When it comes to stubborn fat, sometimes we need a little extra help when diet and exercise aren’t getting us the results we want. Enter EMSculpt NEO: a next level non-surgical body contouring device. This brand-new 30-minute procedure utilizes the powers of radio frequency (RF) and high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to simultaneously tone muscle and melt fat. Unlike other body contouring options that we offer (Cryolipolysis, RF Microneedling, Magnetic Muscle Stimulation, Radial Pulse Technology and Ultrasonic Cavitation), Emsculpt NEO is the only device that can tone muscle tissue while addressing excess fat. If you’re feeling frustrated about a lack of definition, excess fat in curvier areas or simply want to achieve a more toned physique, EmSculpt NEO may be the full body solution you’ve been looking for.
What Is Emsculpt Neo?
EMSCULPT NEO® is a revolutionary technology that builds muscle and reduces fat. It’s an innovative way to contour your body by stimulating muscle contractions with no surgery or downtime. EMSCULPT NEO is FDA-cleared to build muscle, improve muscle tone, and increase strength safely and effectively. Emsculpt Neo produces up to 24,000 supramaximal contractions while also using RF energy to boost blood supply to the muscle tissues for increased volume and to break down fat cells by heating the fat layer to just above 42°C/107.6°F.
How Does It Work?
EmSculpt Neo is an upgraded version from its predecessor, EmSculpt. It uses radiofrequency heating in addition to high intensity electromagnetic energy to induce fat burning while also building muscle. The EmSculpt is only intended to build muscle. Radiofrequency is a sophisticated form of electricity that causes the tissues to heat up. Heating the tissues causes a certain amount of fat cells to undergo a process of controlled cell death called apoptosis, which causes permanent fat loss in the user undergoing treatment.
The addition of RF to the EMSCULPT treatment optimizes fat reduction. As with the original treatment, EMSCULPT NEO delivers unprecedented muscle development using HIFEM energy. The energy passes safely through the skin to stimulate supramaximal contractions in the underlying muscle. The muscle contractions are far more powerful than a person can induce on their own through exercise. More than 20,000 contractions are induced through each treatment. Just as with exercise, the contractions press the body to adapt by strengthening existing muscle fibers and creating new muscle cells.
Before inducing the contractions, the RF energy heats underlying tissue. This warms the muscle up in preparation for the contractions. The RF technology adds a synergistic effect to the muscle building while also triggering lipolysis: the death of fat cells. Thermal energy via RF disrupts the fat cells. The lymphatic system collects the destroyed fat cells and processes them out of the body as waste. The fat cells cannot grow back after they are removed from the body. The fat cells are gone for good, producing long-lasting results.
Am I A Good Candidate?
EmSculpt Neo is an ideal solution for those who have tried dieting and exercise but still cannot achieve their desired look in certain areas of the body. The procedure can be used on a variety of body types, including thinner individuals looking to build lean muscle to those with a BMI of up to 35. Patients with a higher BMI can use the treatment to reduce BMI as EmSculpt Neo builds muscle and burns fat. It’s important to keep in mind that Emsculpt Neo is not deigned to be a weight loss procedure, and your overall weight may not be affected by the treatment. However, you will permanently lose fat cells while building muscle.
However, the procedure is not recommended for everyone. Prior to or after a pregnancy, EMSCULPT NEO has no negative impact on women. However, pregnant women are advised not to undergo a EMSCULPT NEO treatment on any part of their body.
EMSCULPT NEO treatment is not recommended in some circumstances due to the electromagnetic effects of the treatment. EMSCULPT NEO isn’t an appropriate choice if you:
- Have implanted metal, a pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator near the treatment site
- Have cardiac issues or a history of seizures
- Have a hernia or have had recent surgery near the treatment site
Do I Need A Consultation?
Absolutely! Body sculpting consultations are where we get to know you, your lifestyle and your body contouring goals. Just as you would hire a personal trainer or a nutritionist, you would similarly consult with us to come up with a customized treatment plan to help you feel more confident in your skin. Our clinicians are certified and trained administrators of the EmSculpt Neo procedure as well as many other body sculpting procedures which may be discussed during your consultations to help you achieve best results.
What Areas Can It Treat?
The Emsculpt Neo is a full body treatment for men and women of all ages and skin types.
The most popular treatable areas are:
- Thighs (front and back)
- Arms (Biceps and triceps)
With the 2022 October release of the brand-new Edge applicators, we can treat curvier areas such as the:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Inner + Outer Thighs
- Bra Roll
- Banana Roll
When Can I See Results?
Results can be felt right after the treatment, similar to how you would feel after a workout of the target area muscles. Positive visible results for muscle toning are usually seen two to four weeks after the last session in the series of treatments. Positive visible results of fat reduction are usually seen 8-12 weeks after treatment. The underlying muscles require time to adapt and strengthen. Fat cells that are destroyed through apoptosis during the series of treatments are gradually and naturally eliminated by the body. Visible results continue to improve for weeks to months after the treatment series.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments required is dependent on your desired results and where you are starting in terms of muscle tone and unwanted fat. We recommend patients start with our New To Neo package of 4 treatments. These treatments should be scheduled and completed 7 days apart from one other over the course of one month. After completion of the series, patients may be interested in monthly treatments as needed to maintain their results or take their current results further.
How Much Muscle Can I Gain? What About Fat Loss?
One series of EMSCULPT NEO treatment will on average increase muscle up to 25% and reduce fat by up to 30% in the treated area. Many people are pleased with the results of just one series of EMSCULPT NEO treatment. Some people feel that they need more than one series of treatment to achieve their desired results. During your free consultation, one of our EMSCULPT NEO specialists will provide answers regarding how many treatments you may need to achieve your goals in the treated area based on your body type.
Is It Painful? Is There Any Downtime?
The treatment itself is tolerable and has little to no pain associated with it. Patients report feelings of deep rhythmic muscle contractions and tightening sensations with warmth in the treatment area. We like to think of it as a stationary high intensity targeted workout. Treatments are completely customizable so the contraction and energy settings can be individually adjusted based on your tolerance.
As a completely non-invasive procedure, patients can expect no surgery, needles, anesthesia which means minimal recovery time. No other devices or tools are used during an EmSculpt Neo procedure aside from the EmSculpt device itself. Patients can resume normal daily activities after their treatment. There may be redness from where the applicator was placed which subsides gradually over the next few hours may experience some muscle soreness as they would have from a workout.
Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf is a board-certified surgeon of 25+ years whose experience and research have led to his selection of the best facial rejuvenation, injectables and body contouring treatments. Contact Franklin Skin and Laser today to schedule a consultation and one of our providers will analyze your body, address your concerns, and determine if you are a good candidate for Emsculpt NEO.