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EMSCULPT NEO takes the legacy of its predecessor, EMSCULPT, to the next level by utilizing a combination of high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy and radiofrequency energy.

HIFEM technology triggers thousands of muscle contractions each session to deliver the equivalent of 20,000 squats or crunches. This allows you to take back control of your workouts and achieve results that can’t be replicated with even the most rigorous exercises. Simultaneously, radiofrequency energy raises the temperature of subcutaneous fat until it reaches levels that permanently damage fat cells. The treated fat cells are gradually flushed out of the body through natural metabolic processes.

EMSCULPT NEO offers dramatic results and contours your body with an innovative approach that has been scientifically proven to build muscle and eliminate fat quickly and effectively.


EMSCULPT NEO and the classic EMSCULPT are both powerful body shaping tools, but there are key differences between these two devices. EMSCULPT uses only HIFEM technology for muscle strengthening and toning. EMSCULPT NEO uses two different technologies, HIFEM and radiofrequency, to deliver better results in less time. EMSCULPT NEO is the first body contouring treatment in the world to combine these technologies.

With EMSCULPT, patients saw up to 16 percent increase in muscle mass on average and may also have experienced up to 19 percent reduction in fat. With EMSCULPT NEO, those numbers jump to a possible 25 percent increase in muscle mass and 30 percent increase in fat reduction.

EMSCULPT NEO’s innovative approach to body contouring makes it suitable for a wider range of patients. The ideal candidate for the original EMSCULPT is relatively fit already, with a body mass index (BMI) under 30. The EMSCULPT NEO can treat patients with a BMI up to 35, making it an effective option for those looking for fat reduction in addition to the muscle-toning effect.

Who is a Good Candidate for EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is FDA-cleared for both men and women with a track record for producing safe and reliable results. Although EMSCULPT NEO isn’t a weight-loss procedure or meant to replace a healthy diet or exercise, the treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to sculpt more defined abs or tone common problem areas. You may be a good candidate if you:

  • Have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise
  • Need an extra boost to reach your fitness goals
  • Are at or near your goal weight
  • Can commit to more than one treatment
  • Want to see results with no downtime or recovery

Since EMSCULPT NEO is noninvasive and requires no anesthesia, incisions or recovery, it’s a great option for those who want to avoid surgical solutions such as liposuction. EMSCULPT NEO also provides lift and definition naturally by increasing muscle tone in treated areas, so you won’t have to worry about artificial-looking results that clash with your body shape.

What Will My EMSCULPT NEO  Treatment Be Like?

Your EMSCULPT NEO treatment at Lucienne will be a comfortable and convenient experience, lasting about 30 minutes. When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll begin by identifying your treatment areas and reviewing your aesthetic goals. You’ll then sit back and relax as the device paddles are placed on your abdomen or buttocks to administer the HIFEM and radiofrequency energies.

No anesthesia or numbing cream is necessary and most patients find the treatment to be very comfortable, often reading, watching TV or chatting as the device gently triggers fat cell death and induces thousands of muscle contractions per minute. You can feel the muscle contractions as well as a heating sensation that is comparable to hot stone massage. At Lucienne, your EMSCULPT NEO treatment will be tailored just for you and our skilled practitioners can adjust the level of intensity based on your goals.

After your treatment, you may feel a little soreness or muscle fatigue like you would after a good workout, but there will be no downtime or recovery period. You’ll be able to return to work or home and resume all normal activities without worrying about adverse side effects. EMSCULPT NEO treatments are so easy and convenient, many patients schedule them during their lunch break or any time they have a small gap in their busy schedules.

What Results Can I Expect from EMSCULPT?

You’ll see tangible effects immediately after your EMSCULPT NEO session, but the most noticeable results will develop over the next two to four weeks. Improvements will continue for up to six months, enhancing the tone, shape and firmness of targeted muscles. EMSCULPT NEO is extremely effective at sculpting problem areas that don’t respond to diet or exercise and after a series of treatments, patients may see up to a 25 percent increase in muscle mass.

In addition to building muscle, EMSCULPT NEO triggers a metabolic reaction that can reduce body fat by up to 30 percent, helping you achieve the slimmer contours and sculpted silhouette you’ve always wanted. On average, the best time to assess the final results is three months after the last treatment session.

EMSCULPT NEO builds upon the benefits of diet and exercise and your results will last if you remain committed to an active lifestyle. EMSCULPT NEO is not intended to replace your fitness routine, however, and patients who don’t maintain their results will not enjoy them for as long. For many, EMSCULPT NEO is used to break through the workout plateau that prevents them from losing those last few inches or toning up, or to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle with renewed motivation. Either way, diet and exercise are essential to ensure the longevity of your results.

How Many EMSCULPT Treatments Will I Need?

The number of EMSCULPT NEO sessions you’ll need will depend on your goals, but most patients receive a series of four treatments spaced a few days apart. Although you may need more than four treatments to achieve a desired outcome, our experienced providers can target multiple areas in a single session to help you reach your goals more quickly. Your EMSCULPT NEO treatment will also be tailored to your specific needs, providing highly individualized results that complement your natural figure and build muscle where you need it most.

HIFEM Technology Builds Muscle

EMSCULPT NEO employs High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate powerful muscle contractions beyond what you can achieve through exercise alone.

During a treatment, the HIFEM+ energy penetrates the skin to impact fat and muscle. The energy induces almost 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions and a metabolic reaction in fat cells to simultaneously strengthen and build muscle and reduce fat.

These powerful contractions are far more intense than the contractions you would get through voluntary muscle action, like performing crunches or squats. In response to these contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt, increasing the number and growth of muscle fibers and cells. Clinical studies show that EMSCULPT NEO can increase muscle mass by up to 25% on average after an entire treatment course.

Radiofrequency Energy Permanently Reduces Fat

In addition to building muscle, EMSCULPT NEO’s radiofrequency energy targets stubborn fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise. The thermal energy heats fat cells to temperatures that cause permanent damage, but the precise energy delivery ensures that surrounding tissues are unaffected.

The science behind this fat destruction is a process called apoptosis. When adipose (fat) tissue is heated to a precise temperature of 43-44 degrees Celsius, it triggers the programmed death of the fat cells. The permanently damaged fat cells are then gradually removed from the body through their natural metabolic and lymphatic processes over 12 weeks after treatment.

Studies have shown EMSCULPT NEO’s radiofrequency heating can lead to an average of 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat after a complete treatment series.

When combined with the simultaneous muscle-building effect of HIFEM, the result is dramatically resculpted body contours with less overlying fat obscuring the muscle definition. The radiofrequency works synergistically with the HIFEM to achieve better-combined results than either technology could deliver alone.

Versatile Treatment Areas

While the abdomen and buttocks are the most popular treatment areas for EMSCULPT NEO, it is also FDA-cleared to tone and tighten the arms, thighs and calves. The device’s large and small applicators allow providers to customize treatments to a patient’s unique needs.


EMSCULPT NEO can create more defined biceps and triceps while reducing stubborn fat pockets for sleeker contours.


Treatment can lift and firm the thighs by building the quadriceps muscles and destroying fat cells for a more toned appearance.


EMSCULPT NEO can define and shape the gastrocnemius and soleus by targeting calf muscles while slimming the lower leg circumference for defined lower legs.

If you have multiple areas of concern, your provider can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to sculpt your ideal physique from head to toe. The versatility of EMSCULPT NEO allows you to target virtually any area for a more athletic, toned appearance.

Maximizing Your EMSCULPT NEO Results

While you’ll see some results immediately, it will take some time for your body to eliminate all the destroyed fat cells and for your muscles to recover and grow after the intense stimulation. We can help you maximize the sculpting effects and maintain your results long-term.

Consider these tips:

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water before and after your treatments to support your body’s natural fat-elimination processes and keep your muscles well-hydrated for optimal growth.

Eat protein

Consuming a high-protein diet in the days following your treatment can help fuel the muscle-building process for maximum strength and definition gains.

Enhance results with exercise

While EMSCULPT NEO does not require exercise to be effective, you can enhance your results by engaging in strength training moves that target your treated areas between sessions.

Massage the area

A gentle massage following treatment can help promote optimal lymphatic drainage and reduce any temporary swelling or soreness in the treatment area.

EMSCULPT NEO Is for All Body Types

One of the most significant advantages of EMSCULPT NEO is its suitability for a broader range of patients. EMSCULPT NEO is safe and effective for patients with a BMI up to 35.

This means that even if you have more significant fat deposits covering your muscles, you can still benefit from the fat reduction and muscle growth that EMSCULPT NEO delivers. The device’s dual technologies work together to burn stubborn fat and strengthen the underlying muscles for a recontoured appearance even without a lower BMI.

Patients with a higher body fat percentage often see even more dramatic results, as there is more room for improvement in both reducing the fat and building muscle tone for visible definition. Whether you are already relatively fit or have a higher BMI, EMSCULPT NEO can help you achieve the muscular, sculpted physique you desire.

Recommended Treatment Protocol

While you’ll feel the intensity of the muscle contractions during your very first session, a series of EMSCULPT NEO treatments is recommended for the best results. Most patients undergo four initial 30-minute treatments, typically spaced about 5-7 days apart.

After this initial series, many patients do periodic maintenance sessions every 3-6 months to maintain muscle tone and fat reduction gains. We’ll help you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.

During each session, the paddles will be applied to your target treatment area(s) as you lie comfortably. Most patients describe the sensation as intense but tolerable, like an intensive workout. You’ll feel the warmth and muscular solid contractions as the radiofrequency and HIFEM energies are delivered.

No recovery period is required. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after each session. Over the next several weeks, your results will develop as your muscles strengthen and your body eliminates the destroyed fat cells. Optimal results are usually seen about 2-4 weeks after your final session in the initial series.

EMSCULPT NEO vs. Surgical Body Contouring

Suppose you’re considering your options for a more toned and sculpted physique. In that case, you may be weighing the benefits of noninvasive treatments like EMSCULPT NEO versus invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Here’s how EMSCULPT NEO compares:


EMSCULPT NEO is noninvasive, meaning no anesthesia, incisions, sutures or scars. The treatment is delivered externally via applicators placed on the skin.

No Downtime

With EMSCULPT NEO, there is no prescribed recovery period. You are able to return to work and resume your normal activities immediately. With surgical procedures, you must take time off to rest and recover.

Low Risk

Because it is noninvasive, EMSCULPT NEO carries a much lower risk of complications than surgery. There is no risk of infection, bleeding or adverse reaction to anesthesia.

Natural-Looking Results

EMSCULPT NEO results develop gradually and naturally as your muscles strengthen and fat cells are permanently destroyed. With surgical fat reduction, results can sometimes look abrupt or uneven.

Builds Muscle

Unlike surgical fat reduction, EMSCULPT NEO builds and strengthens muscle fibers for a stronger foundation. Surgery only removes fat and cannot improve muscle tone.

Despite those many benefits, surgical procedures may still be a better fit for certain patients, particularly those with more significant fat deposits or excess skin that requires excision. EMSCULPT NEO is best suited for those already relatively fit but want to sculpt and refine their contours.

We’ll assess your needs and recommend the most effective treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal results.

Proven Results: EMSCULPT NEO Clinical Studies

EMSCULPT NEO is backed by rigorous clinical research demonstrating its safety and efficacy for simultaneously building muscle and burning fat.

Here are some of the key findings from studies on the device:

  • 25% increase in muscle mass on average after four treatments
  • 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat on average after four treatments
  • 19% reduction in abdominal separation (diastasis recti)
  • 5.9 cm (~2.3 inches) decrease in average waistline circumference
  • 80% of participants reported significant improvement in abdominal appearance
  • 96% patient satisfaction rate

These studies, published in peer-reviewed medical journals, demonstrate that EMSCULPT NEO consistently delivers significant muscle growth and fat reduction for measurable improvements in body contours.

The results in these clinical trials mirror the outcomes we see with our patients daily at Lucienne. Our patients report visible physical enhancements, increased strength and improved confidence after their EMSCULPT NEO treatments.