High-intensity focused electromagnetic energy helps trigger supramaximal contractions of the muscles during an Emsculpt NEO treatment. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, this treatment helps improve the tone of abdominal muscles, strengthen the muscles and help develop a firmer ab. All of this happens while also strengthening and firming the buttocks.

What is Emsculpt NEO? 

Emsculpt is a non-invasive body-sculpting treatment that helps build muscles and burns fat through high-intensity electromagnetic energy pulses with radio frequency. The pulses are sent directly into muscle tissue, creating contractions, similar to exercising. However, these contractions are far more effective than anything you can achieve through routine exercise. Plus, the heat from the radio frequency helps burn fat at a faster rate. Essentially, this procedure helps tone, tighten and strengthen the large muscles of the abdomen and buttocks. If desired, the treatment can also be used on the upper arms, thighs, and calves.

Benefits of Emsculpt NEO

The most significant benefit of Emsculpt NEO is that it is a nonsurgical treatment, meaning there is no anesthesia required, and no downtime spent recovering. Other benefits include muscle building, fat reduction, increased strength, and results without an intensive workout. Additionally, there are no reported side effects outside of temporary sore muscles.

Cost of Emsculpt NEO

The cost of Emsculpt NEO starts at $850 depending on exam recommendations Specials and packages are available as well. Unless medically required or recommended, Emsculpt NEO is not typically covered by health insurance policies.

How Does Emsculpt NEO work? 

During a 30-minute Emsculpt NEO session, the pulses are equivalent to 24,000 sit-ups. The high amount of pulses happens because the treatment contracts the muscles continually, without rest, triggering rapid changes at the cellular level. Ultimately, the quick pulses help increase muscle size and strength more effectively than most exercises can because it causes fat cells to break down. Once broken down, the fat cells get naturally eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system.

Additionally, Emsculpt NEO adds radio frequency heat to the treatment, which helps boost blood supply to the muscles.

What Happens During a Treatment? 

The focused pulses treat a target area, helping stimulate the muscles for a complete intensity treatment. Then, the intensity gets increased to a level that a patient can tolerate and remains monitored throughout the session to ensure it is not causing pain or high levels of discomfort.

Emsculpt NEO also targets cells and muscles using radio frequency heat during the first few minutes. Then, the technician monitors the progress as the application’s built-in thermometer checks temperatures in real-time, helping prevent burns.

Treatment is relatively quick, taking an average of 30 minutes to complete. As a result, many visit a clinic during their lunch break or downtime. Since there are no incisions or recovery time, it is possible to have sessions in the middle of the day and return to work or normal activities.

Who is a Good Candidate for Emsculpt NEO? 

The best candidate for Emsculpt treatments is those with less than one inch of pinchable fat in the desired treatment area. Essentially, anyone looking to burn fat and gain more powerful muscles and a stronger core will benefit greatly from this treatment. Those who have metal items, such as screws or plates in their bodies or are pregnant, should not undergo an Emsculpt treatment.

What is the Recovery Time? 

Though there is no need to set aside recovery times, some feel a little sore after treatment. The soreness compares to pushing yourself through a rigorous workout. This soreness improves within a few days. Returning to regular activities and work is possible after treatment.

How Many Sessions Do You Need? 

Most patients require four 30-minute sessions, 5-10 days apart, or 1 per week. This treatment schedule has been shown to provide the most optimal results. Additional treatment sessions won’t hurt anything; however, they may not help improve outcomes. Results sometimes get noticed during the treatment period.

What Type of Results Can Be Expected? 

Results from undergoing Emsculpt NEO treatments vary from person to person. Many show a reduction in waist size and fat. Some experience an increase in muscle mass after four sessions. In a multi-center study in Chicago, patients who were unhappy with their buttocks experienced a more firm and lifted butt after undergoing Emsculpt treatments.

Though Emsculpt is not intended to help with weight loss, many patients experience a weight change with a fat reduction.

How Long Do Results Last? 

Most notice an improvement within a few days of their first Emsculpt NEO treatment. Others take more than one session to see results, and some take several months to see results. It is recommended to undergo four sessions to achieve optimal results. These results can last a long time as long as there is regular exercise, including strength training. Follow-up treatments should be conducted every six months to help ensure long-lasting results.

Are There Potential Side Effects?

Every person’s body reacts differently to new treatments, and when one person does not have any side effects, another person can. However, there have been no significant side effects reported at this time. It is a new procedure, and there is no data on long-term side effects. However, the most commonly reported thing is a few muscle aches after treatment that are no different from working out.

Finding Treatment Locations

Before scheduling an appointment to undergo an Emsculpt NEO treatment session:

  1. Call to schedule a consultation.
  2. During the consultation, ask questions about the procedure and the facility.
  3. Look for facilities that have experience administering this treatment, are licensed, and are insured.
  4. Ask to see before and after photos and get references or recommendations from past clients.

Undergoing treatment to an improved look is just as important as finding a reputable treatment location.

Those with questions about Emsculpt NEO should call to schedule a consultation and get their questions answered. A clinic technician can help determine if Emsculpt is the best treatment for a person’s desired results and if not, they can recommend other treatment options.