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I'm thrilled to be partnering with the team, to trial and share with you some of the most popular skin and beauty treatments.
First up, I was tempted to try out for myself a body treatment, known as Coolsculpting. I'll start by saying that in no way is this treatment a replacement for a well balanced diet and exercise, but I was intrigued by the promise of a quick, and pain-free treatment to shift stubborn pockets of fat. And lets be honest, who doesn't have a problem area here or there.
I am petite. I workout at least 3 times a week, and all in all eat pretty well, but if I am to ever store a bit of fat, it is always around my hip/thigh area. So I wanted to road test what Coolsculpting is all about.
The idea is that this treatment uses cooling to rid stubborn areas of fat that we can’t always remove through diet and exercise. It is non-invasive and there is no downtime.
For me this treatment was a bit of an experiment, to see how it really stacked up. And now for my experience...
The treatment starts with a suction plate placed on the desired area. Initially there is a cold sensation which is a bit strange, but in no way painful. There is a bit of a tingle - almost like you're holding onto an ice-cube. While the treatment is being administered, you have time to rest and relax, I was treated to seasons of Sex and the City, while sipping chilled coconut water and reading Vogue (not a bad day in the office by any means).
Following about two hours of treatment, it's all over and I was ready to head back to work. For me, immediately following the treatment, the treated area felt a little numb and a tiny bit swollen, but nothing painful or dramatic. Slight numbness continued for about two weeks, but again nothing uncomfortable. All is now back to normal.
It's now been a few weeks following my treatment and I can honestly see a change in the shape of my treated area, which I'm thrilled with. In my experience, Coolsculpting was a great body treatment to try out - not as a miracle 'quick fix' weight loss option, but rather a little extra help for stubborn areas. It also acts as a fantastic motivator to continue working hard at the gym and eating better, as you want to maintain the great results.
As always, the team at Liberty Belle, were absolutely fantastic, you're always guaranteed to be looked after well, and I can't recommend the team highly enough. If you're in Melbourne, and are looking for a full service offering skin care centre, then look no further.
I can't wait to bring you my next review - next up, skin care, and how to maintain fresh, flawless skin.