Non-Surgical Fat Reduction & Muscle Toning with EmSculpt & Physiq


Is your tummy, thighs, upper arms, neck, and love handles becoming problem areas for fat? These common areas can be tough to shake fat from, even with regular exercise and healthy eating. There are surgical issues to help reduce the fat but many feel like these options are a little drastic for a relatively small issue.

Non-surgical fat reduction procedure aimed at people who want to get rid of stubborn areas of fat. Here at Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center we offer a range of non-surgical fat removal treatments such as EmSculpt and Physiq.

How Does Non-surgical Fat Reduction Work?

Non-surgical fat reduction treatment uses technology like heat, cooling lasers and ultrasound to penetrate the targeted subcutaneous adipose tissue. The technology used causes fat cells to implode, leaving the skin, blood vessels and connective tissue intact. During the treatment, tissue and fat cells are sucked in a vacuum in the applicator, essentially melting away.

Unlike liposuction, we use non-invasive procedures which means there are no incisions, minimal swelling and pain, and much less recovery time in comparison to other procedures. There is very little pre-procedure preparation, and you will be able to return quickly back to your day-to-day activities.

Who We Recommend Non-Surgical Fat Reduction For

We recommend non-surgical fat reduction for people whose weight loss has plateaued. It is also ideal if you have a particular problem area that dieting and exercise doesn’t appear to be helping. The ideal candidate should be healthy with a BMI of 30 or less with a small amount of stubborn fat in the stomach, buttocks, love handles or thighs.

Non-surgical fat removal is not suitable for those looking to lose a significant amount of fat. Both procedures we offer are designed to be used as a complementary treatment alongside a healthy diet and exercise. We recommend these non-invasive procedures be used alongside other traditional fat-loss methods.

How We Perform Fat Reduction and Muscle Toning at Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center

Dieting and exercise can only take you so far if you want to reduce fat and tone your muscles. Our effective non-surgical fat removal and muscle toning treatments can offer effective procedures with minimal pain and downtime.

There are lots of treatments on the market, but we offer EmSculpt and Physiq. These advanced procedures are a fantastic way of losing fat and sculpting the body without going under the knife. While liposuction quickly eliminates fat deposits, the procedure requires lots of downtime and can leave scarring on the body. Fat freezing also neglects muscle enhancement and is difficult to apply on specific areas of the body like the calve muscles.


EmSculpt is a cutting-edge procedure that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy channeled through large paddles to stimulate supramaximal muscle contractions in your targeted muscle groups.

EmSculpt is a breakthrough non-surgical procedure that simultaneously burns fat and builds muscle for a strong, toned body. It’s also FDA-approved to lift and firm the buttocks, making it a quicker and virtually painless alternative to a surgical butt lift or augmentation. We can either reduce the fat layer and tone the muscle, or just tone the muscle, depending on your preferences.

The involuntary contractions are induced at a rate of approximately 20,000 contractions per 30 minutes–that’s like doing 20,000 crunches or squats in half an hour! By signaling your muscles to use more energy, you’re able to target local fat stores in your problem area and see the fat melt away.


Physiq is a modern body contouring treatment, designed and built by a global leader in aesthetic technology. We use this technology for the simultaneous treatment of fat reduction and muscle stimulation.

Physiq has 4 applicators that use Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and Superluminescent Diode Matrix (SDM) technology with the optimal wavelength to help the body fat become better absorbed. This allows for multiple areas to be treated at the same time with no surgery and next to no downtime.

Physiq is the only device on the market that uses the innovative STEP technology. This technology ensures that the results of the procedure are maximized with fat and muscle simultaneously targeted using varying energy modalities within the same treatment time.

Why Choose Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center for Fat Reduction

We know the world of body transformations, even surgical, can be daunting. That is why our highly trained team of medical staff will consult with you to ensure you can enjoy a detailed, custom treatment plan. This includes product and service recommendations, so you can feel confident that you will get the best treatment when you visit the Fulton-based Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center.

Before & Afters

EmSculpt contracts 90% of your muscles in comparison to the 20% to 30% that you can tone up during a gym session. Our non-surgical fat removal treatments will allow you to lose weight and tone up muscle mass quickly and effectively.

After 4-6 weeks post-treatment, you should start to notice a significant visible improvement to the areas that have been treated, with full results noticeable after 6 months. After just 4 procedures, you should enjoy at least 6 months of muscle mass build-up.

After their first Physiq session, your core will feel more engaged and your muscles stronger. The fat loss will appear in the weeks after the first series of treatments. The results will continue to improve for several months.

If you use non-surgical fat removal on your buttocks you will notice a lifting effect as well as a more sculpted area. These treatments can also help men and women achieve a six-pack effect, more sculpted biceps and strengthen thigh muscles.

What to Expect From Your Fat Reduction and Muscle Toning Treatment

Before the Physiq procedure, you may be asked to shave the targeted area. At our comfortable offices, we will offer up to four applicators along the area being treated and you will secure them with a band.

During your treatment, you may feel warmth at the applicator site, but this system has been designed for maximum patient comfort. A single treatment with all four applicators runs for a maximum of 30 minutes, although smaller areas may need less time. 

Four applicators which can be used in sets of two on multiple areas in one single session. A maximum of three areas can be treated in one day and we recommend around 4 and 5 sessions depending on the area or the chosen results.

When it comes to the EmSculpt treatment, it is very similar. Wear something comfortable and we will place paddles on the area being treated. You will feel the muscles contracting straight away. The power can be turned up and down, depending on how much you can handle. This treatment will last between 20 and 30 minutes and usually it is recommended you do at least 4 treatments over a 2 week period.

Recovery and aftercare

Following your last non-surgical fat removal session, you can expect to see results in about 2 – 4 weeks. There is no downtime associated with this weight loss treatment. You will be able to return to your normal daily activities quickly after their session. You may experience a slight soreness, swelling, or redness in the targeted areas. These side effects will start to disappear after a few days.

After your Physiq treatment, it is important to massage the area with the special body lotion that was designed to complement your non-surgical treatment. You should use this lotion to massage twice a day between treatments.

It is important to avoid hot temperatures after the fat reduction and muscle toning procedure. This includes saunas, showers, or baths. You should also keep your body hydrated and protect your skin from direct sunlight for a few days after your treatment. Otherwise, you can go back to your normal routine almost immediately after the procedure.


The average cost of a fat removal treatment regimen is around $3,125. On average, a single treatment is $750-$1000, and four sessions are recommended for optimal outcomes. Get in touch with us today and we will be happy to offer a price bespoke to your consultation and procedure.

Related Treatments

At Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center, we offer a range of non-invasive procedures to help you achieve your body goals.

VirtueRF is the newest generation of FDA-Cleared radio frequency microneedling. This minimally invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and can help tone the face, neck, hands and body. This procedure needs next to no downtime, the results and immediate and can be improved over time!

Non-surgical fat removal will have better and more long-lasting results when you are hydrated. The fastest and most effective way to get rehydrated is by having fluids intravenously. We offer a range of IV packages which can help replenish your body with electrolytes, vitamins, and nutrients that it’s lacking.

Book Your Fat Reduction Consultation

Ready to begin your fat reduction journey With Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center? Come and see our expert in Fulton MD to discuss the best options to achieve the shape that you want. Book a consultation and take that first step to achieving your body goals with next to no recovery time!


Do PuraVida MedSpa & Cosmetic Laser Center do muscle sculpting?

Both Physiq and EmSculpt also offer muscle sculpting as well as fat removal. EmSculpt is a non-invasive procedure which induces powerful muscle contractions which are not achievable through voluntary contractions. When muscle tissue is exposed to strong contractions, they are forced to adapt and respond. The deep remodeling of the inner structure results in muscle building and body sculpting.

The deep heat phase from Physiq’s super luminescent diode matrix (SDM) targets tissue while the electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) creates muscle contractions. This procedure will re-educate the muscle in the targeted areas and deliver maximum results.

Do fat cells grow back after using EmSculpt?

No, because EmSculpt triggers the death of fat cells by heating them to a temperature that causes apoptosis, this means the fat cells will be metabolized by the body. Once fat cells have been destroyed, they will not come back.

Is non-surgical reduction the same as liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, whereas EmSculpt is a non-surgical procedure. EmSculpt is much less invasive as it needs no cutting, stitching or aesthetic. It also needs much less recovery time than liposuction, where you will often need to go under sedation.

How do I maintain my look after non-surgical fat removal treatment?

Although the same fat will not come back, you will have to put some work in to ensure your body stays looking as good as it did post-treatment.

Eat and maintain a well-balanced diet that is high in vital nutrients and low in saturated fat to keep the fat away. You should also drink lots of fluids because keeping hydrated will help flush away fat cells. We recommend drinking at least 8 oz. glasses of water a day. Exercise regularly by focusing on cardio and muscle-building activities to strengthen and maintain the treated areas.

Do these fat removal procedures hurt?

No! Neither EmSculpt or Physiq will cause pain or discomfort. Patients usually say they feel a pulling sensation or a contracting feeling. Our expert team will have total control of the treatment intensity, so you will always be treated at a level that is comfortable for you. You can start low and build up the intensity as you go for more sessions. They are much less painful than alternatives on the market that require surgery.