HIFEM stands for High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology.
HIFEM uses a powerful but harmless form of electromagnetic stimulation to contract the muscles in the target area. These magnetic fields produce electrical currents which are transmitted to the muscles. When these magnetic pulses are fast enough, they force the muscles to contract, just as they do during strenuous exercise.
HOW DOES HIFEM WORK?
HIFEM mimics the action potentials of the nerves that cause the muscles to contract with a thoroughness and intensity that you cannot perform through voluntary exercise. As a result, when the muscles contract enough times, they begin to build muscle and burn fat. When we use HIFEM technology, we can achieve its functional and aesthetic effects.
Several devices have been approved for therapeutic uses including maintaining and improving range of motion, muscle re-education, increasing local circulation, preventing, or treating disuse atrophy, relaxing muscle spasms, and preventing venous thrombosis.
WHAT DOES HIFEM TREAT?
Everyone wants to look and feel better and stronger. By using HIFEM to strengthen and tone core muscle tissue, patients can improve not only their appearance, but also their muscle function.
HIFEM technology treats muscle laxity throughout various areas of the body, including the:
- Abdominal area
For areas such as the pelvic floor, HIFEM has significant therapeutic benefits, such as improving male and female urinary incontinence. HIFEM also improves blood floor to the pelvic floor thereby improving sexual health in both men and women.
HOW DOES A HIFEM TREATMENT FEEL?
When applying HIFEM, patients may experience slight muscle twitching and movement. The muscles in the treated area will contract with each pulse of HIFEM energy. The muscle tissue will respond to the intense stimulation by adjusting its structure. HIFEM can strengthen the muscles and increase their volume by up to 25-30% several weeks after completing a series of treatments.
HOW MANY HIFEM SESSIONS DO I NEED?
HIFEM treatment, typically includes as series of four to six 30-minute sessions spaced a week apart.
HIFEM treatments are painless and require zero downtime afterwards. Most people choose to relax by napping or browsing on their phones during their body sculpting treatment. The next day, you may experience the same level of soreness as after a strenuous workout.
HOW IS HIFEM TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTERED?
As HIFEM is applied, patients may experience small muscle twitches and movements. The muscles in the treated area will contract with each pulse of HIFEM energy.
The muscle tissues will respond to the intense stimulation by adapting their structure. This stimulates a deep tissue restructuring that begins metabolically, creating a toned and full appearance in the muscles. HIFEM can strengthen muscles and increase muscle volume by up to 25 percent.
DOES HIFEM TECHNOLOGY WORK?
Several clinical studies and publications have investigated the success of HIFEM treatments. One study tested the efficacy of non-invasive buttock augmentation and lifting with HIFEM technology and found that patients were highly satisfied. Digital photographs observed marked improvements that HIFEM is a sustainable alternative to butt augmentations that use fat transfer and liposuction.
A similar study used MRI photographs to analyze the growth in the biceps, triceps, and calf muscle tone after treatment. The MRI showed an average increase in muscle mass for all three muscle groups. The biceps increased by 17.1 percent, triceps increased by 10.2 percent, and calf muscle increased by 14.6 percent. This illustrates HIFEM technology is a viable treatment for both arm and calf toning.