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When we think of “pampering,” what comes to mind is a dimly lit room with the flicker of candles and the scents of essential oils. However, there are ways to pamper yourself that are rooted in new technology and medical practices. If meditating and yoga aren’t your speed, consider the brand new, technology-based treatment, CoolTone. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get that more defined body or to achieve that athletic advantage you haven’t been able to reach from workouts alone, CoolTone is worth looking into.
What is this futuristic technology and is it right for you? We got the scoop from Dr. Rachel Ness and her team at Fargo Center for Dermatology.
What Does It Do?
CoolTone uses EMS, or electromagnetic stimulation, to activate the muscles. What this does is stimulate muscles in a way that is equivalent to doing 2,000 squats or 2,000 sit-ups…but without the sweat or gym membership. It triggers muscle-groups that patients often have a hard time setting off naturally, therefore leaving them feeling like they are not achieving the results they want. The results are toned muscles and a sculpted physique.
While CoolTone might seem like it’s just for aesthetic purposes, there are medical benefits as well. For some, it is empowering to sit up a little straighter, as it improves posture and stability. Along with postural issues, building up the muscles in your abdomen, glutes and thighs can help relieve back pain or other musculoskeletal issues.
This treatment isn’t to replace a good diet and exercise routine, but it can be used as a supplement to bring patients to that next level they desire.
How Does It Work?
The CoolTone treatment takes place in a body contouring-specific room within Fargo Center for Dermatology’s brand-new facility. The room is set up to allow the patient to relax during the treatment and even watch television during it. Patients have the option to receive pre-treatment photography so that they can see their results. The photography room at the practice is private, ensuring patients feel comfortable getting their pre- and post-photography done.
As for the treatment itself, the Cooltone device will be placed (over your clothes) on the selected treatment area of the abdomen, glutes or thighs. Then, the device uses electromagnetic energy to cause the muscles to contract. This stimulation helps build, sculpt and firm muscles that you might otherwise have difficulty activating. Sessions last 20 to 30 minutes in length, making them perfect for a mid-day treatment that will tone your body without you having to return to your day sweaty.
Dr. Ness explained the experience by comparing it to having a personal trainer with you. Except that personal trainer is one of Fargo Center for Dermatology’s aesthetic nurses. During the treatment, the nurse “drives” the CoolTone machine, gradually increasing intensity at 5-10 percent increments. The experience is not painful or uncomfortable but rather feels like a series of muscle contractions. The physical feelings are accompanied by a purring and clicking sound as the machine works its magic.
After the session is complete, CoolTone leaves no swelling, discomfort or skin changes to the body, so there is zero downtime, save for possibly some muscle soreness. To see results, patients typically start with two sessions a week for two weeks and then maintenance sessions about once a month.
How Does It Pamper?
Not only will CoolTone help you achieve your physical goals, but it will help you jump-start your health and fitness regime. For some of us, injuries or lack of results in the past keep us from hitting the gym and achieving the look and feel we want. But with CoolTone here to prove to you that, these goals aren’t so far away and anyone can get back in the saddle.
“A lot of us get [pain] from chronic sitting and not finding time to get to the gym. We don’t take time for ourselves. So this is a time to pamper your body and your core muscles and really get that good posture and build those muscles,” said Dr. Ness.
The friendly and knowledgable staff at Fargo Center of Dermatology will make you feel right at home as you work hand-in-hand to achieve your physical goals. We all need a little help here and there, so pamper yourself and try it out!
Fargo Center For Dermatology: Dr Rachel Ness
3173 43rd St S Suite A, Fargo