Magnetic Muscle Stimulation

Latest update: April 11, 2024
Medically reviewed by: Jennifer Trent MD, FAAD
How it works


Magnetic muscle stimulation is a body contouring treatment that can contract muscles to create a toned and defined body.

CoolTone is one example of this non-invasive treatment targeting the thighs, butt, and abdomen. It can work the muscles and create a definition that exercising alone cannot.

The 30-minute session can contract the muscles 25,000 times. This high-intensity stimulation does not cause any discomfort or pain. It takes 4-6 weeks for noticeable results to show, much faster than any workout effects. Ideal candidates are near their goal weight but need extra help to create muscle definition. The treatment can also improve diastasis recti. This condition occurs mainly in women who have just given birth, causing their abdominal muscles to disconnect and create a bulge. Some patients who suffer from certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates for CoolTone. It is essential to consult your doctor first.

Emsculpt is a competing body contouring device. It works similarly to CoolTone, but the latter has a 50% higher magnetic intensity. It helps burn fat while building muscle to contour the body.

Another electromagnetic muscle device is EMSlim. This treatment can burn fat while also defining muscles. The device is placed on the targeted area and creates 30,000 contractions in the muscle tissues. The contractions help to break down stubborn, localized fat deposits. 

It also helps to increase muscle tone and strength. Another option is truSculpt flex. This technology simulates 54,000 crunches within 45 minutes. The device includes a few modes to replicate various workouts and target different muscles.

Tesla Former can target the whole body from abs to calves by creating 50,000 contractions in just 30 minutes. The device comes with a special chair. Patients sit down, and four applicators will be attached to their bodies. The treatment can also improve sexual health by stimulating pelvic floor muscles.
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We Tried Emsculpt to Tone Our Abs

Sharzad Kiadeh and Susan Yara investigate a non-invasive way to target and tone abs on The Sass. The pair meet up with Dr. Gabriel Chiu to get the skinny on high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy and what it can do. The Emsculpt device uses this energy to get the muscles to contract and helps limit the effects of lactic acid. Dr. Chiu explains how it works and who it works best on. He performs the procedure on both Sharzad and Susan. Will their results be worth the experience?

Tone and Sculpt Your Body with Magnetic Muscle Stimulation

Margaret Larson talks to Dr. Tianna Tsitsis (RejuvenationMD) about body contouring and CoolTone technology. The device works to get rid of fat and develop muscle tone. Dr. Tsitsis explains how magnetic muscle stimulation technology works. Using before and after pictures, Dr. Tsitsis demonstrates what the device can do as she explains who it can work for. Find out what all the fuss is about and hear the opinion of someone that’s had the treatment done.