I recently had the opportunity to try out the beauty treatment that I’d heard so much about: CoolSculpting. And all in the name of trying stuff out for our wonderful brides-to-be!
I’m always interested in trialling out the latest beauty treatments to see if there really is a quicker and easier way to achieve a more sculpted body. So I was delighted to be kindly invited to the highly-regarded Dr Haus Dermatology clinic in Harley Street, London.
I’ve always wanted tennis-player arms but no matter how many press-ups I do or weights I lift I never seem to be able to shift all of that stubborn fat under my upper arms. Especially now that I’ve surpassed the respectable age of 40.
Having heard of CoolSculpting before and with the summer-dress season looming I really wanted to try out this procedure to see if it works. I also know how many of you are trying to tone-up before your wedding day to get those bodies looking their best in your stunning bridal-wear (I hear it from you all the time!)
So, what is CoolSculpting? Well, it’s actually a device that performs a non-surgical procedure cooling a certain targeted area of your body. In a highly-controlled manner it freezes the fat cells in that area which subsequently die and are then flushed out naturally.
I decided to give the upper arms a go of course and will be super-excited to see what the results will be which I’ll keep you all updated on.
The procedure took around 90 minutes, 30 of which involved having the device attached and there was no discomfort or pain – as you can see in the pic! The first 5 minutes or so felt a bit weird as the cooling kicks in but nothing that even the most delicate brides-to-be wouldn’t be able to handle.
Typically you can expect to see a 20% to 25% reduction of fat in the treated area after just 1 treatment – woohoo! Bring it on! (or freeze it off rather). Can’t wait for those arms to start toning up!
The results should start appearing within a month and the full extent within 2 to 3 months. I’ve taken some “before” photos of my upper arms to properly check out the results – expect these and what I have no doubt will be amazing “after” pix after the transformation has done it’s thing!
I’ll also be trying out some more treatments – so watch this space! Will be keeping you all updated on Insta too.
This was my second time at the clinic and I have to say the service is amazing. I’ve also tried and fallen in love with their HydraFacial – an anti-ageing and wonderfully cleansing treatment that has the added benefit of an antioxidant boost which makes it extra-good for the skin. It’s a treatment that can be used to help problematic skin (which I also hear a lot of your concerns about) such as acne and pigmentation.
And best of all – I’ve been offered some incredible deals at the clinic for our brides-to-be – see below. Just give the clinic a call, quote the discount codes included beside the treatments that you’re interested in and book yourself in for a complimentary assessment…
Kristina Gasperas Bridal Packages
A blushing bride with a healthy, hydrated glow starts her preparations 4 to 6 months in advance. A complimentary assessment is included in all packages.
The Satin Package (KGSatin01)
(Face – a course of 6 bespoke HydraFacial treatments)
The HydraFacial is an anti-ageing, deep-cleansing, exfoliating treatment with an antioxidant boost to nourish the skin and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can be tailored to treat problematic skin with acne, pigmentation or uneven skin tone. Treatments can be carried out every 2 to 4 weeks and a course of 6 will mean glowing and hydrated skin in time for the big day.
6 treatments: £924 (regular price: £1,100 – saving you £176)
The Lace Package (KGLace02)
(Face and body – a course of 6 bespoke HydraFacial and 6 VelaShape treatments)
Dr Haus Dermatology have been using VelaShape for nearly 10 years to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the skin’s elasticity. In readiness for your honeymoon one VelaShape treatment per week for a minimum of 6 weeks can help:
- Lift and tighten the buttocks;
- Smooth and contour the thighs;
- Tighten loose skin and improve the appearance of arms; and
- Tighten and reduce fat on the tummy and abdominal area.
The Silk Package (KGSilk03)
(Ultimate face and body – a course of 6 bespoke HydraFacial treatments, an Ultherapy procedure and 6 EmSculpt treatments)
EmSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to sculpt the body and build muscle – great for buttocks and the abdominal area.
Ultherapy uses focused ultra-sound to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating collagen growth. A non-invasive procedure with no downtime, you’ll see results immediately post-treatment and these will improve over the course of 12 to 16 weeks. Great for:
- Tightening skin that is starting to lose laxity and sag;
- Opening up the eye-area and smoothing out lines and wrinkles;
- Achieving brow lift; and
- Tightening jowls as well as improving lower-face loss of volume.
Total package price: £4,540 (regular price: £6,900 – saving you £2,360!!!)
Kristina Gasperas Bridal Packages – Rejuvenating Add-Ons
A skin-boosting hyaluronic dermal filler treatment that nourishes the skin from the inside out. Works as a very subtle volumizer – smoothing out lines and wrinkles but most importantly hydrating the skin giving a healthy, lasting glow.
From £472 per treatment (regular price: £590 – saving you £118)
For skin needing deeper rejuvenation or for smoothing out some superficial scarring microneedling is a great add-on to the HydraFacial. A course of treatment may be needed for optimal results.
From £392 per area, per treatment (regular price: £490 – saving you £98)
Freeze away fat! Great for areas of stubborn fat on the tummy, thighs, arms, chin and flanks. The perfect precursor to VelaShape or EmSculpt.
From £640, full assessment required (regular price: £800 – saving you £160)
The use of Botox injections to reduce/stop excessive sweating.
From £720 (regular price: £900 – saving you £180)