CoolSculpting® Elite vs. CoolTone®: Which Is Right for You?

CoolSculpting Elite vs. CoolTone

Wondering what the difference is between CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone®? Not sure which option will make your dream body a reality? We’re here to help! Both of these nonsurgical body contouring treatments have gained national acclaim for their ability to sculpt, slim, and shape. They make looking and feeling phenomenal easier than ever—but one may be better for certain candidates than the other.

Read on to get all the details about how these treatments compare in terms of what they treat, how they work, how much they cost, and what they can do for your body confidence.

What Is CoolSculpting® Elite?

CoolSculpting® Elite is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that freezes and destroys fat cells in targeted areas.

What It Treats

CoolSculpting® Elite treats stubborn pockets of fat that resist your best diet and exercise efforts. Some people call these their “problem areas” or “trouble spots.” They’re typically pinchable and present even when your weight fluctuates. They include:

  • Chin (“double chin”)
  • Upper arms
  • Back (“bra fat”)
  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Flanks and hips (“love handles” or “muffin top”)
  • Below the buttocks (“banana roll”)
  • Distal Knee

To see real examples of results, visit our CoolSculpting® Elite before-and-after photo gallery.

How It Works

There’s a reason this treatment is known for “freezing the fat.” It really does! CoolSculpting® Elite drops targeted fat cells to a low enough temperature that they freeze. This process, called cryolipolysis, causes the cells to die, allowing your body to naturally flush them out for good.

What Is CoolTone®?

Manufactured by the same company that makes CoolSculpting® Elite, CoolTone® is a nonsurgical muscle toning treatment that stimulates muscle contractions to build, define, and strengthen muscle.

What It Treats

CoolTone® targets muscles in the:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttock
  • Thighs

The results can help you break through a fitness plateau or get back up to speed after time away from the gym. Our amazing client, Erica, chose the treatment to help her feel swimsuit-ready after missing workouts due to a knee injury. She was kind enough to share her story (and her stunning before-and-after photos) in this blog post.

See more examples of results in our CoolTone® before-and-after photo gallery.

How It Works

Just like CoolSculpting® Elite, CoolTone® is completely noninvasive and doesn’t require a single needle poke or incision. It works through active magnetic pulse (AMP™) technology, which stimulates deep and rapid muscle contractions in your targeted area. This creates the same results you would get from working these muscles in the gym—just much, much faster and more effectively.

How Much Do CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone® Cost?

The costs of CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone® are fairly comparable at our Sacramento-area med spas. As RealSelf reports, CoolSculpting® Elite typically costs a bit more but requires fewer treatments to see results. Costs also vary depending on the size and number of areas you’re looking to treat. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll talk through your expected costs with you so there are no surprises.

You should also know you have options for fitting your treatment into any budget! Take a look at third-party financing options such as CareCredit®, which break up your costs into affordable monthly payments. We also regularly offer specials on these and more of your favorite treatments, so keep an eye out!  

How Does Recovery Time Compare?

Both CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone® involve little to no recovery, and you can return to your usual routine right after your treatment. Expect to feel some skin sensitivity after CoolSculpting® Elite and lingering muscle soreness after CoolTone®. These symptoms typically fade quickly and shouldn’t interfere with your daily activities.

Which Treatment Should I Get?

Ultimately, the right treatment for you depends on your goals:

  • CoolSculpting® Elite is best for fat reduction. If your primary goal is to slim down stubborn, pinchable pockets of fat, this approach is your best bet. This treatment is popular with people who are looking to finally reduce frustrating bumps or bulges and achieve the look they’ve been working hard for.
  • CoolTone® is best for muscle toning and strengthening. If you’re happy with your shape overall but want to boost your muscle definition and take your workouts to new levels, CoolTone® is the way to go.

Can I Get Both CoolSculpting® Elite & CoolTone®?

You absolutely can! It’s a fantastic way to get the full body contouring package. Reducing fat with CoolSculpting® Elite reveals the new muscle definition you achieve with CoolTone®. The result is a slimmer and more sculpted figure with an extra boost of strength that helps you truly look and feel your best.

When you come in for a consultation, your body contouring specialist will talk through both options with you and recommend a personalized treatment schedule to bring your dream body to life.

Discover a Cool New You

Want to learn more about nonsurgical body contouring? Request a consultation online or give us a call at (916) 844-4913. Our CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone® specialists are ready to meet with you at our locations in Elk Grove, Roseville, and Sacramento, CA.

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