There are several options for getting your body sculpted to look its best, and it’s up to you to make the final choice of what you think will work for you. This can get confusing, since some treatments are similar to others. This is the case when it comes to EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO. They are both safe and effective treatments, but there are differences between them that you should be aware of. 

They both achieve the same goals: they help to build and tone your muscles while also killing off fat cells. The primary differences between the two lie in how they affect your fat cells, muscles, and skin cells. They also incorporate different technologies and methods to get the job done. Here is a quick guide to give you a rundown on how these two processes differ. 

What is EMSCULPT? 

EMSCULPT treatments work to build up your muscles and burn off fat cells in a non-invasive way. During a treatment, the technician will send high-intensity electromagnetic pulses to targeted areas on your body. When muscles are targeted by these pulses, it causes them to contract very quickly. In fact, one EMSCULPT session can be the equivalent of 20,000 crunches. These contractions go deep in the muscle, which can change its structure to provide a more toned look.  At the same time, the pulses will break down fat cells and kill them off for them to be flushed away by your body’s natural systems. There is no downtime or recovery needed for an EMSCULPT treatment


EMSCULPT Neo is an updated version that has only been in practice since 2020. It also involves using electromagnetic pulses to cause muscle contractions and break down fat cells. However, it also involves radiofrequency energy that is targeted at your fat cells. Radiofrequency energy packs a lot of heat, which is able to penetrate more deeply and kill even more fat cells. In general, EMCULPT Neo tends to provide more pronounced results in a shorter period of time. 

Where You can Target EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO? 

Both treatments provide a range of muscles and areas on your body that can be targeted to get the results you are looking for. For starters, targeting the abdomen will remove excess belly fat and tighten your stomach muscles to give more definition to your ab muscles. When used on your buttocks, you can get your butt looking tighter and less saggy. Your arms will be bigger in the triceps and biceps areas, which also removes any underarm and hanging fat. Legs are known to give off the impression of having saddlebags, but either one of these treatments can help remove sagging skin and reduce the width of your thighs. Your calves are also great candidates, as the treatments will give them more definition and shrink them to a size that you will find more appealing. 

What Benefits Do EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO Share? 

Both of these treatments are geared towards reducing fat and encouraging muscle growth. After several treatments, they will both help restore the strength of your muscle wells, which can aid in healing and recovery.  Once you are finished, you will have bigger and better looking muscles, and also muscles that can be more resilient going forward. 

The biggest benefit is that these treatments do not require any surgical intervention and do not require any healing or downtime. Other benefits include; 

  • FDA approved treatments for muscle growth and fat reduction
  • You will see results after only 4 treatments
  • Muscle definition due to growth and fat reduction
  • No anesthesia or pain related to the treatments

What are the Main Differences Between EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO?

So far, both EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO sound very familiar. However, there are some slight differences. For example, EMSCULPT uses electromagnetic pulses to get the desired result, which EMSCULPT NEO adds in radiofrequency to boost the effects. That extra heat not only kills off fat cells, but it has an effect on your blood as well. It will encourage blood to rush to your muscles while you are getting treatments, which causes your muscles to repair faster and grow bigger. The fat cells that are killed off them get metabolized by your body and are disposed of naturally, with no negative side effects. This is very similar to other treatments that kill off fat, however other treatments do not also have a muscle building element. 

Because of the addition of radiofrequency energy, EMSCULPT NEO is possibly the best option for body-contouring services. It can cause thousands of muscle contractions in just a matter of moments, and can burn up to 30% of your fat pockets in 4 sessions. 

Who Should Get EMSCULPT Treatments? 

EMSculpt does not provide as much fat reduction as EMSCULPT NEO. That means that it’s more appropriate for patients who have less fat to lose, and want to focus more on muscle building. If you can pinch a little bit of fat off of your abdomen, or have slight love handles, then a standard treatment would be all you need. Most of the time, those who exercise regularly but can’t seem to get rid of that last pocket of fat end up getting EMSCULPT to get the best results. A good rule of thumb is that if you have a BMI under 30, then EMSCULPT is right for you. 

Who Should Get EMSCULPT NEO Treatments? 

EMSCULPT is the gold standard when it comes to body-contouring muscle building and fat reducing treatments. This method is ideal for those who want dramatic results that go beyond needing a little help to reach the finish line of their goals. The ability to penetrate deeply with heat to maximize fat reduction makes it a more efficient method for patients who have more fat and a BMI over 30. 

Now that you understand the differences, it’s time to talk to one of the experts at Bridgeport Laser & Wellness about how you could benefit from one of these life-changing treatments. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.