Everyone adores dimples unless they are on your thighs. The balmy weather is finally here and that means everyone has shed their layers and are trying to stay cool, which is fine in theory, but if you are a woman, you quickly start to panic due to the probability of dresses and skirts highlighting your pesky lumps and bumps. The curse that is cellulite affects more than 90% of women. Luckily for us, it doesn’t discriminate and is a problem all women of all shapes and sizes face (at least we are in this together). Some may have a light case on the outer thighs and others may have several afflicted areas, no matter how much or how little you have, it all breaks down to thinning collagen fibers in your connective tissues and genetics (another thing to curse your family for). When the fibers are weakened it allows those stubborn fat cells to greet the world and poke through the skin (hello uneven skin).

Before you deem this another summer sans shorts, we are here to tell you there is an effective way to dimish dimpling. Enter,Haven Spa in Soho’s Hourglass treatment. The treatment is a “slimming, firming, toning, and detoxifying wrap combines plant extracts, caffeine, essential oils, and algae extract, and uses both hot and cold thermal agents to stimulate fat burning, improve the appearance of cellulite, varicose veins, and stretch marks, and dramatically reduce “orange peel” skin. Most people lose 1-4 centimeters around their waists and thighs after the first treatment.” They offer single treatments or a series of four. We are doing the series of four, so we can provide you with real-time insight.

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For our first treatment, we spoke with Haven’s resident cellulite guru,Maria Orlova to explain how and why the treatment works.

Why does the treatment work? Hourglass is a unique treatment because it is very effective at producing visible long lasting results from the first treatment. This treatment successfully targets cellulite, fat, burns calories, enhances weight loss, slims, firms and tones skin.

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Photo via Haven

Why is it working? The products were formulated using a unique combination of active ingredients which include several plant extracts, a high concentration of caffeine, essential oils, algae extract and thermo agents (both hot and cold). This allows the Hourglass to produce incredible, long lasting results which are visible from the first treatment.

Why doing 4 is the best? We have noticed that the most dramatic and long lasting results were obtained when clients had 6 to 10 treatments within 2 months which means approximately 1 session a week, a minimum of 4 in one month.

Pre and post tips? We advise waiting 2 to 4 hours before showering or bathing after treatment because the products are still working and we want the full benefits from the session.  Also, a healthy eating plan and exercise regime will help optimize the results the week of your treatment.

 

Results end of treatment 1: Our skin was incredibly smooth and supple, our cellulite lessened but was still visible. Overall, there was a sense of firmness that wasn’t there before.

 

Results end of treatment 2: Now that we had one treatment, we were more prepared for our second visit. We made sure we were hydrating before and after as well as watching what we ate. To improve results, it is recommended to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Additionally, Haven recommends working out 3-4 times a week of your treatment (if you don’t already). Since we wanted to maximize our results, we stuck to their guidelines (they are the experts after all). After the second treatment, our cellulite on our thighs and derriere had greatly decreased (deep dimples were firming up and disappearing). It made us giddy to think of a life sans cellulite (hello shorts)! We know we are only seeing these results due to the potent active ingredients Haven uses in their Hourglass treatment aka this is the only treatment we’ve seen REAL results from.
 

Results end of treatment 3: After our third visit, our cellulite was greatly reduced on our thighs (both inner and outer), deep indentations that have plagued our backside for years were filled in and smoothed out. In addition, to our lumps and bumps being reduced, we noticed less of a jiggle in our belly, bum and thighs (summer win).We are in love with our results and are quite disappointed, we only have one treatment left in our series of 4, so we spoke to the Haven team to see what we could do at home to maintain our beloved results. The Hourglass treatment uses Bioslimming brand Detox Base, Active Slim Gel, Active Slim Cream,and Ultra Slim Effect to provide their customers with unbeatable results, so they recommend, “that clients use the Bioslimming brand products at home (except for the Detox Base as it isn’t available for home use).” When purchased for home use, you are continuing to battle cellulite on all fronts. The Active Slim Gel works to stimulate the lymphatic system to induce fat burning and firm up fatty areas while The Active Slim Cream works to reduce stubborn hip fat and improve the appearance of stretch marks. Products are available at Haven Spa.

Results end of treatment 4:  We have reached the end of our 4 treatment Hourglass series, and we have to say we are quite sad because the results speak for themselves. Cellulite affects over 90% of women and even though we know this, we still hate the idea of showing off our dimples in our summer fashions. However, thanks to Haven, we can worry a little less our cellulite is almost non-existent now. We can’t believe in just 4 treatments, cellulite we have had for years is basically gone.  Now that Haven has done the heavy-lifting, it is up to us to maintain the results (aka watching we eat and making the Bioslimming trio part of our at-home care) as we never want to go back to where we started. Book a treatment or the series now, to get seriously impressive results (bye, cellulite, we won’t miss you)!

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