EMSCULPT NEO: The Noninvasive Body Sculpting Treatment Banishes Fat and Builds Muscle

 EMSCULPT NEO: The Noninvasive Body Sculpting Treatment Banishes Fat and Builds Muscle

Imagine a noninvasive body sculpting treatment that tightens abs, builds calf muscles, or develops biceps and triceps without a single sit-up, lunge, or curl. 

Add fat-burning technology that melts away inches as you build muscle, and you’ll understand why Virginians love EMSCULPT NEO®.

Board-certified internist Rachel Chastanet, MD, and her team at Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics provide men and women across Hampton Roads with clinically proven, customized medical weight loss programs, body sculpting, and nonsurgical fat removal procedures.

Our team aims to help you live your healthiest life possible by offering scientifically based weight loss services and aesthetic treatments that meet your health and cosmetic concerns, delivered in a welcoming, patient-focused environment.

Read why we often recommend EMSCULPT NEO for men and women interested in nonsurgical body sculpting treatments and muscle strengthening.


EMSCULPT NEO is an FDA-cleared body sculpting and muscle-strengthening device that combines two advanced medical technologies, radiofrequency (RF) energy and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy, to reduce fat as it builds muscle.

Because of its fat-burning potential, EMSCULPT NEO is available for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) up to 35. Other noninvasive body sculpting and nonsurgical fat removal procedures are limited to individuals with a BMI less than 30.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

During a 30-minute, in-office EMSCULPT NEO treatment, RF energy creates enough heat to destroy fat cells without harming the skin. At the same time, HIFEM energy triggers muscle contractions much faster than possible during a traditional workout. 

HIFEM energy produces about 24,000 contractions per treatment, activating all the muscles in the target area simultaneously. This action strengthens muscle fibers and prompts the release of lactic acid and other natural substances that, in tandem with RF energy, help break down subcutaneous fat.

Individual results may vary. However, on average, you can expect a fat reduction of 30% and a 25% increase in muscle growth. Dr. Chastanet recommends four 30-minute sessions spaced one week apart for optimal results. 

What happens during and after an EMSCULPT NEO treatment?

You can rely on our Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics team to explain the procedure in detail before scheduling your treatment. Generally, however, you lie on a comfortable exam table during the treatment. 

After your provider straps the appropriate applicator(s) in place, the NEO device starts with a buildup phase followed by a muscle contracting phase and a recovery phase. Many people describe the heat produced by RF energy as similar to a hot stone massage. 

The muscle contractions are noticeable, especially during the first session, but usually well-tolerated. However, most people report some soreness the next day, much like you’d expect following a challenging workout. 

Since no recovery is necessary following an EMSCULPT NEO treatment, you can return to routine activities immediately afterward.

Call our Chesapeake, Virginia, office today to schedule an evaluation for more information about EMSCULPT NEO, medical weight loss, or other services we offer at Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics.


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