It’s Time to Upgrade Your EMSculpt Device

25 August 2023
Dr. Raoul Novelli
Reviewed by Dr. Raoul Novelli
Written by Anastasia Lesnikova

    The popularity of EMSculpt procedures and devices has surged in recent years, driven by the desire for non-invasive body contouring and muscle toning solutions. These cutting-edge devices utilise High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate powerful muscle contractions, effectively mimicking intense workouts and prompting muscle growth. And, consequently, EMSculpt has garnered attention for its ability to sculpt and tone targeted muscle groups, helping individuals achieve more defined physiques without the need for surgery or extensive downtime. 

    However, amidst the fervour surrounding this device, another technique has emerged, offering beauty and aesthetic clinics a more comprehensive approach: EMS.

    Electromyostimulation (EMS) is an alternative method that not only addresses muscle toning but also integrates advanced fat reduction and skin tightening technologies. It provides clients with a holistic solution for their body sculpting needs. As the field of non-invasive procedures continues to evolve, individuals seeking aesthetic enhancements can now explore a wider range of options to achieve their desired results.

    What is EMScuplt?

    EMSculpt is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that stimulates muscle contractions and induces muscle growth through HIFEM technology. 

    These treatments are typically well-tolerated, and many individuals report feeling like they've had an intense workout session after the treatment. As the procedure requires no anaesthesia, incisions, or downtime, it has become a popular option for those seeking to enhance their physique without the risks and recovery associated with surgical procedures. 

    However, many are unaware of how this device works and whether there are better and more advanced options available. 

    How Does EMSculpt Work? 

    During an EMSculpt session, a device is placed on the targeted area of the body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, or arms. The device emits electromagnetic pulses that cause involuntary muscle contractions, which are much more intense than those achieved through voluntary muscle contractions during regular exercise.

    This process stresses and remodels the muscle tissue, causing it to adapt and become more toned and defined over time. Additionally, the contractions can help increase blood flow and metabolism in the treated area, potentially aiding in fat reduction and improving overall body composition.

    What is HIFEM Technology?

    What many people are not aware of is EMSculpt works by using HIFEM Technology. HIFEM stands for High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology and this particular non-invasive medical technology uses electromagnetic fields to create focused and intense muscle contractions in the body. This technology is often used in medical and aesthetic procedures to stimulate muscle tissue, induce muscle growth, and improve muscle tone.

    In HIFEM devices, like EMSculpt, electromagnetic pulses are generated and delivered to the targeted area of the body. These pulses create strong and rapid muscle contractions that are more powerful than what can be achieved through voluntary muscle contractions during regular exercise. These intense contractions are often referred to as supramaximal contractions.

    How does compare EMS to HIFEM technology

    HIFEM technology works by causing rapid changes in the magnetic field around the muscle tissue. This changing magnetic field induces electrical currents within the muscles, leading to muscle contractions. These contractions are involuntary and are not initiated by the brain's signals, which is why they can be more intense and frequent than what a person can achieve through their own efforts.

    But, there’s an alternative that could revolutionise aesthetic and beauty clinics that showcases the benefits of using EMS. For a fraction of the price of an EMSculpt device, your clinic could achieve the results of HIFEM technology and more by switching to an EMS product.

    How Does EMS Compare to HIFEM Technology?

    EMS is an alternative technology which can surpass the results and possibilities of devices that use HIFEM technology. For aesthetic and beauty clinics, it allows for more opportunity in the variety of procedures that can be offered and the frequency a patient can arrange appointments. In addition, as the results from our device can be seen at the end of the first session, patients feel more encouraged to book a repeat appointment.

    So, What is EMS?

    Electromyostimulation, which is also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), is a technology that involves using electrical impulses to stimulate muscles and elicit contractions. These electrical impulses are typically delivered through electrodes placed on the skin over the targeted muscle groups. The purpose of EMS is to mimic the natural signals that the central nervous system sends to muscles to initiate contractions. 

    EMS Benefits vs HIFEM Technology

    EMS and HIFEM are two distinct technologies that focus on muscle stimulation, one through electrical contractions and the other through electromagnetic ones; but, they differ in their intended applications and delivery. Therefore, for a clinic, one of the biggest differences is the return on investment. 

    Applications of EMS

    • Muscle Building and Fat Reduction: EMS devices deliver electrical impulses to the muscles, causing them to contract. These contractions mimic the natural muscle contractions that occur during voluntary movement. By activating muscle fibres, EMS can potentially lead to muscle engagement that might be difficult to achieve through traditional exercise alone. The Transion body treatment also provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building. It induces isotonic and torsion muscle movement, accelerating metabolism and removing excessive interstitial fluids.
    • Body Contouring: Our EMS devices help to induce isometric muscle contractions through a process called Isogei. As the contracts target and build muscle, it can increase muscle strength by 26% only after 4 sessions, helping to achieve a more contoured physique.
    • Muscle Rehabilitation: EMS is commonly used in physical therapy and rehabilitation to prevent muscle atrophy and aid in muscle recovery after injuries or surgeries. By stimulating the muscles, EMS can prevent further atrophy and promote muscle reconditioning.
    • Strength Training and Muscle Building: Some athletes and fitness enthusiasts use EMS as a supplement to their regular workouts. The electrical impulses can cause muscle contractions that are stronger and more frequent than those achieved through voluntary contraction alone. This can potentially lead to increased muscle strength and endurance.
    • Pain Management: EMS is sometimes used as a form of pain management, particularly for individuals with chronic pain conditions. The electrical stimulations can help reduce pain by promoting blood circulation, releasing endorphins, relaxing muscles and potentially interrupting pain signals.
    • Muscle Relaxation: EMS can also be used to induce muscle relaxation, which can be helpful for individuals experiencing muscle spasms or tension.
    • Improved Circulation: The electrical stimulation provided by EMS can enhance blood flow to the stimulated areas, potentially aiding in healing and reducing swelling.
    • Lymphatic Drainage: The contractions created by EMS mimic the natural muscle movement that facilitates the flow of lymphatic fluid through the lymphatic vessels. The device helps to enhance lymphatic circulation, encouraging the movement of excess fluids, waste products, and toxins from the interstitial spaces back into the lymphatic system. This process aids in reducing swelling, improving overall circulation, and supporting the body's natural detoxification processes.
    • Facial Rejuvenation: These devices’ electrical impulses activate muscle contractions, which in turn enhance blood circulation, stimulate collagen production, and tighten underlying facial tissues. This process can lead to improved muscle tone, reduced appearance of wrinkles, and increased overall firmness of the skin. By promoting natural muscle movement and boosting cellular activity, EMS devices can be a valuable addition to skincare routines.

    Applications of HIFEM

    • Muscle Building and Toning: HIFEM is primarily used for muscle building and toning, especially in areas like the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
    • Body Contouring: HIFEM is employed for non-surgical body contouring to improve muscle definition and reduce fat.

    The Benefits

    EMS offers a range of benefits that make it a versatile tool in the realm of muscle activation and rehabilitation. By directly stimulating muscles, it proves invaluable for individuals struggling to voluntarily engage specific muscle groups due to injury or other limitations. Moreover, its ability to facilitate muscle recovery and thwart muscle atrophy is especially beneficial when conventional exercise approaches might be impractical.

    The localised nature of EMS allows precise targeting of specific muscle groups, rendering it an effective strategy for localised stimulation during both rehabilitation and muscle training efforts. Additionally, EMS can seamlessly complement traditional workout regimens, potentially amplifying outcomes and augmenting muscle recruitment, therefore offering the cosmetic results many are looking for.

    EMS serves as a dynamic asset, supporting muscle activation, recovery, cosmetic desires and targeted training with the potential to synergise with established exercise routines for maximised results.

    How Our 5 in 1 Device Compares

    Our Vip Hi-Line Lipo presents all five of our modules in just one device. That means your patients can benefit from our Transion, Isogei, Linfogei, Microgei and Lipoline technology in your procedures, allowing you to address diverse beauty concerns for the face and body, such as wrinkles and weight reduction.

    Maxx Royal Hotel and Spa in Turkey found that using VIP’s device helped to broaden their spa's treatment repertoire. Remarkably, within three months, the spa achieved ROI by dedicating merely 1.5 hours daily—completing three 30-minute sessions—to cover their initial investment. Read more here.

    Vip Hi-Line Lipo EMS device

    The versatility of VIP Hi-Line Lipo is evident through its application of up to 32 electrodes and manual handles, enabling comprehensive body and facial treatments that simultaneously address multiple areas. This innovation extends to its ability to effectively target all muscle groups and individual muscles, fostering muscle stimulation, fat reduction, and lymphatic drainage. Through torsion muscle movement, metabolic acceleration and the removal of excess interstitial fluids are achieved, while isometric muscle contraction technology ensures the activation of 100% of muscle fibres within the treated region. The device's non-invasive electro lymphatic therapy, featuring automatic lymphatic and venous drainage, further enhances its capabilities.

    Moreover, our device encompasses non-invasive liposuction and cellulite reduction functionalities, integrating 1MHz ultrasound cavitation for lipo cavitation, body contouring, and cellulite enhancement. The scope of its benefits extends to microcurrent facial skin rejuvenation, providing a holistic approach to beauty enhancement.

    Remarkably, the treatment entails no recovery time and can be safely administered on a daily basis, yielding immediate results from the very first session. The machine consolidates up to five distinct treatments, ensuring comprehensive care within a single platform. In an exceptional testament to its efficacy, a return on investment can be anticipated within just 6 to 12 months, underscoring its practical value.

    Combining EMSculpt with VIP Italia’s EMS Device

    If your clinic already has an EMSculpt device, there is no reason for it to retire just yet. Beauty clinic owners can offer a package of the two treatments, EMSculpt and VIP’s EMS device. These devices can complement each other effectively, providing enhanced benefits for patients seeking body sculpting and muscle toning.

    The EMSculpt HIFEM device primarily targets larger muscle groups in the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and thighs using high-intensity electromagnetic waves. It induces supra-maximal muscle contractions, which are stronger and more intense than what can be achieved voluntarily. This leads to muscle building, toning, and fat reduction in the treated areas.

    On the other hand, a traditional EMS device targets a broader range of muscle groups, allowing for more customised and localised treatments. By stimulating smaller muscles in various parts of the body, it can enhance muscle definition, improve circulation, and assist with lymphatic drainage.

    Combining these two devices in a treatment package can offer patients a holistic approach to body transformation. The enhanced benefits include:

    • Comprehensive Muscle Activation: The EMSculpt HIFEM device focuses on intense muscle contractions in specific areas, while the traditional EMS device can engage a wider range of muscles, providing a more complete muscle activation experience.
    • Customised Treatment Plans: Clinic owners can tailor treatment plans to each patient's needs by utilising both devices. This combination allows for personalised body sculpting and toning, addressing specific muscle groups and areas of concern.
    • Improved Fat Reduction and Muscle Definition: The synergistic effects of the two devices can lead to more pronounced fat reduction, enhanced muscle definition, and a sculpted appearance.
    • Enhanced Recovery and Relaxation: After intensive HIFEM sessions, using traditional EMS for other muscle groups can aid in post-workout recovery and relaxation.
    Combination of EMSculpt with 
VIP Italia’s EMS Device

    A Two-Treatment Package

    For example, following an EMSculpt treatment, you could integrate Limfogei lymphatic drainage to eliminate destroyed fat cells. The application of lymphatic drainage has the potential to alleviate swelling, leading to quicker results and reduced recovery time.

    It's also worth noting the potential benefits of incorporating the EMS facial rejuvenation treatments into a beauty practice, which can further enhance the overall offering.

    Speak to our team today to discover how our EMS devices can help take your beauty clinic to the next level.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is EMSculpt HIFEM more effective than electrical muscle stimulation?

    We wouldn’t necessarily claim that EMSculpt is favoured for body sculpting, while EMS is versatile for muscle toning and recovery. It’s important to recognize that these are different technologies. However, in comparison to EMSculpt, Vip Italia’s Transion has a unique capability to simultaneously address muscle toning, fat reduction and excess fluid elimination.

    Does EMSculpt utilise electrical muscle stimulation (EMS)?

    No, EMSculpt does not utilise electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). Instead, it uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate muscle contractions and promote muscle development.

    What are the drawbacks of using EMSculpt?

    While EMSculpt can yield positive results, there are potential drawbacks. It might be costlier than other treatments, requiring multiple sessions for optimal outcomes. Not everyone is an ideal candidate, and results can vary. Individuals with certain medical conditions or devices (like metal implants) might not be suitable for EMSculpt. A consultation with a medical professional is essential.

    Can EMS help in reducing abdominal fat?

    EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) primarily targets muscle contractions. However, it can be used as a supplementary tool alongside proper diet and exercise to enhance muscle tone and potentially contribute to an overall fat-loss strategy.

    Is weight loss achievable through EMS treatments?

    EMS primarily provides volume reduction. EMS can contribute to weight loss indirectly by building muscle mass and increasing metabolism.


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