Remove Fat and Create Muscle at the Same Time with EMSCULPT®

EMSCULPT® is a non-invasive procedure offered at Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery to assist men and women gain muscle and tone in various areas of their bodies.

EMSCULPT® works by introducing powerful muscle contractions that are not possible through voluntary means. These strong contractions force the muscles to adapt to the extreme conditions, which in turn causes the remodeling of the inner structure of the muscles themselves. This results in added muscle and tone.

What is EMSCULPT®?

To give you a sense of the magnitude of muscle contraction, a typical 30-minute EMSCULPT® session is equivalent to doing around 20,000 sit-ups or squats depending on the area that’s being targeted. EMSCULPT® allows you to burn fat and tone your abs and buttocks without any pain or downtime.

EMSCULPT® is a government-approved treatment procedure for the improvement of the following body areas:

  • Abdominal tone improvement
  • Development of a firmer abdomen
  • Strengthening of the abdominal muscles
  • Strengthening, toning and firming of the thighs and buttocks
  • Improvement of muscle tone and firmness in the arms

The EMSCULPT® device helps to contract muscles far beyond what’s possible through typical strength training, which helps to provide superior muscle definition and tone and boosted fat metabolism. Results from EMSCULPT® procedures are currently backed by multiple clinical studies that show loss of fat, as well as more defined muscles in the abdomen area and buttocks after a series of only 4 sessions.

EMSCULPT® uses HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic Energy) to help create this superior muscle contraction. This device uses a wide variety of different muscle contractions which go far beyond what you may be able to receive working out in the gym.


Melanie came to our clinic hoping to tone her abdominal and glute area without spending countless hours at the gym. Emsculpt® was the perfect fit to not only help build muscle but shred the unwanted fat in both of these areas.

After four full 30-minute sessions on each area with Emsculpt®, she has lost some of the tough to target fat and has a more defined appearance.

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Annie is a mother of two and wanted a little bit of help getting back “to her old body.”

As a personal trainer, she is at the gym constantly and understands the importance of fitness and diet, but still wanted that extra push to help take her body to the next level.

After four treatments of Emsculpt® for the abdomen and glutes, she has completed her first set and in 2-4 weeks will see the near full result! We can’t wait to take her after photos and share them!

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Benefits of EMSCULPT®

Below are just a few of the many benefits of EMSCULPT®. Should you be interested in learning about additional benefits not discussed here, feel free to reach out to Dr. Sharma and his team today.

  • Non-invasive – Unlike many cosmetic procedures, EMSCULPT® is completely non-invasive. This means that no anesthesia or incisions are required.
  • Safe & effective – EMSCULPT® is government approved and backed by a number of scientific studies that have shown participants experienced increased muscle tone.
  • Natural look – EMSCULPT® offers a non-surgical way of sculpting your body that looks completely natural. As the days and months pass by after treatment, the treated areas will gradually tone up and provide a better and more natural look.
  • No downtime – EMSCULPT® procedures typically last around 30 minutes and allow you to return to your everyday activities right away.
  • Long-lasting results – Results from EMSCULPT® are long-lasting because the affected fat tissue has been eliminated. Simply stick to your diet and exercise routine and you’ll be able to enjoy EMSCULPT® results for years to come.

How Does EMSCULPT® Work?

EMSCULPT® uses High Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) technology. The energy is transmitted to the abdomen or buttock (more muscle groups including arms, legs and shoulders are being launched in Canada shortly). As energy enters the muscles there is a rapid depolarisation of all of the surrounding muscles resulting in a supramaximal contraction.

The intensity of the forced contractions achieved by EMSCULPT® simply cannot be replicated with voluntary effort. This, combined with high frequency contractions (20,000 in 30 minutes), results in an incredible yet virtually painless transformation process of muscle building and fat burning at the same time.


What Happens During a Treatment?

The EMSCULPT® procedure lasts 30 minutes. An applicator is secured to either the abdomen or the buttock. Once in place, involuntary contractions are generated by the machine. These forced contractions are called supramaximal contractions due to the high intensity achieved. Muscles which are practically impossible to engage voluntarily are also recruited in the intense contractions. 

To ensure muscle fatigue doesn’t settle in, cycles of contractions are followed by a cycle of lactic acid dispersion. This allows the EMSCULPT® process to generate an enormous 20,000 contractions in a short 30 minutes. Imagine being able to reap the benefits from 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes with next to no discomfort or downtime afterwards!

Is it Painful and are There any Side Effects?

Despite being able to emulate a staggering 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes, EMSCULPT® is actually not painful. In normal high intensity workouts our muscles fatigue rapidly and lactic acid build up can cause excruciating pain. EMSCULPT® has been designed to counter this physiological response by utilizing a sophisticated cycling technology whereby muscle contractions are followed by a short period where lactic acid is pushed out of the muscles. This allows the body to withstand an incredibly intense workout without the pain and fatigue experienced in the gym!


Because we’ve been providing non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as EMSCULPT® and CoolSculpting® to patients here in the Edmonton area, we’ve compiled a list of questions that should help you on your journey to determine if EMSCULPT® is a good fit for you. Should you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our clinic at any time.

Am I a good candidate for EMSCULPT®?

The ideal candidate is someone who is in relatively good shape and has realistic expectations about this type of procedure. EMSCULPT® is highly effective, but it will not replace a regular exercise and diet routine. Patients who make healthier lifestyle changes prior to and after the procedure will see lasting effects.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies, but we typically suggest at least 4 sessions which are scheduled 2-3 days apart. Each session should last around 30 minutes.

Is there any downtime with EMSCULPT®?

The EMSCULPT® procedures are completely non-invasive and require no recovery time or pre-treatment preparation.

How quickly will I see results?

Many of our patients see results immediately, but you should definitely see results 2-4 weeks after the last session. In addition, areas will continue to improve for several weeks after the treatments are complete.

Create a Better Physique with EMSCULPT®

The team at Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery would be happy to schedule a consultation with you to determine if EMSCULPT® is an ideal procedure for you. Dr. Sharma will sit down with you one on one to go over the intricacies of the procedure so that you’re 100% confident in the outcome. If you’re ready to schedule an initial consultation, feel free to reach out to our team by phone today in our Edmonton office at 780-476-7970.