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EMsculpt® & Emsculpt Neo® in Columbia with Dr. Sarah Mess

Everyone wants toned, sculpted upper arms, abs, butt, and thighs, but many of us don’t have the time or genetics to achieve our ideal body shape. EMSculpt and EMsculpt Neo are revolutionary body contouring treatments that can achieve the muscle definition and fat reduction you’re dreaming of. Dr. Mess is proud to offer these powerful non-invasive fat burning and strength building options to Columbia, MD, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and DMV area patients seeking an alternative to other surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures. EMsculpt Neo trims, firms, and sculpts the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs by disrupting fat cells while building muscle fibers. EMsculpt is an excellent option for men and women seeking enhanced muscle definition.

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What Is EMsculpt® Technology?

EMsculpt uses HIFEM®, which is High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy to induce intense muscle contractions. This energy triggers the supramaximal muscles to contract in a way that goes far beyond what regular exercise can achieve. During treatment, these electromagnetic energy pulses cause the muscles to thicken and strengthen, remodeling the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks to reveal a sculpted, firm core. Dr. Mess also offers an advanced contour applicator designed for smaller areas – allowing EMsculpt to tone upper arms and deliver improved muscle definition for calves.

Emsculpt Illustration: Improves Abdominal Tone (Strengthening of the abdominal muscle)
Emsculpt Illustration: Improves Abdominal Tone (Strengthening of the abdominal muscle)
Emsculpt Illustration: Improves Abdominal Tone (Strengthening of the abdominal muscle)
Emsculpt Illustration: Attracts New Patients (by building muscle and burning fat)
Emsculpt Illustration: Non-Invasive Buttock Procedure
Emsculpt Illustration: Non-Ionizing, Non-Radiating, Non-Thermal Treatment
Emsculpt Illustration: 96 Percent Average of Patient Satisfaction

How Is EMsculpt Neo® Different?

EMsculpt Neo is the only body sculpting treatment on the market that both eliminates fat and builds muscle in combined non-invasive 30-minute sessions. Coupling the same HIFEM® technology of EMsculpt with radiofrequency (RF) energy, EMsculpt Neo is the revolutionary device that simultaneously reduces fat and builds muscle for patients with a BMI of up to 35.

Benefits of EMsculpt® and EMsculpt Neo®

EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo are groundbreaking treatments, pushing the boundaries of what we thought possible in body contouring. These revolutionary treatments offer men and women many benefits; in addition to improving body image and self-confidence, they are effective in building core strength and increasing satisfaction with muscle tone and body contour. Additionally, EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo provide a fantastic opportunity for patients to:

  • Reduce fat in targeted areas
  • Strengthen, tone, and define abdominal core muscles
  • Achieve a lifted, rounded, and sculpted derrière—in effect, a non-invasive butt lift
  • Attain firm, shapely thighs
  • Create beautifully toned calves
  • Build targeted muscle for slim, defined upper arms

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What to Expect During Your EMsculpt® or EMsculpt Neo™ Treatment

EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo treatments build muscle mass through a series of high intensity muscle contractions. These treatments are performed in the office and don’t require any anesthesia or numbing agents. Instead, you are awake throughout the entire session and resting comfortably on either your stomach or back (depending on the treatment area). To begin, your experienced technician will attach one or more EMsculpt or EMsculpt Neo panels to the targeted area. From here, varying patterns of the High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy are delivered through the panels, causing rapid muscle contractions. Your muscles will contract around 20,000 times per treatment session!

EMsculpt Neo eliminates fat using radiofrequency heating, which rapidly raises the temperature of the targeted area by several degrees. This causes apoptosis, or permanently damages the fat cells which are then slowly absorbed and removed from the body.

Each session takes roughly  30 minutes to complete, and you will definitely feel the treatment working. For optimal results, it is recommended that patients undergo at least four sessions spaced two to three days apart.

Preparing for Your EMsculpt® Treatment

EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo are fast and easy non-invasive treatments that require no advanced preparation or post-treatment care.

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EMsculpt® and EMsculpt Neo® Recovery

EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo are non-surgical and non-invasive body contouring procedures. There is no downtime associated with these treatments, and you can return to your normal day-to-day activities immediately following EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo. While the procedures are painless, you may experience soreness in the treatment area for a day or two, just as if you experienced a high-intensity workout.

EMsculpt® Results

While a small number of EMsculpt patients reported seeing results after two weeks, most start to see their results at the four to six week mark.1

The average increase in muscle after EMsculpt was a 15% increase in the thickness of the abdominal wall, while patients reported a loss of 1.7 inches on average in waist size reduction three months following abdominal treatments.2,3

EMsculpt Neo® Results

In seven clinical studies, EMsculpt Neo was shown to be effective in building muscle and eliminating fat. On average, patients gained 25% more muscle mass, and lost 30% of fat in targeted areas. 4

Am I A Candidate For EMsculpt® & EMsculpt Neo™?

EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo are non-invasive body contouring procedures that can benefit men and women. Candidates are physically healthy and in good shape, but have difficulty removing those final few pounds or developing significant muscle definition
Ideal candidates are those who are looking for: 

  • Non-surgical body contouring 
  • Fat elimination in the arms, abdomen, or thighs
  • Muscle enhancement in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, calves, and arms 
  • Improvement of diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation that occurs after pregnancy) 
  • CoolSculpting patients looking for maximum results with added muscle definition

Patients who have a significant amount of fat or those who are pregnant or nursing are not candidates for these procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Mess can help determine if EMsculpt can benefit you.

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Why Choose Dr. Sarah Mess For EMsculpt® and EMsculpt Neo® in Columbia, MD?

Dr. Sarah Mess is considered one of the top  plastic surgeons in all of Maryland. Her scrupulous approach to treatment plans along with meticulous precision and artistic vision in both surgical and non-surgical procedures has successfully shaped the core of her practice. Her team of body contouring specialists ensure you receive the best treatments available to reach your goals. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mess and why you should choose her for your EMsculpt or EMsculpt Neo procedure.


  • How much weight will I lose with EMsculpt Neo®?

    Patients show an average of 30% subcutaneous fat reduction.5, but Emsculpt NEO is not a weight loss procedure.

  • Can I lose weight with EMsculpt too?

    No. EMsculpt is a supplement to an active and healthy lifestyle. Just as any other body contouring procedure, EMsculpt is not a substitute for weight loss and will not result in the loss of a significant amount of pounds.

  • How much muscle will I gain with EMsculpt NEO®?

    In clinical studies patients showed an average of 25% muscle volume growth.6

  • Is EMsculpt® and/or EMsculpt NEO® safe?

    Yes, EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo are FDA approved for body contouring on the abdomen, thighs, arm, and buttocks region. There have been no reports of significant side effects, and the procedures are safe and comfortable. Patients can expect to experience some soreness and discomfort in the initial days; however, these will dissipate shortly after treatment.

  • Does EMsculpt® and/or EMsculpt NEO® hurt?

    No, EMsculpt and EMsculpt Neo treatments are not painful.

  • When will I see my EMsculpt® and/or EMsculpt NEO® results?

    EMsculpt NEO patients treat once a week, while EMsculpt patients treat twice a week. Some patients begin to notice improvement as soon as a couple of weeks after their initial treatment. Substantial results are typically visible in four to six weeks after patients complete their package and results can continue to improve for up to six months post treatment. Patients can book additional EMsculpt packages three to six months after their initial treatment to make sure their firm and strong abdomen, buttocks, and thighs remain that way.

  • How long does EMsculpt® and/or EMsculpt NEO® last?

    Fat reduction through EmSculpt Neo treatments and muscle mass and definition gained by EMSculpt and/or EMSculpt Neo treatment(s) is not permanent but generally can last for six months or more. Optimal and long-lasting EMsculpt and EMSculpt Neo results can be maintained through a healthy diet and exercise regime.

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Contact Us for EMsculpt® Treatment In Columbia, MD

If you are considering EMsculpt, Dr. Sarah Mess and her staff of highly trained medical practitioners have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your vision. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule your consultation appointment.

1 Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2019 Jan;51(1):40-46. High intensity focused electromagnetic therapy evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging: Safety and efficacy study of a dual tissue effect based non-invasive abdominal body shaping. Available at: Accessed July 30, 2020.
2 Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2020 Apr; 40(5): 568–574. Noninvasive Induction of Muscle Fiber Hypertrophy and Hyperplasia: Effects of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Field Evaluated in an In-Vivo Porcine Model: A Pilot Study. Available at: Accessed July 30, 2020.
3 Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2019 Jan;51(1):40-46. High intensity focused electromagnetic therapy evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging: Safety and efficacy study of a dual tissue effect based non-invasive abdominal body shaping. Available at: Accessed July 30, 2020.
4 BTL Solutions. Emsculpt Neo. Available: Accessed August 18, 2021.
5 BTL Solutions. Emsculpt Neo. Available: Accessed August 18, 2021.
6 BTL Solutions. Emsculpt Neo. Available: Accessed August 18, 2021.

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