Written by Dr.Anna Avaliani MD
Dr.Avaliani is excited about the new addition coming in Fall 2019 ( October).
CoolTone™ by CoolSculpting Device is now FDA cleared for toning, firming and strengthening the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
What is CoolTone™ by CoolSculpting ?
CoolTone™ is a powerful tool to enhance the body contouring by targeting only the muscle layer and resulting in even greater muscle definition and muscle strength.
How does CoolTone™ work?
It uses MMS known as Magnetic Muscle Stimulation technology. This uses magnetic ultrasound waves similar in MRI technology to selectively target the muscles and causing supramaximal contractions, resulting in increasing muscle size and strength.
What areas does CoolTone™ treat?
- CoolTone™ is FDA cleared for treatment on Abdomen
- CoolTone™ is FDA cleared for treatment on Buttocks
- CoolTone™ is FDA cleared for treatment on Thighs
What other areas can CoolTone™ be used on?
With a slight modification of applicators, the potential for CoolTone™ use will be for arms ( CoolTone™ for biceps and triceps), CoolTone™ for inner thighs, CoolTone™ for sides of the abdomen called obliques, and even CoolTone™ for calves
How does the CoolTone™ treatment feel like?
It is a very tolerable weird and fun feeling with absolutely no pain.
What are the side effects of CoolTone™ treatment?
There are virtually no side effects reported with this treatment. One may feel slight soreness immediately or the day after treatment session. There is absolutely no downtime.
What are the contraindications to receiving a CoolTone™ treatment?
Some of the common contraindications to receiving the CoolTone™ treatment are:
- Having an abdominal hernia
- Having recent surgery with stitches
- Having a metal implanted in the treatment area
- No nerve stimulators
- No insulin pumps
- No body piercings (must be removable and removed) from the treatment area
Can you get CoolTone™ treatment while on your menstrual period?
It is not recommended to receiving this treatment while having a menstrual period as the treatment will feel more uncomfortable and the lower abdomen will stay sore a little longer.
How to prepare for CoolTone™ treatment?
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing. You do not need to undress or to change into anything else. No electronic devices are allowed during the CoolTone™ treatment. Phones and watches must be removed during the treatment duration.
Can you exercise before or after your CoolTone™ treatment?
There is absolutely no contraindication or restrictions on exercising before or after the CoolTone™ procedure.
How many CoolTone™ treatments are needed?
The average treatment consist of 4 sessions. The exact number of sessions can only be determined at the time of the consultation as it depends on the current body shape and status and the desired result.
Is there maintenance with CoolTone™ treatments?
Maintenance is always recommended if you want to keep the results as when it comes to muscles, if you don’t use it you lose it. Maintenance regimen vary from patient to patient and depend on the active status of the patient. It can be monthly or every 3 months or every 6 months and is discussed with Dr.Avaliani.
How long is the CoolTone™ treatment?
Each CoolTone™ treatment is only 30 minutes long.
How do I know if CoolTone™ is right for me?
Expert in person consultation is always recommended to perform a physical exam and evaluate the treatment area in order to decide whether CoolTone™ is the best treatment to help achieve the desired result. To see Dr.Avaliani for expert consultation please call 212-673-8888 to schedule your body contouring consultation.