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What is Emtone?

Emtone is the newest device from BTL, makers of EmSculpt, and Exilis Ultra. It is the first system developed to resolve the underlying causes of cellulite. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Emtone is effective in the treatment of loose skin. Emtone treatments are performed in the comfort of our office and can be completed in just minutes, with no downtime and no pain or discomfort.


What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is the result of several factors, including:

  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Enlarged fat chambers
  • Metabolic waste accumulation
  • Rigid collagen fibers

Emtone is the first device that tackles all of these factors, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the appearance of cellulite.


Am I a candidate for Emtone?

As Emtone is entirely safe and FDA-approved, most people are good candidates for Emtone. Emtone improves mild skin laxity, but extremely loose skin may require more. Patients that retain a degree of skin elasticity can achieve optimal results with Emtone. Depending on your skin laxity and texture, you may need more frequent treatments to achieve the results you envision.

Why choose Dr. Ringler?

  • Dr. Ringler is recognized internationally for his experience and accomplishments in the field of plastic surgery.
  • He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 35 years of experience.
  • He is skilled in both surgical and non-surgical procedures and stays ahead of all developments in the field of aesthetics.
  • Whether your Emtone procedure is performed by Dr. Ringler, one of our expert medical aestheticians, or one of our trained RNs, you can be sure that they have had to undergo rigorous training and vetting in all non-surgical treatments and have an extensive background in the medical field.

What should I expect during an Emtone treatment?

When you arrive at our clinic, you can expect a pleasant, comfortable experience. You will not require anesthesia or numbing cream before your Emtone treatment. Each area of the body will take approximately 15 minutes to treat, and you may choose to smooth several body areas in your appointment. During your treatment, you will feel what many describe as a feeling like a “hot stone massage.” Many of our patients find the experience relaxing and enjoyable. The Emtone device is moved continually in a circular motion over the treatment area. Built-in safety mechanisms prevent the device from emitting too much energy to create any pain or discomfort.

What areas can be treated with Emtone?

Emtone can be used effectively in the following areas:

  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Back thighs
  • Front thighs
  • Inner thighs
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks

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How many Emtone treatments will I need?

Most will need to undergo an initial series of four treatments. These will be carried out twice a week over two weeks. After the first four treatments are completed, maintenance treatments are recommended every six to twelve months to help you maintain your results.

Is there any downtime following an Emtone treatment?

Unlike many other body contouring and skin-tightening procedures, Emtone has no downtime. Directly following your Emtone treatment, your skin may feel warm and look pink for a few minutes. You will be able to go back to your usual activities immediately.

When will I see results from my Emtone treatments?

After your Emtone procedure, new collagen growth is stimulated in your skin, with circulation enhanced. The effect of these processes occurs over time, and you will need some patience – but the results are well worth the short wait! Within a period of several weeks to a month, smoother, tighter skin and a reduced appearance of the unsightly lumps and bumps of cellulite begin to appear.


Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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