Emsculpt Recommended for “Bingo Wings”

Emsculpt Recommended for “Bingo Wings”

Emsculpt Recommended for “Bingo Wings”

It’s a common thing many women (and some men) face: you might be at a healthy weight and work out regularly, but when you raise your arm horizontally you find that “bingo wings” appear. They are also known as bat wings and can start as young as your 20s, and are especially common in those who have lost a significant amount of weight. At RefinedMD, our goal is your happiness and confidence, which is why we offer the best, most effective, and safest solutions for all of your skin goals. This includes vanquishing those bingo wings, and Emsculpt might be the key to getting rid of this sagging skin.

First, let’s be clear: bingo wings are usually not caused by excess fat (or there is very little fat involved). Anyone can have them regardless of size. It is, instead, sagging skin that might be left over from a time when you were heavier. Skin stretches, but it doesn’t always “snap back” (contrary to what post-partum celebs might have you think). In years past, the only way to get rid of bingo wings was with surgery, but upper arm surgery leaves a long and obvious scar. So, you would have to choose between bingo wings or a scar. Emsculpt lets you have tighter, more toned arms without any surgery or downtime.

Muscle Toning

“Toning” muscle isn’t actually a thing. Muscles can get bigger and stronger when they are worked out and strengthened, but that can be very difficult and time consuming. Strength training is very important for everyone, especially as we get older, but there’s only so much you can achieve at the gym. What many people don’t realize is that if certain upper arm muscles are strengthened, they can “snatch in” bingo wings a bit. However, this is only for those who have mild to moderate bingo wings. Those with severe cases may still require surgery for an optimal aesthetic, but can be helped with Emsculpt.

Emsculpt works just like strength training at the gym—except it requires no effort on your part. Emsculpt can be applied anywhere on the body, including the upper arms. It uses a pain-free, external device that makes the targeted muscles perform 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes. These are the same contractions achieved when you work out at the gym, such as doing bicep curls or tricep dips. Of course, nobody can do 20,000 reps of any exercise (especially not safely and definitely not in just 30 minutes). Typically, an initial series of 6 sessions is recommended for any Emsculpt regimen, followed by maintenance sessions every six months.

Muscles are taught to get bigger and stronger through these contractions. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself. The muscles “learn” that there is a certain degree of force, whether through lifting weights, manual labor, or Emsculpt. These contractions cause tiny tears in the muscle fibers, which the body then heals. The healing process is similar to a good kind of scarring, which bulks up the muscles and makes them stronger. It allows the muscles to be able to withstand a similar force in the future. Just like with every strength training session, muscles are told to get stronger after every Emsculpt session.

What to Expect with Emsculpt

Results are not immediate. There is no way to make muscles get instantly bigger and stronger, so patience is necessary. However, you will start to see some results about one month after your first Emsculpt session. Photos are a great way to track progress, as is fit of clothes. You can help amplify results by “feeding” your muscles protein right after Emsculpt sessions and decrease soreness by drinking BCAA water.

It’s important to note that Emsculpt probably won’t get rid of bingo wings entirely unless you have a very mild case. Also, losing fat probably won’t improve bingo wings and could actually make their appearance worse (so do not lose fat if you are already a healthy weight and are doing it solely to address the upper arms). Remember that bingo wings are mostly skin, which is an organ, and what’s needed is a “lift” in order to reduce this appearance. Stronger muscles in this area can help achieve this.

If you’re interested in Emsculpt for bingo wing treatment or for more “toning” anywhere in the body, contact RefinedMD today by calling the office or completing the online contact form.