Laser Treatments


Toned, Not Textured

EMTONE is one of the newest treatments available at Sobel Skin to reduce cellulite, smooth skin appearance, and improve skin texture.

Am I a Candidate for EMTONE?

EMTONE can be used on patients looking for non-invasive cellulite reduction and overall improvement of the skin appearance. There is no specific age range, however, it is important to consult with Dr. Sobel to determine if this treatment is best for you, or if you would benefit from one of our many other treatment options.

How Many EMTONE Sessions do I Need?

During your first visit, Dr. Sobel will evaluate your needs and design an individualized treatment plan. helps design your individual treatment plan. Typically, patients require 4 treatment sessions scheduled once or twice a week with each session lasting about 20 minutes. This will vary based on the area of treatment.

Is EMTONE Painful?

At our office, EMTONE is described as feeling like a hot stone massage with intense vibration. For your comfort, the treatment is performed lying down, depending on the treatment area.
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Results After EMTONE Treatment

Results can be seen in as little as one treatment, with the best results seen after the treatment course is completed. Results improve in the following months after treatment. As this is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, patients can resume normal activity immediately after treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Emtone?

Emtone is one of the newest body devices we have at Sobel Skin and is our first answer to cellulite. It is a quick, non-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Okay, but what does radiofrequency mean?

Great question! We use different energies with all of our devices depending on what we are targeting, which in this case are the factors that cause cellulite. We have devices that use laser energy (light), electromagnetic energy, and radiofrequency (RF) energy, which is used by the Emtone. All energy has the ability to produce heat. Radiofrequency heats the skin’s deeper layers to make new collagen and elastin, which helps the skin become tighter and more youthful looking. An advantage to radiofrequency is that the heat being delivered does not affect the surface of the skin, so it is safe for all skin types and it doesn’t even matter if you have an active tan!

Emtone uses both radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy. What is the targeted pressure energy?
The amazing thing about Emtone is that it has a dual combination of RF and targeted pressure energy to address ALL the components that cause the appearance of cellulite. Patients compare this treatment to feeling like a hot stone massage. The radiofrequency produces the heat (hot stone) and the targeted pressure energy provides the vibrating massage aspect. It provides vibration and pressure to break up fat deposits and fibrous bands which allows for smoothing of the dimpled skin.

What should I expect during my appointment?

What is the process like from start to finish? A: Once you have filled out all of the patient forms, Dr. Sobel will assess you to see if you are an appropriate candidate. After this is determined informed consent will be given and any questions will be answered. Depending on the treatment area you will be given a gown to wear and baseline photos will be taken for your confidential chart. A gentle lotion is applied to protect the skin and to guide the handpiece gracefully throughout your treatment. The treatment will begin and you will hear a tapping noise (the targeted pressure energy) and feel gentle warmth and the handpiece moving in a circular motion. Depending on the size and area this will continue for only 5-15 minutes. It should at no point feel to hot, and if it does Dr. Sobel or his trained staff will adjust the settings for your comfort. The lotion will be wiped off and your skin may appear slightly pink to red, lasting usually 30 minutes. You can then get dressed and go about your day!

What areas can be treated by the Emtone?

The Emtone can treat the abdomen, buttocks, lower buttocks, inner and outer thighs, back and front of thighs, and arms. Typically the result will start to be seen after 2 treatments, but usually will continue to improve after 3-4 months.

I am 78 years old and can hardly stand to look at my wrinkled face anymore. Am I too old to undergo a procedure to improve the appearance of my skin?

As long as you are in good health, there is no reason why someone in their 70s, 80s or even 90s could not safely undergo cosmetic treatment.

There are so many different body treatments. Emsculpt, Emtone, TruSculpt, I just can’t keep them straight! What is the difference and which one is right for me?

Lasers are devices that use light as an energy source to change the skin. Examples are hair removal lasers (our GentleLase), tattoo removal lasers (our RevLite) and lasers for remodeling the skin by removing the surface (resurfacing lasers such as Fraxel , CO2 resurfacing {CO 2 RE} and eMatrix).

Schedule a Consultation

If you are seeking cellulite reduction treatment in NYC, our staff at Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call 212.288.0060 fill out a form in the right-hand column of this page to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Sobel.