Body Contouring

Body Sculpting: Why Choose EMSCULPT NEO®?

By Amy Candrl

A healthy diet and exercise routine can work wonders on your physique. But almost everyone hits a weight loss plateau at some point, or their body doesn’t seem to cooperate. You may struggle with stubborn fat pockets or might find it difficult to achieve muscle definition where you want to. That’s where body sculpting can lend a helping hand.

There are many body sculpting procedures you can choose from. From surgical procedures like liposuction to energy-based treatments or even injections, there’s no shortage of options out there. If you’ve been looking for body sculpting treatments, you’ve probably come across EMSCULPT NEO. Celebrities seem to rave about this treatment, and it has a good number of positive reviews on RealSelf

But why do so many choose this treatment, and why should you consider it for your body sculpting goals?


EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive treatment developed by BTL Aesthetics for complete body contouring, as opposed to simple fat reduction. Previous technologies primarily focused on reducing fat in targeted areas or toning specific muscle groups. EMSCULPT NEO does both in a single treatment. 

Its secret lies in combining synchronized RF (radiofrequency) and HIFEM+ (high-intensity focused electromagnetic) technology. These two energies provide simultaneous fat burning and muscle toning. The result is more body contouring in less time than was possible with previous non-invasive treatments.

The actual EMSCULPT NEO process is pretty simple as well. First, your provider places the device’s applicator on the targeted area. Then, they let the machine do the rest by emitting RF and HIFEM+ energies. The RF raises the temperature of fat cells, which effectively and permanently destroys them. HIFEM+ stimulates powerful contractions in specific muscle groups at levels greater than possible during intense workouts. Patients need to have four 30-minute sessions for optimal results, and they can receive treatment in 10 different body areas. 

Why Choose EMSCULT NEO®?

With so many body sculpting options available, the obvious question is, why choose EMSCULPT NEO? Here are just a couple of reasons why this treatment stands out from the crowd. 

1. It’s Non-invasive

Tummy tucks, breast lifts and liposuction are great options for some in need of body contouring. But these procedures are invasive since they involve anesthesia and incisions, which makes them risky for some patients, and they involve quite a bit of downtime. For patients with relatively mild concerns, non-invasive options like EMSCULPT NEO are equally effective but less risky and require no downtime. 

2. Two Therapies in One

Other non-invasive body sculpting treatments can either remove excess fat, tone muscle or tighten skin. This means patients usually need multiple treatments to achieve full body contouring with satisfying results. EMSCULP NEO offers two effective therapies in a single treatment, reducing how much time and money you spend on your body sculpting goals. 

3. Proven Efficacy

EMSCULPT NEO was clinically tested for safety and efficacy, which led to it receiving multiple FDA-clearances. So far, studies have shown a 30% reduction in fat and 25% increase in muscle mass after a single course of treatment. This is beyond what’s achievable with similar therapies, which can be attributed to BTL’s dedication to creating outstanding technology that delivers what it promises. 

4. It Treats Multiple Areas

Have more than one problem area you’d like to have treated? No problem! EMSCULPT NEO has a range of applicators and has been FDA-approved to slim and tone up to 10 different areas on the abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves and thighs. So, not only does this treatment burn fat and build muscle at once, but it can also treat multiple areas for full body contouring. However, you may need to undergo more than one round of treatment to target multiple concerns for your safety and comfort. 

5. It’s Comfortable

EMSCULPT NEO is very gentle for something that offers remarkable body contouring. The treatment itself involves patients lying down comfortably while the provider places the applicators on targeted areas. The rest is done by the machine as you relax and wait for treatment to work. As far as sensation goes, most patients say there’s a mild heating sensation comparable to a hot stone massage. You will also feel the muscle contractions, but this usually isn’t uncomfortable. 

6. There’s No Downtime

You won’t need to take time off from work and other obligations with this treatment. Most patients can resume their usual routine as soon as they leave our office, which some can get done during their lunch breaks. Side effects are usually mild and involve muscle soreness and minor swelling. The swelling should subside within a few days once the body removes dead fat cells and the muscles recover. 

7. Long-Lasting Results

Results from EMSCULPT NEO peak at about two to three months after your last treatment and will last at least six and up to 12 months. The fat reduction from this treatment is permanent, however. To maintain the muscle-toning effect of treatment, patients can benefit from follow-up treatments with EMSCULPT, which uses HIFEM energy alone for muscle toning.

8. Enhancing Weight Loss

EMSCULPT NEO is a great adjunctive treatment to weight loss programs. Weight loss often causes loss of muscle mass along with loss of fat stores. While this is normal to an extent, losing too much muscle can lead to weight regain as muscle mass is an important regulator of metabolism. EMSCULP NEO helps restore lost muscle, making long-term weight loss more attainable. 

When EMSCULPT NEO® Isn’t Recommended

Most relatively healthy adults can be candidates for this treatment. However, EMSCULPT NEO isn’t for everyone. 

If you have metal implants, defibrillators, a pacemaker or drug pumps near or at the treatment site, this treatment may not be the best choice since the HIFEM+ technology can interfere with these devices. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also consider getting this treatment at a later time. And those with a bleeding disorder and untreated diabetes or heart disease may not be the best candidates. 

EMSCULPT NEO is also not a weight loss solution. While the treatment does burn fat, only a small portion is destroyed during treatment. Like other body contouring treatments, EMSCULPT NEO aims to change the shape and contours of the body. It cannot replace the health benefits of regular diet and exercise. 

Learn More About EMSCULPT NEO® in St. Louis

If you have any questions regarding this treatment, feel free to contact The Lifestyle Center today!

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