Emsculpt NEO vs truSculpt flex: Head to head

The process of building muscle takes commitment, dedication, and a lot of time. During a workout session, the muscle fibers obtain microtears that heal over time and lead to larger muscles. This process can be time consuming, but there are new technologies available to obtain the similar results of a workout, leading to improved muscle tone in a shorter amount of time.

There are two devices that are FDA approved to do just that, which are the EMSculpt Neo and the trueSculpt Flex. Both devices are completely non invasive with minimal pain and no recovery time to improve muscle tone. With working out, results can take months or even years, but with sculpting devices, you can see results within a few weeks of treatment. Even though both are considered muscle sculpting devices, they function by different mechanisms and there are different outcomes.

If you are in the market for an improved physique, let’s find out which device is optimal for muscle building and getting rid of fat. 

Emsculpt NEO Before & After


The EMSculpt NEO and truSculpt fleX are both FDA approved muscle sculpting treatments administered to tone muscle. Both are non invasive procedures, require zero incisions or injections, and result in no downtime at all, just muscle soreness. 

With muscle sculpting treatments there is no strain on ligaments, bones and joints meaning that the body doesn't need to produce energy. This means there is significantly less lactic acid build up, which is also why there is limited soreness post-treatment. In many ways it's bypassing the body's natural function and thus eliminating the related side effects while also being more effective. 

Moreover, results can be seen immediately for both treatments. They can both be used to target specific, hard to reach areas and drastically increase the results you would get from going to the gym.

However, although these two treatments can help you achieve the same goals, they use very different mechanisms and one also reduces fat! 

Emsculpt NEO


The Emsculpt NEO device delivers electromagnetic energy to muscles in the treatment area causing them to contract supramaximally.

In other words, the machine causes muscles in an area to contract and experience more stimulation than would be possible with a manual workout. As a result, muscle is built while also allowing for fat reduction and body contouring. 

How does Emsculpt NEO Work

The Emsculpt Neo uses two types of energy, radiofrequency energy and high intensity electromagnetic energy to target both fat and muscle cells. With radiofrequency, heat is produced in the muscles to warm them up for stress, such as a warm up would do prior to exercise. As the muscles heat, the fat layer under the skin, the subcutaneous fat, also heats up, which leads to death of the fat cells. After the fat cells die, they are slowly resorbed and removed by the body for permanent loss of these fat cells. The EMsculpt Neo uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate the muscles to contract more than would be possible during a regular physical workout. This excess contraction allows for increase in muscle mass, but also helps with body sculpting and fat reduction in the treatment area.

How many Emsculpt NEO treatments are needed?

Most people will require about 4 sessions that are 30 minutes in length and spaced 5-10 days apart, therefore treatment is usually completed in about 4 weeks.

When will I see Emsculpt NEO results?

The full extent of results typically occur 3 months after the last treatment session, however, depending on the individual’s body contour prior to treatment, some will notice results after the first couple of treatments or within the first month after treatment is completed.

How much muscle and Emsculpt NEO build?

Studies have shown that muscle mass can increase by 15% and fat reduction by 20%.

The truSculpt fleX

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How does truSculpt fleX Work

The truSculpt Flex uses electro muscular energy with multi-directional stimulation to target specific muscle groups in the body. The electro muscular energy provides a deeper and more intense contraction thaan exercise alone while the multi-directional stimulation works similarly to the way our muscles contract during a workout. There are three separate modes to choose from to best target muscle building results (prep, tone, and sculpt), which can be chosen based on the level of activity that someone has prior to treatment.

How many truSculpt fleX treatments are needed?

Most people will require 4-6 sessions, which are about 45 minutes long and can be completed between 2-5 days apart to allow for the muscles to rest. 

When will I see truSculpt fleX results?

The full benefit of the treatment typically occurs 3 months after treatment has concluded, but results can be seen even the first treatment, which will depend on the individual’s body contour when starting treatment.

How much muscle can truSculpt fleX build?

Studies have shown that muscle mass can increase by 33%.


Comparison Conclusion

So which device or treatment is truly optimal for muscle toning? Both the EMSculpt Neo and trueSculpt Flex can provide excellent body contouring results in short treatment sessions without painful procedure or downtime. Even though both devices are similar, when it comes to improving overall body contour, the EmSculpt Neo is superior. The EMSculpt Neo provides the ability to stimulate muscle tissue more than is possible with a work out and also the ability to reduce fat in the treatment area, which leads to a better body contour. If you’re looking to build lean muscle mass and achieve a sleeker, more toned body, look no further than the EMSculpt Neo!


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