So now that supermodel Linda Evangelista has come out to talk about her CoolSculpting experience, I thought it was a good time to share my thoughts on the problem with society’s need for instant results.
They Rarely, If Ever, Look Good!
Whether you are looking for quick fat/weight-loss or trying to make yourself look more youthful, there is no one treatment that will immediately do this. You need to be in it for the long haul. Even with surgery and injectables - yes there are some quick results - you still need to employ long-term care of your skin and the health of your body for ideal healing and the best natural looking outcome.
Want better skin? Then a plan that includes an in spa skin program where you can have controlled but more aggressive treatments, combined with home care and the tried and true basics.
Eat Healthy, Sleep More, Reduce Stress and Exercise. Boring? Maybe. But effective? ALWAYS!
Want a good body? You need to pick up the weights, start moving your body and change your eating habits. It’s a process.
I was actually glad to see Linda Evangelista come out with her experience as it is something many of my clients have already been through when trying supposed fat melting procedures. Here is a woman with access to the best trainers and personal chefs. Yet she still chose to have a treatment that according to her has left her disfigured.
Uneven dents due to CoolSculpting are quite common. I have seen it in numerous clients. Liposuction as well can leave bumps and bulges and some of the fat removal systems that utilize heat and cold can cause nerve damage.
Wow you have an amazing body! Yup I got it from "Insert Fat Removal Device". Said NO ONE ever!
What does work? Nutrition and fitness and time.
But those are not the only reasons for opting out of permanent fat removal - gaining weight even minor amounts less than 5 lbs can show up near the area you had the fat removed. It seems those fat cells that are left near removal sites increase in size often leaving the area looking worse than prior to the treatment. Recent studies show that in most cases all fat returns after a year. In some cases the fat comes back as visceral fat - the more dangerous type that wraps around your internal organs.
If you still choose one of the these methods please be aware they are not for weight loss and anyone with significant weight to lose should not even consider them. They are designed for specific fat site removal - side effects and all.
I could write for hours on the many reasons promises of instantly turning back the clock often results in disaster, from too much filler to fat removal, to not taking the time to search out trained professionals for treatments. Simply said, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If you are going to try something that you are not sure about, research it, work with someone who has performed many procedures, understand the risks and start small.
Sanitation and a healthy environment have always been a priority at S-Team Skin And Body but we want to make you aware of some additional practices we have put in place.
As a private boutique skin and body clinic we are able to provide a safe, controlled, clean environment with minimal contact. Here are a few procedures you will notice upon your next visit.
✅ Upon arrival you will be asked to wash and sanitize your hands
✅ Your temperature will be taken and you will be asked some health questions. If you have a temperature you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
✅ We will have you remove your shoes to avoid germs from outside. You may either wear your own socks or we will provide disposable ones.
✅ Only one person in the waiting area at a time. If there is someone here when you arrive please wait outside in the building lobby until they exit.
😷Appointments are staggered to minimize contact with others and allow for a complete sanitization
😷As our standard practice we alway sanitize or dispose of everything that is used during a treatment. We have now added the check out area, door knobs, restroom keys. and high touch points.
😷We will be wearing a mask, gloves and protective eyewear during all services and face shields if very close contact is needed.
😷Our beds have freshly laundered sheets and blankets for each treatment. Each bed is disinfected prior to applying the sheets. Fresh gowns are available as well.
😷There will no longer be testers available. We keep them behind the desk. They can be applied to clients without any contact when needed.
😷Please do not bring anyone with you to your appointment they will not be able to wait in our lobby.
😷Our cancellation policy will be waived over the next 60 days while we and our clients adjust to our new normal and to ensure clients do not feel compelled to come in if not feeling well.
😷Our service providers are diligent with their health and would never see clients or come in contact with anyone if there are concerns of exposure or less than optimal health.
😷We will continue to offer virtual consultations and drop by or curbside pick up. Shopping with us online is always available.
Thank you again for all of your support during this time. It has been a constant reminder of why we are in this business. It’s You! 😍
📅You may schedule your June and July appointments online. Injectables are available every Thursday beginning June 4.
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