If you aren’t one of the select few who can scarf down pizza and sleeves of cookies and still like a swimsuit model, you probably wouldn’t mind tightening up a few bothersome spots (muffin top and love handles, anyone?). We encourage you to practice self-acceptance and leave the negativity at the door but sometimes you want an extra boost because your workouts and diets can only do so much. Since we aren’t interested in going down the surgery route, we were beyond excited to go to Ideal Image for our first CoolSculpting  appointment. It is “the only non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes and eliminated stubborn fat from your body. There are no needles, no special diets and no downtime.” Don’t worry about it being dangerous because “it’s FDA-cleared, safe and proven effective.”


The Procedure:

Are you ready to make the most out of your lunch hour? That’s right, if you can take one hour to gossip about the latest office drama, you definitely have time for a CoolSculpting treatment. Each area ( stomach,  love handles, back/bra area, thighs, and chin) takes one hour and if you simply can’t unplug, the treatment is so non-invasive you can still work on your phone and even laptop (we were guilty of this) during your session.  You are seated in a chair and the technicians attached the device to the desired area. It will feel cool when it is attached but then you feel nothing as it works its magic.

The Science Behind CoolSculpting:

“Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology enables [Ideal Image] to precisely target fat cells beneath the skin, and cool them to temperatures that trigger their natural death. This process, known as Cryolipolysis, results in the treated fat cells becoming crystallized (frozen) and actually die. Because however the fats crystallize faster than normal cells, there is no damage to skin, nerves or other surrounding tissue.

The Results:

Results are visible within 4 to 8 weeks and full results are seen by week 12. Since it is the only available treatment that gets rid of fat for good-even if you gain weight back it won’t be in the targeted areas.


Should You Book:

CoolSculpting at Ideal Image is the best treatment for people with subcutaneous fat (the kind you can grab and squish) that has remained despite diet and exercise. We definitely recommend trying CoolSculpting as it whittled our waist aka our profile view is much sleeker.

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