EMSZERO vs EMSCULPT: Don’t Fall For Knockoff Body Contouring

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When it comes to using technology to help reach your goals, you want to know that what you’re using is a safe and effective option. It’s not uncommon for individuals to fall victim to knockoff solutions that claim to deliver similar results for less money.

If it’s a purse or a pair of shoes, you can get away with cheaper versions. But imitation cosmetic spa machines are not ones to mess around with. Those cheaper versions can bring serious, unwanted consequences that can cost you more to try fixing than the initial treatment should have been.

Even if you ignore the ethics conversation about companies pushing potentially dangerous and ineffective equipment, or not knowing whether poor labor standards were in place, fake versions can be dangerous. There have been lawsuits surrounding counterfeit EMSCULPT devices. If the machine isn’t a fully trusted, FDA-cleared device from a reputable business, it’s a risk.

These knockoffs undercut the integrity and research put into products that actually work. Not to mention that counterfeit products take away from the jobs of trained professionals looking to help patients safely reach their goals. Here’s why you should be cautious with body contouring and only use equipment that you can trust.


We hear stories of individuals buying EMSZERO machines for at-home body contouring. One of the main concerns that people voice is about administering treatment – these machines come with no training. No instruction manual. You are essentially guessing how to use it, checking progress, and attempting to sculpt the body without knowing if it’s being done correctly or if the technology is safe.

This can be quite dangerous, especially if it seems like the machine isn’t working effectively, so you continue trying to turn up the intensity or number of sessions.

One of the first things to check for when you’re looking to try medical spa treatments is whether they are FDA-approved. The FDA receives reports from the abundance of fake sculpting machines noting:

  • Shocks
  • Burns
  • Bruising
  • Skin irritation
  • Pain

These machines should not cause such uncomfortable side effects. But when you use a knockoff version, you run the risk of hurting yourself while trying to build muscle and lose fat.

EMSLIM Does Not Have Much Power

EMSLIM, along with the EMSLIM Mini, are also knockoff versions of EMSCULPT. People will try purchasing them on websites that aren’t very trustworthy before finding out that they hardly work. At that point, you’re investing in a product that won’t bring quality results, only to find yourself trying something new a couple of months later.


Some individuals purchase EMSCULPT devices to try at home, instead of a knockoff brand. Besides not having trained guidance as you use the machine, many times, it is not a legitimate device. When it comes to EMSCULPT or any other body contouring technique, you can identify a counterfeit device through the available settings, paddle applicator construction, and even the color of the logo on the machine itself.

If a product is claiming wonderful results but seems too good to be true, it likely is.

The best way to ensure your safety, and receive quality treatment, is to visit a medical spa clinic and work with trained professionals. That way you can address any question or concern, and have guidance during and after treatment. Plus, you’ll know that the machines are legitimate.

Even if you’re unsure whether you want to move forward with treatment, most reputable clinics offer a complimentary consultation. That is your opportunity to meet with professionals, ask questions, bring forward any concerns, and decide what’s right for you. There is no catch with an initial consultation – you don’t need to commit. But if you do want to move forward with treatment, the right team will create a custom plan just for your needs and goals.


Knockoff body contouring machines harm the representation of the industry. They create illusions of finding cheaper alternatives that ultimately bring poor, potentially harmful, results.

EMSCULPT, on the other hand, uses true high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to induce muscle contractions. These contractions are so powerful that the human body cannot recreate them on its own, like at the gym or doing a home workout. They are known as supramaximal muscle contractions, teaching the muscle tissue to use these contractions to rapidly sculpt and tone. Even celebrities love EMSCULPT NEO.

The Difference Between EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO

On the topic of body sculpting equipment that you can count on, EMSCULPT and EMSCULPT NEO both build muscle and reduce fat across five areas, including:

  • Abdomen: Slim the waistline and strengthen the core
  • Buttocks: Lift the backside and sculpt for better definition
  • Arms: Tone the upper arms to eliminate flabby “bat wings”
  • Thighs: Tone inner and outer thighs
  • Calves: Add definition and improve the size of calves

EMSCULPT NEO treatments are more advanced than traditional EMSCULPT. The NEO version adds the transformative power of radio frequency (RF), which means it includes a heating element to boost results. Combining RF with the HIFEM technology that promotes supramaximal muscle contractions offers more dramatic results for those with greater body fat in the treatment area.

These challenging stubborn fat areas can extend beyond the treatment area radius of EMSCULPT. When that happens, many patients choose to use EMSCULPT with ICOONE to tighten skin and reduce cellulite.


If you’re among the many individuals curious about at-home body contouring compared to a med spa clinic and are now ready to schedule a professional treatment, you’ve found the right place. The skilled team at Blue Water Spa is proud to be a leading provider of EMSCULPT NEO and EMSCULPT at our Oyster Bay clinic. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Get in touch online or give us a call at (516) 584-6800 for EMSCULPT NEO in New York.