​​​​​​​What’s the difference between EmSculpt Neo and EmSculpt?

​​​​​Body-sculpting has taken the world by storm over the last decade. This term refers to non-invasive treatments that are designed to shrink areas of stubborn body fat in order to reshape the body and give it a slimmer appearance. There are a number of treatments that are able to do this, including EmSculpt and a newer version of EmSculpt – EmSculpt Neo. Here’s what you need to know about these highly effective and transformative treatments that can help you to achieve the body of your dreams.

How Does Emsculpt vs EmSculpt Neo Work?

Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo are advanced, non-invasive body contouring treatments using high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. However, Emsculpt Neo enhances the process by incorporating radiofrequency (RF) energy for superior fat reduction and muscle building.

Emsculpt: Emsculpt employs HIFEM technology to induce rapid muscle contractions, comparable to performing 20,000 sit-ups or squats in a 30-minute session. These supramaximal contractions strengthen and tone muscles, making Emsculpt ideal for the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and legs. It primarily focuses on muscle building and does not significantly target fat reduction. On average, Emsculpt increases muscle mass by up to 16% and reduces fat by around 19%.

Emsculpt Neo: Emsculpt Neo combines HIFEM technology with RF energy. The RF energy heats the muscle tissue, preparing it for intense contractions while simultaneously raising the temperature of fat cells to a level that causes apoptosis, or cell death. This dual-action approach not only builds muscle but also significantly reduces fat. In a 30-minute session, Emsculpt Neo can deliver 24,000 muscle contractions. Studies have shown that Emsculpt Neo can reduce fat by up to 30% and increase muscle mass by up to 25%, providing more comprehensive body sculpting results compared to the original Emsculpt.

Key Differences:

  • Technology: Emsculpt uses HIFEM technology alone, while Emsculpt Neo combines HIFEM with RF energy for enhanced results.
  • Fat Reduction: Emsculpt Neo offers superior fat reduction capabilities due to the addition of RF energy, which heats and destroys fat cells.
  • Muscle Building: Both treatments build muscle, but Emsculpt Neo provides a greater increase in muscle mass.
  • Skin Tightening: The RF energy in Emsculpt Neo also promotes skin tightening by stimulating collagen production, an added benefit not provided by Emsculpt.
  • Suitability: Emsculpt Neo is suitable for individuals with a BMI of up to 35, making it accessible to a wider range of patients compared to Emsculpt, which is ideal for those with a BMI of up to 30.

Both treatments are FDA-approved, non-invasive, and require no downtime, making them convenient options for body contouring. The choice between Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo will depend on individual goals, such as whether the primary focus is on muscle building or a combination of muscle building and fat reduction. For those seeking more comprehensive body sculpting results, Emsculpt Neo offers a superior solution.

Comparison of Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo

Feature Emsculpt Emsculpt Neo
Technology HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology HIFEM technology combined with RF (Radiofrequency)
Mechanism of Action Stimulates muscle contractions Stimulates muscle contractions and simultaneously delivers RF energy
Muscle Contractions 20,000 contractions per 30-minute session 20,000 contractions per 30-minute session
Fat Reduction Not specifically designed for fat reduction Designed for fat reduction through RF-induced heating of fat cells
Muscle Building Yes, primarily designed for muscle building Yes, enhanced muscle building combined with fat reduction
Skin Tightening Minimal Yes, due to RF energy promoting collagen production
Treatment Areas Abdomen, buttocks, arms, thighs Abdomen, buttocks, arms, thighs, additional focus on areas with stubborn fat
Sessions Required Typically 4 sessions over 2 weeks Typically 4 sessions over 4 weeks, but may vary
Treatment Duration 30 minutes per session 30 minutes per session
Comfort Level Generally well-tolerated, some muscle soreness post-treatment Similar to Emsculpt, with added warmth from RF energy
Downtime None None
Results Timeline Visible results within 2-4 weeks, continuing to improve over months Visible results within 2-4 weeks, with optimal results in 3 months
FDA Approval Yes Yes
Cost Approximately $750-$1,000 per session Approximately $1,000-$1,500 per session


Key differences between EmSculpt and EmSculpt Neo

  • As a result of this combination of techniques, EmSculpt Neo can increase muscle mass by a whopping 25% rather than the 16% achieved through conventional EmSculpt.
  • RF energy causes up to 30% fat burning during each treatment, enhancing the effects of EmSculpt Neo.
  • Fat loss as a result of EmSculpt Neo is permanent and can be sustained indefinitely.


EmSculpt Neo is now available at Natural Results Plastic Surgery. Call us today at (480) 418-5300 to schedule your EmSculpt NEO appointment.