“I wanted to change my life and do something really positive so I could go into my closet and get dressed feeling good… you realise that being healthy and strong is really important, I wanted to condition my body differently so I could exercise regularly without injury… I look better, I feel better” -Drew Barrymore
“I love it. My body’s morphing into a 21-year-old’s body, just saying. It’s my fourth time. I’m obsessed with it” -Lisa Rinna
You may have seen celebrities and professional athletes, such as the above, raving about the Emsculpt treatment for its ability to shape targeted areas of your body through muscle building and toning and fat reduction. But what about us regular folk?
Yes. We absolutely believe that it is worth it. And here’s our top 10 reasons why.
On average, people see a reduction of 30% of fat in the treated area after a course of Emsculpt Neo. The original ‘Emsculpt’ treatment reduced fat by approximately 19% via the intense muscle contractions the treatment causes; the latest generation, the Emsculpt Neo has additionally introduced radiofrequency to the treatment to supercharge this fat removal.
On average, there is 25% more muscle in the treated area following your treatment course. This is achieved by engaging 100% of your muscle fibres and stimulating them to contract 20,000 times during each of your 30-minute sessions. This is something that we simply cannot achieve through effort and determination alone; we have evolved to use only 35% of our muscle fibre for endurance. The
Emsculpt Neo treatment accelerates any existing workout results that you may achieve; it’s also for those who don’t want to, or cannot, workout. In fact, the scientists behind this treatment have equated the Emscuplt Neo results to 12 to 16 weeks of HIIT training.
Strength is not just for bodybuilders. Muscle enhances overall health. We all need to maintain a good level of muscle and strength, especially as we age because, simply put, strength makes life easier; it allows us to do day-to-day tasks with ease, without getting tired and with less chance of injury.
Building your strength, especially your core, helps you to achieve good posture which can help to improve some aches and pains. Who really has time for a bad back?
Oh, and a nice little bonus -the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn.
As women age, we tend to have a decline in our muscle mass, bone mass density and an increase in fat. Yay.
The muscular decline is the result of the natural drop in the hormone estrogen.
Muscle stem cells start to reduce as our levels of estrogen decline. It’s been found that estrogen suppresses muscular cells from self-destructing. This means that not only is our strength and posture is compromised, but so is our muscles ability to repair, after even a minor injury.
Emsculpt Neo is an option to help you quickly build muscle, helping you to fight the impact of hormonal imbalance.
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Of course, it’s not just women who experience a muscular decline with age. In men, testosterone is the muscle strengthening hormone (amongst other things) and the levels of testosterone gradually decrease throughout a man’s life.
Maybe you have a weakness in a particular area; perhaps you had a muscular injury that you need help recuperating, or it could be that you want to build muscle in an area without having to build it in another area by default. The Emsculpt Neo can help with all of this.
Originally envisioned as a device to help physiotherapists treat patients who had injuries, the Emsculpt technology proved itself to not only help speed up muscular strength and recovery but there was also a very definite aesthetic improvement after the treatment. This meant that it found its way into aesthetic medicine where our clients can now benefit from the fat reduction and muscle toning aspects of the treatment.
One of our lovely Nurses here at our body sculpting clinic pointed out to me that one of the things that excited her the most about the Emsculpt Neo is that she will be able to specifically target glute muscles to lift and firm the bottom, without engaging the thigh muscles and therefore bulking them up as you naturally would do with typical glute exercises, such as squats.
During pregnancy muscles that run down the centre of your tummy commonly separate; the muscles become weaker and longer as the baby pushes against them. This abdominal separation is often referred to as ‘diastasis recti’ and is a condition that the Emsculpt Neo has been clinically proven to safely improve*.
In the main, we all have areas that we’d like to improve; upper arms, abdomen, inner thighs and bottom are really common areas.
It’s important to remember that the Emsculpt Neo treatment isn’t a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, but it can really accelerate some of the results of a healthy lifestyle; I mean, if I manually did 20,000 sit-ups or squats in 30 minutes, I would be requesting super-human status! Ain’t happening.
Of course, some of us can’t do certain exercises, for various reasons, and for some of us, we have no intention of setting foot in a gym. Each to their own. You don’t need to be super fit or super lean to have the Emsculpt Neo; we can treat those with a BMI of up to 35.
Sometimes our body sculpting clients use treatments to give them a boost and incentive to start or continue with a healthy life change and some use treatment as a push further down their journey to help with stubborn pockets of fat they can’t shift with a healthy lifestyle alone.
Each treatment session takes up to 30 minutes and a course of 4 treatments is required.
You’re in and out of the clinic quickly. No need to pack (and remember) your gym bag and no need to factor in a post-workout shower.
How is it possible that 20,000 muscle contractions don’t hurt and why am I not in pain the next day?
First, the Emsculpt Neo has an advantage over its predecessor, the Emsculpt, in that it uses radiofrequency; not only does RF reduce fat, it also helps to quickly warm up the targeted muscles, whilst feeling like you’ve got a warm hot water bottle on the area.
Then there are inbuilt treatment cycles that flush your blood through the treated muscles to help remove the build-up of lactic acid (the thing that makes you sore the day after a workout). Some people don’t feel anything the day after the Emsculpt Neo treatment, whilst some people can tell they’ve done a workout with the same feeling they get after usual exercise- but in no way does it feel like you’ve done 20,000 muscle contractions.
It’s also good to know that the treatment is tailored to your comfort level and your practitioner can treat you in settings that are comfortable and therapeutic.
From my experience, in the treatment area, you can feel the warmth of the RF (which was really comforting), the vibration of the device head alongside the contractions of your muscles, which vary in duration and strength, interspersed with the cycle to flush out the lactic acid build-up; this cycle feels, to me, similar to the ‘pummelling’ technique sometimes used during a massage. All-in-all very manageable, I even relaxed into my podcast during my treatments.
In addition, Emsculpt Neo is 100% non-invasive. There’s not a scalpel or a needle in sight.
For further information about the Emsculpt Neo UK, including Emsculpt Neo before and after photos, have a look at our treatment page. If you would like to contact our non-surgical fat removal clinic, please click here.
*Study data on file.
Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.
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