Month: June 2020

My Personal Experience with TruSculpt and EmSculpt for Body Toning, Sculpting and Contouring

Everyone has different body goals. As you tone and contour and work toward your ideal shape, I recommend adding non-surgical body treatments like EmSculpt (which helps build muscle fibre) and truSculpt (which fights fat). These two treatments target different needs, but together offer incredible results! For anyone wondering what it really looks and feels like to get these treatments, one of our patients kindly agreed to share her past experience. Here is what she had to say…

How did you first hear about EmSculpt and truSculpt and what made you want to try these body treatments?

I first heard about the benefits of both procedures through friends but I was already familiar with the idea of ‘body contouring’ because I love to follow new advances in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. When I met with Dr. Nussbaum and her team about getting these treatments done, I was immediately made to feel at ease and knew I wanted to move forward.

What areas did you have treated?

I treated my stomach with truSculpt and my buttocks/backside with EmSculpt.

What were some of your concerns/questions before getting each procedure done and how were they resolved/answered?

One thing I was concerned about was discomfort. How painful would these treatments be? I had tried CoolSculpting over the years and found it to be very uncomfortable.

When I tried truSculpt I was surprised by how manageable it was. I barely felt anything and could have easily napped or read a book throughout the procedure – that was a first! It was also remarkably short. 15 minutes, maybe? I loved how I could get in and get out so quickly and get on with my day.

As for the EmSculpt, at first it was a very weird sensation but once I got used to it it was very tolerable. I have one session left in my package of four and I am already considering getting it done on my stomach too (I’m ready for a 6 pack!).

What was the downtime like — any at all?

I was pleased to discover that there was zero downtime!

What about the results?

I can already see a huge difference in my stomach from the truSculpt treatment. I can’t wait to continue to see changes.

How would you describe each treatment to a friend?

A must! Defying gravity! Just do it!

A few details about EmSculpt and truSculpt from Dr. Marnie Nussbaum:

How does EmSculpt work and what are the benefits?

  • EmSculpt uses non-invasive HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to induce supramaximal muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions (i.e. exercise). When the body is exposed to these types of contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt. This creates a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and a resculpting of the body.
  • This procedure is clinically proven to increase muscle mass by up to 16% and reduce fat by up to 19% while helping to refine your desired muscle definition.

How does truSculpt work and what are the benefits?

  • truSculpt works through an ‘innovative monopolar radiofrequency’ technology – which targets fat tissue, heats it, and eliminates that fat permanently through the body’s natural processes over several weeks.
  • On average, patients will experience a 24% fat reduction in the target area over 3 months.

Why get these treatments together?

While truSculpt and EmSculpt are fantastic treatments on their own, there are benefits to getting both treatments done to maximize results. While truSculpt helps to non-invasively eliminate deep fat tissue, EmSculpt complements this by building and defining muscle fibres for a stronger, leaner frame.

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Why Sunscreen is Essential to Maintaining Skin Health

When asked what I consider to be the most important steps of a daily skincare routine, I always place sunscreen at the top of the list! Since May is Melanoma Awareness Month, let’s talk about how essential sunscreen is to your skin’s health. It’s incredibly important for your skin to wear SPF every day. Not only will it prevent burns, but it will reduce the chances of fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration, as well as harmful melanomas and other skin cancers. Prevention is your best weapon against the sun’s harmful rays!

With summer fast approaching, sunscreen should never be far out of our reach. Always pick a broad spectrum SPF, with 30+ being my go-to. A good water resistant formula is key, and don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours, especially if sweating and/or swimming! I highly recommend Supergoop’s ZincScreen 100% Mineral Lotion and Sun Bum’s Clear Zinc. Both contain zinc oxide and help to protect your skin from damaging UV rays and air pollution. People with sensitive skin should look for products that are fragrance-free and/or hypoallergenic, so make sure to keep your eyes open for those qualities when walking down the sunscreen aisle.

And of course, we can’t forget about our little ones! Children especially need to wear sunscreen as their skin is extra sensitive to the sun. To help keep your kids safe, I recommend sunscreens that are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free. My favorites for my family are Baby Bum SPF 50 Sunscreen, Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Stick, and Bioderma’s Photoderm Kid.

It’s also pertinent to remember that the easiest way to protect your skin from the sun is to cover up! Big hats are always a fun and easy way to shade your face, along with wearing UPF clothing, which is specially designed to protect your skin from UV rays. And never forget a cute pair of sunglasses!

There’s no better time to double check the expiration dates on your products than as we enter into a new season. Keeping on top of their expiration dates helps to prevent you from dealing with irritation or possible infection from the expired or contaminated products, and it ensures the SPF is effective in protecting you against harmful UVA/UVB rays. To learn more about how to tell if your skincare products are no longer safe or effective, check out our post here.

If you have been dealing with discoloration, fine lines, or other sun damage effects to your skin, there are plenty of treatment options for you to choose from to restore and improve the health of your skin! You can learn about the differences and benefits of chemical peels, Fraxel laser, and Botox treatments here, and you can always contact me for a telemedicine consultation to determine what you and your skin’s needs are. Our practice can be reached at (212) 220-0776 or by visiting us online at

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