You’ve used the latest and best technology in Aesthetic Medicine to treat your skin, as well as reduce subcutaneous fat. But what about strengthening, toning, and firming your muscles?
Allergan, whose products include industry leaders such as Botox, CoolSculpting, and Juvederm, has recently announced the release of CoolTone, which is FDA-cleared to strengthen, tone, and firm the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
CoolTone uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology, which penetrates into muscle and induces involuntary contractions. The body’s response to these contractions is to strengthen its muscle fibers, resulting in improved muscle conditioning. These contractions achieved with CoolTone cannot be obtained with normal exercise. According to Dr. Mathew M. Avram, MD of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center, “You’re doing super-physiological amounts of contractions with this stimulation – the equivalent of doing thousands of sit-ups, if you’re treating the abdomen.”
After the initial series of four treatments in two weeks, the muscles will be firmer and have a more defined and toned appearance. CoolTone is noninvasive, has no downtime, and is performed in only 30 minutes per session. After the initial series of treatments, a single maintenance treatment every 6-12 months is advised.
Compared to competing devices, Allergan states that CoolTone offers 50% more magnetic intensity, although the clinical significance of that finding has not been established. Also, a recent study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology investigating high-intensity focused electromagnetic field (HIFEM) devices revealed effectiveness in reducing waist size due to a combination of fat reduction and increased muscle definition of the abdominal wall. Additionally, these outcomes resulted in high levels of patient satisfaction.
Who should not have the CoolTone procedure?
Patients with epilepsy, fever, pregnancy, latex allergies, pulmonary insufficiency, or malignant tumors. Since magnets can interfere with the function of pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrillators, the CoolTone applicator should not be placed over, or in the vicinity of, these devices. The CoolTone treatment is not recommended during active menstruation, as it may intensify cramping and associated discomfort.
What are the potential adverse reactions to a CoolTone treatment?
Patients undergoing the CoolTone treatment potentially may experience muscular pain, temporary muscle spasm, temporary joint or tendon pain, and local erythema or skin redness.
As a body-sculpting device, CoolTone is a natural body contouring partner with CoolSculpting. By freezing away overlying subcutaneous fat, the results of the underlying strengthened and toned muscle are more evident. Pura Vida Medical Spa in Downtown Naples, Florida, known as southwest Florida’s noninvasive body-sculpting and CoolSculpting leader, is proud to be the first medical spa in southwest Florida to offer the CoolTone procedure. In fact, CoolSculpting and CoolTone treatments can both be performed on the same visit to Pura Vida.
Since CoolTone is FDA-cleared to treat the buttocks, it is a new addition to Pura Vida’s Pure Lift program. The Pura Lift program provides comprehensive and multi-modality butt rejuvenation through butt augmentation, contouring, lifting and tightening, cellulite reduction, and now toner and firmer gluteal muscles!
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