Dr. Frank Barone and EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics are especially excited to introduce to Toledo, Ohio the new EMSCULPT NEO, the first and only FDA cleared nonsurgical body-shaping device approved to simultaneously reduce excess fat and build muscle non-invasively.
The EMSCULPT NEO utilizes a unique and revolutionary radio frequency (RF) and high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) technology simultaneously that disrupts fat cells, firms the overlying skin, and tones muscle in a 30-minute session. The result is more fat reduction and muscle growth for less time and cost than any other available technology. The EMSCULPT NEO can benefit many patients of all ages and body types, even those with higher overall body weight and BMI.
Dr. Barone and some of the EVOLV staff recently attended a research meeting in Chicago reviewing the clinical studies and patient outcomes from the initial treatments with the EMSCULPT NEO which provide compelling data and evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of this revolutionary and game-changing non-surgical technology. The EMSCULPT NEO is the latest device in the evolution of non-invasive body contouring technology from the bioengineers at BTL Aesthetics, the world leader in radio frequency and HIFEM applications for nonsurgical fat reduction, skin tightening, and muscle toning. The original EMSCULPT device from BTL for muscle toning was introduced to the Toledo area last year by EVOLV and provided excellent outcomes for muscle toning but the addition of simultaneous fat reduction, as well as some skin firming in a 30-minute treatment series, is truly a state of the art technology for many patients interested in non-invasive body contouring.
How does EMSCULPT NEO work?
The technology of the EMSCULPT NEO is unique in delivering high-intensity electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) which rapidly contracts muscle along with fat disrupting RF heat thru the same body applicator simultaneously. Research studies also reveal a synergistic effect in that the heat from the RF warms the underlying muscle preparing it and improving efficiency and results as well as reducing fat and firming the skin. Raising the temperature in the fat to a specific target level over time causes irreversible cell wall damage and eventual removal from the body. Multiple published clinical studies confirm an average of 30% reduction in the fat under the skin (subcutaneous fat) and even some evidence of reduction of the deeper fat in the abdominal cavity (visceral fat) that is associated with multiple health risks. Also, of interest is that the research revealed that then involuntary rapid contractions from HIFEM energy results in involuntary contractions of 100% of the involved muscle fibers at rates not achievable with voluntary workouts. The result is an increase in the number and growth of muscle fibers and a muscle volume increase by 25% in most patients.
Who is an appropriate candidate for the EMSCULPT NEO?
Anyone who is interested in improving body tone and reducing localized fat excess may be a candidate for the new EMSCULPT NEO. The EMSCULPT NEO treatment is not a substitute for regular exercise and healthy nutrition but is a very effective and unique noninvasive body contouring technology that can enhance body shape and tone and can be a perfect addition to a workout and healthy diet program. EVOLV always encourages a healthy lifestyle including consistent exercise and proper nutrition and skincare for every patient interested in achieving optimal and long-lasting results with any aesthetic treatment.
What body areas can be treated with the EMSCULPT NEO?
The most common areas of the body benefiting from the EMSCULPT NEO are the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and calves. The treatment parameters of the device can be adjusted to the body area depending on the amount of muscle development and fat reduction desired along with toning.
Does EMSCULPT NEO really work?
Absolutely! There are already seven clinical scientific papers published on the efficacy and safety of the EMSCULPT NEO as well as more than 30 publication on BTL’s proprietary muscle stimulating, HIFEM technology since its introduction in 2018. In addition, there are numerous publications and research studies on BTL’s unique noninvasive radiofrequency energy applications for fat reduction and skin tightening.
What is involved in the EMSCULPT NEO treatment and protocol?
An evaluation and physical examination by one of the certified EVOVL professional staff is required to determine treatment goals and whether EMSCULPT NEO is appropriate. There is no formal preparation required for this procedure other than emphasizing adequate hydration before and after treatment to achieve best results. Each treatment requires only 30 minutes and you will lay down in the private treatment room while the applicators are applied to the treatment area. During the treatment you will feel gradually increasing muscle contractions and a heating sensation comparable to a warm stone massage which can be adjusted to tolerance for each patient. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after each treatment as there is no downtime. For best results and depending on treatment goals, five or six 30-minute sessions are recommended, scheduled 5-10 days apart.
When will I notice results with the EMSCULPT NEO treatment protocol?
Although each patient’s results and experience may vary depending on preexisting physical condition, anatomy, and age, most patients notice some muscle toning improvement within a few weeks while the fat reduction may take several months. Best results are usually noticed by 2.5 to 3 months after the last treatment. At EVOLV we have found and firmly believe that EMSCULPT NEO and other body contouring results are maximized and most improved by proper pre and post-treatment hydration, regular and focused exercise program, proper nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle.
How does EMSCULPT NEO compare with CoolSculpting treatments?
Coolsculpting is a treatment utilizing cold therapy or ‘cryolipolysis’ to reduce fat cells and is a recognized and popular option in body contouring. While CoolSculpting is effective in reducing excess fat by up to 22% in clinical studies, there is no muscle or skin benefit. In comparison, clinical research reveals that the EMSCULPT NEO treatments average over 30% fat reduction and increase muscle volume by up to 25% with additional skin firming benefit. The proven and greater fat reduction efficacy, as well as muscle building and some skin firming results, give a significant advantage to the EMSCULPT NEO treatments in providing more comprehensive and complete outcomes in nonsurgical body contouring.
How does EMSCULPT NEO compare to liposuction or other nonsurgical device alternatives?
Liposuction is extremely effective at removing specific and larger amounts of fat excess directly but is an invasive procedure and requires an anesthetic and adequate recovery time and has higher costs, so it is not directly comparable. There is no other comparable non-invasive device to the EMSCULPT NEO currently available that treats both muscle and fat simultaneously.
Dr. Frank Barone and EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics in Toledo, OH is a comprehensive aesthetic practice with many years of experience, research, and training in all areas of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical options in aesthetics as well as board certification in plastic surgery. It is important to remember that the training and experience of your provider is the most unimportant factor in achieving optimal and safe results in any aesthetic procedure.
The new EMSCULPT NEO now offers an FDA cleared and scientifically proven technology for simultaneous nonsurgical fat reduction and improved muscle volume and toning that provides longer-lasting and more complete results in non-invasive body contouring. We believe that this game-changing technology with a more comprehensive approach will be the future of nonsurgical body contouring.
If you would like to learn more about the EMSCULPT NEO in Ohio, or the clinical studies and other body contouring and aesthetic options available, please contact our office and speak with any of the EVOLV professional staff.