Emtone (Radiofrequency & Targeted Pressure)

Latest update: July 14, 2024
Medically reviewed by: Jennifer Trent MD, FAAD


Emtone is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite with a combination of radiofrequency and targeted pressure. The treatment is suitable for all skin tones and types. It can be performed on various body parts like thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and abdomen.

Emtone effectively targets some causes of cellulite dimples, including loss of skin elasticity, accumulation of fat, fluid retention, and poor blood circulation. The treatment works by warming up the layer under the skin using radiofrequency energy. This disrupts and minimizes fat cells, encourages collagen production, and tightens the skin. An added acoustic wave delivers sound waves into the tissue improving blood flow and promoting lymphatic drainage. The result is smoother, firmer skin with improved elasticity. 

An Emtone treatment takes about 20 minutes on a single body area. Practitioners massage the device over the targeted area together with a moisturizing lotion. The treatment does not cause any pain, but patients may feel a slightly warm sensation on the skin. The skin tends to look a little red after the treatment.

There is no downtime and patients can resume their normal activities right after the treatment. Doctors recommend 4-6 sessions of Emtone for optimal results. As collagen production happens over time, noticeable results will only show three months after the last treatment. The results of the Emtone treatment are not permanent and patients who wish to 
maintain them require follow-up sessions.
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EMTONE Procedure

This video, from McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness & Health 360, talks about the use of EmTone to build collagen, tighten skin, and smooth cellulite. It discusses the way that the device works. The treatment duration and number of sessions are discussed.

Emtone Procedure

Ashleigh Biggs-McGee, a nurse practitioner at Kuy Plastic Surgery, talks about the EmTone procedure. She talks about the device and its use; the treatment of cellulite. She highlights the most common areas that they treat but confirms that the device can work on other regions of the body. She goes over the steps of the treatment. She talks about the duration of the procedure and what to expect.