CoolTone™: The Next Level of Body Contouring

With the holidays behind you and a new year ahead, it’s a good time to make some changes in your life, like finally getting your body in top shape. 

If that sounds like a lot of work and sacrifice, we have great news — there’s now a way to tone your tummy and tighten your thighs and bottom while you relax and read a book or listen to music.

Dr. Robert Skaggs and Dr. Ken Minielly here at Kentucky Skin Cancer Center offer the groundbreaking technology of CoolTone™ by Allergan®, the folks who made CoolSculpting®, the go-to treatment for fat loss. Here’s what you need to know.

What’s the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolTone?

The names are similar, and they both sound like they do the same thing, but they are completely different. 


CoolSculpting is one of the most popular treatments in the cosmetic industry these days for good reason. It effectively eliminates stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t seem to budge, and it does so without surgery, pain, or downtime. 

CoolSculpting freezes 20-25% of the fat cells deep under your skin and destroys them. Once they die, your body eventually flushes them away for good, effectively sculpting areas where you’ve had trouble getting rid of fat pockets, like under your chin, around your bra — almost anywhere.


CoolTone, on the other hand, uses different technology and has a different purpose. The “cool” in CoolTone is there to let you know it’s part of the CoolSculpting brand of technologies, but there’s no cooling or freezing in this treatment, and it has nothing to do with fat loss.

CoolTone targets your muscle cells instead of your fat cells, using magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS). The goal is to strengthen and tone muscle tissue.

The science behind CoolTone

Our Kentucky Skin Cancer Center team places the CoolTone applicator paddles on your trouble spot and straps them on with a wide band. Once we activate the machine, the applicators send electromagnetic energy through the layers of your skin and into your muscle tissue.

The quick bursts of electromagnetic energy stimulate your muscles to contract rapidly, and it feels like an involuntary muscle spasm or twitch that you may have felt randomly now and then throughout your life. 

The multiple contractions replicate a workout, but a highly condensed version of the most efficient workout you’ve ever had. As your muscle fibers contract, they become stronger and more toned. Keep in mind that CoolTone is not a bodybuilding treatment, meaning it won’t give you bigger muscles, but it will give you stronger, tighter muscles that visibly alter your shape and contours. 

What to expect with CoolTone

It’s important to have realistic expectations when you undergo any treatment or procedure, so we want to make sure you know exactly what CoolTone can and can’t do. 

CoolTone can:

  • Flatten your tummy
  • Tighten your thighs
  • Tone your buttocks
  • Give you definition
  • Strengthen muscle fibers

CoolTone can’t:

  • Treat areas other than abs, butt, and thighs
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Make you lose weight
  • Make you lose fat

CoolTone is best suited for people who have lost weight and have been working out, but just can’t seem to achieve the chiseled muscle definition they desire. 

Better together

Because CoolTone and CoolSculpting target two different problems, they complement each other beautifully. If you want to banish those bulges of fat that are wrecking your silhouette, and tone up the muscles underneath, then a combo treatment is what you need. 

Contact us at either our Bowling Green or Franklin, Kentucky, offices to set up your CoolTone or combo treatment with CoolSculpting today.

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