Dr. Bruce Katz is featured in Goop in an article entitled The Body-Shaping Secret.
Emsculpt Neo is a new noninvasive half-hour treatment aimed at contouring the body, and dermatologists and plastic surgeons are raving about it. Top New York dermatologist Bruce Katz, MD, of JUVA Skin and Laser Center, says his clients usually see results after their fourth session (an initial treatment program involves four sessions, spaced a week apart). “They continue to see improvement for up to six months afterward,” he says. “I find many patients are inspired by the results, which they’re then motivated to maintain with a clean diet and exercise.”
“It’s true,” agrees the editor. “I started noticing that my favorite slip dress fit better after the fourth treatment. “And this is weird, but I feel like I can hold a plank longer when I’m working out.”
Emsculpt Neo combines radio-frequency heat to burn fat with high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to contract muscle fibers in the treated area at an intensity that’s impossible to achieve by working out. “Basically, Emsculpt Neo produces 20,000 contractions in the muscle during a thirty-minute period,” says Katz, who has performed the treatment hundreds of times over the past four years. “When the muscle fatigues, it breaks down adjacent fat as an energy source to sustain the contractions. That’s why you not only build muscle but also reduce fat.”
Katz says most people ask to treat either their lower abdomen or their butt. “But it’s also amazing for biceps, triceps, and calves. I do a lot of body-contouring treatments, and they typically consist of either skin tightening, fat reduction, or cellulite treatment. Emsculpt Neo is the fourth dimension of body-contouring treatments—muscle toning, which we hadn’t been able to treat or address until now.”