Meet the Emsculpt NEO treatment that promises to build muscle and melt fat
I’ve always been of the opinion that effective body shaping can only be achieved through a highly anti-social combination of restrictive eating and slogging it out at the gym. But, as that approach alone hasn’t really been a viable option for me in the last 20+ years, I found myself ready to explore other non-invasive alternatives to sculpting the more ‘stubborn’ areas.
With many treatments promising immediate visible results with no pain, no downtime, and minimal effort, by the time I saw Dr. Gina and her team at Ocean Cosmetics, I was already on the path to skepticism.
Within a few minutes, my narrow eyes widened as I was introduced to Emsculpt NEO, a first of its kind breakthrough treatment that promises to build muscle and melt fat in a 30-minute session. Dr. Gina’s thorough and real talk explanation of the scientific backing and clinical studies assured me that the technology was safe and effective, but as always – the proof is in the pudding that (after a moment on the lips) has safely stored itself for a lifetime on my hips.
How does Emsculpt NEO work?
Let’s talk tech for a minute.
Emsculpt NEO is the first-ever device to use radio frequency and high intensity focused electromagnetic field (HIFEM+) in a single procedure, essentially heating the fat cells and raising muscle temperature in line with a simple warm-up before a workout. Then, around 20,000 involuntary muscle contractions take place beyond limits that can be achieved with exercise, and damaged fat cells are eliminated from the body, making way for the growth of muscle fibers.
Fat reduction and muscle building while I lay down and scroll through TikTok? Sign me up!
What does it feel like?
The treatment takes around 30 minutes and is comfortable, relatively painless, and minimally invasive. There’s also no pre-treatment prep needed and no downtime, which were both winning factors for me.
Out of the nine areas that are able to be treated, I went for the hip area, so I lay front-down on the treatment bed and was covered with a modesty towel and a warm blanket. Two large paddles were placed under an elasticized band, and the machine whirred to life.
The treatment starts with gentle heat and muscle contractions at variable power levels. My therapist started me at 70% and we slowly increased to 100%, because why not? Not going to lie though, 100% was pretty spicy – I wouldn’t call it painful, but it did reach the edge of comfort and I was pretty clammy by the end of the 30 minutes.
The contractions are balanced by a gentle tapping motion, which my therapist said helps to break down and eliminate lactic acid, so there’s no post-workout style soreness. Overall, the 30 minutes went by pretty quickly and I was dressed and out the door in under 45. Definitely an effective option for a lunch break escape!
Dr. Gina said I may start noticing tangible results after one treatment but did make it clear that the most positive results will reveal themselves around two to four weeks after the last session, and will keep improving from there. In clinical studies, Emsculpt NEO has been shown to reduce fat tissue by up to 30% and build muscle by up to 25% on average.
A few days post my first treatment I have no side effects whatsoever, and can definitely notice a slightly different fit in my favourite jeans.
It’s recommended that patients undergo four treatments for the best results, with changes said to be seen about three months after the last treatment – patience is key when it comes to this kind of stuff.
To find out more or book a treatment, visit oceancosmetics.com.au
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