Just recently I was introduced to a new weapon in the arsenal against fat. If you, like me, are generally fit and at a healthy weight but have areas of fatty bulges that diet or exercise don’t effect you will be excited to hear about CoolSculpting by Zeltiq too!
Coolscultping™ is a completely non-invasive procedure. No anesthesia, no scars, no surgery, no needles, no downtime, no second mortgage on your house necessary either! Depending on the area treated your procedure could be 1-2 hours. Results are visible as soon as three weeks following treatment with the best results occurring over the next two to four months.
I LOVE technology and I am still trying to wrap my mind around this seemingly low-tech/ high-result contraption.
The unlovable ’love handles’ were deemed to be my area of concern by R.N. & Medical Aesthetician, Cheryl Heinzman of Laser Aesthetics Cape Cod in Hyannis.
After withstanding a very humbling photo shoot of my midsection Cheryl applied a film of extremely cold conduction gel to my hips. Then the vacuum applicator was carefully arranged in the most advantageous angle to reduce the unwanted bulge. Once in place I was able to rather comfortably watch TV, surf on my Smartphone or work on my iPad.
While described as ‘Freezing Fat’ the sensation was not one of unbearable cold. The vacuum works essentially by taking the heat out of the fat cells causing them to crystallize. These crystallized shards of fat are perceived as foreign to the body and are flushed along through the immune system. The team of doctors who designed this technology based on their observation that children who suck on popsicles often lose their chubby cheeks.
After the vacuum was released my hips felt extremely hot, like just coming in from the snow, and rather numb for more than a week. Nothing I couldn’t tolerate happily for the advertised results!
Now two weeks post- treatment I am extremely happy and impressed with the results. No more muffin top!
Cheryl Heinzman will be speaking about her advanced medi-spa treatments including Titan, laser hair removal, Coolsculpting and injectable cosmetics such as BOTOX®, Restalyne and JUVÉDERM® at Solstice Day Spa on November 1st, at 6pm.RSVP 508-775-7400