We all know how important regular exercise is for our health. But even the most dedicated gym-goers have a hard time reaching their ultimate body goals. Crunches, squats, and lunges only get you so far.
We get it. At Associated Skin Care Specialists, we offer non-invasive body sculpting treatments to improve the shape of your body, including CoolTone™, which uses magnetic muscle stimulation technology to strengthen and tone your muscles.
A fairly new body contouring tool, our award-winning team of aesthetic dermatologists and aestheticians wants to explain how CoolTone works and how it can help you reach your body goals.
Building and toning muscles
When it comes to fitness and health, it’s important to follow an exercise program that includes both aerobic and strength-building activities. Aerobic workouts, like walking or running, are good for your heart and lungs and improve muscle strength and endurance.
Strength-training exercises offer health benefits too, like increasing bone density. But, your weight-lifting and body resistance routine also builds, strengthens, and tones your muscles.
That may sound simple enough, but it’s important to understand the physiology of muscle building to understand how magnetic muscle stimulation technology works. An intense strength-training workout actually damages the muscle fiber and stimulates your body’s natural repair process, which then builds and strengthens the injured tissue.
To continue to make gains from your strength-training routine, you progressively increase the demand for your muscles. This means you need to lift heavier weights or do more reps.
At some point, you may reach a plateau or just burnout from your workout routine and never reach your ultimate body shaping goals.
About magnetic muscle stimulation
Magnetic muscle stimulation technology works a lot like your strength-training routine. It forces muscle contractions to build, strengthen, and tone your muscle. However, the innovative technology induces an involuntary muscle contraction.
Our CoolTone system uses magnetic energy to stimulate muscle activity. The magnetic energy passes through your skin and fat to the deep layers of your muscle, which then causes the muscle to contract.
The innovative technology induces thousands of contractions during one 30-minute session, working out your muscles to a point you can’t possibly reach while at the gym. To your body, it’s as if you just did 20,000 crunches, lunges, or squats.
Can magnetic muscle stimulation help me?
CoolTone is FDA-cleared to strengthen and tone the muscles in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. If your exercise routine isn’t getting you the results you want, then magnetic muscle stimulation may be the treatment for you.
When you come in for a CoolTone consultation, our aesthetic dermatology specialists conduct comprehensive exams to determine if the body sculpting treatment can help you. Ideally, good candidates for magnetic muscle stimulation should be at or close to their desired weight, follow a healthy diet, and engage in regular exercise.
To get the best results, we recommend four 30-minute treatments over a two-week period. You may experience mild muscle soreness after your session, but these side effects resolve in 24 hours.
Though results vary, most patients see improvements in muscle strength and tone within four weeks after they complete their sessions. Continuing your healthy diet and exercise routine is essential to maintain results.
Building and toning muscle takes time and commitment. With our magnetic muscle stimulation technology, we can help you reach your goals faster.
Call our office in Blaine, New Brighton, Maple Grove, Fridley, Eden Prairie, or Coon Rapids, Minnesota today, or request an appointment online.