18 Oct Emsculpt vs. Emsculpt NEO: Which One is for You?
Newer isn’t always better, which is why RefinedMD carries both the original Emsculpt and the latest generation, Emsculpt NEO. Both are body sculpting devices with no needles or downtime necessary, but there’s one key difference: Emsculpt NEO burns fat while building muscle while the OG Emsculpt just builds muscle. Let’s take a look at the technology behind both and figure out which device is for you. Spoiler: Many times, clients use Emsculpt in one area of the body and Emsculpt NEO in another!
Emsculpt delivers high-intensity electromagnetic pulses (HIFEM) to targeted muscles, making them contract 20,000 times in 30 minutes. These types of contractions, called supramaximal contractions, are the exact movements that you achieve when working out with weights, body weight exercises, etc. This means getting Emsculpt is the same as doing 20,000 curls, crunches, lunges, or any other workout exercise you typically do for “gains.” Of course, nobody can actually do 20,000 reps in a row (let alone in 30 minutes). Most clients are recommended 4 – 6 sessions spaced one month apart for a solid foundation. Maintenance sessions every six months help you sustain results.
Emsculpt NEO is the same technology as Emsculpt, but it adds radiofrequency energy (RF) to literally burn fat. It was introduced in 2020 and there’s no extra time needed to enjoy the fat-burning results. It’s still just 30 minutes and forces muscles into 20,000 supramaximal contractions while the RF energy takes care of dissolving fat at the treatment site.
Emsculpt or Emsculpt NEO: Which One is for You?
You don’t want to burn fat everywhere (at least most people don’t). In many cases, especially with female clients, they want a stronger, perkier butt but don’t want to lose the precious fat there. However, most people who want ripped abs will benefit from getting rid of as much fat as possible in this area. As you can see, there are parts of the body where you want to build muscle and burn fat while in other areas you just want gains. It’s up to you and every client is different.
You can also schedule back-to-back sessions. For example, a one-hour appointment might include Emsculpt on the buttocks followed by Emsculpt NEO on the upper arms. Getting Emsculpt or Emsculpt NEO isn’t painful at all, but it does have a strange sensation. After all, your muscles are doing non-stop contractions in quick succession. Still, most clients feel comfortable enough to work, read, or even livestream their experience. Emsculpt technologies are very popular on social media.
What Emsculpt Can Do
You can get Emsculpt or Emsculpt NEO virtually anywhere you typically want to build muscle. Getting it on the abs means a tighter stomach and a better defined six- or eight-pack. The buttocks are a popular site to achieve a lifted, sculpted derriere. The arms are a must and the tech can help you increase the size and tone of biceps and triceps while Emsculpt NEO can tackle bingo wings. Amp up the size of your thighs while reducing saddlebags with a leg treatment. The calves can also benefit from more defined muscles.
If you can’t decide which one is best for a particular target site, keep in mind that the added heat of Emsculpt NEO also rushes blood supply to the muscles. This means they recover faster and in some cases gains are larger. And where exactly does the excess fat go with RF energy? The fat is heated to a degree that makes it break down. It is then metabolized and eradicated by the body as a means of permanent fat removal. However, Emsculpt NEO is not a “weight loss procedure” and most people do not lose pounds on the scale with Emsculpt NEO alone. A better way to gauge progress is with photos, how your clothes fit, and measurements.
Autumn and Emsculpt
No matter which Emsculpt technology you choose, right now is the best time of year to get started. Muscles don’t grow and fat doesn’t dissolve instantly. You will see some results one month after your first treatment, but full results typically show up about seven months after that first treatment. That means you’ll be your best self just in time for spring break. To learn more or book your Emsculpt consultation, connect with RefinedMD today by calling the office or filling out the online contact form.