EMSculpt Neo is a relatively new technology used to tighten muscles and reduce fat. It has been gaining popularity over the last few years, and many are curious if it works. In this blog, we will explore the science behind EMSculpt and whether it can help reduce fat and tighten muscles. 

EMSculpt Neo uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to create powerful muscle contractions. This is done by delivering magnetic pulses deep into the muscle tissue. These pulses cause the muscles to contract at a much higher intensity than is possible with regular exercise. This causes the muscles to become more toned and increases their strength. 

Can EMSculpt Tighten Muscles?

Yes, the EMSculpt device can help to tighten and tone your muscles. Research has shown that it can increase muscle mass in the treated area by up to 16%. 

Additionally, it can improve the strength and metabolism of that area. This is because muscle tissue is more metabolically active than other types of fat, so increased muscle mass can help to boost overall metabolism.

Building muscle is essential if you are aiming to manage or reduce body fat. Adding muscle mass to your body increases the number of calories you can consume while still achieving your goal. Gaining five pounds of muscle would allow you to burn an extra 35 calories daily. This could amount to a loss of 3.65 pounds in a year without changing your diet. That is almost an inch of fat!

How Does it Tighten Muscles?

This device uses powerful electromagnetic pulses to stimulate the muscles at a deep level, creating thousands of muscle contractions within a half-hour session. When these muscles are pushed to their limits, they break down and rebuild, causing them to become larger and more resilient. These muscles can become stronger and more defined by providing the necessary nutrients, hydration, and rest. 

Can It Get Rid of Fat?

This device promises to eliminate fat cells from the body rather than just shrinking them. This means that the extra fat cells that store energy will be removed, not just reduced in size. 

Body sculpting treatments with this device involve breaking down the walls of fat cells, making them unable to store fat. The body then eliminates these liquefied cells as waste, which takes time. Keep going even if you don’t see results immediately because your lymphatic system is working hard to get rid of the fat cells, and your results will keep improving.

How Soon Will I See the Results?

The effects of your fat reduction procedure will not be fully visible until six months have passed since your last treatment. However, you can anticipate a noticeable improvement in your body’s muscle tone between two and six weeks after your initial session. 

At the four-week stage since your last session, you should start to feel an improvement in your muscle tone. Your clothing may become a bit baggier, and you will likely be more self-assured. Although it may not be visible, your body gradually removes extra fat. But, it may take another five months for the last of the destroyed fat cells to be removed.


EMSculpt Neo is a promising technology that can help tone and strengthen muscles and reduce fat. However, it is important to remember that it cannot be used as a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you are considering using EMSculpt, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor first to make sure it is suitable for you.

Looking to get EMSculpt Neo services? Melinda Silva, MD, is a San Diego anti-aging and wellness medical spa in Chula Vista specializing in bioidentical hormones, weight loss, CoolSculpting, and EMSculpt NEO. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate healthcare provider, schedule an appointment for our EMSculpt NEO services today!