When toning muscles is your goal, take yourself further with CoolTone®.
CoolTone® by CoolSculpting® in Corpus Christi, TX
Meet CoolTone®, Allergan’s latest innovation in body contouring. CoolTone® is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology to strengthen, tone, and firm the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
The CoolTone® Difference.
CoolTone®’s powerful MMS technology penetrates below the fat layer to strengthen and tone muscle. The state-of-the-art system features liquid-cooled applicators. And as part of Allergan’s trusted portfolio of products, you will be eligible to earn Brilliant Distinctions® rewards.
What Is CoolTone®?
Despite the word “cool” in its name, CoolTone® doesn’t freeze the fat like CoolSculpting® does. Instead, it’s intended to help tone and strengthen the muscles in your body. The procedure is performed in the privacy and safety of a plastic surgery office.
The device itself looks like a box on four wheels. On top is a computer screen that allows our Medical Aesthetican to monitor and control the procedure. Attached to the box is a wand that is slowly moved along the target area of the body where the patient is trying to achieve more muscle definition.
What is CoolTone®, and How Does it Work?
How Does it Work?
CoolTone® works by a process called magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS). It sends electromagnetic energy into the muscles in your body, which then causes involuntary contractions. It feels like a light, but non-painful, muscle spasm.
The body then starts to strengthen the muscles underneath the treatment area. Over time, the muscles will become firmer, stronger, and more toned. CoolTone® is primarily intended for the improvement and strengthening of the abdominal muscles as well as toning of the thighs and buttocks.
CoolTone® vs. Emsculpt®
Emsculpt® is a competing device and was released in 2018. It was one of the very first muscle-building devices on the market. While it works similarly to CoolTone®, the difference is that the latter has 50 percent more magnetic intensity (1.35 T versus 0.9 T) at the point of contact. It should also be noted that the clinical significance of the extra magnetic intensity has not yet established.
CoolTone® is also manufactured by Allergen, the same company that owns BOTOX® Cosmetic. Allergen is a well-known medical company and spends a lot of money on the research and development of its products.
While there is very little difference between the two products, many surgeons and their patients tend to prefer CoolTone® over Emsculpt® because of their familiarity and reputation with the Allergen brand and family of products. That’s not to say that Emsculpt® is inferior, but rather just a personal preference amongst those who have had the procedure performed.
What Is the Difference Between CoolSculpting® and CoolTone®?
CoolSculpting® is another FDA-approved medical device that has been proven to help reduce fat in problem areas and is one of the most effective non-surgical fat loss treatments on the market.
It uses extreme cold to freeze—and kill—fat cells. The human body will then naturally absorb and remove the fat cells. CoolTone®, on the other hand, uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate the muscles, which encourages them to strengthen and tone up.
It’s entirely possible to schedule CoolTone® and CoolSculpting® in the same session. The abdomen is a very popular area to have both of these procedures performed, which can help reduce fat and build muscle without any incisions or recovery time!
What are the Side Effects of CoolTone®?
There are some medical conditions where CoolTone® isn’t recommended. This is why it’s highly advisable to speak with a plastic surgeon to learn if CoolTone® is right for you. Some of the more common side effects can include temporary muscle spasms, muscular pain, localized skin redness, and temporary joint or tendon pain.
CoolTone® is performed in an outpatient setting, and most procedures last around 30-minutes. There is no downtime after a treatment session, and the patient can leave the plastic surgery office and return to their regular daily routine.