Emsculpt Neo: Two Devices in One

A breakdown of everything you need to know about Emsculpt Neo.

If you’ve been following all the body-contouring treatment options, you know that there are multiple non-surgical treatments available.  Some reduce fat while some tone muscle. There is only one option, however, that can do both during a session. Welcome, Emsculpt Neo! Considered a breakthrough in non-invasive body shaping, the Emsculpt Neo is the revolutionary procedure to simultaneously deliver heat and magnetic energy at the same time.  This results in more fat reduction and more muscle growth compared to any single gold standard product.

How Does Emsculpt Neo Work?

Emsculpt Neo is the first-ever body contouring machine to combine simultaneously two different treatments: RF (radiofrequency) and HIFEM (high intensity focused electromagnetic energy) to eliminate fat and build muscles non-invasively.  It evolved from its predecessor Emsculpt which only utilizes HIFEM energy. By adding radiofrequency heating to the high intensity focused electromagnetic energy, Emsculpt Neo delivers permanent fat loss in addition to muscle growth.  One session induces approximately 20,000 contractions- an amount that is not physiologically possible during the 30 minutes of treatment. These contractions, called supramaximal, initiate muscle fiber growth. The result is on average 30% permanent fat reduction and 25% muscle growth.   Excess fat cells are destroyed, broken down by the body, and eliminated through the lymphatic system.  The process has been clinically shown to take about one month with optimal results appearing within three months.

What Areas of the Body Can Emsculpt Neo Treat?

Emsculpt Neo is FDA cleared to treat nine different body parts.

Abdomen– gain tighter and toned abs with a more defined “6-pack” and improvement in core muscles

Buttocks– gain lifted and sculpted buttocks similar to a Brazilian Butt Lift but without the pain and downtime involved in surgery

Arms– treat the biceps and triceps to improve muscle definition while tackling any sagging (“bat wings”) fat

Calves– improve the size and shape of your calves

Inner thigh– remove fat and improve the inner thigh gap

Outer thigh– reduce the size of the upper outer thigh (“saddle bags”)

Anterior thigh– improve the strength and tone the quadriceps

Posterior thigh– improve the strength and tone the hamstrings

What Does Emsculpt Neo Actually Feel Like?

Each Emsculpt Neo session lasts 30 minutes.  Each body treatment area requires four sessions usually spaced one week apart. The first four minutes of each session are a warm up period to improve blood flow to the area and warm up the muscles.  Due to the radiofrequency heating, the muscle temperature quickly raises by several degrees.  This prepares muscles for exposure to stress, similar to what a warm up activity does before any workout.  In less than four minutes, the temperature in subcutaneous fat reaches levels that cause apoptosis, i.e. fat cells are permanently damaged and slowly removed from the body. The intensity of contractions is individualized for each client.  Contractions are not painful but generally described as “interesting sensations.”  The machine also prevents lactic acid build up in the muscles so there is no soreness or downtime after a session.  

What Results Can Be Expected After Emsculpt Neo?

Emsculpt Neo has shown consistency in eliminating fat and/or building muscle in seven clinical studies. More than thirty scientific publications since 2018 make HIFEM the most intensively researched technology used in non-invasive body shaping. These studies included visualization of fat reduction on MRI and muscle growth on biopsies. On average, 30% fat reduction and 25% muscle growth were seen in study participants.  Research has also found that Emsculpt Neo’s fat reduction exceeds that of other competitors including the popular cryolipolysis treatments.  

Prior to the start of the first Emsculpt Neo treatment, the client will be weighed, BMI assessed, measurements of the treatment area recorded, and “Before” pictures taken.  Clients will be weighed prior to each of the subsequent treatments as well.  Three months after the last session, clients are expected to return to the office for reevaluation of measurements and “After” pictures.

Can Anyone Undergo Emsculpt Neo Treatments?

Emsculpt Neo is recommended for any adult over the age of 18 with a BMI of 35 or less.  It is not recommended for anyone with an autoimmune disorder, immunosuppression, or metal/implantable devices in the body.  

How Are Emsculpt Neo Results Maintained?

Emsculpt Neo is meant to work in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.  After completing the four treatment sessions, clients are advised to maintain their weight with a healthy diet and exercise program.  

How Can I Schedule an Emsculpt Neo Treatment?

The first step in starting your Emsculpt Neo treatments is scheduling a consultation.  Complimentary consultations are always available at The Aesthetics Center.  Clients meet with Dr. Rappaport to assess their suitability for the treatment as well as reviewing body goals and lifestyle habits.  

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