With summer fast approaching, almost everyone is trying to get in the best possible shape. Unfortunately, though, traditional diets do not always work, and when they do, their results come slowly and disappear quickly. Exercise, on the other hand, can be very helpful, but it must be done routinely, and not everyone has the time or resources to sculpt the body they desire.
Thankfully, today, there are much easier non-surgical solutions that can provide results which are just as good as, if not better than, the ones offered by dieting and exercise.
CoolSculpting and CoolTone
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical, FDA-approved cryolipolysis device created by ZELTIQ Aesthetics in 2008. Cryolipolysis devices are characterized by their ability to freeze and destroy fat cells directly. Because these machines are immensely accurate and do not affect any surrounding tissue, they are very safe to use. CoolSculpting is astoundingly fast, able to manifest significant results in minutes, and a single set of treatments can last for up to 6 months. Common target areas include the flanks, the abdomen, the inner and outer thighs, back rolls, love handles, and saddlebags. Because this treatment is non-surgical, there is no downtime, and patients can immediately resume their typical day-to-day activities.
CoolTone is another product released by ZELTIQ. Unlike a CoolSculpting device, CoolTone does not use temperature to kill fat cells; rather, it utilizes MMS (Magnetic Muscle Stimulation) technology, which sends electricity through magnets that will then stimulate muscle groups. This causes the targeted muscles to rapidly contract and strengthen. As is the case with CoolSculpting, a CoolTone session takes about 30 minutes to complete, and the results can last up to 6 months. Once the course of treatment is complete it typically takes a few weeks for changes to become fully noticeable.
These two procedures work well on their own, but they truly shine when used at the same time: as CoolSculpting eliminates fat, CoolTone strengthens the muscles. So, when combined, these devices can produce results similar to those achieved from months of hard work at the gym—users will be left thinner, more flexible, and more muscular. Still, it is recommended that patients incorporate at least some physical activity into their routine to maintain their excellent post-treatment results.
Unfortunately, as can happen with a drastic change in fitness, CoolSculpting and CoolTone can leave some with loose skin, where fat pockets used to reside. The good news is that there are a plethora of other procedures which can take care of sagging skin, such as PiXel8-RF and ThermiTight.
Micro-needling can be extremely beneficial to skin health, clearing up wrinkles, acne scars, inconsistent pigmentation, and even tightening swathes of drooping skin. PiXel8-RF (RF stands for Radio Frequency) is one of the most commonly used micro-needling devices. It uses bipolar energy to promote collagen growth, heating up the epidermis, or the surface layers of the skin k. This leaves the skin looking clearer, firmer, and feeling much more elastic.
ThermiTight is another great skin-tightening treatment. Much like PiXel8-RF, ThermiTight uses radio frequencies to deliver results. While this process is entirely non-surgical, local anesthesia is usually applied beforehand to ensure that the patient is as comfortable as possible.
ThermiTight drives a small microprobe into the skin and delivers RF energy to targeted areas. The probe then heats the surrounding skin to specific temperatures that ideally promote collagen growth and maximize skin elasticity.
The use of microprobes is an ultra-modern approach that differs from more dated treatments, which deliver RF energy through adhesive skin pads. Probes, on the other hand, allow the stimulation of deeper tissues without damaging the sensitive epidermis.
The best CoolTone results almost always occur when you entrust your treatment to a professional. Be sure to do your research and look for a facility that has delivered incredible results to countless patients. You might even become their next satisfied patient