Martha E. Stewart, MD, LLC Dermatology is proud to be the only practice in Louisiana and one of the first 30 sites in the United States to have this amazing technology! Known for adopting innovative, safe treatments that produce results, Dr. Stewart and her staff are proud to now offer this new, nonsurgical body contouring treatment. Accufit is a non-invasive muscle stimulation treatment that safely improves muscle tone and strength. Unlike other devices, Accufit doesn’t use electromagnetic energy, greatly enhancing the treatment’s safety. It also stimulates multiple muscles during a single treatment, unlike some of it’s competitors, and provides a more efficient and specific delivery of energy to targeted muscles. So get ready to define those muscles with a little help from Accufit!
What is Accufit?
Unlike other non-invasive muscle toning treatments, Accufit actually feels like workouts similar to yoga, strength training, sculpting, and massaging. It uses the same type of electro-muscular stimulation technology that’s been used for decades by physical therapists to strengthen muscles. Both men and women can tone their abs, thighs, and buttocks with Accufit treatments. Combining Venus Freeze treatments with Accufit can enhance the results.
How does Accufit work?
Accufit delivers electronic energy to targeted muscles through electrodes attached to the patient. The treatment is computer-controlled and involves 4 distinct waveforms to manipulate muscles in twisting, holding, gripping, and tapping movements that simulate an actual multi-dimensional workout. This is different than other non-invasive muscle toning treatments, which use magnetic energy in a one-dimensional way.
What can I expect from an Accufit treatment?
Treatments involve a unique 4-cycle program that stretches and builds muscles and ends with recovery. You can expect to experience a sensation of the muscles gently contracting at the outset of the treatment. As the intensity gradually increases, the contractions become stronger. Each cycle ends with a “warm down” to reduce fatigue before the next cycle.
Treatments typically take between 30 and 45 minutes and don’t cause any discomfort. During a single treatment session, the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs can be treated.
What happens after an Accufit treatment?
Because Accufit is a non-invasive treatment, patients can immediately resume their normal activities after a treatment session. Even though the procedure itself is comfortable, you may notice tingling in the areas treated for up to a few hours after the treatment and some slight muscle tenderness for 24 to 72 hours. Imagine how you feel after an intense workout.
We recommend scheduling 4 separate treatment sessions scheduled at least 2 days apart to maximize Accufit’s benefits. Depending on the patient’s condition at the beginning of the treatment, additional treatment sessions may be needed.
Who is a good candidate for Accufit?
The best candidates for Accufit are men and women who want to enhance muscle tone. It’s also great for people who may have plateaued in their workouts and still want to add more definition to their muscles. Accufit isn’t meant to be a substitute for exercise, and we recommend that patients continue their workout regimens between treatment sessions and maintain a healthy diet. Periodic 45-minute treatment sessions help maintain your results.
Accufit is also great for people who are at the beginning of their fitness journey and need a little “kick-start”, for women post-pregnancy, or for anyone who needs to improve their core strength (ie patients with lower back pain, poor posture, etc.).
Patients of all ages can benefit from Accufit, and women and men who have had Venus Freeze treatments can now add muscle toning to fat reduction for the best possible outcomes.
If you are interested in toning your abs, buttocks, and thighs, contact us to see if you are a good candidate for Accufit treatments. You can learn more about other body contouring treatments by exploring our website or call us at 985-727-7701 to schedule a consultation.