Body contouring is different from instaSculpting, but will it help? Body contouring is a method to build muscle and burn fat in areas that you want to improve. While instaSculpting uses cavitation and radio frequency to burst fat cells and tighten skin, contouring is a different method. Body and muscle contouring uses electromagnetic stimulation (EMS) to cause your muscles to contract rapidly. Your muscles naturally contract while you are working out and burning calories. EMS causes the same types of contractions on an intense scale, forcing your body to produce more contractions than you can with normal exercise. For example, in 30 minutes you can experience 20,000 contractions in a muscle. Some physiologists have compared that to doing 1,000 sit ups.
Does EMS Burn Fat?
Unlike cavitation EMS does not specifically break down fat. Instead, it causes your body to perform work which will burn calories while building muscle. Other methods like Cool Sculpting or ultransonic cavitation use temperature and sound to break open fat cells. EMS uses your body’s natural ability to consume fat for energy while building muscle at the same time.
Does EMS Hurt?
No, electromagnetic stimulation body contouring does not hurt. It feels more like a pulsing in your muscles that cause them to contract or squeeze. During your first session it will seem odd, but not unpleasant at all. Most clients find that they become accustomed to the sensation and increase the intensity for better results. Other methods of weight reduction, such as Cool Sculpting, are painful and can leave marks on the body. Some clients of Cool Sculpting have actually had their fat solidified in “butter stick syndrome” and had to have liposuction to remove it. This is known as paradoxical adipose hyperplastia, or PAH. This occurs when the fat cells are not destroyed by the cold but are frozen solid like a gel that does not go away.
Does EMS Leave Marks?
No, EMS does not leave marks on the skin and you can wear a swimsuit on the same day. Many fitness models use Body and Muscle Contour before their competitions to help them get their abs or buttocks completely tight. Some other forms of body treatments can leave temporary marks or redness, so make sure to check with your provider before you undergo any treatments.