Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What is Emsculpt Neo?
Emsculpt NEO is the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that uses RF or radiofrequency heating for fat reduction and high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEMÂ®) for muscle strengthening and toning in a 30-minute session. The end result is more fat reduction and muscle growth than any single gold standard product, for less time and less money. Best of all, Emsculpt NEO has a broad patient appeal as it can treat patients up to BMI 35.Â At Shape Med Centers its the ONLY treatment we perform so our team are experts in the use of this amazing new technology.
2. How does Emsculpt NEO work?
Emsculpt NEO at Shape Med Centers is based on an applicator simultaneously emitting synchronized RF and HIFEM+ energies. Due to the radiofrequency heating, the muscle temperature quickly raises by several degrees. This prepares muscles for exposure to stress, similar to what a warm up activity does before any workout.
In less than 4 minutes, the temperature in subcutaneous fat reaches levels that cause apoptosis, i.e. fat cells are permanently damaged and slowly removed from the body. Clinical studies showed on average a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat.
Bypassing the brain limitations, HIFEM+ energy contracts 100% of the muscle fibers in the area at intensities that are not achievable during voluntary workout. Extreme stress forces the muscle to adapt, resulting in an increase in the number and growth of muscle fibers and cells. On average the muscle volume increases by 25%
3. Who is the right candidate for Emsculpt NEO?
If you can benefit from less fat and more muscle, EMSCULPT NEO procedure may be a great fit.Â The best place to start your journey with Emsculpt NEO is contacting a Shape Med Centers Emsculpt NEO expert at 704-525-9772 or request your free consultation here, book consult.
4. What areas can be treated with Emsculpt NEO?
Emsculpt NEO can be applied over the abdomen, lateral abs, buttocks, thighs, arms & calves.Â In terms most of our clients understand we can treat the abs, booty, love handles, bat wings and inner and outer thighs.Â Its all we do at Shape Med Centers so our team is 100% focused on “reshaping” your body with Emsculpt NEO.
5. Does Emsculpt NEO really work?
Yes! EMSCULPT NEO and the embedded high intensity magnetic field (HIFEM) technology has been clinically tested for safety and efficacy through seven clinical studies*. Moreover, 30 scientific publications make HIFEM the most intensively researched body contouring technology since its introduction in 2018
6. How is Emsculpt NEO procedure performed?
The Emsculpt NEO procedure is simple and easy. There is no pre-preparation required for this procedure. During your treatment at Shape Med Centers, you will lay down while the applicators are applied over the treatment area for 30 minutes. During the treatment you may feel intense yet tolerable muscle contractions along with heating sensation which is comparable to hot stone massage. Once the procedure is completed, you can immediately get back to your daily routine.Â
7. How many Emsculpt NEO treatments will I need?
Protocol for Emsculpt NEO is usually four 30-minute treatments, scheduled 5-10 days apart. Your Shape Med Centers Emsculpt NEO EM Tech will provide more information when you contact us for your free consultation.Â To do so, you can call our office directly at 704-525-9772 or book right online here.
8. How long does it take to see the final result of Emsculpt NEO procedure?
Each patientâ€™s results may vary but the best time to see the final results is 8 to 12 weeks after the last treatment.Â Many Shape Med Centers patients do see some results early, even right after the last treatment, but it will take your body a full 8-12 weeks to see final results.
9. What is the downtime of Emsculpt NEO?
This is a real beauty of Emsculpt NEO at Shape Med Centers.Â There is no downtime with this procedure. You can get back to your daily routine right after the treatment.
10. Is Emsculpt NEO suitable for patients with BMI up to 35?
YES! Emsculpt NEO can treat patients with BMI up to 35.Â The best place to learn more is to set up a free consultation at Shape Med Centers.Â Call our office directly at 704-525-9772 or book right online here.Â Our team of EM Techs will sit down with you individually and talk about your goals in reshaping your body.Â Â
11. What is the difference between Emsculpt NEO and CoolSculpting?
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12. What happens to the fat that is eliminated by Emsculpt NEO procedure? Will the fat come back?
After the treatment at Shape Med Centers.Â the dead fat cells are flushed out from the body through metabolic processes. The rest is flushed out by the body primarily in the lymphatic system and through the body’s natural waste elimination process.Â Once these fat cells are gone they do NOT come back.Â Fat cells contract and expand as we gain or lose weight, they don’t increase in number after puberty.Â Thats the beauty of destroying them with RF (radio frequency).Â Once they are gone they are gone for good!
13. Are there any special supplements or diets I need to follow before or after the Emsculpt NEO treatment?
Emsculpt NEO treatment does not require any pre-treatment preparations, although we do ask that you are fully hydrated before starting treatment with us. You can resume your regular lifestyle right after the treatment.Â It is recommended to follow a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and proper hydration for best results.
14. Will I lose weight with Emsculpt NEO?
No, Emsculpt NEO procedure at Shape Med Centers does not help with weight reduction. The therapy helps reduce your fat and build your muscles.
15. Is Emsculpt NEO painful?
Emsculpt NEO treatments at Shape Med Centers may feel intense but should never be painful.
16. How does Emsculpt NEO compare to liposuction and non-invasive device alternatives?
Liposuction cannot be compared with Emsculpt NEO as Emsculpt NEO is a completely non-invasive procedure. It does not require surgery, needles, anesthesia, or any downtime. There is no other device in the aesthetic field that treats both fat and muscle in a single treatment.Â The beauty of Emsculpt NEO at Shape Med Centers is there is NO downtime like you would have with liposuction or surgery.Â Other non invasive treatments will treat just fat or just muscle, Emsculpt NEO does both.Â Its basically a 2 for 1 treatment and we are the experts!
17. What if the patient has lower BMI and is interested only in muscle building? Is there a benefit for Emsculpt NEO´s slimmer patients?
Even slimmer patients interested in muscle building can enjoy significant benefits when using the Emsculpt NEO at Shape Med Centers. Clinical studies showed on average a 25% growth in muscle mass.
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