4 Ways to Tone Your Body with Zero Effort by the End of Summer

4 Ways to Tone Your Body by the End of Summer | RefinedMD, Los Gatos

4 Ways to Tone Your Body with Zero Effort by the End of Summer

Who has the time and energy to waste summer months slaving away at the gym for a toned figure? Not many—and you don’t need to turn into a gym rat thanks to the body contouring options available at RefinedMD. While non-invasive and minimally invasive body sculpting treatments and procedures aren’t a replacement for the gym routine, but rather a complement to a healthy lifestyle, they are still able to help you achieve your goals quickly and easily. All body contouring treatments require more than one session, but if you start right now you’ll see some serious results before the end of summer.

First, let’s define what body sculpting and contouring actually is. It isn’t a weight loss procedure, even though with many of our treatments you might lose a pound or two. Rather than focus on the number on the scale, body contouring is for those who are already at or near their goal weight but struggle with problem areas. Maybe you have saddlebags that just won’t budge no matter how healthy you eat or how long you’re at the gym. Maybe you’re one of the 93 percent of women with cellulite even though you’re fit and healthy. Perhaps you’ve spent years trying to build a bigger booty, but it seems that no amount of lunges or squats will do the trick. That’s when body contouring and sculpting can help. It gives you the tools you need to take your results to the next level.

Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO are the revolutionary technologies that help you build muscle in 30 minutes per site while you sit back and relax. It’s totally non-invasive and forces muscles into 20,000 supramaximal contractions. That’s the exact same contraction that your muscles perform when lifting weights or doing any other strength training move. Obviously, you can’t do 20,000 perfect crunches, especially not in 30 minutes, and that’s the major Emsculpt/Emsculpt NEO difference.

There are other benefits as well, such as being able to only target the muscles you want to build. You can also book back-to-back sessions so, for example, in one hour you can treat your booty and your abs. You’re probably wondering what the difference between Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO is, and it’s all about the fat. Emsculpt (the original) is strictly for muscle-building and what most people (especially women) want on their booty. Emsculpt NEO combines the muscle-building power of HIFEM with radiofrequency (RF) in order to both build muscle and burn fat. RF heats up deeper layers of tissue without damaging the top layer in order to burn away fat while also kick-starting collagen production. We offer both Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO because in some areas you just want to build muscle and in other areas you want to burn muscle and dissolve fat at the same time.

Emtone is the latest offering by BTL, the makers of Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO. It also uses RF technology, but for something else entirely—treating cellulite. By combining RF with targeted pressure, Emtone drastically reduces the appearance of cellulite and can be used just about anywhere by men and women alike. Keep in mind that there is no permanent solution for cellulite, not even surgery. Initial Emtone treatments total four, usually twice per week for two weeks. Results last 6 – 12 months on average, and most clients opt to redo treatments after this point.

Qwo is a different option for cellulite reduction, but is considered minimally invasive as it requires a series of injections. Qwo is an injection of enzymes that temporarily dissolves the collagen that causes the appearance of cellulite. A total of three sessions are needed, each spaced 21 days apart, but you will start to see results a few days after the first injection. Currently, Qwo is only approved for treating the buttocks of women, which addresses one of the most common cellulite areas and the demographic most likely to experience cellulite. Qwo results last 1 – 2 years on average, but it can cause significant bruising with each injection. Fortunately, that is easy to hide since only the buttocks can be treated at this time.

Finally, CoolSculpting remains the gold standard in spot-reducing and works by freezing away small areas of unwanted fat. Today, there are CoolSculpting options to treat virtually every area you might struggle with, including small areas like below the chin. Most people require 4 – 6 sessions per site, but you can start seeing results by Labor Day weekend if you start now. To learn more, or to schedule your consultation or appointment, get in touch with RefinedMD by calling the office or completing the online contact form.