Can You Tone Your Body and Muscles Without Hitting the Gym?

Even with a regular diet and exercise, it can sometimes be hard to achieve your ideal figure. This is especially true for flabby or stubborn areas that won’t seem to budge whatever you do. Fortunately, non-invasive body contouring can help you transform your physique without sweating or hitting the gym.

At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we have two devices that can help tone your body and achieve visible muscles. Continue reading to find out what you can expect from each procedure.

ZField Dual

ZField Dual (from Zimmer Aesthetics) is a non-invasive body shaping device for muscle toning. It focuses on targeted muscle stimulation using electromagnetic energy. ZField Dual can enforce about 27,000 contractions during a single treatment, which is equivalent to thousands of sit-ups. Treatment areas include: 

  • Abdomen 
  • Buttocks 
  • Arms 
  • Thighs
  • Lower back
  • Calves

How it works: The device has two applicators that emit electromagnetic pulses, inducing involuntary muscle contractions in the area of concern. Both can be used at the same time for stimulating two opposing muscle sections like the buttocks or just a single applicator for areas like the abdomen.  

Exposure to involuntary contractions prompts the muscle tissues to adapt to extreme conditions. This can strengthen the muscle fibers, resulting in enhanced muscle conditioning with a more toned appearance. In other words, ZField Dual can shape and contour your body without intense workouts or breaking a sweat. 

What results can you expect: With ZField Dual, you can expect the treatment area to look more toned and sculpted. This is because aside from muscle toning and strengthening, the device also supports fat reduction. You may need about 8 treatments for 4 weeks for optimal results, which include an increase in muscle layer and reduction in fat. 

A typical session takes about 20 to 30 minutes. It is comfortable, virtually painless, and performed while the patient is lying down. There is also no downtime, so you can go back to your normal routines after the procedure. 

Who is it ideal for: ZField Dual is suitable for those who are within their ideal/normal weight, but have flabby areas that they want to tone and sculpt. It can also help if you have diastasis recti or partial separation of the abdominal muscles (common after pregnancy). It can strengthen your core, improve muscle tone, and kill fat cells. 

What are the benefits: You can turn to ZField Dual if you have trouble zones that you want to shape and tone. Benefits include:  

  • Burn fat and build muscles without sweat or intense workouts
  • Lift and firm your buttocks non-invasively
  • Have a 30-minute ab treatment equivalent to thousands of sit-ups
  • Help you achieve a six-pack or more toned/visible abs
  • Treat or improve diastasis recti


ThermoSculpt is a non-invasive body shaping treatment for complete body reinvention. The device is specifically designed for muscle toning, fat burning, and skin laxity improvement. It involves deep dermal heating and electrical muscle stimulation to transform different areas of the body, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks (Gluteus)
  • Inner arms
  • Thighs
  • Knees

How it works: The procedure uses diathermocontraction (diathermy + muscle contraction) to trigger various processes in the body. A technical device called the Imperium Med 400 system carries out the treatment and emits high-intensity radiofrequency energy (400 watts). 

  • Diathermy – uses high-frequency electrical current to generate heat deep within the body. This heats the muscular tissues, as well as increases blood flow, and accelerates cellular metabolism.
  • Faradic muscle contraction – also referred to as EMS or electrical muscle  stimulation. It uses electrical body pulses, stimulating the muscles to contract. This can target both deep and superficial muscles.

ThermoSculpt also has various treatment protocols and uses different handpieces to treat the body. These include: 

  • UltraCav40 – for targeting smaller areas of fat and contouring the body.
  • BQUAD 40 – for heating fat cells and liquefying fat to define and sculpt the body.
  • Thermogym – for stimulating heating and muscle contraction using 4 pairs of radio adhesive electrodes.  

What results can you expect: This non-invasive procedure can help you burn fat, tone muscles, and tighten skin for total body reinvention. You’ll need multiple sessions, depending on your needs and goals. A body assessment with our aesthetic doctor can determine the right protocol and number of treatments required to achieve your desired goals.

The procedure starts with low levels of energy so you can slowly adapt and feel more comfortable. There is virtually no downtime, as ThermoSculpt is non-invasive. This means that you can immediately return to your normal routines after the procedure. 

Who is it ideal for: Both men and women looking to tone and sculpt their bodies can turn to ThermoSculpt. Ideal candidates also include those who are near or within their normal weight. Just do take note that just like ZField Dual, ThermoSculpt is a body shaping procedure and not a treatment for weight loss and obesity. What it does is improve your shape, so you can look more confident in your appearance. 

What are the benefits: The combination of diathermy and faradic muscle contraction can help trigger processes that lead to body rejuvenation. This non-invasive procedure can help with:

  • Muscle toning
  • Skin laxity
  • Skin dimpling (cellulite)
  • Liporeduction
  • Buttock lift
  • Lymphatic drainage

Schedule a consultation and body assessment

Are you looking to shape and tone your muscles without spending extra hours in the gym? Don’t hesitate to consider ZField Dual or ThermoSculpt! Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation and body assessment with our aesthetic doctor to find out which treatment is right for you.