The fact that the FDA is yet to approve the use of electrical muscle stimulators as an accepted method for reducing cellulite, you may want to think twice before opting for this method in getting rid of that ugly dimpling.
What Is An Electrical Muscle Stimulator?
While electrical muscle stimulators (EMS) are being used in salons and spas all over the world for treatment of cellulite and other skin conditions, The FDA is yet to accord approval for its anti-cellulite application. In fact, the FDA has termed EMS’s performance in the field of anti-cellulite treatments and body contouring as ineffective. There have been many legal battles over the issue consequent to bans and injunctions brought against EMS by the FDA.
Nevertheless, the device is already approved for a number of other medical usages including the following:
- Enhance blood circulation.
- Prevention of blood clots.
- Ease muscle spasms.
- Rejuvenate muscle functions after occurrence of a stroke.
As for its usage in the health/figure salons and spas, EMS is advertised as one of the best solutions to address Cellulite problems. The spas and salons also use it for undertaking non-surgical facelifts, elimination of wrinkles, weight loss, reduction of breast size and sizing down belly fat as well.
The fundamental principle behind the functioning of EMS is that the brain dispatches a signal in the form of a nerve impulse to the relevant motor point of the muscle requiring it to expand and contract. In order to facilitate this function, a required number of electrodes are positioned on the exact motor points of the muscle or group of muscles needing to be worked on.
Subsequent to the identification of motor points and positioning the electrodes, a very small electrical current is applied on the electrodes that make the concerned muscles to expand and contract. The idea behind exercising the muscles in this manner is to simulate the action that the muscles normally go through when a person indulges in vigorous physical workouts.
The fact is during a customary physical work out, what actually follows is the brain is made to send a signal through the nerves down the spinal cord to the muscles being exercised to alternately contract and expand. In other words the brain is translating your physical action to prompt the muscles to act in a specific manner, which in turn starts a series of physiological events that lead to the general wellbeing of a person.
Advisability of Using Electrical Muscle Stimulators for Reduction of Cellulite
With so much conflict and confusion involving the suitability of EMS regarding treatment of Cellulite , it may not be a good idea to opt for this method for anti-cellulite treatment. Only people incapable of undertaking physical exercise to address their cellulite problems may find it a little helpful, since all it implies is exercising the muscles adequately through application of electric current.
The fact remains that there’s a host of anti-cellulite methods available in the market to suit everybody’s condition as well their budgets. As such, it is always advisable to go for a proven method that can effectively deal with one’s cellulite condition. The best person who cans advice on the matter is the family doctor or a specialist with considerable experience in the cellulite related field.