At Coastal Dermatology and Medspa, our priority is to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their skin. Everyone deserves to feel confident in a swimsuit by the pool, in form-fitting clothes for a big night out, in something skimpy for a special night in — anywhere.
But the truth is, no matter how hard we try to eat healthily and keep up with exercise, it’s hard to sculpt our ideal physique. We convince ourselves that if we just lift heavier or sweat it out at one more spin class per week, we’ll finally reach our body goals — but there’s more to it than that. A go-hard-or-go-home fitness mentality only gets us so far when we don’t take our biology into account.
Our bodies are genetically predisposed to holding onto fat in certain areas and struggling to build muscle in others. These “trouble spots” stick with us no matter how dedicated we are to our health. So how do we break out of that exasperating plateau? Enter Emsculpt NEO, the latest evolution in nonsurgical body contouring.
What Is Emsculpt NEO?
Emsculpt NEO is a ground-breaking device from BTL that combines muscle toning, fat burning and skin tightening in one treatment. Like the first generation Emsculpt system, Emsculpt NEO utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate intense muscle contractions for improved muscle strength and tone. For even more body-sculpting power, Emsculpt NEO adds a second technology, radiofrequency energy, to induce controlled fat cell death and address mild skin laxity.
To date, body contouring devices have been designed to either burn fat, tone muscle or tighten skin during a session. Emsculpt NEO is the first-ever machine to combine all these body contouring benefits into a single treatment.
What Areas Can Emsculpt NEO Treat?
With its unique applicator system, Emsculpt NEO can shape up stubborn areas and achieve goals that are infamously hard to target with diet and exercise, including:
- Tone and flatten your abdomen
- Increase your core strength
- Improve abdominal muscle separation
- Add definition to your biceps and triceps
- Lift and sculpt your buttocks
- Enhance your calves
- Reduce fat to improve your contours and reveal even more muscle definition
How Does Emsculpt NEO Work?
The “secret sauce” behind Emsculpt NEO is the combination of HIFEM energy and radiofrequency energy.
The electromagnetic energy powers the muscle-sculpting portion of the Emsculpt NEO procedure. When it reaches the targeted muscles, it stimulates intense contractions that are more powerful than what is possible through regular exercise. This challenges your muscles in new ways to enhance their strength, volume and definition.
The radiofrequency energy gently heats subcutaneous fat until it reaches a temperature that permanently damages fat cells (but doesn’t harm any surrounding tissues). The fat cells are systematically broken down and eliminated through your body's natural metabolic processes, leaving behind leaner contours and smoother skin.
Radiofrequency is also behind Emsculpt NEO’s skin tightening effect. The energy waves generate heat in the deep layer of your skin known as the dermis, which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Does Emsculpt NEO Really Work?
Clinical trials and patient experiences both show positive results. In studies, the original Emsculpt achieved up to 16% average increase in muscle mass with a course of treatment. Emsculpt NEO boosts that to 25% average increase in muscle mass with a full course of treatment, plus 30% average reduction of fat.
Emsculpt NEO is rapidly racking up industry accolades, including:
- 2020 Aestheticians Choice Award for Favorite Body Sculpting Device, Dermascope magazine – February 2021
- Best Muscle Toner + Fat Reducer, NewBeauty magazine – April 2021
- Best Body Sculpting Treatment, InStyle magazine – May 2021
- 2021 Skin Awards, Shape magazine – May 2021
How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Emsculpt NEO?
Almost anyone can try Emsculpt NEO if they’re looking for a way to build muscle and eliminate fat at the same time. Although it isn’t a weight-loss procedure or a replacement for healthy living, Emsculpt NEO can help you achieve body goals that are unreachable with diet, exercise or other non-invasive body contouring procedures. Emsculpt NEO is more versatile than the original Emsculpt and can safely and effectively treat patients up to BMI 35.
For best results, we recommend that you are at or near your goal weight and plan to commit to more than one treatment.
How Should I Prepare Before an Emsculpt NEO Treatment?
Your consultation is the most important part of the preparation process. During this conversation, we will get to know each other. You’ll tell us about your concerns and aspirations, and we’ll explain the procedure and devise a treatment strategy based on your goals. Bring any questions you have to your consultation and we’ll gladly answer them.
Beyond that, there’s very little you need to do to prepare for an Emsculpt NEO treatment. Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment and, if you have any piercings in the area to be treated, please remove them before we get started.
Is Emsculpt NEO Worth It?
We get it. Burning fat and building muscle at the same time — no gym required — sounds too good to be true. And if you’re making an investment in yourself, you want to be confident it will actually pay off. So will it?
Let’s break it down by some average numbers:
- Gym membership: $40 per month
- Personal trainer: $70 per hour, two sessions at $140 per week
- Monthly supply of protein powder: $50
- Luxury fitness leggings: $100
- Premium athletic sneakers: $120
That’s $650 in recurring monthly expenses alone — $7800 per year!
Skipping all that hassle and still looking super fit? Priceless.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what patients on RealSelf have to say:
“As an esthetician with a knowledge of body contouring modalities I was excited to experience the HIFEM technology and see the results for myself. I must say, I was blown away!” - Dawn20664
“I did booty on the Emsculpt machine & it rocked my world! Not only did it feel therapeutic for my muscles, but I felt stronger & looked more toned just after the second session! This machine is truly incredible.” - instachan
“I have never experienced anything like Emsculpt. It was amazing to me how much more toned my abs got than I had been able to accomplish in the gym.” - batman77
I have tried every exercise known to man & never have seen results like what I got from this procedure in my life. It was worth every penny I paid and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - danmpage79
What Is the Difference Between Emsculpt NEO and CoolSculpting?
There’s a lot to wrap your head around in the world of body contouring. With a growing number of options to choose from, it’s important to understand the differences that determine which treatment is right for you.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that eliminates unwanted fat and helps you sculpt a slimmer, smoother figure. Like Emsculpt NEO, the CoolSculpting system stimulates a natural fat cell removal process that continues for weeks after a treatment. However, it achieves this using a completely different technology.
CoolSculpting, as you may have already guessed by the name, uses freezing technology to destroy excess fat cells. Fat cells are more vulnerable to cold than other tissues, so CoolSculpting can safely freeze and destroy stubborn fat without harming any surrounding non-fat tissues. A CoolSculpting session takes about 45 minutes to complete.
The key distinction to note here, in addition to the different technologies, is the goal of treatment. CoolSculpting exclusively targets fat. Emsculpt NEO targets fat and muscle. Both treatments can create excellent results for the right candidate. Ultimately, choosing the best body contouring treatment for you depends on your current figure and your body goals.
What Should I Expect During an Emsculpt NEO Treatment?
Your Phoenix Emsculpt NEO treatment should be a comfortable and convenient experience. When you arrive at Krch Aesthetic Medicine, we’ll identify the treatment areas and make sure we’re on the same page about your goals. Then you’ll simply lay down and relax while the applicators are placed over your skin and the machine goes to work.
You will feel a gentle warming sensation as the procedure begins. This is the radiofrequency energy raising the temperature in your fat cells and warming up your muscles for the next part of the treatment. For the remainder of the procedure, your attention will likely be focused on the involuntary muscle contractions. They can feel odd at first, but the sensation isn’t painful, and you’ll grow accustomed to it as the treatment progresses.
Your Emsculpt NEO treatment will last about 30 minutes, then you’ll be free to go about your day.
What Should I Expect After an Emsculpt NEO Treatment?
There is no downtime following an Emsculpt NEO treatment. You’ll have no marks on your skin, although you may see some mild and short-lived redness in the treated area. You might also notice that your muscles feel sore and fatigued, just like they do after a workout in the gym. You should be able to jump right back into your daily routine, even same-day exercise if you’re feeling motivated, with no interruptions.
What Results Can I Achieve With Emsculpt NEO?
Emsculpt NEO results emerge in stages. You might notice that your muscles start feeling firmer right away, but the most significant results will come later. Over the next two to four weeks, and continuing for up to six months, the targeted muscles will continue to improve in tone, volume, strength and firmness.
Fat reduction is a gradual process. Once Emsculpt NEO triggers the process of fat cell death, your body needs time to process the cells and get rid of them. The best time to assess the final results of this part of the treatment is three months after your last session.
How Many Emsculpt NEO Treatments Will I Need?
Everyone’s body is different and so are their goals. The typical Emsculpt NEO series starts with four sessions in a two-week period, but some people may require more treatments to reach their desired outcome. Touch-up treatments every six months to a year can help maintain your slimmer, more sculpted figure.
What Is the Difference Between Emsculpt NEO and Emsculpt?
Emsculpt NEO and the original Emsculpt both changed the body contouring game when they debuted. So why choose one over the other?
Both Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO have HIFEM technology for strengthening and toning muscles, but only NEO has radiofrequency energy to take the treatment to the next level. The combination of HIFEM and radiofrequency delivers better results in less time. On average, NEO patients gain more muscle mass than those who use the original Emsculpt, plus they get fat reduction and a skin tightening effect.
In addition to the skin tightening, the recent Emsculpt NEO device upgrades add a higher level of radiofrequency throughout the NEO cycle, creating stronger muscle contractions with less discomfort than the prior version of NEO and all Emsculpt devices. We are thrilled to have this upgrade at krch Aesthetic Medicine!
NEO’s innovative approach to body shaping makes it suitable for a wider range of patients. The ideal candidate for the first-gen Emsculpt is relatively fit already, with a BMI below 30. With NEO, we can treat patients with much higher BMIs, making it a significantly more effective option for those seeking fat reduction alongside the muscle-toning and skin tightening effects.
What Makes Emsculpt NEO at Krch Aesthetic Medicine Different?
Anyone who has tried to reach their fitness goals knows the challenge isn’t just getting to where you want to be — it’s also about staying there. Maintaining your body can be as hard as earning it in the first place, and we’re here to help with that too.
When you have your Emsculpt NEO treatment at Krch Aesthetic Medicine, our team will reach out 90 days after your last session to schedule ‘after’ photos. Documenting your progress helps you stay motivated and allows us to see your progress, so we can continue adjusting your treatment plan to ensure you get the most out of your Emsculpt NEO experience.
And here are three more reasons to come in…
1. BTL is the brilliant company behind Emsculpt NEO, and they have already done major upgrades to our device as of July 2021. Previously, skin tightening was only available in the abdomen, but now it’s available in all treated areas! We now can do muscle toning, fat reduction and skin tightening in the:
- Outer thighs
- Inner thighs
We can do muscle toning and skin tightening in the:
2. We’re offering special Emsculpt maintenance plans. Fat loss from NEO is permanent for most Team NEO members. Muscle tone improvement from NEO is not permanent, but it can last up to three to four months! Everyone differs in how long they hold muscle tone from Emsculpt NEO and how often they need a maintenance session. We are offering two maintenance plans:
- Peak Shape training is 12 monthly treatments. Add any additional areas at an even lower price. This plan is designed to amplify your initial NEO gains and is for the serious body sculptor who wants to keep improving.
- Stay Fit training is quarterly treatments. Add any additional areas at an even lower price. This program is for those who are happy with their improvement from Emsculpt NEO and want to hold onto their results.
The pricing of these programs is significantly less expensive than your initial investment so that you retain or improve your shape and stay a part of this team. Give us a call or fill out the form below when you’re ready to re-start your training!
3. We’re offering a new free service for all Team NEO members — InBody 270 analysis. The InBody 270 does a full-body scan and provides valuable information on your resting daily calories burned (called the Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR), percentage of fat, percentage of skeletal muscle and total body water. It makes recommendations specific to you for ideal increases or decreases in either fat or muscle. The higher your muscle to fat ratio is, the higher your BMR is, and the more calories you burn even when just sitting around.
Contact Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE
We’re raising the body bar with Emsculpt NEO! If you’re tired of lackluster results in the gym and stubborn fat that won’t budge, Dr. Krch and his team of body contouring experts can help. Emsculpt NEO can help you hone a new physique in as little as four short sessions, effectively toning muscles and burning fat without surgery or downtime. To learn more, call Krch Aesthetic Medicine at 480-493-5833 or contact us online to set up your free in-person or virtual consult.