How Does CoolTone Work? Plus, Let’s Break Down the Top Treatment Areas


Generally speaking, if you want to achieve a toned, muscular appearance, it takes months of diligent nutrition and hard work pumping and crunching at the gym. An innovative, non-surgical procedure called CoolTone gives you a (more sculpted) leg up, allowing you to tone your physique and improve your aesthetic appearance in just a few minutes’ time. Yes, you read that correctly, in minutes.

We are happy to provide our patients with this option here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. Please schedule a CoolTone consultation with us at your convenience. But in the meantime, you may have some questions… such as, how does CoolTone work? And what are the top CoolTone treatment areas?

How Does CoolTone Work – A Beginner’s Guide to CoolTone

Here’s our comprehensive guide to some of the most common questions related to CoolTone.

What is CoolTone?

CoolTone was developed by the same company that brought us CoolSculpting… but contrary to what its name suggests, CoolTone doesn’t actually involve freezing fat the way CoolSculpting does. Instead, CoolTone is designed to strengthen and tone your muscles.

The CoolTone device itself is essentially a sleek box on wheels. It has a computerized touch screen, which your technician uses to guide the procedure, as well as an adaptor, which hovers over the target treatment area. The technology may appear futuristic…

How Does CoolTone Work?

But how does the procedure actually work?

The core process is known as magnetic muscle stimulation or MMS. The CoolTone device channels electromagnetic energy through your muscles, which causes involuntary contractions. As you have CoolTone performed, you may feel some small muscle spasms, these spasms are not painful.

The body then begins strengthening the muscles in your target treatment area, making them firmer and more toned. The entire process takes just minutes and can be performed in a private, relaxed setting. There’s no anesthesia required, nor prolonged downtime.

How Does CoolTone Differ from CoolSculpting?

We hear from many patients who are interested in improving their physique and are unsure whether CoolTone or CoolSculpting is the better option.

It all depends on what you’re hoping to achieve. CoolSculpting primarily addresses the removal of unwanted fat. Specifically, the process works by freezing excess fat cells in targeted treatment areas. Once frozen, these fat cells die and are expelled from the body as normal waste.

CoolTone won’t help you get rid of excess fat or flab, but it will help you develop a tighter, firmer, more toned physique. Keep in mind that you can use both of these procedures in harmony; in fact, some patients schedule CoolSculpting and CoolTone for the same session.

Also, keep in mind that both procedures are FDA-approved and have been carefully tested for safety and efficacy.

CoolTone Treatment Areas

One of the most common CoolTone questions is where it can be used. There are three primary CoolTone treatment areas that have been approved by the FDA. These include:

  • Abs
  • Upper thighs
  • Buttocks

When applied to the abdominal area, CoolTone can strengthen the muscles to create a more defined midsection. And, CoolTone can create firm, muscular thighs or toned shapely buttocks. (Indeed, many women and men use CoolTone as a non-surgical alternative to the butt lift.)

To learn more about the different uses and applications of CoolTone, we welcome you to make an appointment with us here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery.

Additional Questions About CoolTone

We are pleased to review additional questions you may have about CoolTone. Here are some inquiries we hear most often.

How Long Does a CoolTone Session Last?

CoolTone sessions last for half an hour, and in that short amount of time, you’ll experience far more muscle contractions than you would doing sit-ups, crunches, or other exercises. For this reason, CoolTone is often called a “superhuman workout.”

Are There Risks Associated with CoolTone?

Though this is a non-surgical procedure, there can sometimes be some minor side effects. The most common side effects include short-term muscle pain and temporary muscle spasms, as well as localized redness of the skin.

There are certain medical conditions that might make you a less than ideal candidate for CoolTone, which is why a consultation is required. During the consultation our professional providers will review your health history, verifying eligibility for treatment and ensuring that CoolTone is a safe and successful procedure for you.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from CoolTone?

One of the greatest perks to CoolTone is that there is no downtime required after your procedure. In fact, most patients return to work or to their other daily activities immediately following their CoolTone session.

How Many CoolTone Cycles Will I Need?

To achieve optimal results, you’ll probably need to schedule multiple CoolTone cycles. The exact number depends on the patient’s goal, but as a general rule, most patients begin with a total of eight cycles. We usually recommend two sessions per week, spread over three weeks. After these initial sessions, you may or may not decide to have additional treatments to further tone your muscles.

Is CoolTone Permanent?

Another common question: Will the results of CoolTone last forever?

This really comes down to the individual patient. If you continue to exercise and practice sound nutrition, the results of CoolTone can certainly be long-lasting. Without these important lifestyle considerations, however, your toned muscles will not last as long.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

While most patients see some improvement almost immediately, depending on the area treated, it may take a few weeks for you to see the full effects of your CoolTone treatment.

Find Out More About CoolTone

As you seek fast, safe, and effective ways to tone your physique, CoolTone is deserving of your full consideration. Whether you’re pairing it with CoolSculpting or simply getting CoolTone on its own, we welcome you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We’ll be glad to tell you more about CoolTone, to help you identify the best CoolTone treatment areas, and to ensure you are qualified for the procedure. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, contact Charlotte Plastic Surgery today.