What Is The Difference Between CoolTone And CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is long established as a popular procedure. During a CoolSculpting treatment, the patient is placed under a device that isolates areas of unwanted fat on the body – usually in common complaint areas like the “muffin top” portion of the belly or the thighs. The device then freezes the fat, killing the cells and allowing the body to metabolize them. The process begins with the machine and the body does the rest – the fat cells die and leave the body through urine. The end result is a smoother surface with a more favorable distribution of fat cells.
CoolTone, unlike CoolSculpting, does not actually cool anything. The name is derived from its sister treatment. CoolTone utilizes a similar simplicity via an outpatient treatment to stimulate muscles (such as the abdominal muscles) to improve their tone and definition.
How Does CoolTone Work?
CoolTone utilizes something called magnetic muscle stimulation, or MMS. The device targets your desired muscle group and sends electromagnetic energy into the muscles, causing them to contract without any effort. It’s an easier version of going to the gym, where one would have to laboriously manually contract muscles over and over again to see their desired result. These contractions cause the underlying muscle fibers to strengthen, leading to a more defined physique with better muscle tone.
There are treatments designed to achieve similar results, such as Emsculpt, but the manufacturers of CoolTone claim that their device provides 50% more MMS than other devices. An increased amount of electromagnetic energy should expedite results, allowing patients to achieve their goals with fewer sessions.
Currently, the CoolTone device has been approved by the FDA to treat abdominal muscles, thigh muscles, and glute muscles. At the moment, it has not been approved for use on the upper extremities or the calves.
How Many CoolTone Treatments Are Necessary?
Many people claim that they begin to feel the results of CoolTone after one treatment, but several will be necessary to help the patient achieve their goals. These goals will naturally vary from patient to patient, as well as the areas being treated. Allergan, the company that manufactures the CoolTone devices, recommends that patients schedule four treatments in a two week period to maximize their results. Results will always vary.