This post has been a long time coming. But there is good reason I promise. When it comes to something as serious as Coolsculpting I wanted to be 100% sure that I was happy with the results before I shared them with you. As you guys know I trust SkinSpirit with my life. I shared the process of the actual sessions with you guys on stories and now I am here to share results! Keep reading for all the details on my Coolsculpting results.
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I have never been shy about my body image struggles and the lifelong battle of losing weight. No matter how much I work out or how well I eat, my lower tummy will always bother me. I talked to the girls at SkinSpirit Palo Alto about this, and they sent me to Carli aka my contour QUEEN. She is the one to see in Palo Alto for all things body related! We met for a consult and she explained the entire procedure to me. I went back in the next week for my first session. I was a little bit nervous, but not so much that I had anxiety. In these situations I actually psych myself out by expecting the worst so reality isn’t actually that bad. They used the large applicators on me; and put one on the top and one on the bottom — almost diagonally, and then switched. Each session is 45 minutes long.
They start by applying the hyaluronic acid pads followed by the machine applicator – it basically sucks in the area that the applicator is applied to & starts the “freezing” process. This was a little uncomfortable, but like anything cold – once you’re numb you don’t feel it. I laid back and listened to podcasts until my 35 minutes were up. This is when I consider the most uncomfortable part to happen – after they remove that applicator, the area has to massaged out to make sure all of that fat is broken up. . My friend who had done the treatment led me to believe this would be excruciating, but it honestly wasn’t that bad. After my first session, I went on about my day with no pain. It felt a little weird because your fat is almost crystallized, but it is non-invasive and has no downtime. I was back at Barry’s the very next morning.
I started to see results about four to six weeks after the first session. And my stomach totally felt different — less flabby if you will. Now if I am eating right 98% of the time – my pooch is SO much better. I had two more sessions after this — one in front of a live audience during a demo event; which was so much fun. But at that point I was a pro! Keep in mind – one treatment may do the trick for you but your treatment plan may include more than one – this is normal!
Some life things happened and I gained a little bit of weight – like 15 pounds. I was afraid that this would ruin my results, which is part of why it took me so long to write this post. But now that the wedding is coming up — literally tomorrow – I am back to my normal size and SO happy with the results! I did notice that where the CoolSculpting was done, there was less of a gain there which showed me that the treatment stuck.
You guys know I am pretty much a one piece only girl – but this year I finally am wearing bikinis and feeling comfortable in them! These photos are not photo shopped in any way shape or form (besides lighting) and you can see that my lower belly is actually FLAT! I am feeling so confident heading into my wedding and honeymoon thanks to Carli and SkinSpirit.
I am so happy with the results I want to do the back of my arms and the fat on my back around where my bra is – let me know if you would be interested in seeing that!
Note: Coolscculpting works best when you are eating well & exercising. It is not a miracle cure – but rather a solution for problem areas!
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