Allergan announced this month that their newest creation, CoolTone by CoolSculpting, has been cleared by the FDA and is ready for pre-sale. This device will add to the competition among body contouring procedures. Here, we will look at the pros and cons of non-invasive and invasive body contouring procedures. Which provides the best results? Which is the better investment?

So, what exactly is CoolTone?

CoolTone is a non-invasive body contouring technique that uses magnetic muscle stimulation to penetrate the muscle layers and induces involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions strengthen the muscle fibers, which results in improved muscle conditioning. While it may sound appealing that you can now build muscle without going to the gym, don’t get too excited just yet. To achieve the best results with CoolTone, it is advised to also receive CoolSculpting treatments. CoolSculpting aids with non-surgical fat reduction, which will help the newly strengthened muscles be more defined. Currently, CoolTone is only to be used for the abdominals, buttocks, and thighs. 

Now let’s look at the invasive competitor for body contouring called BodyTite. If you are looking for permanent, lasting results then this is the procedure for you! BodyTite, FaceTite, and AccuTite are minimally-invasive body contouring procedures that use RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) with 3D tissue remodeling on the inside and outside of your body. These are safe and effective treatments that offer patients more significant aesthetic changes to the body. Dr. Mark Bishara, Medical Director of Paragon Plastic Surgery, performs these BodyTite technology procedures under local anesthesia. Another benefit in addition to being performed under local anesthesia is that patients are not left with scars like many invasive procedures. FaceTite has become the new go-to for face and neck lifts at Paragon Plastic Surgery, which has locations in both Mansfield and Southlake to better serve residents in North Texas. Unlike CoolTone and CoolSculpting, BodyTite, FaceTite, and AccuTite are performed only once. It is recommended that patients receive CoolTone and CoolSculpting treatments once a month for at least 4 months.

Although CoolTone and CoolSculpting may be easier on your wallet initially, the BodyTite procedures have proven to be the best investment due to longevity of the results.

If you’re ready to transform your body and gain back your confidence, call Paragon Plastic Surgery & Medspa at (817) 473-2120 now to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara.