While liposuction was the only fat reduction option for many years, there are much more treatment options available today, and many of them are completely non-surgical. With excellent options like CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® for eliminating stubborn fat, patients are wondering what the best option is for their needs. To help you answer that question, we’re going to take a look at the differences between the effective CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® treatments.
While both CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® treatments can enhance the contours of the body, they each take a different approach. CoolSculpting® is known for using cooling energy to freeze and destroy fat cells in the body. Over time, the body eliminates these destroyed cells, producing a leaner appearance. CoolTone™, on the other hand, uses magnetic technology to stimulate muscle contractions. CoolTone™ targets the abdominal muscles and the muscle groups throughout the thighs and buttocks to burn fat and strengthen the muscles. While CoolTone™ can help eliminate fat, results are most seen with the increase in muscle size and definition that comes with stimulating muscle contractions.
Both CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® treatments are performed without any anesthesia. CoolTone™ safely triggers muscle contractions from the skin’s surface, which will feel like involuntary muscle spasms. Many patients compare the feeling to that of exercising the muscles, which is a fair comparison because that is exactly what the CoolTone™ device does. CoolSculpting® is also non-invasive, but it causes cooling sensations that may temporarily numb the skin during treatment. Both treatments take about 30 minutes to perform.
Both CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® require no downtime and have no serious side effects. With CoolTone™, you will notice improved results with additional treatments. These results develop gradually in the months following treatment. CoolSculpting® produces results on a similar timeline, with optimal results becoming visible about three months after treatment. As mentioned above, CoolTone™ will be more effective at improving muscle size and definition, while CoolSculpting® is more effective at reducing stubborn fat. It is also possible to combine treatments for even greater results.
Which Treatment is Right for Me?
CoolSculpting® and CoolTone™ treatments are safe and completely non-invasive. The treatment that is best for you will depend on your treatment goals and personal preferences. If you’d like to discuss these treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Southeastern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. We are proud to offer financing options to make these and other treatments more affordable for our patients in Augusta, Evans, Columbia County and the nearby areas of Georgia and South Carolina.