Are you struggling to reach your aesthetic goals despite spending countless hours in the gym and watching what you eat? While this can certainly be frustrating, rest assured that you are not alone! Many men and women, particularly once they reach their 30s, 40s, and beyond, find it difficult – if not impossible – to achieve their desired muscle tone and appearance. When traditional diet and exercise methods fail, it may be time to explore your other options. The experienced team at Après Plastic Surgery, under the direction of our exceptional board-certified plastic surgeons, is proud to offer a variety of cutting-edge treatments to help Portland, OR patients enhance their look and boost their confidence.
One of the most exciting treatments offered at Après Plastic Surgery is CoolTone. If you are interested in learning more about how CoolTone can give you the sculpted, chiseled, toned appearance you are after, the first step is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced provider. To help you better prepare for your consultation, here is an in-depth guide to everything you need to know about CoolTone, including what it is, how it works, and what kinds of results are possible.
What is CoolTone?
Developed by Allergan, the creators of CoolSculpting, JUVÉDERM, and more, CoolTone is an innovative nonsurgical treatment for toning, strengthening, and firming various muscle groups. CoolTone is FDA approved for treatment in the following areas:
How does CoolTone work?
Through the use of electromagnetic muscle stimulation, CoolTone penetrates through the layers of skin and fat to produce muscle contractions that strengthen the muscle fibers. This, ultimately, results in improved muscle condition, tone, and appearance.
During your CoolTone session, your qualified technician will position the CoolTone applicator over the target area and begin treatment. Most patients report a warm, tugging, tingling sensation during the first portion of the treatment that begins to subside after the first few minutes. Each CoolTone session takes about 30 minutes, meaning that it can be completed on your lunch break, and you can return to work or school immediately after. In fact, there is virtually no downtime with CoolTone, and patients can resume their normal daily activities following the treatment.
What is the difference between EmSculpt and CoolTone?
Both EmSculpt and CoolTone are treatments for the purpose of tightening and toning the muscles. However, CoolTone utilizes electromagnetic muscle stimulation while EmSculpt only offers electric stimulation. The advantage of CoolTone’s electromagnetic stimulation is that it allows patients to tolerate a higher intensity of muscle contraction by bypassing the nerves. The more intense contractions lead to a more dramatic response by the muscles and, ultimately, more visible results.
How many CoolTone sessions will I need?
The number of CoolTone sessions needed can vary from patient to patient and will depend on several factors, including:
- Patient’s current weight
- Amount of excess fat
- Current muscle tone
- Desired outcome
- Response to treatment
- Diet and exercise routine
On average, patients generally require about 4 – 8 CoolTone sessions to achieve their desired results. Results usually begin to appear about three weeks after your last treatment, and you will start to see your final results after about 2 –3 months in most cases.
It is important to understand that CoolTone is not a weight-loss tool and is not intended for fat reduction. If you are interested in alternative surgical and nonsurgical treatments that are designed to reduce or eliminate fat, the experienced team at Après Plastic Surgery can discuss the options with you at length. Ideal candidates for CoolTone treatment are at or near their ideal weight but are struggling to achieve their ideal muscle tone through traditional methods.
How long do CoolTone results last?
The outcome of CoolTone can be enjoyed for many years to come, but the longevity of your individual results will depend on your lifestyle following treatment. Patients who continue to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine have the best chance of prolonging their results. If you begin to notice a softening of your muscle tone, you can always schedule a “touch-up” or maintenance CoolTone session to help restore your look.
Is CoolTone offered in Portland?
If you are looking for a nonsurgical way to sculpt, tone, firm, and tighten your physique, then CoolTone may be the perfect option for you. Call the convenient Portland, OR office of Après Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today, and learn more about how CoolTone can be the first step toward achieving the six pack you’ve always wanted!