The Emsculpt Diaries: Treating Diastasis Recti (DR)

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The Emsculpt Diaries: A Journey Toward Sculpted Abs

“There was no pain during the treatment,” she says. “But you can definitely feel the pressure of the device performing the contractions. There is a period during the treatment where there is a loud tapping sound to move the lactic acid but I quickly got used to that. The rest of the evening, my entire lower and upper abdomen was very tight and contracted which felt like a post workout. I could feel and even see the immediate effects even after the first treatment.”

Overall, four treatments are typically required over a two week period to achieve the best results. But after meeting with body experts at SkinSpirit Palo Alto, Jenny discovered she may have diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, caused by stretching in the stomach area when she had children. A recent BTL study shows that Emsculpt can decrease DR by about 11 percent, particularly for patients that come in for two additional treatments. A total of six Emsculpt sessions could help her bring her six pack muscles together and revive her pre-pregnancy body.

Jenny has completed the four recommended Emsculpt treatments that most clients require to see their best results. But, in working with our Palo Alto body experts, she's found that she has Diastasis Recti (DR), or stretching of the abdominals that occurs as a result of pregnancy. Clinical studies show that Emsculpt can provide improvement in patients with DR, particularly when a patient undergoes an additional two treatments. Now that she has completed four treatments, Jenny has already started to see some results, but she's elected to have the two more sessions to see if she can bring those stretched out muscles together.

Rather than speak for her, we'll let Jenny share her experience first-hand. Here's what she has to say about treating Diastasis Recti with Emsculpt, and what she's seen so far in her first four treatments at SkinSpirit.

Follow Jenny Through Her Emsculpt Experience

We're excited to see that Jenny has already started to notice some toning in her abdominal area, but the journey's not over for her quite yet. Most patients see maximum results from 30-60 days after their last Emsculpt session. We'll be touching base with Jenny then to see how Emsculpt has helped not only tone her abs, but improve her DR, and sharing her before and after photos with you.

The Emsculpt Diaries: Results

“I am thrilled to see my before and after results of my series of 6 Emsculpt treatments," says Jenny. "Although I am in good shape, no matter how many crunches I did or cardio, my stomach muscles stretched after having children. Emsculpt is a non-invasive, EASY way for me to specifically target my DR to help regain my 6 pack. I began to see results after the first treatment as my core became much more tightened and strengthened.

At 30 days I saw a measurable difference and it was the first time in over 6 years I began to see the definition of my abdomen return. At 60 days, it was even more noticeable as my stomach distension from the DR completely flattened and my circumference was much smaller. Emsculpt gave me the confidence to wear a two piece bathing suit for the first time in 10 years. I also met my personal goal this month of wearing an older dress that I could not get into earlier this year!”

Emsculpt is a great body toning treatment for those, like Jenny, who are in relatively good shape and just need a boost meeting their fitness goals and sculpting muscles in the abs, buttocks, or arms*. Not everyone is a candidate for treatment, but we’d love to connect you with one of our experts to find out if you’re a good fit. Our consultations are always complimentary. Book your appointment in Noe Valley, SF or Palo Alto today!