Getting a better body is never as easy as we think it will be. This is why plastic surgery procedures like liposuction and abdominoplasty continue to be so popular. On the nonsurgical side of the aisle, we’ve seen a number of modalities emerge. CoolSculpting was one of the most significant advances in not only nonsurgical but noninvasive body contouring to come about in recent history. And now, the same manufacturer has brought another device to the market. In addition to offering CoolSculpting, we’re proud to perform CoolTone, a fat-burning, muscle-building treatment that is getting all kinds of positive attention. Here, we discuss how CoolTone can get your body all kinds of positive attention, too.
What is CoolTone?
The CoolTone body contouring device is FDA-cleared to “strengthen, tone, and firm the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.” Treatment works through a technology referred to as magnetic muscle stimulation, MMS. The device applicator delivers magnetic energy through the skin and layer of subcutaneous fat to target the underlying muscles. At this deep level, slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers are activated through involuntary contractions without release. The contractions stimulated by MMS are called supramaximal contractions. They are immensely more powerful than the contractions we can achieve naturally during our most rigorous workout. And far more numerous. During a thirty-minute treatment session, the device forces thousands of these supramaximal contractions, which enlarges the muscle cells and also affects surrounding fat cells.
Now, CoolTone does not target fat cells in the same way that CoolSculpting does. During a CoolTone session, fat cells are targeted indirectly. They are used as a source of fuel to support muscle growth. To obtain the needed fuel, the body breaks down fat cells in a process called lipolysis to access their fatty acids. The fatty acids are redirected to muscle tissue, which could accentuate the outcome of the treatment. During clinical studies, it has been observed that CoolTone patients experience a reduction in waist size, which could be one (of many!) reasons why nearly 90% of patients report being very satisfied with the immediate effects of their treatment. At three months, 95% of patients reported satisfaction.
Do you want to jumpstart your new look? We can help! Contact us at 484-322-5316 to schedule a consultation at our Bryn Mawr or King of Prussia location.