Let’s face it – some of us aren’t as enthused by spending time at the gym as others. For some, lifting weights and toning muscles through exercise is an enjoyable experience, but for others, it can be a struggle, particularly when building muscle doesn’t come easily to you. Rather than tailoring your diet to include more protein so you can bulk up easier, it might be wiser to tone your muscles with an aesthetic treatment. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we believe that CoolTone is an ideal solution for those who want to have a sleeker, firmer body line.
But what is CoolTone? This is a non-invasive, energy-based treatment that utilizes the power of magnetic technology to stimulate hundreds of muscle contractions in a very short period. The goal of this treatment is to help you tighten and firm larger groups of muscle that are more difficult to tone through traditional weight training, such as the abdomen or buttocks. Let’s learn more about this revolutionary treatment and how it can help you reach all of your aesthetic goals.
How Long Do CoolTone Results Last?
The results of this treatment are considered temporary since they will generally last only three to six months at a time. Of course, you can ensure your results will last longer with follow-up appointments or by sticking to an exercise routine that will keep your muscles toned and firm. With the right practices, the results of this treatment can last for an indefinite amount of time.
What Is the Best Maintenance Plan?
When you have this treatment, we generally recommend that you continue to have follow-up treatments every six months or so to maintain your results. Your maintenance treatments will keep your muscles firm and toned continually, even if you don’t log hours at the gym. That said, there are other things you can do to help maintain your results and get the most out of your treatments.
Toning exercises will be one of the most effective ways to maintain your results between touch-up appointments – and you may even be able to cut down on touch-up appointments if you follow the right exercise regimen. Exercises like yoga, pilates, and resistance training can help maintain the firmness of your muscles. You can also add weight lifting or other muscle training into your exercise routine to help build muscle between your treatments.
Weight management is another good way to maintain your results. Anybody contouring treatment will be most effective when you can manage your weight well, which means avoiding gaining weight between treatments. When you avoid weight gain, you will also avoid gaining unwanted fat, which will ensure that your muscle toning results will last for a long time. The easiest way to maintain your current weight is to drink water, eat a balanced diet, and have a regular cardiovascular exercise routine.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Is the Difference Between CoolTone and CoolSculpting?
Many patients confuse CoolSculpting and CoolTone, but while both of these treatments are designed for body contouring, they each do something different. CoolSculpting is primarily a fat reduction treatment that can reduce up to 20% of body fat in any given area. Unlike other body contouring treatments, CoolSculpting uses super cooling technology to freeze and destroy unwanted fat.
CoolTone is also a body contouring treatment, but the main focus of this treatment is to tighten and tone muscles on the body, particularly larger muscle groups. This treatment works by using magnetic muscle stimulation to create rapid muscle contractions to enhance the tone and strength of muscles. Over time, this treatment will help you achieve a more sculpted appearance, rather than only a slimmer one.
2. Can You UseThese Treatments Together?
Yes, these treatments can be used together and are frequently part of the same treatment plan for patients who want to achieve a total body transformation. Typically, CoolSculpting treatments will be used first to reduce unwanted fat, followed by toning treatments to create firmer muscles. When these treatments are combined, the results help patients look slimmer and more fit.
3. Will CoolTone Tighten Skin?
Although this treatment is designed to build muscle, there are some side benefits that many patients find attractive. one benefit is tighter skin in areas that are treated. This is because the magnetic technology used for this treatment increases energy and blood flow to the skin, which may stimulate higher collagen and elastin. Many patients find that as their muscles build strength, their skin also becomes tighter.
4. Does This Treatment Help You Lose Weight?
No, this treatment is not considered a weight-loss treatment, so you will not lose weight. Some patients may actually gain muscle mass, which can tip the scales higher, but this is healthy weight gain. That said, another side benefit of this treatment is a small reduction in fat in areas that are treated. Typically, the fat reduction is in the layer of fat that sits over the muscles that are being treated. Just like regular exercise, this layer of fat will melt away as muscles become more visible.
5. Where Can You Use This Treatment?
This treatment is primarily used on larger muscle groups like the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Although you may be able to use this treatment in other areas, the FDA has specifically approved the use of this treatment on these three muscle groups. One of the reasons why it’s a good idea to use this treatment on these larger areas is because of how difficult it can be to tone these muscles, something that can be confirmed by anyone who has tried to tone their buttocks or abdomen at the gym without promising results.
6. What Happens During This Treatment?
During this treatment, a special device will be used to deliver magnetic muscle stimulation energy to the desired treatment areas. When the energy of this treatment reaches the muscles, the muscles will experience a series of rapid contractions, which will then start the process of toning your muscles. This treatment will typically take 30 minutes to complete, although your appointments may be longer if you are treating multiple areas of the body at one time.
7. How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will require a series of treatments to achieve initial results. A series of four treatments at least twice a week is usually an adequate place to start. Your initial series of treatments will take place over two weeks. Depending on your desired aesthetic goals, additional treatments may be recommended. After your initial results are achieved, you will need a touch-up treatment in three to six months to maintain your results.
8. How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
You will not need to take any steps to prepare for treatment. On the day of your appointment, please wear loose-fitting clothing on any areas that are being treated so the treatment device can be more easily used. Other than that, you will not need to make any changes to your routine or medications before your treatment.
9. What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, you will be encouraged to resume your normal daily activities, including going back to work and light exercise. In fact, exercising after your treatment is generally recommended for most body contouring treatments, especially if you are intended to build muscle. Staying active will help your results develop faster.
10. Is There a Recovery Period?
No, there is no recovery period after your treatment. While your treatment areas may feel sore like they ordinarily would after traditional muscle toning exercise, you will not have any restrictions after your treatment. It’s best to drink water and stay active so your results can develop as desired.
11. Who Are Good Candidates?
This treatment has many good candidates, particularly those who want to improve the tone of their muscles or develop muscle tone in specific areas. You may not be a candidate for this treatment if you have implantable devices, certain medical conditions, or if you are currently pregnant.
Contour Your Body With Firmer Muscles Today
Going to the gym can often be a lot of hard work without any results to show for it. But instead of traditional muscle toning exercises, you can have firmer and tighter muscles in only a few short treatments with CoolTone. If you think this body contouring and muscle-building treatment is right for your aesthetic goals, contact Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN to schedule your consultation today.