In case you haven’t heard, we are now offering EmSculpt here at our facility in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! We thought it would be beneficial to answer some of the questions our clients have been asking us. If you have questions read our blog below. If when you are done and you still have questions, give us a call. We would be happy to answer them.
What is the EmSculpt NEO, and what’s the difference between the NEO and the original EMSculpt? The difference is… HEAT. The addition of heat results in increased muscle building, improved fat breakdown, and skin tightening that makes the EMSculpt NEO superior to other treatments.
First, let’s discuss the original Emsculpt. The Emsculpt technology uses electromagnetic stimulation or HIFEM: High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy.
HIFEM causes a super maximal muscle contraction. What is super maximal muscle contraction? If you are working out in the gym, you are typically recruiting about 35% of the muscle fiber. However, with HIFEM you are going to be recruiting closer to 95% of the muscle fibers. This means there is a much more effective use of the muscle during stimulation, and you can expect 20,000 contractions per treatment session. There is no way, physiologically, to work your muscles this intensely.
This super maximal contraction will result in the body stripping away fat from the surrounding area to fuel the muscle.
So what is the EMSculpt NEO? The NEO treatment combines HIFEM with Radio frequency. Radio frequency provides heating. The heat gives the EMsculpt NEO treatment distinct advantages over other body contouring technologies.
1. Radio frequency heats the fat to 110 degrees, which melts away additional fat.
2. Muscles that are warmed will respond better to HIFEM.
3. The heating will also cause skin tightening, which can be effective in treating loose skin due to weight loss or pregnancy.
The result is that with an EMsculpt NEO treatment, you can expect a 25% increase in muscle mass and a near 30% decrease in subcutaneous fat in the treated area. This is equivalent to 12-16 weeks of intense workouts.
How does EmSculpt NEO compare to Coolsculpting? This is functionally different, as CoolSculpting only treats the fat by freezing it and causing the fat cells to die. CoolSculpting does nothing to increase your strength, tone, or your ability to workout.
How does EMSculpt NEO compare to liposuction? Liposuction is totally different. EMSculpt NEO is a non-invasive procedure. No surgery, anesthesia, needles, or downtime is needed for EMSculpt NEO. Liposuction, like Cool sculpting and other body contouring techniques, DOES NOT help build muscle.
Who is the right candidate for EMSculpt NEO? Basically, anyone who may benefit from less fat and more muscle is a potential candidate. I have seen results with those who have hit a plateau with their regular workouts, and I’ve seen the EMSculpt NEO jump start a person who is just starting a new workout routine.
What if you have a Low BMI and are only interested in muscle building? EMSculpt NEO´s muscle building works great even if you are not interested in fat reduction. Slimmer patients can still benefit from the average 25% increase in muscle mass.
Can EMSculpt NEO help me lose weight? Not Really. EMSculpt NEO is not intended for weight reduction. If you lose weight during the process, that is a bonus.
Is a special diet or supplement needed for EMSculpt NEO treatment? EMSculpt NEO treatment does not require any special diet or supplement. However, if you combine the benefits of EMSculpt with an optimal diet and proper regular exercise, you will maximize your results. It is for this reason that we also offer consultation with a dietitian and personal trainer.
Is EMSculpt NEO painful? NO. The muscle contraction will be intense, but it should never be painful.
What parts of the body can EMSculpt treat? EMSculpt can be used to treat the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and calves.
Does the EMSculpt NEO really work? EMSculpt NEO works. It is the most researched body contouring technology available. HIFEM has shown safety and efficacy in seven studies to date. Realself members give EMSculpt an 89% “Worth It” rating. This beats CoolSculpting and SculpSure, and is on par with Vaser or Laser Liposuction in terms of patient satisfaction.
How long should it take to see results? As you would expect, results will vary, but it can take up to 3 months following the last treatment to see your maximal benefit. It takes time for the muscle and fat to respond and adapt to the treatments.
How is EMSculpt NEO performed? EMSculpt NEO is about as easy as you can get. No prep is needed, although you should be well hydrated, just like for any workout. After you lay down, the applicators are placed on the skin over the treatment area for 30 minutes. During HIFEM stimulation, you will feel like you are doing an intense muscle workout. The radio frequency will produce a warming sensation over the skin. After 30 minutes, you can go back to work or pick up the kids from soccer practice. There is no downtime.
How much does EMSculpt cost? Treatments are regularly $850 per session, and we advise at least 4 sessions which are spaced 5-10 days apart. Please call to inquire about package pricing and finance options.
Are there limitations to EMSculpt NEO? Like any technology, there are limitations. We cannot use the EMSculpt NEO on the chest, head, or spinal column. EMsculpt treatments are not right for you if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, metal or electronic implants, have bleeding disorders, heart or lung problems, or issues with skin sensitivity. If your BMI is over 35, you are unlikely to have satisfactory results.