Owning a medical laser spa has been one of THE best jobs in the world. The clients are fantastic, we make people feel good about themselves and let’s face it, I get to try all our services to make sure they work! Trust me when I write, there have been several products and laser services we have opted NOT to offer due to the fact that they don’t deliver!
If you don’t know me, I am fairly fit, in my 40s but can tell that my body has started storing fat in places that I do NOT want. I totally get that these fat-storages helped my ancestors survive long winters at one point in time. However, I am now a desert dweller and would prefer to have these areas disappear.
This week my staff and I tried fat removal. Yes, too good to be true you might say? (I said the same thing). However, we decided to move forward with our product evaluation to see if it really did work. We took our measurements and tried two technologies.
The first was Zeltiq / Coolsculpting (or Fat Freezing). As the sales rep said, “People no longer have to be prisoners of their genetics!” I was hooked up to a vacuum that literally sucked in my fat. Over the course of an hour, the machine slowly froze the area so that the fat cells would crystallize and start to self-destruct. Once the device was removed, the solid area (which was my back fat) was aggressively massaged and brought back to room temperature. I had 4 treatments, two on each side.
The second technology we tried was Tru Sculpt. Unlike Zeltiq where the fat is frozen, with Tru Sculpt, the fat is heated. This is a radio frequency technology that is very new to the market. If you can imagine, the procedure involves taking a wand with a 2 inch square flat stamp at the top and placing it on the target area. The treatment is pretty easy and fast. I literally held the stamp on the target area for 4 minutes as the wand heated my skin to 44-46 degrees Celsius. I had 16 stamps and targeted my inner and outer thighs.
Apparently, clients need 2 sessions with both technologies to get the
“Icing on the Cake” results. (Who does not want that!) Our reps will be back and we will be making a decision based on our results in the New Year.
Stay Tuned & Flawless.