These days, making the body of your dreams a reality doesn’t always have to involve cosmetic surgery. You can leave excess fat behind and even sculpt a full set of abs with nonsurgical body contouring treatments. CoolTone and CoolSculpting are favorites at my Idaho Falls plastic surgery practice. But how do each of these treatments work, and how can you decide which approach is right for you?
Read on to learn more about the biggest differences between these popular options and who the ideal candidate is for each treatment.
What Do CoolSculpting and CoolTone Have in Common?
Both options are FDA-cleared nonsurgical body contouring treatments created by Allergan®. They don’t require any surgery, needles, or anesthesia. There is little to no downtime involved with both treatments, meaning once your session is complete, you can return to your usual routine right away.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that works by “freezing the fat.” It lowers fat to a cold enough temperature that the tissue freezes, killing excess fat cells and letting the body naturally flush them away over the next 1 to 3 months.
CoolSculpting works best on areas with stubborn fat accumulation, including the:
- Upper arms
- Double chin
See examples of the results you can expect after CoolSculpting in our before-and-after photo gallery.
How Does CoolTone Work?
CoolTone is a nonsurgical muscle-toning treatment that works through magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS). The device sends magnetic pulses into your muscle tissue, causing it to contract deeply and rapidly. These contractions are similar to those that happen during squats or situps, but they are much faster and deeper. A single 30-minute session yields the same results as doing 25,000 situps.
CoolTone works best on the:
Learn more about CoolTone’s many benefits in this blog post.
Should I Get CoolSculpting or CoolTone?
If you are looking to slim down stubborn pockets of fat—often areas with cutesy nicknames, such as “love handles,” “muffin top,” or “banana roll”—you’ll likely benefit more from CoolSculpting. This is a popular option for people who do their best to stay in shape but struggle to reduce “problem” areas where they are predisposed to store fat.
If you want to take your muscle definition to the next level, CoolTone may be the treatment for you. CoolTone is popular with people who are dedicated to fitness and want to achieve strength and toning beyond what normal workouts can achieve. CoolTone also provides a bit of extra fat burning, but it’s not as effective as CoolSculpting at slimming “pinchable” spots.
Can I Have Both CoolSculpting and CoolTone Done at the Same Time?
Opting for a treatment plan that includes both CoolSculpting and CoolTone is the ultimate way to sculpt your very best body. Reducing stubborn fat smooths and slims your silhouette, while toning the underlying muscles enhances your shape and gives you extra strength.
In many cases, you can have both treatments done during the same appointment. Ultimately, however, your treatment timeline will depend on your individual anatomy and the plan your provider recommends.
Interested in learning more about nonsurgical body contouring in Idaho Falls, including CoolSculpting and CoolTone? Please request a consultation online or call (208) 881-5351 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced providers.