EMsculpt/EMsella Specialist

OptiHealth Institute: Eric C. Nager, MD

Anti-Aging, Functional, & Regenerative Medicine located in Baltimore, MD

Emsculpt® can straighten and tighten your muscles utilizing the safe, effective, and innovative power of electromagnetic energy. Emsella® uses the same electromagnetic technology to stimulate pelvic floor muscles and eliminate urinary incontinence. At OptiHealth Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, Eric C. Nager, MD, and his qualified team offer both of these quick, in-office treatments. Explore the benefits of Emsculpt and Emsella by calling OptiHealth Institute or booking online.

EMSculpt/EMsella Q & A

What is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used to strengthen and tighten muscles and eliminate problem fat cells. Emsculpt is both FDA-approved and effective. The treatment can help you contour and sculpt your physique closer to your desired shape.

The Emsculpt device is approved for use on the buttocks and abs with smaller attachments used to sculpt the arms (biceps and triceps), calves, and thighs.

How does Emsculpt work?

Emsculpt works by emitting controlled electromagnetic pulses that force your muscles to contract around 20,000 times in 30 minutes. With a traditional exercise squat or crunch, you’re only activating about 50% of that muscle group every three to five seconds.

The rapid Emsculpt contractions also stimulate the release of certain chemicals from your muscles that tell your fat cells in the area to break down. The fat cells die, and over time, your body’s natural lymphatic system gets rid of them.

Emsculpt is a simple in-office treatment. During your appointment, you lay down on a table, and your OptiHealth Institute provider carefully straps the device onto the target area.

The Emsculpt machine produces electromagnetic pulses to burn unwanted fat and strengthen your muscle fibers. The energy emitted from the Emsculpt device can reach the entire sheath of the abdominal muscles.

Emsculpt works slightly differently to shape, round, and tighten the buttocks. The device builds the gluteal muscles, but it doesn’t destroy the shape-enhancing fat.

Most people experience little to no discomfort with the Emsculpt procedure. Similar to a workout, your muscles might feel a bit sore the following day. You typically need several treatments for the best outcome, and can expect  results in just four treatments.

The best results aren’t typically completely noticeable until around three months following your treatment, and you should continue to see improvements for up to six months or even longer.

What benefits does Emsculpt offer?

Emsculpt is effective and doesn’t have any downtime. After your treatment, you might feel like your entire core is stronger, and you might be able to perform more advanced core exercises and enhance your fitness. 

One study revealed an average 23% reduction in subcutaneous abdominal fat just three months following treatment. Another study showed an average 15% increase in abdominal muscle thickness only two months after Emsculpt treatment.

What is Emsella?

Emsella is a noninvasive procedure to treat urinary incontinence. It uses targeted electromagnetic energy to stimulate pelvic floor muscles. 

During Emsella treatment, you sit on a chair that we affectionately call the Kegel throne. You are fully clothed, and can watch TV, answer emails or talk on the phone.  The device causes your muscles to contract thousands of times, strengthening them to prevent future urine leakage.  We call this the Kegel throne because in a 30 minute treatment, your pelvic muscles will have performed 12,000 kegel contractions!

How many Emsella treatments do I need?

The number of Emsella treatments that you need depends on your health history and the severity of your urinary incontinence. Dr. Nager typically recommends a series of six separate sessions spread out over several weeks. 

Is Emsella safe?

Emsella is safe and typically well-tolerated. During treatment, it’s normal to experience tingling sensations and pelvic floor contractions. There’s no recovery period or downtime, so you can return to work or other routine activities right away.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of Emsculpt or Emsella, call OptiHealth Institute, or book online today.