Dr. Meredith Lassiter shares her personal experience and results with the CoolTone body contouring treatment.
Hi! I’m Meredith Lassiter, owner and primary physician at Ageless Remedies of Roswell.
We recently acquired a CoolTone machine for the office, and I tried it for myself.
I was so impressed with my results that I wanted to share my experience so that others might be inspired to see what CoolTone can do for them!
Why Try CoolTone?
I have four children, ages 12, 8, 7, and 4.
With each of my pregnancies, I noticed that the muscles in my abdomen would feel weaker and weaker. Even though I was running, practicing yoga, and eating well, it would take longer and longer to get my “pre-pregnancy” body back each time.
For example, when I would do a sit up, I would still have a bulge in the center of my abdomen.
The medical term for this is “diastasis recti”, which means the abdominal muscles have separated. This condition is a common side-effect of pregnancy, and it’s difficult to correct through routine exercise.
I was looking for a way to regain some muscle tone in my abdomen without spending hours at the gym. When I learned about CoolTone, it almost sounded too good to be true. But once I read about the science behind it, I felt convinced it would be worth a try.
Also, anyone who knows me knows that I shy away from procedures that are painful. Even though I believed that CoolTone could help me get contouring results I wanted, I was still a little hesitant to try it at first. But ultimately, I figured that the outcome would be worth it — especially if it would save me dozens of trips to the gym!
Plus, since we were planning on offering CoolTone treatments to our clients, I thought it was important to test it myself to make sure that the machine could produce real results.
My CoolTone Treatment Experience
First of all, I want to say that I was able to wear my own yoga pants and tank top for the treatment. Comfortable clothes made the entire experience pleasant right from the beginning — no paper gowns here!
I started by taking my “before” pictures in the private photo room before heading over to the treatment room. Here are a couple of views of the treatment room for anyone who is curious:
My treatments were going to focus on my abdomen. So, after lying down on the treatment table, my esthetician Kelsi Rose placed the CoolTone paddle on my stomach and wrapped a strap over it to keep it in place.
After making sure I was comfortable, she started my 30-minute treatment session. During the first 2 minutes, she slowly increased the intensity of the machine, checking in with me throughout to make sure that I never felt any discomfort.
Once we reached the desired intensity, Kelsi set me up with Netflix on the TV in the treatment room. For the next half hour, I caught up on my favorite show while the body contouring machine did its thing.
The sensations CoolTone creates during treatment are interesting. I would describe them as a series of vibrations and thumping sensations. They felt intense at times, but they were never painful.
At the end of the session, Kelsi removed the paddle, and I was able to change back into my clothes and get back to work right away!
I didn’t feel sore or uncomfortable when I got up from the table, and I was not sweaty either. That was a refreshing difference from an afternoon at the gym.
The fact that I was able to watch TV while toning my abdomen was certainly a nice bonus!
CoolTone and Safety
I should mention a couple things that are unique to CoolTone treatment. Because the machine uses a strong magnet to stimulate your muscles, we have to take a few extra precautions for you and your belongings during treatment.
The most important thing is to make sure that you don’t have any metal nearby during your treatment. Jewelry should be removed before the procedure, and if you happen to have any metal in your body (such as pins in your knees or back, or a pacemaker, for example), you’ll need to let us know so we can determine if CoolTone would be safe for you.
You’ll also have to store your phone and wallet in a safe place during treatment. The magnetic field can cause problems for phones, other electronic devices, and credit cards.
Honestly, though, sometimes it’s nice to have an excuse to put your phone away for a little bit!
My CoolTone Results
I noticed after each treatment that my abdominal muscles felt firmer. My abdomen felt more “pulled in” and tighter than usual.
I was also able to increase the intensity for each successive treatment, which meant that I was getting more and more benefits over time.
It’s like going to the gym and pushing yourself to take your workout a little further each time.
So I could feel a difference after every session for sure.
As for the results after four sessions? Take a look below!
My CoolTone Before / After Images
I’m so happy with my results!
Although my case was relatively mild, I no longer have a separation of the muscle down the center of my abdomen after the CoolTone treatments. That issue was one of the main reasons I wanted to try CoolTone in the first place, so I am thrilled that it helped me resolve it.
The fact that I didn’t have any “post workout” muscle pains after the treatments is a big plus.
Maintaining CoolTone Results
I repeated my treatment four times over a period of 2 weeks to get the results you see above. I’m planning to do the recommended maintenance session once per quarter, too.
It’s important to remember that CoolTone is for improving muscle tone, not removing fat, or for losing weight.
If you want to shed fat or maintain a desired weight, you will need to supplement CoolTone with other things.
For example, CoolSculpting is great for safely eliminating stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. CoolTone and CoolSculpting work well together, too. Removing fat with CoolSculpting makes it easier for the CoolTone device to stimulate the underlying muscles, which in turn makes the toning more effective.
As a further step, I would recommend Metabolic Support Supplements to help your body burn fat naturally. These will help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid regaining unwanted fat that might mask your newly toned muscles.
Final Thoughts on CoolTone
Overall, my experience with CoolTone exceeded my expectations.
I feel like CoolTone gave me a jump start to getting back into shape. I feel better in my clothes because they all fit better now (especially around the waist).
I’ve retained muscle definition that I thought I had lost for good after my four pregnancies. The fact that it only took four 30-minute sessions over two weeks to get results that would have taken me months in the gym is incredibly impressive.
Seeing those results made me want to be more consistent with my exercise in order to maintain them. Increased motivation to work out has been a nice side-benefit of the treatment!
But this isn’t just about me — we got CoolTone so YOU could benefit from it!
My goal with sharing this experience is to let others know that they can achieve similar results for themselves.
So who could benefit from it the most?
I think CoolTone would be most beneficial to busy people who want to regain or maintain muscle tone without having to spend so much time in the gym.
I am busy with work during the day and kids in the evening, so even though I enjoy working out, it can be challenging to find the time to do it.
With CoolTone, fitting in the short sessions was so convenient, and it was nice not to have to shower or change into a whole different set of clothes afterwards.
Moms, especially those who experience abdominal issues post-pregnancy as I did, will probably love it too!
I am so excited to finally offer a body toning device at Ageless Remedies of Roswell. It’s something we’ve been interested in for a while, but we wanted to wait until the right equipment was available. Once people see the results they can get with CoolTone, I think it’s going to be very popular!
If you’re interested in trying it yourself, please give us a call at (770) 587-0101 or send us a message to request your complimentary consultation.
Thanks for reading!
PS: If you happen to be in the office and walk to hear more about my experience in person, please let me know — I’ll be happy to chat with you!