Ron’s Blog: A Man’s Perspective on CoolSculpting
Let me start off by saying that I’m a guy’s guy - -I love football - Go Bears! I love baseball - Go Cubs! I love basketball and whatever else is televised in front of my Lazy Boy. What I don’t love are salads and my stomach. As the only male in the office, when Dr. Van Dyke brought Coolsculpting in, I was eager to try it. A few thoughts originally sparked my interest: my pants feeling comfortable around my waist and having a slimmer stomach. Let’s face it - as I get older, I’m in nature’s pathway staring it down.
I was skeptical about the whole aesthetics arena, but was reassured that a procedure called Coolsculpting was right for me. Van Dyke Laser and Skin’s staff provided a thorough and detailed consultation that led to my decision to try the procedure. They explained how Coolsculpting works, what it would feel like, what I could expect afterwards, and the results I could anticipate. The process seemed almost too simple. But again, I’m a guy who has ventured into a new arena. I have to admit I was very excited about the potential results.
The office was inviting, the staff was confident and welcoming and Dr. Van Dyke was terrific! She was very communicative during the procedure, letting me know what was happening and making sure I was comfortable. We started by taking “before” pictures to document the process. The procedure took about an hour, which is amazing in itself. Really, only one hour out of a single day for long-lasting results! After 30 days, we took my “after” pictures to document the progress. Immediately following the procedure, my stomach was a little swollen and I could feel some tightening. I kept asking myself, “Why did it take me this long to get this done? What else am I missing out on? Is one hour enough? Will the guys at the gym notice?”
It is one month after my treatment and I continue to see results. I was told that the effect will build over the course of two to three months, and that multiple treatments give even better results. Improvements can appear up to six months following a procedure, making it the gift that keeps on giving!
- Coach Ron