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What is CoolTone?

Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate CoolSculpting™ into her private New York office. As an international leader in noninvasive body contouring, Dr. Green is at the cutting edge of the latest technologies in cosmetic dermatology. She is excited about the release of CoolTone™  for body contouring. CoolTone device was developed by Allergan, and is a FDA Cleared treatment which improves muscle definition through magnetic muscle stimulation technology with no downtime.The device uses high frequency electromagnetic muscle stimulation which goes deep into the muscle forcing multiple contractions which burn fat and improve muscle tone. The ideal candidate for CoolTone are individuals who are unable to achieve their fitness goals through diet and exercise. CoolTone can make all the difference in addition to your work out in the gym helping you achieve muscle conditioning and fat reduction  effortlessly. The machine is able to administer approximately 20,000 reps of muscle contractions in one treatment, an impossible to achieve with any exercise. These contractions define the body in no time building muscle mass and melting away layers of fat cells beneath the muscle wall.

How does CoolTone differ from CoolSculpting?

Unlike Allergan’s counterpart CoolSculpting, CoolTone does not freeze fat. CoolTone utilize Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) which forces rapid electromagnetic muscle stimulation that penetrates deep into the muscle layers. One CoolTone treatment can provide more muscle toning than your average workout including abdominal crunches and squats.

How does CoolTone Treatment work?

CoolTone is a non-surgical body contouring and muscle toning system that used Magnetic Muscle Simulation (MMS) technology.  This innovative technology produces high-frequency electromagnetic muscle stimulation which triggers repetitive involuntary muscle contractions. The device emits electromagnetic energy deep with the nerves and muscle fibers. The body then reacts to contractions by increasing muscle mass in the area treated. As the results of the treatment progress the muscles get stronger and more toned over time, improving your overall physique.

CoolTone treatment provides high intensity supramaximal muscle contraction in the treatment area without disrupting the outer layer of skin. The results of the treatment are a more defined muscle tone and taut look. The rapid pulsation from the Cooltone treatments also improve overall circulation in the treated area resulting in increased collagen production. This increase in collagen production is what improves the overall firmness of the skin and contributes to improved muscle tone.

Who is a good candidate for CoolTone?

CoolTone is not designed as a weight loss mechanism however it can help you achieve your desired fitness goals. If you are looking for more muscle definition which you are unable to achieve with your usual diet and exercise routine then you are the ideal CoolTone candidate. CoolTone targets the muscles in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. Implementing a healthy lifestyle inclusive of proper diet and exercise can help you achieve optimal results with your CoolTone treatments.

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Photo source: Allergan. 4 CoolTone treatments

What areas of the body can be treated?

Areas well-suited for CoolTone treatment include:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Triceps
  • Thighs

Body Contouring

Body contouring techniques can be invasive or non invasive depending on the techniques used. Body contouring is an excellent way to remove excess fat and weight from unwanted areas and also tighten sagging skin. While there are many surgical body contouring techniques such as a Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction, and tummy tucks, most patients prefer CoolTone and other non invasive technology since there there is no downtime.

CoolSculpting for treating excess far

CoolSculpting is an effective non-surgical treatment to remove excess fat. The procedure reduces fat by means of cryolypsis which uses extreme cold to freeze and eliminate fat cells.

CoolSculpting eliminates fat by delivering controlled cooling to the desired treatment area using an applicator. Each applicator is designed to target different areas of the body, such as the chin or abdomen. The unique technology only targets fat cells safely removing unwanted fat from the abdomen, flanks, upper arms or chin, inner and outer thighs. The frozen fat cells crystallize and are naturally eliminated from the body.


Emsculpt is a leading competitor to CoolTone. It is a non invasive FDA approved body sculpting procedure which eliminates fat by means of high intensity electromagnetic technology. The treatment simultaneously eliminates fat and builds abdominal muscles. The technology induces approximately 20,000 supramaximal contractions deep with the muscle layer in 30 minutes treatment intervals to achieve firmer abdomen,  muscle tone and strengthening.

In addition to strengthening and building muscle tissue Emsculpt also burns fat by means of lipolysis. Lipolysis is the process by which the body breaks down stored fat cells. The broken down fat cells are then excreted from the body leaving toned muscles and a more defined body.

Emsculpt is FDA approved to treat the following regions of the body:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Triceps
  • Biceps
  • Calves
  • Thighs

What are the side effects of CoolTone?

There is no downtime after having your CoolTone treatment. It is recommended that you have a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and discuss with your dermatologist any medical conditions you may have to ensure that the treatment is right for you. There are some side effects to CoolTone such as redness, cramping, tenderness, muscle spasms, muscle and joint soreness. These mild discomforts can be alleviated with Tylenol or ibuprofen. Since there is almost no downtime after the procedure, you can return to your normal routine immediately afterwards.

What are the benefits of CoolTone?

There are many benefits to having the CoolTone procedure. CoolTone is an FDA approved safe in office treatment that addresses multiple concerns at the same time. The procedure addresses excess fat, skin tightening and muscle tone all the the same time. In a single 30 minute treatment you can target all those concerns in one treatment area. You can feel the improved muscle tone immediately after treatment and visible results can be seen with improved skin laxity immediately. The treatment plan Dr. Green recommends is four CoolTone treatment sessions twice per week for two weeks. Full results can be seen within four weeks of treatment and can last 6 months to a year depending on your lifestyle and diet.

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Does CoolTone burn fat?

CoolTone builds muscles while it’s counterpart CoolSculpting eliminates fat. In combining these two procedures you can achieve significant fat loss and muscle toning. Studies conducted by CoolTone’s manufacturer, Allergan show remarkable before and after MRI and CT scans illustrating a significant increase in muscle mass after a series of CoolTone treatments.

Does Cooltone work?

Yes, CoolTone works! This revolutionary procedure is more effective than regular squats and sit-ups for muscle building. In as little as two treatments bi- weekly over the course of four weeks you can tone and define your abs, buttocks  and thighs.

How long does CoolTone last?

The muscle toning and definition you get from your CoolTone treatments are not permanent, however they are long lasting. Allergan’s studies show that with proper diet and exercise you can extend the benefits of your Cooltone treatments past 6 months.

How much does CoolTone cost?

The national average price of a single CoolTone treatment ranges from $750 to $1000 per treatment area. During your consultation with Dr. Green, she will discuss with you the areas to be treated and the number of treatments by creating a customized treatment plan. Many patients incorporate CoolSculpting, or Thermage with their CoolTone procedure for the best noninvasive body contouring results.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about removing fat deposits with CoolSculpting. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.

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