Get all the details right here. What it is, how it works, who is a candidate, and first hand details from me following my very own experience! I can not tell you how excited I am to share this information with everyone, it literally has me jumping with joy. Let’s dive right in to all the juicy details!
So, CoolSculpting. You’ve probably heard it somewhere, maybe a commercial on TV, or heard it on the radio, you may have even seen it on your Facebook or Instagram feed. Well, when we first brought in CoolSculpting, I will tell you, I was a sceptic. I heard “freeze away fat” and “If you can squeeze it, you can freeze it” along with, “ non-invasive” and “no downtime”. Naturally, I was skeptical, as any one of us modern day consumers drowning in fad diets, fat reduction lasers, crazy detox teas and such are.
Alright so now the juice, how does this work? Lets talk science. CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-invasive way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away. The CoolSculpting procedure works by delivering controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the subcutaneous fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Some main facts about CoolSculpting are:
- It is the world’s # 1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure.
- Millions of treatments have been performed worldwide.
- It is FDA-cleared, safe and effective.
- Once treated, fat cells are gone FOR GOOD!
I bet you have a bunch of questions now!
Let’s get to the part where I volunteered myself as the guinea pig for this crazy cool technology that has caught the attention of millions all over the world. It all starts with a consultation. I got to see other peoples before and afters, which is always great but can still leave room for skepticism considering all the apps available for modification these days. My CoolSculpting Specialist went over the facts, the pictures, and then had me change. There was tugging, pulling, and drawing on my different areas of concern. I learned through her you can treat any of the areas following such as; under the chin, bra fat, upper arms, back fat, abdomen, thighs, flanks, and underneath the buttocks known as the banana roll. Now me personally, I wanted to start with the flanks. Since I was young I have had love handles. I was a scrawny little girl growing up, but always had the muffin top over jeans just because of my love handles. I thought, well if this works, this will be the first time in my life that I actually have a waist! I couldn’t wait.
Treatment day came. I changed into my disposable garments, my CoolSculpting specialist took pictures, drew on my flanks the places we would start treating, and then set me up. A gel pad was placed over the circle drawn on my side. Then came the machine. A long hose with a little vacuum head at the end of it. She turned on the vacuum and boom, it sucked in the entire circle drawn on my skin. I could literally feel it sucking my love handle as if someone was pulling it. She positioned me on a bed with pillows, covered me with a blanket, and pressed the cooling button. It started to get cold, then colder, then really cold. I felt a little stinging but the kind you felt when you were a kid and your mom forced you to hold the ice pack on the boo boo for longer than you wanted. About 3 minutes later, I went numb and the stinging was gone. I sat there comfortably watching Netflix for the next 35 minutes. It was over pretty fast and she came back, removed the vacuum and gel pad, then using a wipe she cleaned my skin and massaged the cold area. This felt good as it was warming the skin. Im quite ticklish so of course I squirmed and giggled but non the less the 2 minute post massage was my favorite part. We did all the same things to the other areas of my flanks, and before you knew it I was done with my procedure and getting dressed.
Over the next few days, I had few side effects. A little swelling, small amounts of bruising, and some tenderness, all which were normal and went away with a short timeframe. Over the next few weeks, I felt as if I could slowly start seeing the results with no change to my diet or exercise. The time frame for full results is 12 weeks. I went back for my 4 week post treatment follow up, and we took some more pictures. I could not believe my eyes! The images were mind blowing, the results were in and they were amazing! I still had 8 more weeks to see my results. I was ecstatic. All my pants started to fit different. I normally would wear them very high (over my belly button) to try in case in the love handles and give me a more hourglass shape, but I didn’t have to anymore! MY yoga pants wouldn’t make me bulge over, my jeans were loose around the waist, my shape had completely changed! I officially had a waist! Over the next 8 weeks my results only got better and better. When I went for my 12 week follow up, It was incredible to me how much I changed from my very first picture.
I immediately scheduled to have the procedure done on my abdomen, and will continue to schedule all my areas now that I know it works and works really well!
I know what everyone is thinking at this point, how much is this going to cost me, and how can I sign up! Well, At Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, the cost of the consult is FREE. That’s right, I said FREE. Once you go in you can get a breakdown of the areas you want to freeze, the size of the tool required and the cost of that tool. Without seeing the fat, the area, the size, the shape, getting an estimate is virtually impossible because as humans, were all built completely different. What I will tell you is this, it was worth every single penny. If you are even thinking about it, schedule a consult, it could change your life the way it changed mine! Come March, (i’m getting married) I will be able to have the perfect hourglass shape in my wedding gown, and it is all thanks to CoolSculpting!