If you have already tried EmSculpt, you might understand why it has been the number one body sculpting treatment in the aesthetics industry since it came out in 2018. But there is something even better – EmSculpt NEO. In 2020, BTL introduced EmSculpt NEO, which produces even better results. So, what are the differences between the two?
What is EmSculpt?
Launched in 2018, EmSculpt is the world’s first and only body contouring device to use HIFEM (high intensity-focused electromagnetic energy) to build muscle and sculpt the body in a 30-minute session.
It is the first FDA-cleared energy device approved to burn fat and build muscle mass. A single EmSculpt session induces 20,000 muscle contractions. The average person, no matter how strong, can only contract their muscles to their 30-35% capacity for a fraction of a second. In response to these contractions, the muscle reconstructs itself, and fat cells in the area are eliminated.
Similarities between EmSculpt and EmSculpt NEO
Both EmSculpt and EmSculpt NEO build muscle and reduce fat. They both use patented and high energy to cause muscles to contract at a frequency and intensity that is not possible to achieve through exercise alone.
These contractions stimulate not only existing muscle fibers but also cause new muscle fibers to grow, which results in greater muscle volume, greater strength, and increased muscle tone.
So, how is Emscupt NEO different?
EmSculpt NEO is better than its predecessor because it uses synchronized radiofrequency heating of fat and muscle. This increases the activation of proteins, stimulating muscle synthesis and enhancing the hypertrophic effect.
EmSculpt NEO builds more muscle
EmSculpt NEO builds muscle and reduces fat better than EmSculpt. All the seven studies that have been conducted on EmSculpt NEO showed a remarkable increase in muscle and decrease of fat. On average, the participants of the study had a 25% increase in muscle and 30% reduction in fat in just one month after the treatments! However, everybody is going to get a slightly different result, therefore there will be a pre-treatment consultation where we get aligned in our thoughts so that people aren’t surprised by their results.
EmSculpt NEO Uses HIFEM at a different contraction pattern
Emsulpt NEO uses HIFEM energy at a higher rate and a different contraction pattern than the original EmSculpt device. While the EmSculpt contractions follow a defined and predictable protocol, the NEO pattern is irregular, which tricks the muscle into higher intensity and makes it difficult for the patient to expect what kind of contraction comes next. In addition, EmSculpt NEO is FDA-approved to treat arms (biceps and triceps), the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
Highest Thermal effect in the market
The radiofrequency technology on EmSculpt NEO has the highest thermal effect on the market, heating the underlying muscle tissue up to 43 degrees in just a few minutes. Radiofrequency heating contributes to increased fat burning by damaging the fat cells and causing the body to eliminate fat permanently over time.
John Ferris, BTL Aesthetics Vice President of US Marketing says, “In just over three years, we have achieved what no other aesthetic device brand has done. We’ve accomplished this milestone with the support of all our stakeholders and the trust consumers put in the EmSculpt brand and providers. We didn’t rely on virtual consumables to drive consumer awareness. The awareness was earned through studies and patient outcomes. Truly, this achievement is not only history in the making, but a testament to the efficacy and impact of EmSculpt and EmSculpt NEO.”
By 2021, EmSculpt NEO had won over five awards, including the most recent SHAPE Best of Derm Picks award for Best Body Treatment, InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys Awards for Best Body Sculpting Treatment, and Dermascope’s Aestheticians Choice Award for Favorite Body Sculpting Device.
Would you want to try EmSculpt NEO?
Dr. Soroka can assist you in deciding whether you are a good candidate and make sure that we help you look and feel your best. Get in touch!