Maximizing Results from EMSculpt NEO Treatments: A Guide to Nutrition and Collagen Enhancement

The increasingly popular EMSculpt NEO treatments stand as a testament to the advancements in non-invasive body sculpting technologies. Through the harmonious action of radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity electromagnetic field (HIFEM), this treatment achieves reducing fat and building muscle simultaneously. A significant part of its effectiveness, especially regarding the RF component, is stimulating collagen production. Collagen plays a critical role not only in enhancing the condition and appearance of the skin but also in ensuring the overall success of treatments, particularly when fat loss and muscle definition are desired in areas such as the glutes, abdomen, arms, and thighs.  

The Necessity of Nutrients for Collagen Production

Collagen synthesis is a sophisticated biological process requiring specific amino acids. It's a protein fundamentally important for skin elasticity and connective tissue health. When your body aims to boost collagen production in response to EMSculpt NEO, it needs an adequate supply of these building blocks. In the absence of sufficient raw materials, the body might resort to breaking down existing collagen from elsewhere, essentially robbing Peter to pay Paul. This scenario is less than ideal when striving for firm, elastic skin following fat reduction.

Dr. John Phelts, a proponent of maximized care post-EMSculpt NEO treatment, emphasizes the importance of supporting the body with the right types of collagen and other nutrients.

Specific Collagen Types and Supplements

For optimal results, incorporating type I, II, and III collagen into your diet is beneficial, as these types cater to different physiological needs:

  • Type I and III Collagen: Predominantly beneficial for the skin, Dr. Phelts recommends Verisol bovine collagen, a researched-backed supplement that supports skin elasticity and hydration.  It contains proline, serine, and glycine. and hydroxyproline which are necessary for collagen synthesis.  Clinical studies have shown that Verisol can improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. A 2014 study found that taking 2.5 grams of Verisol once a day for eight weeks can reduce eye wrinkles and increase the biosynthesis of procollagen I, elastin, and fibrillin in the skin (source).  Additionally, Verisol not only promotes skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles, but also lessens cellulite, augments hair volume, and strengthens and accelerates nail growth.
  • Type II Collagen: Essential for joint health, BioCell collagen is suggested for its effectiveness and research validation.  It is rich in type II collagen peptides.  It is also abundant in proline, hydroxyproline, and glycine which are necessary building blocks of collagen.  It is also rich in hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, and glucosamine sulfate.  BioCell collagen has been shown to reduce skin dryness/scaling and global lines/wrinkles, as well as increase the content of hemoglobin and collagen in the skin dermis (source).  It also improves skin elasticity  Read more about the youthful benefits of BioCell collagen here.

Cynatine HNS (Keratin), also recommended by Dr. Phelts, provides unique peptides and L-Serine, an amino acid crucial for collagen production. This ingredient not only aids in increasing collagen levels but also improves skin moisture, skin elasticity, skin compactness, and reduces wrinkles and skin inflammation (source).  These benefits contribute to firmer and more lifted outcomes post-treatment.  We recommend Hair Skin, and Nail Resilience by Progressive Laboratories as a source of Cynatine HNS.  Read our post about this amazing supplement for find out why our patients keep back for more of this amazing supplement.

The Importance of Protein for Muscle Building

The muscle-enhancing capabilities of the EMSculpt NEO procedure require sufficient protein. The rationale is straightforward: building muscle necessitates amino acids, the building blocks of protein. An insufficient protein intake might force the body to source these elements from your skin’s collagen or existing muscle mass, which can counteract your goals.

A guideline of consuming 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight ensures your body has what it requires to build muscle effectively. This dietary strategy is paramount, particularly in areas targeted by EMSculpt NEO treatments, for achieving maximal results.

Strategies for Nutritional Support

To fully leverage the benefits of your EMSculpt NEO sessions, consider the following dietary adjustments:

  • Sufficient Intake of Collagen and Keratin: Integrating the recommended types of collagen into your diet, along with Cynatine HNS, will provide the necessary substrates for enhanced collagen production.
  • Adequate Protein: Prioritize high-quality protein sources in your diet — such as lean meats, fish, legumes, and dairy products — to meet your body’s muscle-building needs.
  • Hydration and Vitamins: Ample water intake and vitamins, particularly Vitamin C, are critical for collagen synthesis and overall skin health.

EMSculpt NEO at Phelts Chiropractic PC

Dr. Phelts is more than happy to address any queries or concerns at any point during your treatment — so ask away! The more you understand the procedure and aftercare, the better you'll be able to aid your results.

To summarize, getting the most out of your EMSculpt NEO treatments entails active involvement. From adjusting your diet to adhering to your booking schedule to getting ample sleep, each step aids in optimizing the final outcome.  Making sure your body has ample nutrients to restore and build, will also improve your results.   Dr. John Phelts and his team at Phelts Chiropractic PC in New York, NY, are committed to helping you attain the best from your EMSculpt NEO treatment. With the right habits and expert care, a toned, sculpted look is undoubtedly within your reach. Dream big!

How much does EMSculpt NEO cost?

At Phelts Chiropractic PC, we try to make treatment accessible to everyone.  Check out our promotions page to see how you can save and sculpt your body at the same time.


EMSculpt NEO treatments offer a promising path to body sculpting, combining fat reduction with muscle enhancement. However, the full potential of these treatments can be unlocked only when the body is adequately nourished. By supplying your body with the essential nutrients for collagen and muscle production, you not only enhance the treatment outcomes but also contribute to lasting results. Remember, achieving your desired body aesthetics is not solely a result of the treatments themselves but also the care and nutrition that supports them.


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April 12, 2024