve sculpting the abs and enhancing the buttocks, but Emsculpt has gained popularity for targeting smaller areas like the

  • Upper arms
  • Inner thighs
  • Calves

Clients have been thrilled with the results, as this treatment allows them to shape specific regions of their bodies precisely. Clinical studies reveal impressive outcomes. One study found that participants experienced [3]

  • A reduction in subcutaneous fat by an average of 17.5%
  • Abdominal muscles became thicker by an average of 14.8%
  • An average loss of 3.9cm in waist circumference
  • An average decrease of 9.5% in the width of the gap between the abdominal muscle

Furthermore, patients who were initially unhappy with the way their buttocks looked reported a remarkable 85% improvement in their appearance after undergoing their fourth treatment with EmSculpt. [4]

How Does EmSculpt Work?

High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, like that used in EmSculpt, utilizes electromagnetic energy to stimulate intense muscle contractions in the targeted area.

When comparing electromagnetic stimulation to electrical stimulation, it appears that electromagnetic stimulation is better. 

  • It is capable of inducing double the peak torque
  • It has deeper tissue penetration
  • It does not carry the risk of pain or burns

Studies have demonstrated that electromagnetic stimulation effectively strengthens muscles. [5] HIFEM technology can produce significantly more powerful muscle contractions compared to other methods, such as what you can accomplish at the gym. These intense contractions lead to greater muscle activation and can contribute to improved muscle strength, tone, and overall body sculpting results.

Considering that intensive muscle training has been associated with lipolysis (breakdown of fat), studies show that electromagnetic stimulation can be applied for body-shaping purposes. [6] By employing this non-invasive technique, individuals seeking to enhance their physique can experience the benefits of enhanced muscle strength and potential fat reduction, paving the way for a new era in non-surgical body contouring.

What are the Benefits of EmSculpt?

EmSculpt offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Simultaneous muscle building and fat reduction
  • No physical exertion is necessary
  • A non-invasive and non-surgical procedure
  • A quick and efficient treatment
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal discomfort and no downtime!

Who is the Ideal Candidate for EmSculpt?

This technology offers new possibilities for patients who may not be suitable candidates for other procedures, as the magnetic field can penetrate through fat deposits without limitations. The ideal candidate for EmSculpt typically includes:

Healthy Individuals

EmSculpt is suitable for individuals who are generally in good health. It is important to have a stable medical condition and not have any contraindications that may interfere with the treatment.

Close to Target Weight

EmSculpt is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a body contouring procedure. It is best suited for individuals who are already close to their target weight and have specific areas of concern, such as stubborn fat or lack of muscle tone.

Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle

To achieve and maintain optimal results with EmSculpt, it is important to be committed to a healthy lifestyle. This includes following a balanced diet, engaging in regular exercise, and maintaining overall wellness practices.

A Desire for Muscle Sculpting and Toning

EmSculpt can be particularly beneficial for those who have difficulty achieving desired results through traditional exercise alone.

Realistic Expectations

While the treatment can produce noticeable improvements, individual results may vary. Consulting with Dr. Vu can help set appropriate expectations based on individual circumstances and goals.

Patients with Diastasis Recti

This condition, characterized by the separation of the abdominal muscles, can often be a source of frustration and self-consciousness. EmSculpt targets the weakened abdominal muscles, stimulating intense contractions that help strengthen and tone the area.

Personal Consultation

During the consultation process, Dr. Vu prioritizes building a strong rapport with each patient to understand their unique goals and aspirations. Taking the time to listen attentively, she engages in comprehensive discussions about the patient’s areas of concern. This collaborative approach allows Dr. Vu to recommend the most suitable treatment options, including EmSculpt, that can address the patient’s specific needs.

Additionally, if patients express concerns about the condition of their skin or express an interest in procedures that offer permanent changes, Dr. Vu takes the opportunity to explore and discuss various options. This may include treatments that can improve skin texture, address signs of aging, or provide long-lasting surgical results. By offering a comprehensive range of possibilities, Dr. Vu ensures that patients have a clear understanding of their choices and can make well-informed decisions regarding their aesthetic journey. Schedule your appointment today by calling (626) 329-4555 in Alhambra, or (714) 361-1555 in Santa Ana. We look forward to meeting and treating you!

Your EmSculpt Preparation and Procedure

On the day of the procedure, patients will arrive at the clinic and be comfortably positioned in our state-of-the-art treatment room. The EmSculpt device will be applied to the targeted area, emitting high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to induce powerful muscle contractions. These contractions are painless and do not require any anesthesia. 

Patients can relax during the procedure, which typically takes about 30 minutes per treatment area. After the session, patients can immediately resume their daily activities without any downtime or recovery period. Multiple treatment sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results, and Dr. Vu will provide guidance on the recommended treatment frequency based on individual needs and goals.

Recovery After EmSculpt

Some patients may experience mild muscle soreness, similar to post-workout fatigue, but this usually resolves on its own within a day or two. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment without any significant limitations.

What are the Results of EmSculpt?

Those areas that used to plague you with stubborn fat and lack of muscle definition will be transformed with EmSculpt. You’ll love checking out your sleek, toned physique in the mirror and you’ll have even more confidence as you experience the beauty of life. With each EmSculpt session, you’ll see muscle definition further defined as your treated fat melts away over time just like magic. No gym membership is required!

What is the Cost of EmSculpt in Santa Ana, CA?

The cost of your EmSculpt treatment will be determined by Dr. Vu during your consultation appointment. She will discuss how many treatments will help you get your dream body. Call today!


How many EmSculpt sessions are typically needed to see results?

Many patients achieve noticeable results with a series of four to six treatment sessions, spaced a few days or weeks apart. Dr. Vu will recommend the appropriate treatment plan based on your goals.

Is EmSculpt suitable for everyone?

EmSculpt is generally safe and effective for a wide range of individuals. However, it may not be suitable for those who have certain medical conditions, such as pacemakers or implanted metal devices, or for individuals who are pregnant.

How long do the results of EmSculpt last?

The results of EmSculpt can be long-lasting with proper maintenance. Once the desired muscle tone and fat reduction are achieved, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, can help sustain the results. However, individual factors and natural aging processes can affect the longevity of the results. Periodic maintenance treatments may be recommended to maintain the desired outcome.


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  2. Kruger J, Lee CD, Ainsworth BE, Macera CA. Body Size Satisfaction and Physical Activity Levels Among Men and Women. Obesity. 2008;16(8):1976-1979. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2008.311
  3. Kent MD DE, Jacob MD CI. Simultaneous Changes in Abdominal Adipose and Muscle Tissues Following Treatments by High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) Technology-Based Device: Computed Tomography Evaluation. Published 2019. https://www.advancedlaserchicago.com/s/Emsculpt-study-9.pdf
  4. Jacob C, Kinney B, Busso M, et al. High Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic Technology (HIFEM) for Non-Invasive Buttock Lifting and Toning of Gluteal Muscles: A Multi-Center Efficacy and Safety Stud. Journal of drugs in dermatology. 2018;17(11):1229-1232. https://europepmc.org/article/med/30500146
  5. Han TR, Shin HI, Kim IS. Magnetic Stimulation of the Quadriceps Femoris Muscle. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2006;85(7):593-599. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.phm.0000223239.93539.fe
  6. Chatzinikolaou A, Fatouros I, Petridou A, et al. Adipose Tissue Lipolysis Is Upregulated in Lean and Obese Men During Acute Resistance Exercise. Diabetes Care. 2008;31(7):1397-1399. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc08-0072