Last week I stopped by the Schweiger Dermatology office located in Hoboken, NJ (they have multiple locations). I was there to get Coolsculpting done, which is basically when you freeze your fat off. Coolsculpting allows you to remove fat from specific areas on your body. You know those stubborn areas like stomach bulge, love handles and double chin? Those are perfect for having coolsculpting done on.
A gel pad is placed over the area you want treated and the coolsculpting machine goes over that. The machine works like a vacuum, sucking in the area it’s been placed on top of. The area being treated freezes inside and the fat cells dye. Your body then naturally gets rid of those dead fat cells over time.
I was a little nervous, but everyone at the Schweiger Dermatology office made me feel comfortable. They explained everything prior and made sure I was comfortable the entire time I was bring treated. The procedure was done by the amazing Todd Newman, PA-C. Todd did a great job and helped me understand what was happening each step of the way. I had coolsculpting done on my lower stomach and love handles. These two areas are the ones that have given me the most trouble. No matter how much I would slim down, there was always a little belly bulge. I know that’s a similar case for many women and that’s why I’m sharing this experience with you all.
The first 10 minutes of the procedure are the toughest, because it’s a feeling you’ve never felt before. There is a strong suction, but soon after the area goes numb and you don’t feel anything else. After that each time they placed the machine on a new area, it didn’t bother me at all. Once the machine is removed the area will look like a block of butter — that’s what you’re seeing in the image below. It’s not a pretty photo, but just think of all that fat disappearing soon. Todd then has to massage the block for 2 minutes until it goes completely down. The massage part is very uncomfortable, but I pushed through because having that massage done will give you better results in the long run.
Each area where coolsculpting is performed takes 1 hour. It sounds like a long time, but it actually flies by. You can nap, read a book or play on your phone. Starting in May they will have a new system that cuts the procedure time in half. Instead of an hour per area, it will only take 35 minutes to treat.
After I finished up, I was extremely sore. My lower stomach especially was swollen and numb. While at home I’ve been wearing garments that compress the area. It helps me feel a lot more comfortable! It’s been 6 days since I had it done and each day the area feels better. I’ll have a vlog up tonight on my channel so you can get a better look at how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been wearing.
Full results from cool sculpting take 2-4 months to see. Since I’m only a week into the process I don’t have any results to show yet, but I will have a follow-up post when the results become more noticeable.
If you’re thinking of having coolsulpting done, now is the time to get it! You will see full results by Summertime and get to enjoy your flatter tummy. Schweiger Dermatology is offering my readers $100 any of their services, but you must book the appointment by May 1st, 2016 before the promotion expires. All you have to do is mention my name — Melissa Flores.
They’re also hosting a giveaway with me! The giveaway is strictly for Instagram. Head over there now to find out how to enter 😉