How Does Fat Leave the Body After EmSculpt Neo?

How Does Fat Leave the Body After EmSculpt Neo?

Once the EmSculpt Neo fat reduction treatment induces the death of fat cells, these fat cells are then ingested by immune cells and removed from the body through natural processes. It is an effective way to reduce fat in areas such as the stomach, hips, and thighs.

In addition, the body does not produce new fat cells. Once the treated fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from the body, they cannot come back. However, the fat cells that still remain can grow larger due to dietary imbalances. This is why it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after you undergo a fat removal treatment.

A quick look at fat cells

Fat cells, or adipose tissue, first begin to accumulate during the latter stages of fetal development. After birth, the number of fat cells remains stable until puberty, at which time people begin to form additional fat cells.

Following puberty, the body stops producing new fat cells. With dietary imbalances, the existing fat cells can expand, which leads to additional fat accumulation. When a person begins burning more calories than they consume, the fat stored within the cells is used and begins to decrease.

It is a common misconception that doing targeted exercises, such as crunches and sit-ups, will burn fat in the targeted areas. Although the exercises will indeed boost muscle growth, they cannot spot-reduce fat accumulation. However, EmSculpt Neo can do both.

Here is how it works.

How EmSculpt Neo destroys fat cells

EmSculpt Neo works in two ways. First, it uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) pulses to induce contractions within the muscles.

These contractions change the structure of the muscles, causing them to become stronger, tighter, and more toned. It’s as if you did thousands of sit-ups or squats. In this way, EmSculpt Neo can create a toned silhouette more effectively than mere exercise alone can.

Second, EmSculpt Neo applies radiofrequency (RF) energy to the treatment area. The RF energy targets the fat cells and heats them to up to 44 degrees Celsius while leaving non-fat cells alone. The heat destroys the fat cells, enabling them to be naturally processed and eliminated by the body—for good.

How destroyed fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body

So, how exactly are destroyed fat cells eliminated from the body? Well, first, as the fat cells absorb the heat from the RF energy, they undergo apoptosis, which is a type of cell death. The body is quite effective at removing any type of dead cells. It has to be, since dead cells that are not cleared away can lead to inflammation. These cells are cleared from the body by phagocytes.

Phagocytes are immune cells that are responsible for, among other tasks, circulating throughout the body’s tissues in search of foreign invaders and dead cells. Apoptotic cells display so-called “find me” signals, enabling phagocytes to find and identify them as unwanted cellular debris. When they find cellular debris (or microbes), the phagocytes engulf these unwanted materials.

The phagocytes undergo cytoskeleton rearrangement in order to internalize the dead fat cells. They then ingest the “meal” using enzymes, causing the degradation of the dead fat cells and enabling them to be removed from the body.

What exactly does all of this scientific information mean for your aesthetic goals? Quite simply, it means that EmSculpt Neo is highly effective at destroying unwanted fat cells. Unlike many other fat reduction treatments, however, EmSculpt Neo simultaneously tones muscles in the treated area.

Consult a clinician today about innovative fat reduction

At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we are pleased to offer our patients a full suite of innovative, cutting-edge technologies, including the transformational EmSculpt Neo treatment.

Our board-certified dermatologists take the time to listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and concerns before recommending treatment options that are appropriate for you. We prioritize the care and safety of our patients. Contact us today to schedule a body contouring appointment.

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