When I first started going to the gym, I heard one of the instructors say, “Let’s focus our attention on our arms! Summer is coming and we need to say Buh-Bye to our Buh-Bye arms!” I thought to myself, maybe I am not alone in my unhappiness with my flabby arms. I have been self-conscious about my arms from the age of 12. It didn’t help that at my Bat Mitzvah, I was wearing a short sleeve dress and obsessing about my arms, I turned to someone and asked, “Do my arms look fat?” Their response, “Yes.” From that moment forward, I have been fixated on my arms. Now, three children later, my question is: Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
CoolSculpting: Buh-Bye To Flabby Arms
My upper arm fat is still there despite my best effort at the gym. Yes, I workout and I typically target my workouts on my arms. I practise yoga, do muscle mix classes and I have even invested in a personal trainer! Nothing has ever helped to eliminate the stubborn arm fat that I am concerned about. I don’t love the idea of surgery, I am a huge worrier. When I found out about CoolSculpting, my first question was, “Will this help my arms?” I started to investigate CoolSculpting at MD Beauty Clinic. This particular clinic is dedicated to non-surgical procedures, which is overseen by a medical director who is both a surgeon and an aesthetic expert.
Here are the answers to some of the questions I had:
What areas of the body gets the best results?
The best candidates for this procedure are individuals who have stubborn pockets of fat that does not always respond to diet and exercise. Results depend on the type of fat each person has. Soft, squishy fat that’s under the dermis is the easiest fat to treat. This procedure is not intended for use in lieu of a weight loss program.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
After my first treatment, I can honestly say, CoolSculpting doesn’t hurt. During the treatment, there is a numbing, burning sensation, similar to frostbite. After the treatment, the area is massaged by a machine, called the Zimmer. The Zimmer feels like rubber bands snapping against your skin on the treated area. This helps smooth out the treated area to get rid of all the bumps and lumps from the CoolSculpting freezing. In the weeks after the treatment, there were no visible signs of bruising, but my arms felt bruised. A small price to pay for the ultimate results!
How many treatments do most people need?
Treatment times are individualized. It is best to consult with a trained professional at MD Beauty Clinic to see how well your body will respond to CoolSculpting and if you are a good candidate.
Are the results long term?
Yes, these are permanent results. As long as you maintain your weight, fitness routine and expectations are realistic, this non-invasive procedure may be just the right treatment to give you the self-confidence you need.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
After my treatment, I get to answer my own question, Does CoolSculpting Really Work? While maintaining my fitness regime and healthy eating habits, I hope to confidently wear t-shirts and sleeveless tops in approximately 4-6 weeks. My Bat Mitzvah may be 35 years over, but now I hope to have the arms my inner critic has always dreamed of. This CoolSculpting procedure has given me the hope for a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem. If a procedure will allow you to leave self-conscious feelings at the door, I say it is by all means worth it. Ultimately, you know what’s best for yourself and what you feel comfortable with.
This treatment was provided by MD Beauty Clinic, all opinions are my own.
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