What is HIEMT technology?
HIEMT stands for high intensity electromagnetic technology. It is the newest of the five non-invasive body contouring techniques.
HIEMT uses a powerful but harmless form of electromagnetic stimulation to contract the muscles in a targeted area. These magnetic fields create electrical currents, which are passed to the muscles. When the muscles contract enough times, they begin to build muscles and burn fat.
Clinical evidence shows that HIEMT therapy can induce an average reduction in the abdominal circumference of 4.37cm. Other current technologies attribute reductions in abdominal circumference to fat reduction alone, while with the HIFEM procedure, reductions in abdominal circumference appear to be attributed to a combination of fat reduction and reparation of the rectus musculature.
THERE ARE MANY CLINICAL STUDIES THAT SHOW HIEMT BODY CONTOURING TECHNOLOGY WORKS TO REDUCE FAT AND TONE MUSCLE.
High intensity electromagnetic therapy evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging: Safety and efficacy study of a dual tissue effect based non-invasive abdominal body shaping
Objectives: This study introduces an initial evaluation of a novel High-Intensity Electromagnetic Technology. The primary goal is to quantify any effects the treatments may have on abdominal tissues, as well as to establish hypotheses for future research of this technology.
Results: Analysis of the same MRI slices verified by tissue artefacts showed a statistically significant (all P < 0.0001) average 18.6% reduction of adipose tissue thickness, 15.4% increase in rectus abdominis muscle thickness, and 10.4% reduction in rectus abdominus separation (diastasis recti) as measured from the medial border of the muscle 2 months post-treatment. More significant improvements were observed in patients with BMI 18.5-24.9 (classified as “normal”). MRI data from 6-month follow-up suggest the changes can be preserved in longer term. Tape measurements showed on average 3.8 cm subumbilical circumference reduction. The weight of the subjects did not change significantly (average -0.5 lb; P > 0.05). No adverse events were reported.
Conclusions: MRI, considered as a highly precise diagnostic method, revealed simultaneous muscle growth, fat reduction and reduced abdominal separation at 2 months and at 6 months post treatments, unrelated with dieting. Further research should investigate the exact physiological processes which stand behind the tissue changes observed in this study.
Lasers Surg. Med. 51:40-46, 2019. © 2018 The Authors. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ULTRASOUND ASSESSMENT OF SUBCUTANEOUS ABDOMINAL FAT THICKNESS AFTER TREATMENTS WITH A HIGH-INTENSITY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD DEVICE: A MULTICENTER STUDY
Background: High intensity electromagnetic technology is intended for muscle toning, firming, and strengthening.
Objective: The goal of this study is to quantify the effect of treatments on subcutaneous fat.
Results: A significant reduction in the subcutaneous fat thickness across the abdomen was observed, averaging 19.0%/4.47 ± 3.23 mm (p < .01) at 1 month after treatment and 23.3%/5.78 ± 4.07 mm 3 months after treatment. At 1 month, the most significant reduction in subcutaneous fat was measured subumbilically (26.6%/6.25 ± 4.70 mm; p < .01) and epiumbilically (21.6%/5.08 ± 3.69 mm; p < .01). No discomfort was reported, and 91% of study participants were satisfied with their result.
Conclusion: Based on the ultrasonographic and photographic observations, the authors conclude that the application of an electromagnetic field is an effective option for the non-invasive treatment of subcutaneous fat.
Dermatol Surg. 2019 Dec;45(12):1542-1548. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001902.
A GERMAN PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF A NON-INVASIVE, HIGH-INTENSITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC ABDOMEN AND BUTTOCK CONTOURING DEVICE
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the efficacy of a novel treatment method utilizing high-intensity electromagnetic field in reducing fat and strengthening the muscles in the abdominal and gluteal areas.
RESULTS: Two months after the treatments, ultrasound measurements showed, on average, a 15.7-percent reduction of subcutaneous adipose tissue and an average increase in the thickness of the rectus abdominis muscle by 26.1 percent. The abdominal circumference of the treated patients showed an average decrease of 2.84 centimeters. Immediately following the final session, the patient’s satisfaction was 87.5 percent; eight weeks later, it was 100 percent. During the patient evaluation of photographs, 25 percent of the patients rated their appearance as improved, 66.7 percent as significantly improved, and 8.3 percent as greatly improved. Using the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale, the medical practitioners rated the patients as 100-percent improved. No relevant side effects of the treatment were documented.
CONCLUSION: The data collected on the procedure evaluated here are in line with the results from clinical studies and applications of this treatment in the United States. These results support the efficacy and tolerability of the procedure. The treatment achieved high doctor and patient satisfaction.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2021 Jan;14(1):30-33. Epub 2021 Jan 1.
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*DISCLAIMER: As with any treatment, some clients will achieve better results than others. Results vary and cannot be guaranteed. Lifestyle, diet, and exercise are a contributing factor to the success of this body contouring treatment.