You deserve to feel proud and confident in your body. If you avoid mirrors, purposely choose clothing that hides your figure, or skip activities because of your looks, it’s time to reclaim your self-image. You can step back into your power and feel confident in your own skin – and You First Medical Aesthetics can help. We’re proud to offer EMSCULPT NEO, a non-invasive body sculpting procedure that helps patients eliminate fat and build muscle at the same time.
The Importance Of Body Confidence
As you grow older and your body changes, it’s not unusual to experience negative feelings when you look in the mirror. You might pinch a love handle and remember when your waistline was trimmer. Or maybe you look at your thighs and wish they were smaller and more toned. Perhaps you tell yourself that you need to head back to the gym or look for a better diet plan – but when you’re struggling with a lack of self-confidence, this is easier said than done.
A lack of confidence in your body can have profoundly negative effects on the rest of your life. You may stay home from the gym because you don’t want others to see you in workout attire. The resulting lack of physical activity isn’t great for your mental or physical health. Perhaps you skip your child’s games because you feel self-conscious on the sidelines. Maybe you even come off as less confident in interviews because you’re too anxious about your appearance to formulate good answers to questions. As a result, your confidence in other aspects of your self and your talents can begin to wane, too.
People who struggle with body confidence often feel very alone in their worries. We’ll let you in on a little secret: you’re not alone – not even close. Studies have shown that body dissatisfaction increases with age, especially in women. Not only can a lack of body confidence affect your everyday life, but so can misguided efforts to change your body. Unfortunately, some women develop eating disorders in response to poor body image. Others may embark on dangerous, excessive exercise plans. And while cosmetic surgery is a viable answer for some, it is invasive and is not without its risks.
Working to improve yourself can improve your confidence in your body. And that, in turn, can lead to increased confidence in other aspects of your personal, family, and professional life.
EMSCULPT NEO For Body Confidence
EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive, pain-free way to improve your body and regain confidence in your physical form. This treatment uses both radio frequency (RF) and high-intensity electromagnetic field energy (HIFEM+) to stimulate both your muscle and your fat cells through your skin.
The RF energy delivered during an EMSCULPT NEO treatment essentially heats up your fat cells until they suffer permanent damage. In the days that follow, your body eliminates those fat cells. The surrounding muscle and connective tissue cells are not harmed by the RF energy.
At the same time your fat cells are being treated, the HIFEM+ energy emitted from the applicator stimulates the surrounding muscle fibers. The muscles contract intensely and repeatedly. In response to these contractions, they grow stronger and denser in the days following treatment.
In other words, EMSCULPT NEO addresses two of the most common body concerns in one. It helps eliminate fat while also building muscle.
Can you imagine how much more confident you’d feel with less subcutaneous fat and improved muscle tone in a few key areas? We can. We never get tired of patients walking back into our office a week or two after EMSCULPT NEO treatment. They’re usually smiling from ear to ear, and we can tell that their mindset has been transformed along with their body.
Common Treatment Areas
If you’ve ever worked out with a personal trainer, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “you can’t spot-reduce fat.” This is true in the gym. Working out can help you shed body fat, but you don’t really get to choose where you lose it. Luckily, the same is not true of EMSCULPT NEO.
EMSCULPT NEO can be used to tone and tighten your abdomen, buttocks, arms, and calves. Women often choose this treatment after pregnancy. It can help re-tone your core and restore a more defined waistline. If your buttocks are looking increasingly saggy with age, EMSCULPT can help with that, too. And of course, it is an excellent choice for anyone struggling with loose skin and a lack of muscle tone in their arms. Imagine being able to wear a tank top with confidence again!
While EMSCULPT NEO is most common among women, it is appropriate for men, too. Men often opt for this treatment around their midsection and buttocks. We also see men who struggle with small, weak calves. They find that EMSCULPT NEO helps tone and build muscle in their calves, allowing them to feel more confident in shorts or swimming trunks.
How Effective Is EMSCULPT NEO?
EMSCULPT NEO is remarkably effective. After treatment, you won’t be left standing in front of the mirror, searching for your results; they’ll be obvious. Clinical studies have shown patients to experience up to a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat in the areas they have treated. Can you imagine what your midsection or arms would look like with 30% less subcutaneous fat? You’d probably have to buy new clothes – and that’s not a bad thing!
In terms of muscle gain, studies have shown an average of 25% increase in muscle volume in the treated areas. It takes a long time to get those sorts of results in the gym. EMSCULPT NEO is more effective at building muscle because it causes your muscles to contract more intensely than they do during the average workout. Greater intensity means a stronger adaptation, or in other words, bigger muscles.
Do keep in mind that your results will not be apparent immediately after treatment. They’ll take a few weeks to fully develop. Your body needs time to get rid of damaged fat cells and generate new muscle cells. Be patient. A week or two after treatment, you’ll look in the mirror and think, “Wow, is that really me?”.
The Many Benefits of EMSCULPT NEO
EMSCULPT NEO is not the only way to tone your body and improve your self-confidence. However, it does have a lot of benefits over alternatives such as plastic surgery and intense workouts. Here are some of the top reasons why patients, and our doctors, love EMSCULPT NEO.
No Incisions Or Risk Of Infection
Cosmetic surgeries like liposuction and buttocks lifts do have their place, but they come with certain risks. Whenever an incision is made into your body, there is a risk of that incision becoming infected. This is not something you need to worry about with EMSCULPT NEO. The procedure is entirely, 100%, non-invasive.
Your practitioner will hold a wand, or applicator tool, against the skin on the area to be treated. The RF and HIFEM+ energy will be delivered through that wand, through your skin, and into the fat and muscle tissues that they act upon. You’ll feel a warming sensation and muscle contractions, but no pain or pronounced discomfort.
Because EMSCULPT NEO is non-invasive, it is often recommended for patients who are not candidates for cosmetic surgery due to slow healing or underlying medical conditions. EMSCULPT NEO does not require anesthesia, either, which makes it safe for those sensitive to anesthetics.
No Risk Of Muscular or Soft Tissue Injuries
A moderate amount of exercise is good for your health. However, people struggling with self-confidence often push themselves too hard and too fast in the gym. Jumping straight into demanding workouts because you want to transform your body can lead to muscle tears, strained ligaments, and tendinitis. Once you’re injured, you’ll be even less active, which may only serve to worsen your self-confidence and body image.
With EMSCULPT NEO, there is no risk of muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries. You won’t have a personal trainer barking at you, and you don’t have to set an alarm to hit the gym at 5:00 am, either.
You Won’t Feel Body-Conscious
A lack of body confidence can keep people out of the gym. You may not even want to jog around the block because you feel uneasy about your current body shape. With EMSCULPT NEO, you won’t feel body-conscious. You can come to your appointment dressed in whatever clothing makes you feel the most comfortable and confident. Your experienced practitioner will be discreet and compassionate, only exposing the areas they need to treat.
It’s Appropriate For Larger Patients
Have you been told you’re not a candidate for other procedures because of your size? EMSCULPT NEO may be a good alternative to consider. It is appropriate for patients with a BMI up to 35. When you’re overweight or obese, it can be hard to take the first steps toward weight loss and improved physical health. EMSCULPT NEO could be your first step, giving you the confidence you need to follow up with a healthier diet and exercise plan.
EMSCULPT NEO is innovative and advanced, but it is not a radically new treatment. It has been used by cosmetic doctors and weight loss specialists since 2018, and it has been well-researched in clinical studies. Its safety and efficacy have been established and verified.
Whether you’re a busy professional or a new parent, time is of the essence. EMSCULPT NEO treatments only take 30 minutes. Fat reduction and muscle activation take place simultaneously. Plus, there is no required downtime after treatment, so you can get right back to work or family obligations. If spending an hour a day in the gym or a month recovering from cosmetic surgery is just not an option for you time-wise, EMSCULPT NEO is the perfect solution.
Tips For EMSCULPT NEO Treatment
If you’re tired of struggling with self-confidence and are ready to reshape your body, EMSCULPT NEO is a great option to consider. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you move forward.
Consider Your Timing
While EMSCULPT NEO is not time-consuming, you do want to consider the timing of your treatment and how it fits into your overall lifestyle. If you’re a woman, it’s often best to delay this treatment until after your final pregnancy. Getting pregnant after EMSCULPT NEO is not dangerous for you or for your future little one. However, pregnancy may negate the benefits you receive from EMSCULPT NEO, making additional treatments necessary.
While there is no required downtime after treatment, patients do often feel a little sore and tired in the days that follow. So, you won’t want to schedule EMSCULPT NEO before a really important or demanding event or activity.
Make A Long-Term Plan For Healthy Weight Maintenance
EMSCULPT NEO can absolutely be a part of a journey towards better physical and mental health. It is often a smart alternative to demanding HIIT or bootcamp-style workouts that come with a high risk of injury. However, it is not a long-term replacement for the moderate physical activity you need to stay healthy long-term.
After EMSCULPT NEO, you should feel more confident in your body again. Let that confidence empower you to either adopt or stick with a healthy exercise routine. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week. Walking around the block, dancing along with videos, pushing a lawn mower, swimming – these all count. Even after EMSCULPT NEO, it is important to stay physically active to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other chronic health conditions. Ease into it, and increase time and intensity as your body allows.
Follow Post-Treatment Care Recommendations
Your practitioner will give you instructions to follow after EMSCULPT NEO. It is important to follow them in order to maximize your results. You’ll generally be advised to abstain from alcohol and caffeine post-procedure. Doing so can help maximize your muscles’ response to the treatment while also reducing post-treatment soreness.
Your practitioner should also advise you to drink plenty of water before and after EMSCULPT NEO treatment. Being well-hydrated will improve your body’s ability to flush out the damaged fat cells and build new muscle. If you struggle to drink enough, try using a marked, 64-ounce water bottle. Fill it in the morning, carry it with you all day, and sip routinely throughout the day to ensure your bottle is empty by dinnertime.
Start With A Consultation
EMSCPULT NEO is different. It’s not cosmetic surgery, and it truly offers two benefits in one. We think that’s a good thing, but we also know that it can leave patients with questions and concerns. If you are not sure whether EMSCULPT NEO is the right choice for your body image, start by scheduling a consultation with a provider. They can assess your overall health, talk to you about your weight loss and body confidence goals, and give you a more precise idea of the results you’re likely to get from EMSCULPT NEO.
There is no obligation to go through with the procedure if you decide it is not right for you. Sometimes, you might discover that another approach, such as a medically guided weight loss program, is a better fit for your needs. The best way to know is to schedule a consultation with an experienced practitioner.
If you’re looking for an EMSCULPT NEO provider in the Daytona Beach area, feel free to contact You First Medical Aesthetics. We’re proud to offer a complete line of non-invasive cosmetic procedures including not only EMSCULPT NEO, but also EMFACE, EMFEMME, and EMTONE. Dr. Delicia M. Haynes is double board certified in family and obesity medicine and can recommend a treatment plan that transforms your self-confidence and body image. We look forward to guiding you on this journey of empowerment.