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CoolTone San Francisco

The CoolTone treatment builds muscle effectively to create a fit physique

Everybody wants a body that they can show off. Rock-hard abs, a firm butt and slender thighs — these are the cornerstones of a body that one can flaunt confidently. But it can be difficult to attain any of these physical features. Firming the abdominal muscles into a six-pack or sculpting the buttocks to a beautiful bum requires many hours spent at the gym and maintaining a consistent diet, day-in and day-out. At least, this used to be the case. CoolTone is a powerful new muscle-sculpting technology that can help you achieve a summer-ready body without breaking a sweat.

Dr. Corey S. Maas is proud to carry the CoolTone device at The Appearance Care Center in San Francisco. Made by the creators of CoolSculpting, a technology that removes unwanted fat deposits, CoolTone offers patients the opportunity to sculpt and tone their muscles without surgery or downtime. It’s part of a growing category of body-sculpting technologies that offer an alternative to building muscle fibers in the gym. Safe and effective, and highly recommended by Dr. Maas, CoolTone is one of the many ways our experienced team at The Appearance Care Center are excited to get your body in shape.

What Is CoolTone?

CoolTone is a noninvasive body contouring treatment that’s used to build muscle mass and improve muscle tone. In June of 2019, CoolTone became FDA-approved to treat three target areas: the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. CoolTone creates lean muscle by stimulating muscle fiber contractions at a rate that voluntary muscle contractions, such as a sit-up, cannot achieve. The treatment uses magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to trigger up to 25,000 supramaximal muscle contractions in just one 30-minute session. Created by Allergan, a leading company in medical aesthetics, CoolTone stimulates muscle contractions at a rate impossible to attain by exercise alone.

About the Procedure

During a CoolTone treatment, you’ll be asked to lay down comfortably and a paddle-like applicator will be placed over your desired treatment area. The procedure is comfortable and noninvasive, so there will be no need for an anesthetic. Once the applicator is in place, the system will be turned on and the electromagnetic energy will begin to stimulate the muscle fibers, bypassing the skin and fatty tissues. The sensations of the involuntary muscle contractions may feel strange initially, but your body will become accustomed to them. You can comfortably watch TV, read or catch up on emails during the 30 to 45 minute treatment. Your muscles work while you relax, creating more definition in your abs, buttocks or thighs.

When to Expect Results

Since CoolTone requires no surgery or anesthetic, you can return to daily activities immediately afterward. Your muscles may feel sore for a couple of days after treatment. This is a completely natural response, as CoolTone essentially mimics an intense workout, all without the exercise.

Initial results for your CoolTone treatment may be apparent right away. After one session of stimulated muscle contractions, the treated muscles will feel more firm. To attain optimal results, most patients need multiple sessions of CoolTone. Four to six treatments of CoolTone deliver visible results. The treated area will feel stronger and appear firmer, tighter and more defined.

Schedule Your CoolTone Consultation at The Appearance Care Center in San Francisco Today

If you’re seeking to strengthen and build muscle, CoolTone can help. The noninvasive procedure is a safe and effective treatment that even a casual exerciser can take advantage of. While regular exercise and a clean diet are important parts of staying fit, these healthy habits can be difficult to begin or maintain. CoolTone allows patients to jumpstart their workout routine by creating a body they can confidently flaunt at the gym, beach or anywhere. If you’re interested in learning more about CoolTone and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maas at The Appearance Care Center, please give us a call at 415-567-7000 or visit our contact page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolTone?

CoolTone is an effective treatment for men and women who desire a more sculpted physique. The treatment works best for individuals who are at or near their target weight. CoolTone can be used on patients who are farther away from their body goals, but it will require more treatments. CoolTone is currently FDA-approved to treat the abdomen, buttocks and thighs only.

Patients who have active skin conditions, or who have metal or electronic devices, in their desired treatment area aren’t recommended for CoolTone treatments. Women who are near menstruation are also not advised to undergo treatment with CoolTone, as it may intensify cramping.

Are CoolTone Results Permanent?

CoolTone results can be long-lasting, but they are not permanent on their own. Just like when you do traditional workouts, the muscle you build will gradually shrink and lose its firmness if you don’t maintain it. You should be diligent about keeping up a healthy diet and regular exercise to make your CoolTone results last for as long as possible. Our patients often look at CoolTone and other body contouring treatments as inspiration to make positive lifestyle changes. The results make them feel more confident about going to the gym, which makes them more likely to go regularly and continue working toward their goals. Subsequent CoolTone treatments can also help you maintain your new physique.

Is CoolTone Used for Fat Reduction?

No. CoolTone is meant exclusively for building muscle. The electromagnetic energy used during treatment has no effect on fatty tissues. For patients seeking a fat-reducing treatment, CoolSculpting may be beneficial. CoolTone and CoolSculpting can be combined in a comprehensive body shaping treatment plan.

How Does CoolTone Compare to Emsculpt?

While CoolTone and Emsculpt are both FDA-approved treatments for increasing muscle and strength, they differ in how quickly they deliver energy that stimulates muscle contractions. CoolTone uses 50 percent more energetic power than Emsculpt, which suggests that it may be superior for muscle-boosting. However, clinical studies have not yet been performed to prove if this is the case.

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