About the Expert
Dr. Anna Toker is a native Texan with a penchant for Zydeco, being raised in Louisiana. Her experience as a top colorectal surgeon propelled her to expand patient offerings at Skandii Med Spa. As Medical Director, she offers supervised weight loss, body sculpting, and medical aesthetics. She is an avid tennis player, and supports various charities.
What is Emsculpt?
Emsculpt is a non-invasive body sculpting procedure designed by BTL which uses electromagnetic technology to build muscle and burn fat. Through the high intensity electromagnetic therapy procedure one can enlarge current muscles, as well as grow new muscle fibers. It is designed for both men and women who want to achieve a more sculpted abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves or thighs.
How does it compare with other body contouring methods/treatments?
Other body sculpting devices target the destruction of fat, whereas Emsculpt targets the development of muscle. This makes Emsculpt a great non-surgical alternative to the Brazilian butt lift.
How does it work? What does it do? Is it safe?
Emsculpt is based on high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy. A single Emsculpt session causes thousands of powerful muscle contractions which are extremely important in improving the tone and strength of your muscles. These powerful induced muscle contractions are not achievable through voluntary contractions; therefore, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt by remodeling its inner structure. This results in muscle building and sculpting your body. The Emsculpt procedure is currently FDA cleared to treat your abdominals, buttocks, arms, calves and thighs.
How soon can I see results? How many treatments should I book?
The normal course of treatments is 2 sessions per week for 2-3 weeks depending on the body part to be sculpted. Optimal results are seen 3 months later. As with any body sculpting procedure–surgical or non-surgical–the best results and maintenance of results are achieved with proper diet and exercise routines. We place all of our patients on a clean diet during and after treatments to maximize these results. Many patients would benefit from a fat debulking procedure prior to muscle contouring. For this reason, our office also offers Vanquish ME which is a non-surgical radiofrequency fat reduction procedure. Vanquish ME procedures are done one session per week over a 4-6 week period of time, but can be repeated as needed. Vanquish ME can be done on the abdomen, back, and thighs for 360-degree treatment.
What is the general cost?
The minimum industry pricing for Emsculpt is $750/ session regardless of body area treated. At Skandii MedSpa, we utilize our Clean Start HCG Diet, Vanquish ME, and Emsculpt as a metamorphosis bundle. This package is designed to help our clients lose weight, reduce residual fat deposits, and sculpt their core in a 6-week period of time (maximum results visible at 3 months). This package represents $6500 worth of treatments for $5000. By comparison, a surgical procedure would not only NOT be able to build muscle tone, but would cost more and require post-operative down time.
Do you offer financing?
We do offer financing through Care Credit. We accept cash, check, all major credit cards, and health savings account cards. We offer gift cards, which make the perfect gift for a recent graduate, new parent, or a bride or groom to be.