Posted on: 24 August 2023Share
If you're looking into cosmetic treatments to sculpt your body, you might be looking for ways to reduce pockets of fat and tone your muscles. Good options for getting these results include radiofrequency (RF) treatments and high-frequency electromagnetic technology (HIFEM). Both of these procedures are combined in an EMSCULPT NEO treatment, but you can also take the treatments separately according to what you're trying to achieve. Here's how RF and HIFEM treatments work to sculpt your body.
Radiofrequency Heats Up Fat
Radiofrequency energy sends heat to your fat cells to reduce fat in pockets around your abdomen or other areas of your body where fat doesn't seem to leave even when you diet and exercise. The heat is delivered through an applicator device and targets fat cells, so there is no damage to your skin or other tissues.
A radiofrequency treatment is easy to tolerate, and there is no recovery time needed. You might have some skin redness after the treatment, but that goes away quickly. You can go about normal activities right away. You'll probably need multiple treatments to achieve your goal. You'll have an initial evaluation and set up a treatment plan so you know what to expect in advance.
HIFEM Stimulates Muscle Contractions
High-frequency electromagnetic technology targets muscles rather than fat. However, the muscle contractions can help burn some fat too. The device causes muscle contractions at a rapid rate. Muscles contract just as they do when you exercise, except you experience many more contractions than you could do by yourself. This helps your muscles to develop so you have a more toned look.
Muscle development combined with fat loss sculpts your body into a more shapely appearance, especially when you are struggling with pockets of fat around your abdomen and thighs. HIFEM treatments can be done where you have muscle laxity in your thighs, buttocks, arms, and abdomen. Your muscles might be a little sore after a treatment, but there is no downtime for recovery needed.
RF And HIFEM May Be More Effective Together
You might notice the best results by having RF and HIFEM treatments done together. You still need multiple sessions, and your final results will be gradual since it takes time to build muscle and for your body to remove fat. Both of these treatments offer the benefits of being gentle with no incisions or recovery involved. Plus, you might qualify for these treatments if you're overweight as long as you're within the acceptable BMI range. The more fat you need to lose, the more treatments you'll probably need.
Contact a local provider for more information about fat-targeting treatments, like Emsculpt Neo.