Noninvasive body contouring is a popular way to achieve a slimmer, more sculpted look without surgery or downtime. Most of these treatments utilize energy to either eliminate stubborn fat or stimulate muscle growth. But there is one treatment that can do both, thanks to its unique combination of technologies: EMSCULPT NEO.

EMSCULPT NEO is the first and only body sculpting treatment that can address these two common concerns in a single session and with remarkable results. This is possible thanks to its groundbreaking combination of radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. These technologies work in synergy to provide quick, safe and comfortable treatment with remarkable results. With EMSCULPT NEO, we can slim, tone and sculpt 10 different areas on the body in minutes and with no downtime.


EMSCULPT NEO is a noninvasive body sculpting treatment developed by BTL Aesthetics. It is an upgraded version of the company’s original EMSCULPT, a muscle-toning treatment that uses HIFEM technology.

What makes EMSCULPT NEO different from its predecessor is its groundbreaking combination of RF and HIFEM technology. In fact, EMSCULPT is the first and only device where a single applicator can deliver different energies to simultaneously burn fat and build muscle in the arms, belly area, buttocks, thighs and calves. Thanks to this blending of different technologies, patients can now enjoy dramatic body sculpting with one treatment and virtually no downtime.

Most patients need four to six sessions spaced one week apart for best results. Completing your recommended treatment plan can yield significant improvement, as EMSCULPT NEO has been found to reduce fat by 30% and increase muscle volume by 25% in most patients.


The EMSCULPT NEO machine emits synchronized RF and HIFEM energies via an applicator placed over the treatment site:

1. The RF component raises the temperature of fat cells that are just underneath the skin, causing them to die and later be removed by the body’s lymphatic system.

2. The HIFEM component depolarizes motor neurons in muscles, causing them to contract and, over time, grow bigger and stronger.

The results from EMSCULPT can be more dramatic than seen with previous technologies or a healthy lifestyle alone. The reason for this is that HIFEM causes contractions of all muscle fibers in the treatment area at levels of intensity not achievable through exercise. Another reason is that the fat cells removed with RF energy are gone for good.

EMSCULPT NEO Treatment Areas

EMSCULPT NEO has been FDA-approved to sculpt the abdomen, arms, flanks, calves, thighs and buttocks. The device comes with three different applicators to enable treatment on 10 different body parts. The specific areas we can treat with EMSCULPT NEO include:

  1. Abdomen
  2. Flanks
  3. Buttocks
  4. Inner thighs
  5. Outer thighs
  6. Front thighs
  7. Back thighs
  8. Calves
  9. Biceps
  10. Triceps

The EMSCULPT NEO Treatment

EMSCULPT NEO is a 30-minute, in-office treatment. Most patients need to come in for treatment once a week for about four to six weeks.

The treatment involves securing the device’s applicators around the treatment area while you are lying down. Your provider will then turn on the device and let the machine do the rest. This procedure is painless but may result in a warming sensation. Most patients compare it to a hot stone massage or an intense workout.

Recovery after EMSCULPT NEO

There is no recovery period or downtime with EMSCULPT NEO. You can resume your daily routine immediately after treatment. Minor redness, swelling and numbness for a few days post-treatment are normal. These side effects are similar to what you may experience after an intense workout.

Swelling after EMSCULPT NEO can also happen as a result of the destruction of fat cells. This leads to an immune response as the body tries to eliminate the dead fat cells.


You may notice some improvement after your first EMSCULPT NEO session. But the full results — up to 30% less fat and 25% more muscle — are usually visible around the second or third week after the last treatment. The expected results from this treatment include a slimmer and more toned appearance. Your abdomen may appear firmer and flatter with visible abs, for example. The muscles built with EMSCULPT NEO should last from three to six months and the fat reduction is permanent with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for EMSCULPT NEO?

If you are 18 years and older with a body mass index BMI up to 35, you are probably a good candidate for this treatment. Patients who are not good candidates include those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those who have a pacemaker, other internal electronic devices and metal implants.

How do I prepare for my EMSCULPT NEO treatment?

No preparation is required for this treatment aside from removing all metal jewelry and accessories before treatment. You will just need to come to your scheduled appointment and plan to have up to six appointments once a week. It’s also a good idea to hydrate well and to wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing for your treatment.

Will I lose weight with EMSCULPT NEO?

While EMSCULPT NEO removes some fat in targeted areas permanently, it has minimal impact on weight. Body sculpting treatments are not a replacement for diet and exercise. Instead, their goal is to reshape certain areas of the body.

Are there any side effects with EMSCULPT NEO?

There are no reported side effects with EMSCULPT NEO aside from temporary muscle soreness and minor swelling. These usually resolve on their own within a couple of days.

How long will my EMSCULPT NEO results last?

Your results should last for three to six months following your last treatment. To maintain your EMSCULPT NEO results, we suggest getting regular treatments once or twice a year. Following a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen can also lead to long-lasting results.

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Burn Fat and Build Muscle With EMSCULPT NEO in St. Louis

Body sculpting has never been easier or more effective, thanks to EMSCULPT NEO. We are proud to say that this revolutionary treatment is also available in our office in the Ladue-Frontenac area of St. Louis.

If you are interested in this body sculpting treatment that can do it all, we invite you to contact The Lifestyle Center today for a free consultation. We want to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with the best treatments available.

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