Bodysculpting using high-intensity electromagnetic energy with StimSure

StimSure is a new technology from a company called Cynosure. They are already known for their lasers—some of which are built for bodysculpting—but this is something a little different. The StimSure machine emits high-intensity electromagnetic pulses to stimulate the muscles to contract. Which they certainly do—an impressive 24,000 times over twenty minutes.

This muscle-tightening treatment is said to help to build muscle and provide definition. The technology was developed in conjunction with the Olympic Committee and has actually been used by athletes to help them recover after an injury. It’s particularly effective on the core—which is great for stability, even if you’re not after a six-pack—but can also be used on the calves, thighs, buttocks and arms.

There’s no denying that the prospect of 24,000 muscle contractions in twenty minutes is pretty scary—that works out at 20 times a second. I’m assured that it’s clever enough to stimulate only the motor nerves, which means it bypasses the sensory nerves and is therefore painless. What’s the real verdict? Watch the video to find out.

This video is sponsored by Cynosure. All opinions are my own.

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Alice Hart-Davis is an award-winning beauty journalist and author. For nearly 20 years she has been reporting on the aesthetic cosmetic procedures colloquially known as tweakments, and has trialled countless procedures in order to review them.

Alice has won many awards for her work, though none for services as a cosmetic guinea pig. She attends aesthetics conferences around the world and spends a lot of time catching up with the doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and the companies behind the technology in this fast-expanding field, the better to understand the tweakments on offer.

Over the years Alice has seen — and experienced first-hand — plenty of bad treatments, and understands the many problems that beset the aesthetics industry, from the lack of regulation to the rising incidence of body dysmorphia among cosmetic patients and practitioners.

Despite this, she remains an advocate of good, understated cosmetic work — the sort which goes undetected and unremarked, because it doesn’t lead to weird-looking hamster cheeks or frozen foreheads. She is also still enthusiastic about the potential of tweakments for making people look that bit better, which in turn makes them feel better about themselves and better able to get on with the rest of their lives.

She lives in London, a short bicycle ride from Harley Street, with her husband and a lively Jack Russell terrier. Her three young adult children take a dim view of tweakments, but accept that these are something she does for work (and are too kind to use the word, ‘vanity’).

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