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Officially four weeks out from Spring, I decided yesterday to begin my journey with CoolSculpting.
As someone who always managed to stay in decent shape, an athletic build, and maintain a healthier lifestyle, in recent years I began to notice a plateau. I used to be extremely dedicated to fitness, to time spent in the gym, or just staying active. Despite what avid gym goers say, excuses become more prominent as life inevitably happens and takes over. I still remain someone who works out, but I am no longer a self-proclaimed “gym addict” as I was in my early twenties. I try to get myself to the gym three times a week if possible.
When 28 hit, it was a big wake up call. It became increasingly more difficult to maintain my weight even though my lifestyle didn’t seem to change all that much, especially in my mid-section. Just like any woman would and does, I began to panic. Juggling work, family, social life, and everything else I had on my plate, I attempted to decrease the food that was actually on my plate instead. Fad diets, double workout sessions, and even meal prep plans, were all in rotation to lose this extra spare tire that had marked its territory around my waistline. I felt I was too young to feel so insecure about my body, and way too young to let myself go. I was looking for a solution.
I am a girl who still remains active, even as a “foodie.” I continuously try to make choices that lead to healthy eating habits. It was just these extra few inches and pounds that I couldn’t seem to sweat off, no matter what I did. I then discovered Just Melt…
At JustMelt, a technologically advanced medspa in the heart of Manhattan, both men and women will find the perfect blend of aesthetics and science for their body, skincare and weight loss needs. After reviewing the website, I believe they are committed to helping their clients achieve the highest potential and optimal well-being through all of their rejuvenating services.
CoolSculpting is a safe non-invasive procedure, cleared by the FDA, that gently cools unwanted fat cells to prompt controlled elimination of fat cells in the body. Afterall, coolsculpting is more about body contouring and not weight loss which is pretty much exactly what I needed — just that little boost to bounce back and restore some of the damage of my early twenties. This nonsurgical technique is used for fat reduction on the areas of your body that you want to lose inches by freezing fat cells in your specified area(s). I knew if I was going to seek out the information, I needed to go to the best, someone I could trust. By freezing the unwanted fat area, CoolSculpting allows the benefits of a surgical procedure without needles or knives. After you use CoolSculpting to treat your desired area, your body naturally metabolizes the “frozen” unwanted fat and in 3 months you will see a drastic improvement to the selected area(s). Coolsculpting will leave me with clothes that fit better and will give me the boost of confidence I am desiring. Coolsculpting can do the same for you.
Why I chose CoolSculpting?
• I wanted to rid my stubborn abdominal layer of fat, yet I was unwilling to undergo any surgical procedure to make it happen.
• I wanted a treatment that was fast and easy, and does not require downtime from work or my other daily routine activities. I could work out the next day, eat well as always, and just maintain my normal status.
• I wanted to lose the inches that I couldn’t seem to drop even though I was watching my diet and exercising moderately.
• I want a treatment that was a natural way to rid my body of the toxins and fat stores that had taken up residence on my body.
• I want to look and feel my best and my age.
Just Melt Facility
I loved the serene, tranquil ambiance that Just Melt has. It was super girly, and feminine, and elegant. From the colors to the smells, I was engulfed from the moment I walked in. I felt like a star receiving VIP treatment.
My CoolSculpting Procedure
I must admit when I first walked in, even though my mind was seemingly made up, I was a bit nervous and anxious. I had done my research but still felt a bit unsure. The technicians made me relax and eased all my concerns almost instantly. I was even offered a glass of wine to unwind before I was assessed.
The first step in the assessment was to identify my target area. I changed into a pair of loose fitting shorts that they provided me with and the technicians began to draw and circle where the applicator was going to be placed. I was assured my body type was ideal for coolsculpting. The technicians were extremely kind and understanding to the fact that this is every females worst nightmare; standing there letting it all hang out, while someone circles your fat!! Come on now… However, the technicians joked with me, told me about their experience and gave me constant reassurance and security.
Because of the region I selected, the procedure would take up to two full hours to complete. Each application/session was 60 minutes on each side and could not be done simultaneously.
I laid down on the “medbed” and a topical sheet was placed on the location being treated to numb the area, and the applicator was applied. It was cold, but not freezing. The initial suction was a big shock. It was a bit painful but did not last long. I must admit, I was in a bit of a panic at first, as the pain didn’t seem to ease up for about five minutes. The thought of that suction feeling lasting the entire hour was unbearable. The sensation slowly decreased and then I was in a complete comfort mode. I read magazines, played on my phone, caught up with work emails, and even took a little nap throughout each session. The technicians were wonderful as they periodically checked in on me and asked if I needed anything. They were also extremely informative as I asked questions throughout the procedure.
After a section was complete, the applicator was removed and I was left with what looked like a pocket of fat/stick of butter indication in my skin. This went away after two minutes of being massaged out by one of the technicians. The area was a little swollen, red, and tender, but very mild. I left feeling great, like I made the right choice to take the initiative and do something for myself that would provide the permanent results that I needed.
The next day, today, I woke up feeling a bit sore. The same feeling I have after an intense ab workout. I am looking forward to sharing with you the results and full review in weeks to come!