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Tummy Tuck vs. Laser Body Sculpting

Surgery to repair diastasis recti is substantial and should not be undertaken lightly. If your condition is severe, or not improving to your satisfaction after exercise, you may consider going under the knife to correct your diastasis recti. If you do opt for surgery, you’ll need to plan for a significant recovery period. Expect to have limited mobility for one to two weeks post-op before you start getting back to your normal routine. Heavy lifting and core exercises will be restricted for about five to six weeks after surgery, and it will take much longer for the swelling to completely subside and for the scars to flatten, soften, and fade — about six months to a year.

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Body Contouring Helps Moms Get Back in Shape and Rebuilds Confidence

If you are struggling to get rid of that last of your postpartum pooch, you may think that surgery to heal your diastasis recti is your only option. A surgical operation that repairs the diastasis recti is also known as a tummy tuck. This procedure can be quite intense, and you may need a significant amount of recovery time. With this being said, some patients may only need to have the muscles in that area tightened, which is where body contouring and body sculpting come to the rescue!

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Body Sculpting is the Pain-free, No-Surgery Alternative to Getting the Perfect Body

At Westside Laser & Light, we want you to get the results you deserve with laser body sculpting! The EM Club was designed for women and men who wish to use EMSCULPT® and BODY BY BTL services to build muscle, reduce fat and maintain their results over time. Keep reading to find out how the services we offer can help you get the body of your dreams, without having to resort to surgery.

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Why Choose BTL Cellutone™ Vanquish ME™ and Exilis Ultra™ Cellulite Treatments?

Once you have completed your first EMSCULPT® treatment series, the EM Club will help you take things to the next level, by giving you access to the entire suite of BODY BY BTL services, including BTL Cellutone™, Vanquish ME™ and Exilis Ultra™. We think that these services are the best of the best when it comes to cellulite treatments in Calgary. 

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EMSCULPT® for Men and Women

EMSCULPT® offers an effective, non-invasive muscle toning and fat reducing solution for men and women looking to tighten and tone. It has shown to be safe and effective on any body type. You begin to feel tangible results right after the first treatment. Positive results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatments.

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Your Guide to Non-Invasive Body Sculpting from Westside Laser & Light

The EM Club: No Surgery, No Pain – Get the Body You Deserve with Laser Body Sculpting

At Westside Laser & Light, we want you to get the results you want and deserve with laser body sculpting! That is why we created the Expert Guide to reaching your body goals through the EM Club! The EM Club was designed for those women and men who wish to use EMSCULPT® and BODY BY BTL services to build muscle, reduce fat and maintain their results over time. Keep reading our Expert Guide to find out how the services we offer can help you get the body of your dreams, without having to resort to going under the knife.

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What is EMSCULPT® and The EM Club?

Imagine doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats in 30 minutes – that is EMSCULPT®.

The EMSCULPT® induces HIFEM energy (High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnestism) that causes your muscles to do the impossible: supramaximal contractions. When exposed to supramaximal contractions, muscle tissue is forced to adapt to the new conditions imposed on it. The response is a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and fat burning. In other words, EMSCULPT® is the world’s first and only device that literally works out for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Body you want with The EM Club

Professional Body Sculpting Services

Westside Laser & Light is excited to introduce you to The EM Club and we’ve put this guide together to walk you through our body transforming membership program! 

The EM Club was specifically designed for men and women who wish to maintain their gym and workout efforts over time. With the help of the entire suite of BODY BY BTL services, patients will experience a significant growth of their muscles and a reduction in fat. 

At Westside Laser & Light, we recommend joining The EM Club after you have completed an EMSCULPT® treatment series. For those wanting additional body sculpting services in Calgary and to continue EMSCULPT® for maintenance treatments, The EM Club will give you access to the full complement of BODY BY BTL treatments.

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What is EMSCULPT®?

Imagine doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats in 30 minutes – that is EMSCULPT®. 

The EMSCULPT® induces HIFEM energy (High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetism) that causes your muscles to do the impossible: supramaximal contractions. 

When exposed to supramaximal contractions, muscle tissue is forced to adapt to the new conditions imposed on it. The response is a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and fat burning. 

In other words, EMSCULPT® is the world’s first and only device that literally works out for you.

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EMSCULPT® Tones Your Body – No Gym Required!

It’s like doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats in a single work-out – seriously!

EMSCULPT® improves core-strength, strengthens and builds quads and hamstrings and shapes or lifts the buttocks. EMSCULPT® is an extremely safe and non-invasive treatment with 96% patient satisfaction. Four sessions over two weeks are recommended for best results. 

EMSCULPT® produces hypertrophy, an increase in the volume of muscle, and hyperplasia, an increase in the number of muscle fibers. On the surface, these changes appear as toned, sculpted abs and buttocks. Below the surface, muscle is being remodelled, making you stronger without stepping into a gym. 

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EMSCULPT® – A Pain-Free, Effective Alternative to the Tummy Tuck

EMSCULPT® is used to tone and strengthen the stomach and lift and firm the buttocks by building the abdominal and gluteal muscles – two of the hardest areas to affect through diet and exercise alone! 

In a recent study, the EMSCULPT® was used for abdominal body shaping. The results found that 22 patients who were treated in 4 sessions within 2 weeks experienced a waist size reduction on average by 4.37 cm at 3-month post-treatments and 96% patients said that they were satisfied with treatment results.

Of the 19 patients who completed the study, none reported adverse events. 16 out of 19 subjects (84%) showed >2.5 cm circumferential reduction 3-months post-treatment (independent of weight changes). A significant portion of the reduction (75%) was measured already after the last treatment, further improving at 3-months. At 3-months all patients expressed some level of satisfaction with treatment results, there were no dissatisfied patients.

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EMSCULPT® for Men and Women

EMSCULPT® offers an effective, non-invasive muscle toning and fat reducing solution for men and women looking to tighten and tone. It has shown to be safe and effective on any body type. You begin to feel tangible results right after the first treatment. Positive results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatments. 

An EMSCULPT® series begins with four treatments, spaced a few days apart. If you maintain a healthy weight, your fat reduction from EMSCULPT® will be permanent. If you continue to exercise, the muscle development you receive from EMSCULPT® can last six months to a year. A touch-up treatment for maintenance is recommended every six months to a year.

Patients report that an EMSCULPT® treatment feels like an intense workout. After treatment, you may be sore and feel like you took a Pilates class or did a lot of squats.

There is no downtime following this non-invasive treatment.

Once you have completed your first EMSCULPT® treatment series, the EM Club will help you take things to the next level, by giving you access to the entire suite of BODY BY BTL services, including BTL Cellutone™, Vanquish ME™, Exilis Ultra™, as well as our popular laser hair removal services. 
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Why Choose BTL Cellutone™ Vanquish ME™ and Exilis Ultra™ Treatments?

With the help of the entire suite of BODY BY BTL services, patients can get work on all parts of their body with the right tool for each specific job.

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What is VANQUISH ME™?

BTL’s Vanquish ME™ is the only no contact, and non-invasive fat-melting treatment available on the market.

This revolutionary, award-winning, Health Canada approved technology allows you to say “Goodbye” to unwanted fat. The BTL Vanquish ME™ (Maximum Energy) is a no-contact technology that uses invisible radio-frequency waves (RF energy) to selectively target the fat layer beneath the skin layer. The fat layer receives enough energy to destroy the fat cells permanently while the skin temperature remains comfortable. There is no pain or discomfort, no downtime and treatments can be performed in less than an hour!

BTL VANQUISH ME™ treatments are safe for all healthy patients who want to take control of their core and improve the problem areas when exercise and diet have failed. This is an option for those who desire aesthetic improvement without the cost and recovery time of surgery. 

Body Sculpting doesn’t have to be painful. The BTL VANQUISH ME™ is the only non-contact procedure. Due to Selective RF technology only your fat layer is heated and effected. Patients often describe the sensation as a warm heating blanket. In fact, no topical anesthetics or gels are needed. 

BTL VANQUISH ME™ has no downtime. You can have a procedure during lunch and return to work the same day. For the best result, it is recommended to practice light to moderate exercise such as walking, along with maintaining a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water. The BTL VANQUISH ME™ is safe and effective for all skin types. Unlike lasers radio frequency technology is color blind. Dark skin patients don’t have to fear ineffective treatments or pigmentation complications.

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What is Exilis Ultra™ Body Sculpting?

Exilis Ultra™ is a head-to-toe body sculpting service that treats the spots that bug you most. Exilis Ultra™ stimulates collagen and elastin production for firmer and tighter body parts and can reduce stubborn fat areas such as the bra area or back of the arms. The EXILIS ULTRA™ treatment is ideal for any patient between the ages of 21 and 70+ looking for cosmetic improvement on their face and body. 

The EXILIS ULTRA™ meets strict safety standards. The embedded Energy Flow Control system ensures that the exact amount of energy is delivered during the treatment. The integrated cooling allows us to target heat to proper skin depth to achieve the best results, while maintaining patient comfort. 

Westside Laster & Light will tailor the best treatment plan based on your individual needs. Most patients undergo between 2 to 4 treatments scheduled on a weekly basis. Each treatment of a specific body part usually takes between 15 to 30 minutes. This can vary depending on the treated area, treated indication, and other factors. 

The EXILIS ULTRA™ provides the most advanced non-surgical solution available, treating your face and body parts safely, efficiently, and without pain. Most patients describe the sensation of the therapy as being comparable to that of a hot stone massage. The treatment is performed in a lying position so you can easily relax during the procedure. Patients in many clinical studies have reported excellent clinical outcomes and countless before and after images demonstrate the results. 

While you may see visible improvements after a single session, results will typically improve over a 3-month follow up period. The whole EXILIS ULTRA™ procedure is non-invasive and requires no recovery time. You can easily have the treatment during your lunch break and return to your daily activities immediately. You will not be required to exercise or alter your dietary habits. 

However, the treatment results can give you a head start to a better-looking body. Many patients feel motivated to take better care of themselves when the procedure is over. 

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What is BTL Cellutone™?

No one wants to see dimpled, uneven skin on their thighs and other parts of their body. Cellulite can affect most women and many women believe cellulite to be a fat issue that can be eliminated through rigorous exercise and dieting. While you can reduce the appearance of cellulite by losing weight, you cannot eliminate it completely. 

BTL Cellutone™ for Cellulite is an improved combination treatment of Vanquish ME™ and Exilis Ultra™. Patients report no to minimal discomfort with Cellutone™ procedures. Cellutone procedures require no anesthesia and there is absolutely no downtime; patients return to their daily activities immediately. 

Typically, 6 treatments over three weeks are required for results. Maintenance treatments may be considered after 6 months. This treatment can be used as a stand-alone procedure for cellulite or to complement a body contouring procedure such as Vanquish ME™ or Exilis™ Ultra Body Sculpting – all patients notice enhanced results!

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal with The EM Club

Cutera® laser hair removal technology is medical-grade and is renowned for its safety and effectiveness. Westside Laser & Light has trained and licensed staff and always stays abreast of the latest advancements so that we can offer you the most comfortable, safest experience. Skin type and pigmentation can affect the type of treatment needed for laser hair removal. Because of this we offer two different options to our clients: The Cutera Coolglide and the ProWave 770. 

The ProWave 770 treats almost all skin types I-V and is offers faster treatments with its larger treatment window. ProWave uses a programmable wavelength technology to emulate three different laser wavelengths and tailors the treatment to the patient’s unique skin characteristics. 

The Cutera Coolglide is the Gold Standard laser for treating skin with darker pigments. With the Cutera Coolglide we can treat all skin types from the palest to the very darkest. Both devices feature real-time calibration technology as well as built in cooling systems to protect the skin.

Lasers work by sending a beam of light at a specified wavelength to target melanin, the dark pigment found in skin and hair. Melanin is prevalent around the hair follicle, at the base of the hair. The light is converted to hot energy, which in turn disables the follicle and causes the hair to fall out (between 1 – 2 weeks after treatment). It is for this reason that laser hair removal works best for those with light skin and dark hair; dark skin naturally contains more melanin, making it more difficult for the light to focus on its target. It should be noted that technology is advancing rapidly in this area and there are now some lasers that have had success with darker skin. Laser treatment is not effective for grey, white, blond or red hair.

The hair growth cycle consists of three stages: the growth stage (known as Anagen), the end of growth stage (known as Catagen) and the resting stage (known as Telogen).

Whilst the hair is in the Anagen, active growing stage, the cells in the papilla divide to produce new hair fibres and the follicle buries itself into the dermal layer of the skin to provide nourishment for the strand. This can last anything from 1 – 4 years and is followed by the Catagen stage. The Catagen stage (also termed transitional stage) lasts approximately 2 weeks, during which the follicle shrinks, and the papilla detaches, cutting the hair strand off from its blood supply. As the follicle shrinks it pushes the hair upwards. During the Telogen, resting stage the follicle remains dormant, and this can last from 1 – 4 months. 

At some point, the follicle will begin to grow again, the hair base will break free from the root and the hair will be shed. Within a couple of weeks, the new hair will begin to emerge. The growing, or Anagen, phase then begins the cycle again.

The growth cycle is significant because laser hair removal treatment is only effective on actively growing hair i.e. during the Anagen stage, which is also when the melanin is at its most abundant. All hair is not in the same growing stage at the same time, so when an area is treated only a percentage of the hair follicles will be affected. Therefore, it is necessary to re-treat these follicles once they have completed their cycle and returned to the growing stage.

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Join the EM Club Today! 

We hope you found this guide useful and informative. In our experience, a one-on-one consultation is the best way to ensure all your questions are answered. 

We recommend coming in for a free consultation to learn more about how the EM Club can give you the body you want! Book yours today by calling the clinic at 403.685.0110 or by completing our website form.

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