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Body Contouring Basics!

Want to know more about body contouring?

Wonder if you are a good candidate?

Okay, sure. I was SUPER excited to learn more about this treatment. I mean really—who of us doesn’t have that stubborn area of pooch that we don’t like. And at least for me, as I get older, new collections of the fluffy stuff have arrived and I am NOT happy about it! So, if you are not satisfied with the strength of your core muscles (abdomen); the shape of your buttocks; the tone of your arms or calves…you just might want to learn more!

The EMSCULPT-NEO is a series of non-invasive treatments where a paddle is strapped to the area of interest and non-invasively (it doesn’t poke you) provides lipolysis (breakdown of fat) and enhances muscle tone. It has been approved by the FDA for improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of firmer abdomen; for strengthening, toning and firming of buttocks, inner thighs, saddle bags, calves and arms. This improvement of muscle tone and firmness, for strengthening muscles are also known as “on label” indications…. though other areas may be considered appropriate for treatment.

The most commonly recommended number of treatments for a single area is four—so you guessed it, they’re sold as a package! Each session is typically about 20-30 minutes, with individual sessions separated by 5 to 10 days. Completing a full treatment series is necessary to maximize treatment efficacy and get you where you want to be. You may add on additional treatments, depending on your goals and what you start with. If you clear the questions below, we should meet in person for a consultation where I can answer specific questions (consultation is bookable online). There I can discuss your personal treatment goals and expectations.

Before the treatment, you are not required to do anything special, however, keeping your body well hydrated is strongly recommended. On the day of the treatment, you are asked to wear comfortable clothing, allowing flexibility for correct positioning during the treatment. You will be asked to remove all metallic accessories and electronic devices.

There are certain medical conditions that are no-go’s for this procedure. It is very important to discuss this with your provider honestly—we both want you to be happy you’re your results! Take a minute to see if any of these things apply to you, and if so, let us know!

Absolutely nots:

▪ Metal or electronic implants

▪ Cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, implanted neurostimulators

▪ Drug pumps

▪ Pulmonary insufficiency

▪ Current cancer or malignant tumor

▪ Blood infection or respiratory cavity infection (empyema)

▪ Any chronic or recent sudden inflammatory response

▪ Whole body or local infection such as osteomyelitis or tuberculosis

▪ Currently pregnant?

▪ Surgical procedures w/in 6 months? (muscle contraction may disrupt healing)

If the above describes you, it's probably not your best option.....

We should talk more if you have the following:

▪ Contagious skin disease

▪ Fever/high body temperature

▪ Are you in your post-partum period (w/in 6 weeks post delivery or cesarean in the past 6 mo)?

▪ Are you currently breast-feeding?

▪ Grave’s disease

▪ Hemorrhagic conditions

▪ Heart disorders

▪ Epilepsy

▪ Do you have any areas of the skin which lack normal sensation

Also worth knowing: successful treatment outcome can be affected by smoking or excessive alcohol consumption and eating disorders or on-going medication. While no special diet is required, you are encouraged to eat healthy to help promote and maintain results.

The treatment does not require anesthesia. During the application, you will feel intense muscle contractions and heating sensation in the treated area. The procedure doesn’t require any recovery time. Typically, you can get back to your daily routine right after the treatment.

Pregnancy is contraindicated, and pregnant women cannot undergo the treatment.

As is the case with every heat-based therapy, in rare cases, an occurrence of localized overheating of tissue cannot be excluded. The applicators must be in full contact with the bare skin. I am aware that no therapy can't be performed through clothing.

Part of the treatment includes before and after treatment photographs, measurements and weighing, as this will help for medical evaluation of the results of the treatment. Information will be acquired for medical records and with additional permission might be used for marketing purposes (but you get to say no too!).

The results may vary from person to person and that an exact result cannot be predicted. Completing a full treatment series is necessary to maximize treatment efficacy. It is very unlikely, but it is possible that you will not feel any recognizable result after the procedure. I acknowledge the results may not meet my expectations. Results are not guaranteed.

Gotcha excited, haven’t we! Available on beautiful Bainbridge Island!


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