The Ultimate Guide to EMSCULPT NEO

The Ultimate Guide to EMSCULPT NEO

Dr. Divya Javvaji, MD
Prime MD Plus
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Build muscle and eliminate fat simultaneously with this one-of-a-kind body sculpting treatment

You’ve heard of it all: Liposuction, Sculpsure, CoolSculpting, fat freezing, lifts, tucks, lasers, injections… 

The world of body sculpting or “body contouring” can be confusing and sometimes intimidating. If you’re searching for a way to reduce fat or promote tighter muscles in a stubborn area, there are many safe and effective options today.

Still, with so many treatment methods available, it can be hard to know which body sculpting treatment is right for you. You want to get the biggest bang for your buck, but you also want to achieve optimal results. And preferably while avoiding needles.

Fortunately, there’s a tested and FDA-cleared method that provides two promising procedures in one. The EMSCULPT NEO body sculpting technique is a popular, safe, and gentle method to help you achieve your goals.

If you want to eliminate fatty areas and build muscle tone, EMSCULPT NEO may be the best option for you. Here’s the complete guide to EMSCULPT NEO to help your decision process.


EMSCULPT NEO is a top-of-the-line body contouring treatment that helps people achieve satisfying, unparalleled results. It’s currently growing in popularity as a two-in-one treatment for burning fat, building muscle, and strengthening the core all at once. 

The EMSCULPT NEO was released in 2020 as a more advanced version of its predecessor, EMSULPT. This procedure treats targeted fatty areas using high-intensity electromagnetic pulses. 

The updated NEO technique uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) pulse technology to “melt” fat cells and strengthen the underlying muscles simultaneously.

What’s the Difference Between EMSCULPT NEO and Original EMSCULPT?

To understand EMSCULPT NEO, it’s helpful to learn about the original parent technique, EMSCULPT. 

EMSCULPT treatments use high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to pulse electromagnetic waves into the muscles, causing contractions. These supramaximal contractions prompt your muscles to sculpt and tighten on demand. The feeling is similar to that of a powerful abdominal workout. 

To increase the benefits of HIFEM technology, the new EMSCULPT NEO implements a safe and painless radiofrequency (RF) fat-burning technique. Radiofrequency energy penetrates heat waves deep into your fat stores, encouraging the fat to shrink in the treatment areas. 

The RF technology results in more fat reduction and tighter skin, which beautifully complements the HIFEM muscle-building process of the original EMSCULPT.

Is EMSCULPT the Same as CoolSculpt?

EMSCULPT is entirely different from CoolSculpt. While both methods are popular and effective fat loss solutions for many people, the two utilize different procedures.

CoolSculpt, also known as fat freezing, is a type of cryolipolysis. This non-invasive body treatment cools and “freezes” excess fat that is then very slowly removed through the body’s natural elimination processes. Because of this slow elimination process, results can take several months.

Instead of fat freezing, EMSCULPT NEO uses RF heat and HIFEM muscle-contracting technology to both “melt” fat and stimulate muscle growth. EMSCULPT NEO is a more comprehensive treatment than CoolSculpting or even classic EMSCULPT, as it combines two powerful, painless procedures in one 30-minute session.

Benefits of the EMSCULPT NEO

In 2019, the National Medical Products Administration approved the HIFEM technology used in EMSCULPT to “improve the contour of the hips and abdominals.” Non-invasive fat loss protocols such as EMSCULPT NEO and other HIFEM procedures continue to be a popular topic in research, cosmetic surgery, and equipment development because of their risk-free outcomes.

On average, 87% of patients report immediate satisfaction after their first HIFEM body contouring treatment. After eight weeks of their last treatment session, 100% of patients in a prospective study reported total satisfaction with their results.

What are these results, and what are the top benefits you can expect? 

Here’s an overview regarding EMSCULPT NEO body sculpting:

  • Safe, non-surgical procedure
  • Tones, slims, and strengthens treated areas of the body
  • No anesthetics or post-procedure requirements 
  • No downtime necessary 
  • Clinically proven and FDA-approved to treat the abs and buttocks
  • Safe and effective for nearly all body types (BMI up to 35)
  • Results are easily maintained 
  • Can be used as a corrective or preventive treatment
  • Helps clients get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat
  • Treatments are tailored to each individual’s wants, needs, and goals
  • Increases the metabolism
  • Painless, long-term results*

Patients who have received EMSCULPT NEO procedures repeatedly claim an improved sense of confidence. When obtaining treatments on the core and abdominal area, muscles become stronger, more toned, and more defined.

It’s estimated that one 30-minute treatment offers results similar to 20,000 sit-ups or squats in the gym. Four complete sessions of EMSCULPT NEO can be equivalent to up to 16 weeks of daily workouts.

*For best results, talk with your doctor beforehand and receive a consultation from a professional EMSCULPT NEO technician.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects With EMSCULPT Treatments?

When performed and treated properly, EMSCULPT treatments come with little to zero risks. 

While alternative body sculpting treatments can result in redness, tingling, numbness, or swelling, most patients are happy to report none of these side effects with EMSCULPT NEO. 

The only side effect of EMSCULPT NEO is that some patients feel temporary soreness for several hours or days after the procedure, similar to that of a workout. 

Does the FDA Approve EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is currently the only body shaping treatment method that has FDA clearance and science-backed recognition. It’s a safe, gentle, and powerful treatment noted for its assistance with weight loss, especially around the abdomen.

Types of EMSCULPT NEO Treatments

What areas of the body does EMSCULPT NEO effectively treat? There are several standard treatment areas where stubborn fat builds up, making it difficult for many people to achieve the muscle definition and tone they prefer.

Popular EMSCULPT NEO body treatments include:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Calves
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

There are varying results associated with each type of treatment, depending on your individual treatment plan. Typically, here’s what you can expect based on the treated area of the body.


The abdominal area is an ideal treatment area using EMSCULPT NEO. It’s known as a “whole core” treatment because it burns stomach fat, boosts core muscle mass, and strengthens the abdominal muscles, all at the same time. After your series of treatments, you can expect to have a stronger core and slimmer belly.


The tricep (back of the arm) and bicep muscles are other commonly treated areas of treatment. After your series of EMSCULPT NEO sessions, patients experience a fat reduction in the arms, slight muscle growth, and a feeling of recently completing an intense workout. 


EMSCULPT NEO procedures can help tighten and firm the calf muscles while ensuring fat loss. This can benefit patients who can no longer perform strenuous leg workouts. It can also supplement individuals who regularly work out but want an added boost to their physique. 


The front and back of the thighs — as well as the inner thighs — are great places to receive EMSCULPT NEO procedures. It slims away cellulite and stubborn weight gain, ensuring more thigh fat reduction than regular physical activity. You can also expect it to build muscle simultaneously. 


The EMSCULPT NEO is an excellent, non-invasive body treatment alternative to butt lifts and liposuction. It provides a gentle but effective firming and lifting effect while addressing unwanted fat buildup.

How Do EMSCULPT NEO Treatments Work?

EMSCULPT NEO treatment works synergistically between two methods: radiofrequency energy and HIFEM energy. Here’s how each of these processes works.

Radiofrequency (RF) Technology for Fat Reduction

The radiofrequency pulses heat up and shrink the fat tissue underneath the skin. The damaged fat cells respond and undergo cell death, resulting in eliminated fat. 

After this heating and breakdown of fat tissue, your body naturally eliminates dead fat cells within several weeks. Optimal results can especially be seen after three months.

HIFEM Technology for Stronger Muscle Mass

High-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology creates supramaximal contractions, stimulating muscles to strengthen gradually. In fact, its deep stimulation of muscle tissue promotes muscles to develop at a faster rate than is possible through strenuous strength exercises. 

This process has given EMSCULPT NEO the nickname “instant abs” since results are proven, immediate, and long-lasting. 

When combining both of these effective technologies in EMSCULPT NEO, fat shrinks while muscle expands at a rapid pace. The entire treatment encourages weight loss and intense muscle building, all in one 30-minute treatment. 

What Does an EMSCULPT NEO Treatment Feel Like?

When receiving EMSCULPT NEO you will feel a heating sensation on and beneath your skin. Many patients feel intense contracting sensations as the HIFEM technology targets deep into the muscles. It’s not painful, but it can feel slightly intense and uncomfortable to some people.

If you’ve ever used an E-Stim device, the sensation feels slightly similar. Because the HIFEM contracts and releases your muscles, you may feel them involuntarily react during treatment. However, most patients note that the warmth from the RF and HIFEM technology provides a soothing effect with little discomfort.

How Long Does an EMSCULPT NEO Treatment Take?

Each treatment session is 30 minutes from start to finish. Treatments are typically provided in a minimum of four sessions, each session being about 5-7 days apart. 

Note: everyone’s treatment plan is individualized, so talk with your provider to clarify your schedule and overall duration. 

How Much Does EMSCULPT NEO Treatment Cost?

Because treatment plans differ from patient to patient, the cost of the procedure always varies. 

The typical price for the EMSCULPT NEO procedure ranges from $500 to $2,000 per session, depending on the variety of treatments. It’s important to talk with your provider about treatment options and pricing to get a realistic estimate.

Is EMSCULPT Covered by Insurance?

Most often, EMSCULPT NEO and other body contouring treatments are considered to be elective or cosmetic procedures. Therefore, there are few insurance plans that will cover the total cost.

Some health insurance companies may cover some of EMSCULPT NEO costs in certain health or weight loss situations. Check with your provider to make sure.

What to Expect During an EMSCULPT NEO Procedure

To the delight of many patients, there are no physical pretreatment requirements with EMSCULPT NEO. 

The only prerequisite is you need to have an official consultation with a certified technician. This is for you to explore your goals, expectations, and treatment options. You might also be advised to talk with a doctor to see if this treatment is a good option. 

Going in for Your Consultation

During your consultation, a doctor or technician will assess your body and discuss your areas of concern. They will likely make suggestions, show you before and after example photos of former patients, and take the time to explain the process in detail. Sometimes your provider will outline areas of your body with a washable marker to signal where the treatment will take place. 

After the consultation, you’ll learn about pricing and payment options. Then, it’ll be time to schedule your appointment date(s) and treatment timeline. 

Getting an EMSCULPT NEO Procedure

When you arrive for your EMSCULPT NEO procedure, an office assistant or technician will check you in until you’re ready for treatment. Your provider will then guide you into the treatment room and explain the step-by-step process. 

You’ll lie down on a comfortable table, where your provider will then set you up with the EMSCULPT NEO equipment. The large, circular device is applied to your body at the treatment site. To secure the device safely onto your body, it’s often strapped comfortably with soft fabric.

When the EMSCULPT NEO procedure begins, you’ll feel a warmth as the RF technology emits into your skin. With the HIFEM technology, you’ll feel intense (but completely tolerable) muscle contractions in the treated area. 

The procedure can feel uncomfortable at times, especially toward the end of the session. But don’t worry — patients receive a “pause” button if they need to take a quick break. Your provider will also check on you throughout the session to see how you’re doing. 

Each session lasts 30 minutes. When your session is over, your provider will assess your body, explain immediate and long-term results, and confirm your next EMSCULPT NEO session appointment. 

EMSCULPT NEO Downtime, Recovery, and Post-Treatment 

Because the EMSCULPT NEO body sculpting technique is non-invasive, you can expect zero recovery time. There are typically no post-treatment requirements. 

Because the HIFEM technology contracts targeted muscles, some clients may feel mild, temporary soreness or muscle tension after each treatment.

How to Get the Best Results from EMSCULPT NEO

EMSCULPT truly enhances your body’s potential. For best results with EMSCULPT or any other body sculpting treatment, it’s advised to use it as a supplemental treatment and not a single “quick fix.” 

It’s helpful to take part in a balanced lifestyle for optimal results. This includes:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Enjoying regular exercise
  • Following the health and wellness advice of your medical providers

Another crucial factor toward best results is to receive EMSCULPT fat and muscle treatments from a skilled, qualified professional. 

This body sculpting treatment requires a specific technique. The specialist performing EMSCULPT NEO should be trained, experienced, and competent in this treatment, ensuring a smooth procedure and adequate follow-up process. 

When Can You See Results from EMSCULPT NEO Procedures?

Because everyone’s body is unique, some may notice results faster than others. Typically, optimal results are obvious after four weeks, when the body has had time to naturally discard dead fat cells and develop newer, stronger muscle tissue. 

With continued procedures as directed by your doctor or provider, noticeable results are achieved within 1-3 months. 

Unlike other body sculpting techniques, EMSCULPT NEO results are long-lasting and often permanent. This is what makes this procedure so well-loved and highly effective.

Where to Find a Qualified EMSCULPT NEO Professional

If you’re eager to skip surgery but want to receive an equally effective body contouring procedure, EMSCULPT NEO is an excellent option. It provides more bang for your buck by targeting two comprehensive treatments into one powerful, body-positive solution that’s completely safe.

It’s especially important to choose a trained, professional, and reputable treatment provider when trying to find this procedure for yourself. 

At Prime MD Plus, we combine modern primary care, geriatric care, and medical technology solutions to fully support our patients. From internal medicine to weight loss, we meet you with empathy and accelerated health solutions to help you achieve your goals. 

In Coppell, Texas, you’ll find unparalleled treatment through Prime MD Plus. Contact Prime MD Plus to learn about your professional, medically-supported EMSCULPT NEO options today.

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