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CoolTone Magnetic Muscle Stimulation | Dallas, Tx
CoolTone® is an FDA-cleared, noninvasive treatment that uses magnetic muscle stimulation to tone, firm, and strengthen muscles. The first step is to schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your goals and map out a treatment.
What is CoolTone?
CoolTone is a non surgical treatment that works using magnetic muscle stimulation. Paddles are placed on the body in targeted areas, then strapped to the client for 30 minute intervals where the muscle undergoes 4 stages of contraction, including a warm up, strengthening, toning, and cool down cycles.
CoolTone contractions far exceed the contractions you could get with workouts alone. Some clients use CoolTone to enhance their workouts and amplify their efforts. Other clients use CoolTone for purely functional reasons – to feel more endurance or strength after their treatment.
Depending on your goal, our team can customize the recommended cadence and frequency of office visits.
CoolTone vs. Emsculpt
There are two well-known treatment options for clients wanting more muscle tone, strength, and definition: CoolTone and Emsculpt. They both cause muscle contractions, but have different mechanisms of action.
CoolTone uses magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to bypass the sensory nerves, contract the muscle to 100%, effectively causing a contraction greater than anything you could acheive on your own during the 30 minute treatment. MMS contractions are far more powerful and intense than the contractions and engagement you could achieve on your own during a workout.
The muscle contractions experienced in a CoolTone treatment will strengthen, tone and firm the area. It’s FDA cleared to target the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
On the other hand, Emsculpt uses highly focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) which creates an electrical currenty that passes to the muscle and causes the contraction. HIFEM stimulates muscle powerful muscle contractions, coined “supramaximal contractions” by the makers of the technology.
Similarities in CoolTone and Emsculpt:
When looking at muscle tone treatments, both can be personalized to the patients goals and have great benefits from an aesthetic standpoint and from a functional role.
Both technologies create a magnetic field that penetrate deeply into the body and cause massive contractions, far exceeding what could be achieved in the gym. CoolTone and Emsculpt technologies are both FDA cleared and well studied. Both are non surgical and have no downtime required after the 30 minute treatment session.
Whether you pick CoolTone or Emsculpt, there’s no pain or recovery period after the treatment.
Differences in CoolTone and Emsculpt:
The major differences as of 2023 are: the specific energy and intensity being used to target and contract the muscles, the time available on the the market, and the cost of treatment.
The specific energy and intensity being used:
Both muscle treatments contract the muscle tissue involuntarily by creating a magnetic field. CoolTone does this through Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology, while Emsculpt uses Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. CoolTone claims to have up to a 50% greater intensity and therefore greater impact when measured in tesla compared to Emsculpt.
Time on the market:
Emsculpt was the first FDA cleared treatment to strengthen and tone muscles. CoolTone was cleared for commercial use and available as an option about two years later and has only recently become patient’s preferred option.
Cost of treatment:
Both CoolTone and Emsculpt treatments can be customized and based on the recommended package and practice, costs will vary.
That said, the biggest difference between CoolTone and Emsculpt is cost. Whereas Emsculpt packages usually start at $4500, CoolTone packages start at $1500.
If you’re intersted in learning more about cost and receiving a customized price quote, the next step is to schedule a consultation with our team to discuss the options available to you for treatment!
How CoolTone Works
The science of magnetic muscle stimulation
In order to understand how CoolTone works, it’s important to know how a muscle contracts. There are 2 basic ways to stimulate muscle contractions: internally, when the brain sends a message to the muscle, and externally, when a stimulus is applied directly to the muscle.
CoolTone is an external stimulus that works to build muscle by causing maximal contractions of muscle fibers, while bypassing the sensory nerves. The CoolTone applicators generate a magnetic field by having an electrical current run through a copper coil in the center of a handpiece.
The treatment uses varying intensity, frequency, and duration of contractions to achieve the key metrics needed to build muscle tone.
CoolTone is designed to have 4 phases:
1. Warm up, which prepares the muscles for workouts
2. Muscle toning and firming, with active recovery between
3. Muscle Strengthening, with active recovery
4. Cool down
The active recovery and cool down periods are designed to remove lactic acid, preventing soreness after the treatment.
How much does cooltone cost
CoolTone cost in Dallas, Texas
CoolTone is priced based on the series recommended. At Element Body Lab we sell individual CoolTone treatments, weekly and monthly memberships, or non-membership series for clients not looking to do ongoing treatments.
Memberships for CoolTone start at $199/week and on average, clients spend between $1,000 and $2,000 on the series, if purchased in a non-membership package. CoolTone packages are eligible for financing at Element Body Lab, should you wish to break your full recommendation into easy, monthly payments.
Costs can vary depending on the results you’re looking for and the areas you’re interested in treating. CoolTone is FDA cleared in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
How often are treatments
What to consider when scheduling CoolTone
CoolTone protocol dictates an initial series of 6-8 treatments, scheduled 2-4 days apart (we recommend 2x per week), then monthly maintenance treatments for best results.
There’s an active treatment time of 30 minutes for CoolTone, but plan on being at the practice for 45-60 minutes for your session, including signing consents and taking photos for medical documentation.
Who is a CoolTone candidate?
What areas can you treat with CoolTone?
CoolTone is FDA cleared in the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
Ideal candidates for CoolTone are at or near their ideal weight and looking for more muscle definition, tone, or strength. CoolTone is not a weight loss procedure or a substitute for healthy diet or exercise, but is a great supplement to otherwise healthy routines.
Who is not a CoolTone candidate?
Are there any contraindications for CoolTone?
You may not be a candidate for CoolTone if you have any of the following:
- Any type of implanted metal or electrical device
- Grave’s Disease
- Active bleeding disorders
- Malignant tumors
- Heart/ Pulmonary disorders
- Pregnancy or lactation
- Copper IUD (for abdomen treatments)
- Post herpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuralgia, or any other nerve pain issues
- Open or infected wounds or any skin eruptions
This is not an exhaustive list and more information regarding the safety of CoolTone can be found here.