Conveniently located to serve the areas of Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and San Jose, CA

CoolTone is a non-invasive method of building muscle mass without spending countless hours at the gym.

The fitness industry collects $30 billion in revenue every year in the United States. Americans are chasing the dream of a perfect body, but many people find themselves on a treadmill going nowhere. Diet and exercise are a great way to maintain optimal health, but there may be a quick and easy way to supplement your bodybuilding regimen. CoolTone targets specific areas using advanced, non-invasive technology to deliver attractive results for Los Gatos residents and visitors.

Renowned cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Patrick Bitter is a premier CoolTone provider in the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs this non-surgical treatment to give patients natural-looking definition in the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. At your initial consultation, a Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant will evaluate your needs to determine the ideal course of action to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

What Is CoolTone?

CoolTone penetrates the deeper layers of the muscles using magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) technology.[1] The targeted muscles contract involuntarily, prompting the building of muscle mass. In addition to strengthening buttocks, thighs, and abdominal muscles, CoolTone promotes muscle hypertrophy. The individual muscle cells increase in size due to the quick, repeated contractions that occur during treatment.

The average CoolTone session lasts less than 30 minutes. Due to its speed and effectiveness, magnetic muscle stimulation minimizes inflammation and maximizes contractions in a comfortable, gentle way. Even though CoolTone procedures are brief, their benefits last far beyond the time of a typical treatment. By increasing a recipient’s metabolism, CoolTone supports continued muscle health and amplifies the body’s innate ability to burn fat.

About CoolTone in Los Gatos, California

Dr. Bitter is the only practitioner in the Bay Area with current access to CoolTone technology. He is an industry leader, having lectured at the very first, physicians-only CoolSculpting University in Pleasanton, California for the intellectual benefit of his fellow medical professionals. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Bitter is a board-certified dermatologist with unparalleled expertise in the fields of cosmetic enhancement and wellness. Other clinics and spas in Los Gatos may claim to have current access to CoolTone devices, but Dr. Bitter has mastered the art of body sculpting. Forget the rest; book with the best! Contact Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology today.

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Conquer the Competition

To get in the zone, you want a workout partner that ups your game. Why settle for second best when you can have CoolTone on your team? The breakthrough technology behind CoolTone uses a 1.8 Tesla magnet to generate its raw power. So, how does it stack up to its competitors? Let’s take a look…

CoolTone vs. EmSculpt

The magnetic muscle stimulation of CoolTone is up to 50% more effective than EmSculpt. That’s 50% more definition, muscle mass, and satisfaction!

CoolTone vs. TruSculpt

In an attempt to challenge its “cool” rival, TruSculpt is trying to do double duty. Their line of devices aim to burn fat and stimulate muscles, but it excels at neither job.

There is a reason why Allergan unveiled CoolSculpting and CoolTone as separate products: your body demands specificity. CoolSculpting targets unwanted fat while CoolTone builds muscle. Each device does its duty exceptionally well. Don’t believe the EmSculpt/TruSculpt hype – stay cool!

Benefits of Body Contouring in Los Gatos

If you want… 

  • toned, tight abs
  • firm, round buttocks
  • and taut, defined thighs

…then CoolTone is your new best friend. Dr. Bitter is a wizard with the wand! CoolTone is an FDA-cleared body sculpting technique that provides a wide array of benefits to our grateful patients.


CoolTone is a non-invasive contouring solution that helps patients build targeted muscle mass. You can resume your daily routine after treatment, although it may be recommended to avoid exercising the treated area temporarily. 


The innovative CoolTone device utilizes magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to penetrate the muscle and promote specific contractions. CoolTone delivers stronger magnetic energy than its competitors, producing a superior result


Because CoolTone can fortify various areas, patients can expect enhanced and complete improvement where it is needed most. Results begin to appear as the muscle fibers become stronger in the weeks following a CoolTone session.

Ideal Candidates

CoolTone is appropriate for nearly all patients who desire stronger and more defined muscles in the abdomen, thighs, and buttock areas. Ideally, candidates for CoolTone should be at or near their goal weight to obtain optimal contouring results. Those who suffer from certain conditions or who have metal or electronic implants (i.e., cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, implanted neurostimulators, etc.) may be disqualified from CoolTone treatment. Dr. Bitter will determine your candidacy during a private consultation.

Book Your CoolTone Consultation 

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Patrick Bitter at our Los Gatos location, please call (408) 358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today. As a board-certified and acclaimed dermatologist at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, Dr. Bitter takes the time to help his patients rejuvenate their appearance and achieve the aesthetic results they desire.

Dr. Bitter is the reigning Male Dermatologist of the Year, so a conversation with him is a brush with genius. He will listen to your goals, assess your case, and create a strategy to deliver truly transformative results.


Since CoolTone is non-invasive, there is little to no preparation required. Dr. Bitter will give you personalized instructions to get you ready for your treatment and tell you what to expect. CoolTone is sometimes called a “lunchtime” procedure because it can be conveniently performed on a quick break from work. In the spirit of mid-day meal mastery, Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology offers free lunch to our CoolTone clientele! Satiate your appetite while a trained team of Registered Nurses and Physician’s Assistants attend to your body contouring needs.

The CoolTone Procedure

Dr. Bitter, or one of his highly experienced and aptly trained staff members, will perform your CoolTone treatment in the office. Neither anesthesia nor sedation is necessary for this procedure. The applicator is placed on the designated area, delivering magnetic energy to your muscles to make them contract. There is no downtime after this treatment, so you can go back to your normal routine once the session is done.

We may ask that you avoid exercises that work out pinpoint the area treated by CoolTone to prevent overstimulation.

To increase your comfort level, Netflix is available to all CoolTone clients. You will be so engrossed in your entertainment of choice that the session will be over before you know it! We also provide free WiFi if you want to surf the web while CoolTone gives you a surfer’s physique.

Rapid Recovery

After CoolTone treatment, the body needs time to respond to the contractions and build tighter, stronger muscle fibers. Some soreness can be expected initially, but this side effect fades within a matter of hours. To increase your ravishing results, Dr. Bitter may suggest additional sessions, spaced out over the span of two weeks. 

Cooltone Results 

CoolTone contracts your muscles rapidly to deliver a toned, defined look. This is similar to how some competitors use high-intensity focused electromagnetic waves, or HIFEM, to target musculature. The results of HIFEM have been promising, reducing the average recipient’s waistline by almost 1.7 inches, according to one study. [2] 

These findings may sound impressive, but CoolTone offers a quantum leap in body contouring technological advancement. CoolTone has proven to be up to 40% more effective than HIFEM!

To reap these benefits for yourself, contact our Los Gatos office.

Complementary Procedures 

Some patients may want to consider multiple aesthetic treatments to reach their goals. After communicating your goals and concerns at your consultation, you will receive recommendations from Dr. Bitter. While CoolTone strengthens muscles, it does not directly remove fat cells. If you are struggling with excess bulk, you may want to consider a SmartLipo procedure. Dr. Bitter is an expert with minimally invasive laser-assisted liposuction technology. He can remove unwanted fat from your love handles, legs, or backside. SmartLipo is the perfect complement to CoolTone; one procedure vacuums out fat while the other builds up the muscles beneath it. Win-win!

For a less invasive option, CoolSculpting literally freezes unwanted fat from your “problem areas.” Your lymphatic system processes the frozen fat, leaving your contours slim, trim, and ready for beach season!

How Much Does CoolTone Cost in the Bay Area?

Every CoolTone treatment plan is unique, and the cost of this procedure varies based on several factors. If you are targeting multiple areas per session, for example, then it may cost more than treating a single region. You will receive an accurate pricing calculation for your individual CoolTone journey during your consultation appointment.



The length of a CoolTone appointment can vary depending on the number of areas being treated. Patients who wish to target multiple “problem areas” can expect a longer treatment time than others. The trained professionals at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology will make your visit enjoyable and productive. We offer complimentary lunch, WiFi, and Netflix to ensure that your session is as cool as you are!


Dr. Bitter administers CoolTone with a sure, gentle hand. Some patients may experience minimal discomfort as the muscles contract, but it should not be painful. Similar to post-workout side effects, soreness commonly occurs after CoolTone as the body builds new muscle mass.


It is uncommon for patients to have significant side effects as a result of CoolTone treatment. Tenderness or soreness may develop following treatment, but the feeling can be compared to that of an intense workout.


CoolTone is not a fat reduction treatment, nor does it directly affect the fat cells in the treated area. However, greater muscle mass is commonly associated with a faster metabolism and enhanced fat-burning capabilities. Patients who opt for CoolTone may notice some fat loss as they experience increased muscle mass.


  1. Shridharani, S. M., & Tisch, G. M. (2020). Early Experience Using Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) Technology On The Abdomen And Buttocks For Non-Invasive Body Shaping. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open, 8(4S), 54. DOI: 10.1097/01.GOX.0000667392.94293.1e 
  2. Jacob, CI & Paskova, K. (2018). Safety and efficacy of a novel high‐intensity focused electromagnetic technology device for noninvasive abdominal body shaping. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology17, (5), 783– 787.