CoolSculpt and CoolTone: How to Burn Fat & Tone Muscle

CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze and remove fat. Reduce stubborn fat with a safe, non-invasive CoolSculpting treatment from Wisconsin’s own Quintessa Aesthetic Center, located in the greater Milwaukee and Madison areas. How long is each CoolSculpting treatment?
  • On average, one treatment session takes 35-75 minutes
  When will I see CoolSculpting results?
  • Most patients will see results two months after treatment

How does CoolSculpting work?

When a new patient comes in for a CoolSculpting treatment, they’ll usually ask, “Does it hurt?” The short answer is no. Most patients describe a pulling or tugging feeling or a sensation of being very cold. It isn’t painful and many patients feel comfortable enough to multitask during their appointments (check cell phone, read a book, etc.).

The fat-freezing aspect feels similar to having a very cold ice pack applied to the body. Once the CoolSculpting applicator is on the tissue, it will reach a temperature that is safe for the body, but cold enough to eliminate the fat cells. The process works because fat cells react differently to cold than other cells in the body, so nerves, skin, or other tissues are not affected.

Every person is born with a certain number of fat cells that grow until he or she reaches adolescence. After that, the fat cells are technically done growing. As you gain or lose weight, the fat cells just get larger or smaller. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is typical for body fat to increase steadily after age 30. In fact, as we age, we may end up with 30 percent more body fat than our younger selves. When we freeze these fat cells with CoolSculpting, the fat cells expire and cannot grow back, leaving you with permanent results.

How amazing is that?

The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The frozen fat cells shrink and are naturally metabolized and eliminated by the body.  Every application to each patient’s area of concern will reduce the area 20% to 25%. That said, we typically recommend patients one to two treatments per area. We carry a large number of applicators for different areas on the body and treatments can range from 35 to 75 minutes each.

How Does CoolTone Work?

The CoolTone applicator generates a magnetic field that creates a current when it passes through a conductive material, like muscle tissue. It’s a noninvasive technology called Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) and it is FDA-cleared to strengthen, tone, and firm larger muscle groups.

How does it work? The magnetic field creates a current that is strongest in the muscle layer, because it’s a better conductor than your fat or your skin, and the body responds by contracting the muscles. CoolTone recruits more muscle fibers, generates stronger contractions and improves muscle conditioning.

CoolSculpting & CoolTone Working Together

Despite excessive diet and exercise, there are some areas of the body that are simply more stubborn than others. These target areas can vary from person to person, but CoolSculpting and CoolTone have proven to be some of the best non-surgical fat reduction treatments available.

Below are the most common areas of the body that can benefit from CoolScupting:

CoolSculpting has come out with more and more applicators throughout the years to better help problem areas. At Quintessa, we offer patients two additional CoolSculpting options to treat more specific target areas of the body:

The CoolSculpting CoolMini procedure is specifically designed for the double chin while the CoolAdvantage Petite treats the upper arms. CoolSculpting treatment also comes with many unexpected benefits that you might not have initially considered.

Our highly trained CoolSculpting clinicians will help you choose the best applicator for your unique needs and we’ll let you know if you might benefit from CoolTone or other treatment combinations.


CoolSculpting works great on any patient who is self-conscious about his or her figure and still not seeing desired results no matter how many healthy lifestyle choices have been made.

There are many things to consider when choosing whether CoolSculpting is the best solution for reducing unwanted body fat. Here are a few questions to consider to help determine if fat-freezing is right for you:

About your Body:

  • Do you have excess fat gathered in specific areas of your body such as the middle section, thighs, butt-area and/or upper arms?
  • Have you struggled with unwanted fat for years no matter what you do?
  • Have you tried regular exercise to reduce fat and had disappointing results in your problem areas?

How you Feel:

  • Are you unhappy with or self-conscious about the way you look because of extra body fat?
  • Has body fat impacted your self-confidence?
  • Have you ever felt helpless about changing your body’s appearance?
  • Do you feel you are not an ideal fit for cosmetic procedures?

Your Behavior:

  • Do you choose loose clothing, even if it’s less flattering, so you can hide your shape?
  • Do you avoid activities that require you to wear tight and revealing clothing, such as a swimsuit?
  • Have you avoided investigating cosmetic procedures because you assume they are too expensive?


  • Are you afraid of surgery?
  • Are you concerned that a cosmetic procedure would be painful or have side-effects?

Is CoolTone A good choice for me?

CoolTone is also recommended for any patient who is self-conscious about his or her figure and is looking for more improved muscle definition and tone. Here are similar questions to consider if CoolTone is right for you:

  • Do you have a generally healthy diet and fitness routine?
  • Best outcomes come from combining CoolSculpt and CoolTone. Are you interested in sequential treatments to meet your body contouring goals?
  • Do you want to see results specifically attuned toward your muscled areas?
  • Do you want to feel stronger in treated areas?
  • Are you looking for nonsurgical or noninvasive options?

What Can I Expect?

Both CoolSculpt and CoolTone are non-surgical body contouring technologies that cause only minimal discomfort, have no downtime and no long-term side effects.

During CoolSculpting treatment, there is a cooling and numbing sensation, but no pain whatsoever. You can go about your normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. Whether it’s a free consultation or the procedure itself, our goal is to ensure all patients are comfortable and fully understand these processes. Quintessa’s warm and inviting atmosphere is often a pleasant surprise.

Our CoolSculpting and CoolToning processes begins with a one-on-one consultation where you’ll meet one of our certified CoolSculpting experts. Our experienced clinicians will take the time to answer all your questions and discuss a holistic approach to reaching your body contouring goals. Together, we’ll assess your body from different angles and identify the specific areas where you want to permanently eliminate fat. During this time, you will also get a chance to browse a wide range of CoolSculpting before and after photos so you can see results firsthand from patients who may have had similar challenges and goals.

The consultation process is intended to be informative and personalized. If there’s an alternative procedure that might give you results that better align with your goals, we’ll discuss those options with you and guide you in a best-fit direction.

Why Choose Quintessa As Your CoolSculpting or Cooltoning Provider?

Our featured CoolSculpting provider, Katelyn Igielski, holds the fine distinction of being one of the founding developers of the CoolSculpting Masters Class, a voluntary training course in which many (but not all) CoolSculpting providers attend. This means no matter where you go for treatment, you can rest assured knowing that Katelyn helped develop the program for how you should be treated.

You may think nothing of having a mani-pedi or a haircut and color—a CoolSculpting appointment or CoolToning appointment should be no different. With such a high rate of success, most people who undergo these treatments consider the investment to be well worth it.

Losing fat safely through CoolSculpting or defining muscle through CoolToning can be the boost you need to see your body more positively and be more confident in your own skin and in your life. Start your Quintessa story with a one-on-one consultation today and learn exactly how much a CoolSculpting treatment will cost for your unique procedure.

We would love to help you get started! Our licensed expert medical providers are happy to answer any questions you may have.



There is little to no recovery time after a CoolSculpting, CoolToning and EMSculpting procedures. Most people are approved to resume normal day-to-day as soon as they leave the Quintessa office. In some cases, some minor inflammation and soreness may occur where treated, but subsides quickly. There are very few instances of long-term side-effects and patients can expect to see results in 2-3 weeks.

ARE THERE any risks WITH FAT REDUCTION and muscle tone devices?

CoolSculpting and CoolToning are noninvasive so you won’t have to undergo surgery. There are no cuts or anesthetics, so it is considered very safe and not as risky as liposuction. Both procedures have also been tested and approved by the FDA.

That being said, if you have cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobulinuria then CoolSculpting would not be recommended for you.


Schedule a consultation with one of the body contouring experts at Quintessa. We understand that every body is unique and every client has very personal goals and unique reasons for changing the way they look and feel — let us help you on your journey!


Before & After


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Realself Q&A

Should I get liposuction or CoolSculpting?

Both treatments offer permanent fat cell reduction, but the best option for you depends on your body sculpting goals and how close you are to your ideal weight. If you are more than 20 pounds over your ideal weight, then liposuction may be the better solution for you.

Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?

CoolSculpting can directly target belly fat, freezing the fat cells until they crystallize and die off. When treatment is overlapped on both sides of the stomach, it allows us to really attack the lower part of the abdomen for optimal results.

Does CoolSculpting tighten the skin?

Although CoolSculpting is not technically FDA-cleared for skin tightening, it’s certainly a viable option for tightening the skin of patients both young and old.

Can CoolSculpting get rid of love handles?

The love handles (flanks) are a very common CoolSculpting target area for women seeking a true hourglass shape. Treating the flanks with CoolSculpting can help you achieve the slimmer look you’ve always wanted, permanently freezing unwanted fat cells along the way.

Is EMSculpt the same as CoolSculpting?

Both treatments are non-surgical but ultimately differ in how they sculpt the body. While CoolSculpting is strictly a non-invasive fat reduction treatment, EMSculpt is a non-invasive treatment specifically designed to induce powerful muscle contractions.


CoolSculpting Near Milwaukee & Madison

At Quintessa Aesthetic Center, we’re proud to serve Wisconsin’s greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.

We currently perform CoolSculpting® procedures at the following locations:

Book a consult with us today to learn more!