Meet CoolTone, Allergan’s latest state-of-the-art innovation in body contouring.
CoolTone is a noninvasive body contouring treatment that uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology to strengthen, tone, and firm the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
CoolTone's powerful MMS technology penetrates below the fat layer to strengthen and tone muscle by stimulating involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions are much more powerful than the voluntary contractions that occur while performing regular exercise such as sit-ups and crunches. The body responds to these contractions by firming up its muscle fibers, ensuring improved muscle conditioning.
Whether targeting stomach, buttocks or thighs, CoolTone strengthens, tones and shapes the muscles in the treated area, resulting in a more well-defined and toned appearance. In clinical studies, patients gained 16% muscle mass after a series of 4 treatments with CoolTone. CoolTone has also been shown to improve diastasis recti (abdominal separation after pregnancy).
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Ideal candidates are already physically active and adhere to a healthy diet and lifestyle consistently, but desire more definition of their abs or lifting of their buttocks. CoolTone can also improve abdominal separation after pregnancy, as well as back pain in some individuals who are unable to perform regular core strengthening exercise.
For best results, we recommend 6 initial 30 minute treatments, twice a week for 3 weeks. To maintain initial results, we recommend one treatment every 3 months, although many patients prefer to do a maintenance treatment monthly.
1 CoolTone treatment costs $400 per muscle group, and an initial 6 treatment sessions are required to ensure optimal results. Package pricing is available for maintenance treatments.
CoolTone is currently FDA-cleared for the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. However, other areas of the body may benefit from increased muscle tone and fat metabolism.
Areas well-suited for treatment may include:
CoolTone is not painful - it simply feels like a series of strong muscle contractions. Thinner patients may feel CoolTone treatments more, as well as a decrease in energy. Many patients tend to instinctively smile or laugh during the first few minutes; then the body adapts to the rhythm of muscle contractions and it’s easily tolerated.
CoolTone is FDA cleared only for muscle building. At Columbia Dermatology & Aesthetics, we recommend a combination of CoolSculpting, the best fat loss technology along with CoolTone as a complete body sculpting solution.
In clinical studies, patients gained 16% muscle mass after a series of 4 treatments with CoolTone.
No preparation is required prior to CoolTone treatment. As your muscles in the treatment area will be strongly contracting, prepare as you would prior to a rigorous strength training session at the gym. Empty your bladder and avoid a full meal prior to treatment.
The area of treatment may be mildly sore, like a strength-training workout. This may persist for a day following treatment.
In the clinical studies, the estimated 16% increase in muscle mass and reduction of fat were measured 2 months after the 4th treatment. However, some patients noticed increased muscle tone of the abs one day following treatment.
Patients with significant fat stores may not be ideal candidates for CoolTone. CoolTone energy used to power CoolTone penetrates to approximately 7 cm. Those with thicker fat stores may not get as significant of muscle contraction, resulting in less results following treatment. Pregnant and nursing females should not undergo treatment with CoolTone. Women who are close to menstruation may find that it comes sooner or cramping is increased or intensified with CoolTone treatments, therefore we recommend not undergoing treatment during this time of the month.
Possible contraindications to treatment include the following:
Fat cells destroyed by CoolSculpting, along with increased metabolism from CoolTone are permanent.
Muscle mass is not permanent, as muscle does atrophy over time without stimulation. Just as regular exercise sessions are required to maintain results with any strength training program, periodic CoolTone treatments can maintain the muscle tone achieved from an initial series of CoolTone treatments.
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