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Emsculpt Neo is an investment, and it’s important to ask a lot of questions before moving forward with a treatment series because we want to make sure you get the results you hoped for. So we’ve rounded up the most frequently asked questions from patients who come in for Emsculpt Neo.
WILL IT MAKE ME LOSE WEIGHT?
No. The thing with fat reduction procedures, whether surgical or not, is their minimal impact on the scale. You can have a decent amount of fat removed and you’ll look very different, trimmed, and thinner. However, you will not see a big shift on the scale. The only ways to see significant changes on the scale are prolonged lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, or surgical weightloss procedures. But it’s important to distinguish between a weight loss procedure and a fat loss procedure. Emsculpt Neo is the latter.
AM I TOO OLD FOR EMSCULPT NEO?
There is absolutely no age limit for people who can qualify for this treatment. Most people who get Emsculpt Neo do it for the aesthetic benefits of a flatter stomach and toned arms, legs, and buttocks. However, one of the main reasons Emsculpt Neo is so popular is how much it strengthens your core, and older patients stand to benefit the most in this respect. As you age core workouts may become difficult or impossible depending on your overall health, and the risk of injuring yourself while working out increases. And since core strength has been linked to reduced injuries and reduced back pain, Emsculpt Neo will be helpful whether you want it for the visible benefits or not. We have had many patients who reported back that they simply felt much better and stronger after Emsculpt Neo, and the fat reduction was just an added bonus for them. And speaking of fat reduction, Emsculpt Neo has a very specific edge here that even liposuction and CoolSculpting don’t: it can reduce visceral (intra abdominal) fat. This is the hardened fat that works its way around your organs, and leads to severe illness like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, and stroke. So if you’re dealing with a beer belly that comes with age and unhealthy eating habits in your youth, Emsculpt Neo can actually help get rid of it.
WILL I LOOK SKINNY IN JUST FOUR SESSIONS?
No. Emsculpt Neo is not intended for moderate to severely overweight patients. In fact, a maximum BMI of 30 is suggested for your baseline if you’re hoping to get Emsculpt Neo. We err on the conservative side in order to make sure our patients’ expectations are not only met but exceeded. Emsculpt Neo is intended to build muscle and burn through mild to moderate pockets of fat. And while you’ll see a slight difference in your before and after photos after four sessions of Emsculpt Neo, you will need more than just this to get thin. In cases where patients have a little extra fat to be removed, we’d recommend a dual approach with CoolSculpting as well. The combination will absolutely see accelerated and more dramatic results.
DOES IT HURT?
It doesn’t! Emsculpt Neo is surprisingly comfortable for a device that contracts muscles. A typical session goes something like this: we’ll turn on the device at a lower power percentage and see how you feel with it. As you ease into it we will increase the power. After a few minutes we usually have it up to 100% and the sensation is intense, but not painful. You might feel some heat too, and that’s ok. It’s the radio frequency (RF) heating up the fatty tissue in order to burn it off. But we will check on you frequently during the procedure and make sure that if anything is uncomfortable, it’s adjusted right away.
DO I SEE RESULTS QUICKLY?
With muscle mass, yes. Within 2-3 sessions there will be noticeable changes in how your muscles feel, and it’s very possible that they will be visibly noticeable too (it depends on how much subcutaneous fat you have in the treated area). If you have a layer of fat on your belly or arms, the fat tissue loss can take 2-3 months. So it’s important to remember that while your muscles are quickly improved, it may still take time to see a huge difference due to slower fat loss. And because it’s such a gradual process, we highly recommend you checking in to see your before and after progress with us so you can see the difference for yourself.
WILL IT BURN?
Heat is a common part of Emsculpt Neo due to the RF, but it shouldn’t burn. Your skin might look reddish after the treatment, but it’s normal and nothing to be concerned about.
WHY CAN’T I DO MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT A WEEK?
The addition of the RF energy makes Emsculpt Neo a once-weekly treatment only, however, if you’re looking for more treatments the original Emsculpt device can be used.
I GOT FOUR TREATMENTS—BUT CAN’T TELL IF IT MADE A DIFFERENCE!
Gradual results are usually preferred because patients don’t want to look like they’ve had any work done, but sometimes it’s so gradual that you may not notice a big difference yourself. Before and after photos are key with non-invasive devices like this. Because most of what we do is non-surgical (and thus, more gradual) sometimes the difference is less obvious. Since the minimum amount of treatments we recommend is four, it’s important to take photos before your first series and again about three months later. Since it takes up to three months for the fat loss to reach its full result, this will be the ideal time to check your progress.
IS IT SIMILAR TO LIPOSUCTION?
No. It will not require any anesthesia or numbing, there will not be pain or recovery, no medications will be required, and it will not remove mass amounts of fat in one day. Liposuction results are dramatic, and those results come at a physical price. The results will be less dramatic with Emsculpt Neo with up to 30% fat loss in the targeted area. However, Emsculpt Neo creates up to 25% more muscle mass in the targeted area—something liposuction can’t accomplish. This gives Emsculpt Neo the added benefit of being an upgrade for your overall wellness and health, in addition to an aesthetic fat loss procedure.
CAN I MIX IT WITH ANOTHER FAT REDUCTION TREATMENT?
Yes. Emsculpt Neo can be combined with any non-invasive fat loss procedures like CoolSculpting and Kybella. We can help you formulate a comfortable plan to maximize your results from any combination of the treatments.
CAN I GET IT IF I HAD LIPOSUCTION RECENTLY?
Since liposuction is so invasive and recovery is extensive, you may experience inflammation and discomfort for a few months following surgery. You are generally safe to get Emsculpt as early as 2-4 weeks after liposuction, however, listen to your body and get the treatment depending on how you feel. We also recommend you follow up with your surgeon to be sure you haven’t experienced any complications from your liposuction that could prevent you from getting Emsculpt Neo.