After the age of 30, inactive individuals can lose as much as 3-8% of muscle mass per decade. To reverse this process one can do
- Strength and resistance training
- Stimulate the muscle with bio-electrical stimulation or electromagnetic stimulation
Advantages of Bio-electrical muscle stimulation (BEMS)
- BEMS contracts muscles without exercising
- Increase muscle strength and range of motion
- Offset the effects of disuse
- Sculpt muscle
Muscle sculpting with the Cutera TruSculpt Flex
The Cutera TruSculpt Flex uses bio-electrical muscle stimulation (BEMS) to strengthen and sculpt muscles. It offers personalised treatments based on patient’s fitness, shape and goals. The Cutera TruSculpt Flex administers multidirectional stimulation (MDS) options to muscles and these treatment options are designed to stimulate different workouts such as twisting, squat and crunch actions.
Cutera TruSculpt Flex has several advantages compared to other muscle sculpting machines:
- It administers multidirectional electrical currents (Multi-Directional Stimulation MDS) to stimulate muscle groups.
- It can stimulate up to 8 body areas simultaneously.
- Cutera TruSculpt Flex can be set to stimulate muscles in sequence of 3 operational modes (Prep, Tone or Sculpt).
- The intensity for each operational mode can be independently adjustable for each muscle group.
- Results are seen after 2 weeks
Areas that can benefit from the Cutera Trusculpt Flex treatment
- Abdominal muscles
- Buttock muscles
- Thigh and calf muscles
- Arm muscles
- Low back muscles
The Cutera TruSculpt Flex muscle sculpting procedure
- Handpieces are placed on the areas to be treated
- Prep tone treatment: starts to create a twisting motion to warm up, stretch the muscles and slowly build up tolerance to muscle contractions
- Tone mode treatment is next: to contract muscle, hold them to the point of exhaustion and then relaxes them to increase strength and enhance endurance.
- Followed by sculpt mode treatment: where fast deep sequential contractions of muscles are started to build muscle mass and increase basal metabolic rate
- Treatments are repeated twice a week for 2 weeks