EmSculpt and EmSculpt NEO are non-invasive treatments that don’t require surgery. On the surface, both procedures seem remarkably similar—they both permanently burn unwanted body fat and boost muscle mass without incisions or anesthesia. Treatments take 30 minutes to complete. After each session, patients are free to resume their normal activities because there is no downtime or pain. However, the way these procedures differ is in the results and technologies used. Let’s look at those differences below.
What’s So Special About EmSculpt?
Developed in 2018, EmSculpt is the first non-invasive procedure to garner FDA approval for building muscle and sculpting the body. Unlike traditional body sculpting procedures that use certain technologies to freeze and destroy fat, EmSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to warm and melt the fat away. Each treatment session consists of applying a special device to the treatment area to send pulses of HIFEM waves to the muscles, triggering deep supramaximal contractions. The contractions occur at an extremely rapid rate that’s similar to performing 20,000 workout repetitions. This process alone makes it highly more effective than working out or exercising alone. The contractions condition, tone, and build muscle while burning excess fat for a more contoured appearance.
Can be used on the abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, and thighs areas
Burns up to 19% percent fat
Increases muscle mass by up to 16%
Ideal for patients with up to 30 BMI
Results are noticeable after the first session but can take up to several months to fully appear.
What’s So Special About EmSculpt NEO?
EmSculpt NEO is relatively new. It hit the scene in 2020 after being approved by the FDA for body sculpting and fat elimination. It uses a combination of two advanced technologies to deliver results. The combination of radio frequency and high-intensity focused electromagnetic energies eliminate fat to provide more uniform and desirable results, unlike traditional fat-melting/elimination cosmetic procedures. It also causes the muscle fibers in the treatment area to contract, grow, and become stronger at a significantly faster rate and intensity than traditional EmSculpt or any workout. EmSculpt NEO also shrinks the skin, and burns more fat, providing a smoother silhouette. The method of delivery/treatment remains the same as EmSculpt, but the results are significantly far more dramatic, immediate, and longer-lasting. EmSculpt NEO burns more fat and increases muscle mass faster than EMSculpt or any other body shaping treatment.
Can be used on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, calves, arms
Burns up to 30% more fat
Increases muscle mass by up to 25 percent
Ideal for individuals with up to a 35 BMI
Results are more immediate and continue to develop several months after each treatment session.
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Anyone looking for a safe and nonsurgical way to build muscle and destroy fat at the same time should consider EmSculpt or EmSculpt NEO. Though EmSculpt is efficient at building and strengthening muscle mass and eliminating fat, its capabilities pale in comparison to EmSculpt NEO. Either way, both techniques enable patients to achieve their body goals without additional effort besides having a good diet and workout routine to maintain results.
Contact the skin and body experts at the Dermatology Institute of Southern California to learn which EmSculpt procedure is right for you. Call (310) 392-1111 to schedule a consultation to discuss your body goals with us. We’ll provide you with the best body sculpting recommendations to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in less time than you think.
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