My Cellulite Treatment Experience Was Great! Video to Prove It!
Ever since I was about 16 years old and 115 pounds I have had cellulite. I have been slender all my life but have always battled the stubborn lumps and bumps. From creams to massages, I researched it all. Now that I am 25, there are more procedures on the market for cellulite treatment. I originally considered Cellfina, which is invasive but still wasn’t ready to take the leap. I wanted to really commit to weight loss regimen, by sticking to a stricter diet and fitness plan before having an invasive treatment. However, for the mean time in combination with a healthier life style, I came across various forms of body contouring treatments that looked very interesting.
Being a YouTube beauty guru, I know quite a few people in the industry. One day while scrolling through Instagram, I came across an esthetician that I follow who posted about how she is working at a new Med Spa called The Montclair Rejuvenation Center and that they offer body contouring. I decided to dig deeper and once I saw some before and after photos I was excited. I contacted them and decided to schedule a consultation.
When I came in for my visit, the staff was very friendly and I instantly felt at home. They walked me through what each of the machines were going to do to my body and how they worked. I learned that ultra-cavitation breaks down fat through ultrasound, where octopolar does the same thing but through radio frequency combined with heat. By combining both machines, I would achieve optimal results. We then scheduled my first appointment and I was told to keep very hydrated both before and after my procedure. I event asked a little bit about other procedures such as fillers and laser hair removal and they gave me all the information I needed but did not try to push a sale onto me. They kept the focus on my original concern and that made me feel like they really did care about me rather than making money.
The day of my appointment, Ariana was scheduled to work with me. Later, I can discuss my experience with Dr. Kelly, who is so sweet as well. When I came in, I was brought right into the laser room where everything was all set up and ready to go. I had already filled out all my paperwork, so there was no waiting on the day of my first appointment. Ariana gave me a brief run-down of the functions of the machines again and then proceeded to take my measurements, weight, body fat percentage, and before photos. I was excited that they were taking my measurements, so I could see if the procedure really did work. I then had to undress from the waist down. I was able to keep my underwear on, but had a towel draped over me. She then began with a quick hand massage that she told me was a lymphatic massage. She said that this procedure works through lymphatic drainage and that it was a necessary preliminary massage. Then we started with the Ultra Cavitation machine and focused on my stomach, inner and outer thighs . They apply a jelly to your body so that the machine glides gently across it and it is soothing. There is nothing uncomfortable about it. With the Ultra Cavitation Machine, you hear a slight ringing noise inside your ears but that’s due to the ultra sound technology. Ariana explained that I would hear it before beginning, but I just found it interesting when I heard it for myself.
After about 15 minutes on each leg and 5 minutes on my stomach we moved on to the Octopolar treatment. The amount of time spent on the areas they're doing cellulite removal on varies based on your body fat and desired look. Since both machines were in the same room, I didn’t have to move at all, which was nice. The octopolar treatment was very much like the Ultra Cavitation, but the only difference was that the applicator was warm and progressively became hotter as she moved it along my entire legs. She asked me if it was too hot and was very conscious of the heat aspect. Luckily for me, I enjoy warmth on my body. I take a steaming hot shower everyday ,so it didn’t bother me at all. The fact that she kept making sure I was comfortable was appreciated. She repeated the same steps as the first machine and spent the same amount of time on each location.
Once we were done using the machines, she gave me a 10-minute massage, applying pressure to the effected areas to further break down the fat deposits by increasing lymph flow. Once she was done, we took after photos and measurements. Then I was ready to go! There was no down time and I could return back to my daily routines right away.
I have a few more treatments to go and have already seen results. Once treatment is complete I will gladly share my before and after photos.