This is part 2 in our series following Heather along her CoolSculpting journey at Amavi Medspa in Bay Shore NY. In the first installment, she describes how she decided to choose CoolSculpting body contouring. In this piece, she describes her experience receiving her CoolSculpting treatments at Amavi.
by Heather W
From the moment I walked in the door, the Amavi staff made me feel welcome. There was no hoity-toity feel – everything was down to earth and relaxed. I never felt judged or that anyone was looking down on me. The friendly atmosphere is more like a home than an office – definitely not a revolving door experience!
When we decided which areas to work on, I truly believe that Shantee looked out for my best interests. She honestly discussed which areas could use treatment and which were not likely to benefit. After that, we prioritized areas to treat based on my goals and budget. I never felt pressure to “do more” or to pay for sessions that wouldn’t help me the most.
The procedure in general feels like a cold suction, and the areas got cold/numb in about 5-7 minutes. For a couple of cycles, she dimmed the lights, covered me with a blanket and I went to sleep. On other rounds – I was able to read and get caught up on emails etc.
I was able to eat/drink as needed during the session, and to get up and stretch in between them.
Shantee told me the 2-minute after-treatment massage can improve the results by up to 68%, according to studies done by the company that makes the CoolSculpting machine. It was pretty uncomfortable, but the thought of it improving my results made it worthwhile. Also Shantee was great about talking me through it as we watched the timer together.
When she brought me an ice pack after the session – I thought she was nuts! But then she explained how it slowed down the skin coming back to room temperature – and after that, the ice pack was my friend.
Amavi Medspa is in downtown Bay Shore NY, so I was able to get coffee and a delicious lunch within a couple of blocks. The CoolSculpting room at Amavi is pleasant, nicely decorated and very relaxing.
That night, I had sore-muscle feeling, but was able to have dinner out and attend a concert. I slept just fine the nights after my treatments. For a couple of days after, the skin was a bit sensitive to touch but felt better when I wore form fitting clothes.
My experience with CoolSculpting at Amavi Medspa in Bay Shore NY was really great! Shantee and the staff are kind, personable, and very easy to work with. I’m really excited to see how this turns out!