The million dollar question has been answered. I can honestly say yes, Coolsculpting® does work. However, it takes time. I started my Coolsculpting® journey with Avalon Medical Spa in August of 2017. I met with Flavia the owner of Avalon for a consultation to discuss my abdomen area. It has always been an area I struggled with since I had my four children and now that I am in my mid 40’s add in Hashimoto’s Disease it is increasingly challenging to sculpt that area back to my younger days. Because Coolsculpting® is non-invasive and has zero downtime, I was so excited to give it a try.
For my first Coolsculpting® treatment I had four applications in my abdomen area. Each application runs for about 35-45 minutes. The applicator is applied, and the process is comfortable. For me, the hardest part was after the applicator is removed. Your skin is frozen, and the technician needs to massage the skin to break up the crystallization of the fat cells. But don’t worry it’s only for two minutes!
After your treatments your skin is sensitive, and that continuously gets better as the days go on. I started seeing results around the one month mark. It didn’t transform me into Gisele’s abs after all Coolsculpting® only removes 25% of fat cells; however, it did take away some of the bulk I had, and my clothes fit so much better. Since that August I have had four more applications to try and define my abdomen. Again, becoming giddy like a child at the one month mark when I started to see results and delighted at the three-month mark. I told Flavia I wanted to give an honest blog post about this procedure, so it has taken me a while to write this as I went through the process.
I genuinely believe that Coolsculpting® is a great way to help sculpt those stubborn areas that we have a hard time with as we age. It is pricey, but there are many financial options available. This treatment works the best with healthy eating and a moderate to active lifestyle. Make sure you go to a reputable medical spa or practice that is Coolsculpting® certified like Avalon Medical Spa in New Bedford, Ma, and Bristol, RI.
Remember Coolsculpting® is an investment an investment in your happiness and confidence. Anytime you can invest in the well being of yourself, you win!
** These are my results after two series of treatments… I’ve had to consume massive amounts of wine to be able to post these and I don’t even drink wine! I have always had that fat under my belly button and the fullness above it. I feel so good in my clothes now!
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