In this article:

  • What is EMsculpt?
  • How does an EMsculpt machine work?
  • What is cavitation?
  • What is lipo laser treatment?
  • What are the main differences between EMsculpt, cavitation, and lipo laser?
  • FAQs about EMsculpt


What is EMsculpt?

EMsculpt is a treatment that utilizes high-intensity, focused electromagnetic field technology to trigger muscle contraction for body sculpting. It is approved by FDA to consume fat and build muscle. It is a fantastic method for toning muscle and burning fat.


How does an EMsculpt machine work?

The machine utilizes innovative technology to achieve muscle building and fat burning. It works by conducting high-intensity, focused electromagnetic power to a treated area, causing your muscles to exercise and contract rapidly, which cannot be achieved voluntarily. The contraction can maintain up to several seconds. In response, the muscles will regroup and adapt to the "extreme" situation. As such, the muscle remodels its internal structure, and the fat is burnt and removed. That is how muscles get toned and tightened.


What is cavitation?

Ultrasonic cavitation, or ultrasonic fat dissolving, is a treatment used to eliminate fat accumulation under the skin. It is an ideal alternative to liposuction, an invasive and surgical cosmetic treatment for fat reduction.  

Ultrasonic cavitation targets a small body part with fat and helps shape the body. The treatment is much safer than liposuction. It utilizes ultrasonic sound waves to break up fat cells. The destroyed cells are absorbed and removed from the body through the lymphatic system. Gradually, fat gets less and less, and you can achieve weight loss without your notice.


What is lipo laser treatment?

Lipo laser, or laser fat dissolving, is a procedure that utilizes laser energy to dissolve fat under your skin without conducting an operation. When fat cells melt away, they can then be discharged through your body systems.

It is a minimally invasive method for fat reduction but is efficient and safe. Besides, it can bring about a more tightened and softer skin.


What are the main differences between EMsculpt, cavitation, and lipo laser?

Here the three procedures will be illuminated in the following dimensions: safety, cost, efficacy, and convenience.

  • Safety

By comparison, EMsculpt and ultrasonic cavitation are safer than lipo laser treatment. The former are non-invasive and non-surgical (ask for less recovery time), while the latter is minimally invasive.

However, all of the three may carry some side effects. For Emsuclpt, you may feel minor muscle soreness after treatment, just like what you will experience after some intensive exercise. You may have short-lived bruises and pain after cavitation treatment, which may disappear in a few days. While the most common implications of lipo laser treatment include the following: a treated part feel ache, numb, and discomfort, and you may get discolored and slack skin.

Last, no matter which treatment you take, you need to consult a doctor if the side effects mentioned above last than expected.

  • Cost

Ultrasonic cavitation is cheaper and more affordable than the traditional procedure of liposuction. The average cost of a cavitation treatment is between $250 and $350, depending on the treated area, where you have the treatment, etc.

Likewise, an array of factors may determine the cost of lipo laser treatment. Typically, it charges between $2,500 and $4,500 per body part. So, the best way to know the actual expense is to consult the institution where you will have the treatment.

The price also varies for EMsculpt treatment. Generally, it costs around $750 to $1000 per session.

No matter which procedure you will turn to, you need to take multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome. That means you always have to pay more.

  • Efficacy

All three are effective in their particular purposes. Ultrasonic cavitation and lipo laser are mainly used to reduce unwanted fat from specific body parts but in different ways. The two work much better than EMsculpt in this regard. On the part of EMsculpt, it's an ideal tool to build and tone your muscle. That is why it's preferred in body contouring.

In a word, when you judge the efficacy, you need to consider what your purposes are and what you would like to achieve.

  • Convenience

Both ultrasonic cavitation and EMsculpt are claimed to be convenient. It is because the two are non-invasive, do not involve an incision, and thus require no downtime, and you can go back to your routine immediately.

However, lipo laser, as mentioned above, it is minimally invasive. Therefore, it might ask for a few days of recovery.


FAQs about EMsculpt

Q: How long can the results of EMsculpt last?

A: You can expect the outcomes to last up to three to six months, depending on your condition and lifestyle (such as diet and exercise). If you wish to keep them longer, you need to develop a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Post-treatment maintenance is vital in extending the effect.


Q: When can I see the outcomes of EMsculpt?

A: Minor changes, such as improved posture and decreased fatigue, can be experienced once after a session. However, for more prominent outcomes, you need to wait for at least three months following the last session of EMsculpt you take and keep a maintenance plan.


Q: Is an EMsculpt treatment painful?

A: It is painless. The procedure does not cause pain but triggers your muscle to contract, giving you a pulling sensation. Overall, it is pretty comfortable.