CoolTone from Allergan in 2019 received FDA approval for strengthening abdominal muscles, improving abdominal tone, and developing a firmer abdomen. CoolTone is also useful for firming, toning and strengthening thighs, and buttocks. The device incorporates magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) technology for improving and conditioning muscle tone.
How Does CoolTone Work?
CoolTone technology makes use of MMS to penetrate the deep muscle layers beyond subcutaneous fat. It induces powerful involuntary muscle contractions that are much stronger than voluntary contractions during crunches, sit ups, and other exercises.
The body responds to the involuntary contractions by making muscle fibers stronger, which results in an improved conditioning of the muscles. CoolTone tones, strengthens, and firms the thighs and buttocks in the targeted area. There is 50% more magnetic intensity in CoolTone as compared to other alternatives (1.35 T versus 0.9 T) at the targeted area.
CoolTone Expected Results
The manufacturer of CoolTone, Allergan, conducted several clinical trials on patients focusing on the buttocks and abdomen region. The studies measured muscle and fat with MRI and CT scans before comparing before and after images. The results clearly indicate that CoolTone helps in building muscle mass.
Number of CoolTone Sessions Required
Best results can be seen after 4 CoolTone treatment sessions. The sessions should be for 30 minutes at an interval of twice a week. It is recommended to get a session every 3 to 6 months to maintain initial results.
Candidates for CoolTone
Suitable candidates are those that lead an active lifestyle and adhere to a balanced diet. The candidates should be looking for a more defined appearance of their abs or lifting of the buttocks.
CoolTone is FDA approved for the buttocks and abdomen. However, it can be used in other areas to increase fat metabolism and muscle tone as well.
The following areas are well suited for treatment:
- Triceps or upper arms
Is CoolTone Painless?
CoolTone is absolutely painless and feels like a series of powerful muscle contractions. Thinner patients may experience a decrease in energy and feel the muscle contractions in a stronger way. Majority of patients instinctively laugh or smile during the first few minutes before the body adapts to the muscle contractions.
CoolTone treatment is FDA cleared for muscle building only. It is not FDA cleared for fat loss. However, many experts recommend combining CoolTone with CoolSculpting for a total body sculpting solution. CoolSculpting is a leading fat loss technology. You can tone a lot of muscle mass with CoolTone. Clinical studies showed patients gaining 16% muscle mass after just 4 treatment sessions.
How Long Does CoolTone Treatment Last?
CoolTone treatment sessions last for 30 minutes on an average. You would need a series of 3 to 4 treatments spaced at specific intervals for best results. Talk to your surgeon for a customized treatment plan to meet your muscle toning goals.
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