Tesla Former vs Emsculpt
Emsculpt was developed after Tesla Former based on the FMS sculpting technology. We chose the Tesla Former for several reasons: the primary one being the lower cost of this treatment. In addition, the supramaximal contractions and power achieved in a 30-minute session with Tesla Former are greater than Emsculpt. So what is the difference between these two treatments?
- Tesla Former was developed before Emsculpt and initially used in a physiotherapy setting before being adapted for aesthetic use. However, it is still used for medical and aesthetic applications. Emsculpt is purely an aesthetic device.
- Neither is a weight loss device designed for body contouring, where weight loss and fitness goals need a nudge.
- Both Tesla Former and Emsculpt are used primarily for muscle toning. Such as improving abdominal muscle definition or butt toning. However, they can be applied to many other areas.
- If properly applied with a low sugar diet, they will encourage fat metabolism because of the stimulation of muscle contractions. We provide an extra 15 minutes free per session if you are interested in reducing fat.
- Emsculpt uses high-intensity electromagnetic energy, the same as Tesla Former.
- TGA approves both machines in Australia.
- They differ in the power they deliver and output results.
- Tesla Former produces approximately 50,000 contractions vs Emsculpt™ 20,000 contractions per 30 minute session
- Tesla Former produces 3 Telsa of energy vs Emsculpt 2 tesla of output per 30-minute session.
- Tesla Former has medical and aesthetic applications, vs Emsculpt™ has only aesthetic applications.
A tesla is a unit measurement of the strength of the magnetic field and named after the physicist Nicola Tesla, hence Tesla Former name.
Tesla Former vs Emsculpt – Supramaximal Muscle Contractions.
Both machines elicit what is called a supramaximal muscle contraction to build muscle. What does supramaximal muscle contraction mean? Usually, the power of muscle contractions is limited by how fast our nerves can signal a contraction. When using magnetic stimulation, we bypass our nervous system and stimulate muscles directly, allowing full muscle contraction with greater intensity than our bodies can perform – hence it is called supramaximal. (above maximum)
One Telsa former session is like doing 30,000 squats or situps in 30 minutes! It would be best if you did not use either machine in place of a healthy lifestyle. Instead, they are used to enhance results.
What to Expect with a Tesla Former Treatment
No preparation is required. Out therapist will strap a paddle to the target area, and the treatment cycle is activated.
- 30 minutes to target muscle toning
- 45 minutes to target fat + muscle toning (extra 15 minutes free)
As the treatment starts, the contractions feel intense as we ramp up treatment. There is no pain, just an unusual vibrating sensation, and sometimes you will see movement as your muscles are activated. After the session, you can feel sore – as if you have had a good workout in a gym. But you can return to your everyday life immediately.
- Sometimes people experience DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness 1-2 days after treatment.
- multiple sessions are required depending on your desired outcome and if you have a prior form (6-12)
- two sessions per week – but at least one day apart on a particular muscle area
Why choose FMS with Tesla Former?
FMS sculpting is a perfect addition to boost your gym routine and give a particular area a boost, especially in areas where people can struggle to get the best results in abs and butt. So how does the Tesla Former and Emsculpt work; this is where things get interesting, and you need to understand a few concepts – muscle hypertrophy and hyperplasia.
Muscle Hypertrophy vs Hyperplasia
- Hypertrophy is the process where muscles increase in size from resistance training. As a result, the individual muscle cells grow in size.
- On the other hand, hyperplasia is an increase in the number of muscle cells in the muscle. And the more muscle cells you have – the greater your ability to grow bigger muscles from weight training.
For many years, it has been debated whether high-intensity strength training can increase the number of muscle cells in a group (i.e. cause hyperplasia). However, recent studies show in animal models that FMS does induce hyperplasia and hypertrophy. Still, neither Emsculpt nor Tesla Former has the studies to confirm this does occur in people. Though it is suspected it probably does, there is no scientific evidence.
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