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EmSculpt NEO

Emsculpt NEO in San Francisco, CA | Dr. Leonard Gray

More than 60% of women and 90% of men are interested in one or both fat reduction and muscle toning treatments. Due to aging, genetics, pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations, or other factors, many patients find it increasingly difficult to lose stubborn fat and tone muscle with diet and exercise alone.  The only other alternative to fixing this problem is surgery, which is highly effective but not preferred by some patients. Now, there is a convenient and effective new solution that is TWO procedures in one that can help you tone muscle and lose stubborn fat pockets.

Emsculpt NEO is the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building in just 30-minute sessions. Bay Area Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Leonard W. Gray, offers some of the finest plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the Bay Area. With over 20 years of experience, he has touched and changed many lives with his compassionate care and unmatched expertise.

To learn more about Bay Area Emsculpt NEO with Dr. Gray, please continue reading or schedule a consultation with Bay Area Plastic Surgery today!

What is Emsculpt NEO?

Emsculpt NEO is a newly imaged version of its predecessor Emsculpt. Combining radiofrequency with high-intensity electromagnetic energy, Emsculpt NEO can burn fat and tone muscle simultaneously in the same treatment session. Emsculpt NEO is highly effective and boasts numerous benefits, including:

  • Average of 30% fat reduction
  • Average of 25% muscle increase
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Results are equivalent to a 12–16-week HIIT training camp.

How Does Emsculpt NEO work?

Emsculpt Neo works by emitting synchronized RF and HIFEM+ energies through an applicator. The radiofrequency heats the muscles’ temperature quickly by several degrees, preparing the muscles for exposure to stress, similar to a warm up activity before a workout. In less than four minutes, the temperature in subcutaneous fat reaches levels that cause a reaction that permanently damages the fat cells and removes them from the body.

Emsculpt NEO bypasses the body and brain’s limitations by contracting the muscle fibers in ways that are not achievable with exercise alone. Extreme stress levels cause the muscles to adapt, resulting in a higher percentage of muscle growth and fat reduction.

Muscle Building (HIFEM):

The HIFEM technology induces powerful muscle contractions that go beyond what is achievable through regular exercise. These intense contractions stimulate muscle growth, enhancing muscle tone and strength. The contractions are called “supramaximal contractions,” and they’re similar to the muscle contractions experienced during intense workouts.

Fat Reduction (RF):

RF energy heats the underlying fat cells, causing thermal stress. This thermal stress triggers fat cell death, which leads to fat reduction in the treated area.

Treatment Areas:

EMSCULPT NEO can be used to target various areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, flanks, arms, and legs.


  • Non-Invasive: EMSCULPT NEO is a non-surgical procedure, meaning it doesn’t require incisions or anesthesia.
  • Muscle Building and Fat Reduction: The combination of muscle building and fat reduction is a unique feature of EMSCULPT NEO, as most treatments focus on one or the other.
  • Minimal Downtime: There is no downtime associated with the procedure, and patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately.



  • Multiple Sessions: To achieve optimal results, multiple sessions are usually recommended. All patients start with a package of 4 treatments for all areas with the exception of glutes. Glute treatment starts with a package of 6 sessions. Maintenance sessions are recommended for best long-term results. The exact number of maintenance sessions depends on the individual’s goals and the treatment area.

What Does Emsculpt NEO Feel Like?

While undergoing two treatments at once might seem overwhelming, surgeons and patients have attested that the treatment is not only bearable but is quite pleasant. The targeted area will feel the heat like what your muscles feel like having a strenuous workout. Because the muscles are warm and limber, the contractions are easier and the treatment far more effective, but you shouldn’t feel any discomfort.

What is the Real Difference Between Emsculpt Neo and Emsculpt?

Through innovation and technology, BTL aesthetics, the company that pioneered Emsculpt technology also created Emsculpt Neo. By making additional enhancements to the device, Emsculpt Neo helps patients achieve better results with each treatment. This new, all-in-one treatment session will save you precious time and create a more balanced, natural-looking outcome.

Stunning natural results

Dr. Gray’s training, precision, and personalized treatment plans provide genuinely outstanding results. Want to see for yourself? Follow the link below to view before and after pictures of Dr. Gray’s actual patients.

Does Emsculpt NEO Really Work?

YES! Its one-of-a-kind laser can achieve a trifecta of results on targeted muscles, fat, and skin, all in 30-minute sessions with absolutely zero recovery time or scarring on the body. Note some of the EmSculpt NEO before and after photos provided by Dr. Gray and see the results for yourself.

How to Prepare for your Emsculpt NEO treatment?

Wear comfortable clothing to your treatment, or you will be provided with a change of clothes. Our technicians will cleanse your skin thoroughly, and the applicator will be laid flat directly against the skin. Unlike EmSculpt, we cannot place the applicator over your clothing. If you have any personal piercing, please remove them prior to your treatment as the applicator heats up the contact area, and piercing could cause severe burns or injury.

Remove any electronic devices from your body like your phone to avoid overheating them.

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine before your treatment can also help your results. Also, drink plenty of water to help stay hydrated and aid in the reconstruction of the targeted muscles.

What to Expect during Emsculpt Neo Treatment?

You will feel a gentle, warming sensation over the first 3-4 minutes of your treatment. Then, you will feel the contraction on the targeted location. These are not painful or uncomfortable but can be rather relaxing and have often been compared to a hot stone massage.

Why Choose Dr. Gray for your Emsculpt NEO treatments in the Bay Area?

Dr. Gray has been instilling beauty and inspiring confidence in the Bay Area for over 20 years. His emphasis and passion for patient education and focused attention to detail make him the top choice for plastic surgery in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. He has performed countless non-invasive body-contouring procedures in his career and can help you determine the best option for you and your aesthetic goals.

During your consultation with Dr. Gray, he will listen and learn your goals and provide you with as much information about Emsculpt NEO or additional body contouring options to help you make an informed decision. When you come to Bay Area Plastic Surgery, you should feel enthusiastic, comfortable, and empowered to finally be able to achieve the body results you’ve worked so hard to achieve thus far.

What to Expect After Emsculpt NEO Treatment?

After Emsculpt NEO, you can expect:

  • No recovery.
  • No pain.
  • No downtime.
  • No restrictions necessary.

Absolutely no marks will be left on the skin after your Emsculpt Neo treatment. You may experience some redness where the heat was produced, but it usually goes away in about an hour. Mild tenderness or soreness may occur.

What Areas can Emsculpt NEO treat?

Individually tailored Emsculpt NEO treatments can help you lose fat and build muscles on various parts of the body, including the:

  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Calves

A flat applicator is used to treat the abdominal muscles, buttock, and thighs. A smaller, curvier applicator is used to treat arms, love handles/flanks, inner and outer thighs, and calves.

Ready to Learn More about Emsculpt NEO in San Francisco?

To learn more about Emsculpt NEO in the Bay Area, CA, please contact Bay Area Plastic Surgery at 415-434-8858 or complete an online form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray today.

EmSculpt NEO FAQs—San Francisco, CA

The cost of your Emsculpt NEO treatment will include the total number of sessions needed to help you reach your aesthetic goals. This could consist of multiple sessions but generally does not exceed four sessions. We encourage patients to focus on the end results of finally eliminating stubborn fat pockets and achieving more defined muscles over the cost of each individual session. To help you afford treatments, we accept a number of different payment methods and will work with you to apply for medical financing.

The best candidates for Emsculpt NEO maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine but still have a bit of extra fat to eliminate. To learn whether Emsculpt NEO is right for you, schedule a consultation at Bay Area Plastic Surgery.

Yes, EmSculpt NEO really does work to simultaneously eliminate fat and build muscle in just a 30-minute session. EmSculpt NEO works by combining two different types of energy: high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology energy and radio frequency energy. The electromagnetic energy causes rapid muscle contractions that build muscle fibers to improve strength and tone. The radio frequency energy raises muscle temperatures by several degrees—similar to the way you would normally perform a warmup exercise ahead of any sort of physical exertion. Many patients begin to notice results after their first treatment.

EmSculpt NEO is a fat-reducing, non-invasive procedure that can help tighten skin while building muscle mass. This body contouring procedure uses strong electromagnetic waves delivered through an applicator to induce muscle contractions in areas where you’re struggling to achieve the results you want. At the end of the treatment, an overall improvement in skin tightening and muscle toning can be seen.

Most patients need up to six sessions to achieve their desired look. However, many patients notice significant results after each session. To learn how many sessions are recommended for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray, who will assess your body type and goals and set up a treatment plan for you.

While many patients notice results immediately after each session, the most dramatic results will be noticeable after a few weeks. As is the case with any muscle definition, you will need to continue working out and maintain a stable weight to protect and prolong your results.

Dr. Gray prefers EmSculpt NEO over CoolSculpting because it excels when it comes to not only destroying fat cells but building muscle as well. Patients can achieve, on average, a 16% increase in muscle mass in their treatment areas. While CoolSculpting may be able to target smaller areas of the body, like the double chin or back rolls, compared to EmSculpt NEO, CoolSculpting lacks the ability to strengthen, tighten, and sculpt the body through muscle growth.

Yes, EmSculpt NEO is effective on the abdominal and flank area, making it ideal if you’re searching to blast away stubborn love handles. Patients can also use EmSculpt Neo to sculpt and lift their buttocks, tone their arms, and tighten loose inner thighs. In addition, because this treatment system builds muscles, it can be used on just about any muscle group in the body.