Frequently Asked Questions – Emsculpt Neo
Is this procedure different from Coolsculpting?
Absolutely. Completely. Different. Coolsculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, where severe cold is used to reduce fat deposits by killing off the fat cells. This procedure is not offered at Ocean Drive, as we do not believe that the cost of that procedure is worth the limited result. Coolsculpting only treats fat deposits.
Emsculpt Neo, on the other hand, directly treats and expands your muscle mass. This will not only improve your aesthetic, but it will also improve the functionality, and performance of the treated muscle group. Currently, Emsculpt is being used by fitness and professional athletes to break through muscle plateaus because of its mechanism of action. By increasing muscle mass, you will increase basal metabolic rate, which leads to further secondary, natural, organic weight loss. When you couple this with an increase in muscle form, function, mass, and composition, Emsculpt clearly outperforms Coolsculpting.
If that is not enough, also consider that all patients are given the option of simultaneous fat reduction during their muscle building session. Emsculpt Neo will reduce fat just as effectively, if not more effectively, than Coolsculpting. Patients are not charged extra for fat reduction. The cost is the same as if you just did muscle building.
Does it hurt?
Not at all. Many of our patients have described it as “tickling”.
How does it work?
Our platform has two treatment components:
High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM)
Emsculpt Neo allows the provider to use either a combination of high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to produce contractile motion and energy at the muscle fibril level. The result of this energy delivery is muscle hypertrophy, which is the specific term for muscle growth.
Correct. Muscle growth. On average, the treated area will show a 22% increase in muscle hypertrophy, aka muscle mass, after three sessions. With the itinerant increase in mass, patients also experience improvements in muscle performance, stamina, and strength. These gains can be maintained with limited, continued sessions.
RadioFrequency Ablation (RF)
When it comes to fat loss without surgery, few modalities are as effective as radiofrequency ablation. With our platform at Ocean Drive, while you are increasing your muscle mass, you can simultaneously shed fat with our RF platform. This approach is less commonly used in the buttock, but it is commonly employed in the upper thigh, especially for those looking to enhance their thigh gap.
Are the results permanent?
With maintenance sessions and low to moderate workouts, muscle gains can be kept from Emsculpt Neo.
How much does it cost?
Cost will vary between treatment areas, but full abdominal treatments start at $850.
Will my insurance cover the cost of Emsculpt?
Unfortunately, no. While we do accept all major insurances for medical issues, Emsculpt is not eligible for insurance payment or reimbursement.
What are the risks of Emsculpt Neo?
The only major risk factor is becoming addicted to this platform. Put simply, this treatment will create new, natural, organic muscle mass without the need for the gym. People simply love this procedure, and their results.
The Ocean Drive Hybrid Gluteal Augmentation
The best of all worlds, the Hybrid approach offers men and women everything the ideal glute wants: muscle, volume, and shape. In this approach, the patient is empowered to choose their injectable of choice (Calcium Hydroxyapatite vs Renuva®, vs both), in combination with HIFEM Emsculpt Neo therapy. In this protocol, patients can choose their volume of choice, and they receive three sessions of Emsculpt Neo three weeks subsequent to their injections. Patients who sign up for this approach receive a discount on both the injections and the Emsculpt. Out of all of our approaches, this is our most comprehensive approach for the best possible result. Beyond the obvious synergistic benefits, this approach is incredibly unique in that the Emsculpt treatments can be used strategically to maintain results even longer than single modality therapy. Utilization of multiple platforms also allows us to appy our multiprocedural discount for both therapies. This process is a touch more gradual, as Emsculpt is used strategically to maintain or enhance volumetric results. Each process is individualized based upon goals and timeline.