Cynosure, a division of Hologic, is launching StimSure, a non-invasive electromagnetic technology to build and tone muscle in the abdomen, buttocks and thighs, in Europe and the Middle East.
CE marked for muscular atrophy, StimSure can be used to strengthen and tighten the abdominal, gluteal and thigh muscles by contracting/stimulating the muscles, delivering up to 24,000 muscle contractions in just 20 to 30 minutes, the Company reports. StimSure joins SculpSure and TempSure. StimSure is not available in the USA.
“We are committed to offering our customers a range of innovative technologies that are not only effective, but also deliver on quality and durability,” says Jan Verstreken, Hologic’s Regional President, EMEA & Canada, in a news release. “The addition of StimSure to our portfolio of body contouring products, which includes WarmSculpting by SculpSure for fat destruction and TempSure for skin tightening, will enable our customers to offer their patients a full body shaping package.”
The StimSure applicators generate an electromagnetic field that stimulates the motor neuron cells of the body’s muscles, causing the muscle to contract as it would during movement or exercise. A prolonged contraction, made by a series of individual twitch contractions back to back, creates a ‘maximal tetanic contraction’ that results in more efficient growth of muscle fibers. StimSure uses 1.0 Tesla per applicator, providing an electromagnetic field that can engage the entire target muscle group.
There are four pre-set programs and the ability to create personalized programs on StimSure. The device is suitable for a wide range of people, but is not intended for weight loss, nor is it suitable for obese patients.
StimSure is simple to operate, with a secure fixing belt, and can be used through light clothing. Either one or two applicators can be used, and an applicator arm is available. For optimum results, six to eight treatments (twice a week) are recommended.