by Kate Dee, MD
Emsculpt Neo is as big a game-changer in the world of body sculpting. You may have already tried Emsculpt or Coolsculpting-- they have been the most popular body sculpting treatments in the aesthetics industry before 2020. BTL, the company that makes Emsculpt, developed Emsculpt Neo to shut out all previous devices, and they succeeded. Emsculpt Neo is now the best body sculpting treatment in the aesthetics industry.
RF devices are able to heat the skin and the fat-- to tighten the skin and kill the fat. Emsculpt Neo uses RF to melt the fat in order to slim down ther body and reveal the muscles underneath. Exilis Ultra is another device we use to heat the fat from the skin down but keeps the surface cool enough to penetrate into the fat. RF devices are great at tightening the skin and melting fat but did nothing for the underlying muscle.
Emsculpt Neo t uses powerful magnetic waves that cause supramaximal contractions of the muscle. Supramaximal means that these contractions are way more than what you would normally do in any vigorous workout. These contractions are more powerful than your brain can make your muscle do. Emsculpt Neo does this about 20,000 times in a half-hour treatment. Though intense, it doesn’t hurt. The result is a stronger, more sculpted muscle. In the studies done to validate Emsculpt, it was found (amazingly!) to kill fat as well.
So why is Emsculpt NEO different? It offers two treatments in one. It combines the HIFEM muscle treatment of Emsculpt with RF at the same time. The RF in the NEO is the same frequency that Vanquish uses to tune your fat. It also heats up your muscles, and it turns out that Emsculpt muscle-building is even more effective on warm muscles. So the NEO can not only build muscle and kill fat, but it does so even better than any other RF machine can do on its own. There have been 7 published studies of the Emsculpt NEO. The results showed a marked increase in muscle mass and decrease in fat on MRI, CT, and Ultrasound. On average, there was a 25% increase in muscle and a 30% reduction in fat 1 month after a series of treatments.
Emsculpt NEO is currently FDA-cleared to treat the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, love handles, arms (biceps and triceps), and calves. The Emsculpt NEO protocol is a series of 4 30-minute treatments.
We are excited to be able to offer the Emsculpt NEO at our West Seattle and Kirkland offices. Questions? Call us to find out more, or you can book a consultation directly online here.
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