Unless you’ve been living in shell since 2005, we’re positive you know all there is about Allergan’s fat freezing treatment, CoolSculpting. But did you know there’s a new cool body contouring treatment in town? Well, if it’s anywhere near as popular and effective as CoolSculpting, you’re going to want to know about it. And how.
Unlike CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis), which uses a controlled cooling system to freeze and destroy fat cells, CoolTone uses no freezing techniques at all. Instead, it harnesses the power of electromagnetic energy to target muscle and help strengthen, tone and firm areas of the body that are notoriously hard to target at the gym. Namely, the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
So, how does it work? Through something called Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology, that’s how. MMS penetrates electromagnetic energy through both skin and fat in order to get to the all-important underlying muscle. When it reaches this layer, the machine’s 1.8 Tesla magnet stimulates the muscle to cause involuntary contractions. In response, the body then strengthens the muscle fibers, which in turn, results in stronger, firmer, more tone muscle.
As with most non-invasive procedures, treatment times and number of visits will vary depending on your areas and levels of concern, but you’ll certainly need a few sessions (around four over a two-week period) for real, noticeable results.
The great news is that CoolTone received FDA clearance in June, so get ready for it to start rolling out to aesthetics offices towards the end of this year.
It’s still extremely fresh to market, but we, for one… Can. Not. Wait.