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Coolsculpting at One Health Medical Group!

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It’s not about what you lose. It’s what you gain. So say goodbye to stubborn fat. And say hello to the body you once had with CoolSculpt’s clinically proven, FDA-cleared, totally non-surgical treatment without the downtime.

I was introduced to CoolSculpt by Tracy, a friend I met at The Closet Lover x Ettusais’ photoshoot collaboration event. I had expressed my concerns about my problem areas – the back of my upper arms, which I believe is a concern for many ladies. For me, it has been a long term persistent issue because I realize that whenever I put on weight, my arms would be the first place impacted (probably due to a high concentration of fat cells there). They also tend to look “bigger” and flabbier than the rest of my body (parts) whenever I overeat and/or stop working out. What a pain seriously, because all the pretty apparels I love usually come sleeveless and show off the arms. But not when I was terribly dissatisfied with how they look!

I was lucky to get away with many photos that didn’t display the worst angles of my arms, otherwise before photoshoots I tend to diet a lot / cover my arms / angle myself such that the photos turn out fine. But of course the best case scenario is that I never have to worry about flabby arms again, and be able to look great from every single angle!

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I had a consultation with Dr Christina Low at OneHealth Medical Group to learn all about CoolSculpt (non-surgical fat reduction treatment by Zeltiq).

It’s meant to treat/eliminate stubborn fat, or “spot reduction”. It is being called “stubborn fat” for a reason: no matter how much you eat healthy and exercise, it’s virtually impossible to lose those annoying muffin tops, love handles, saddle bags and belly pooch. You’re left with two options: live with them or think surgery. And there’s this new third option we can consider – the CoolSculpting procedure. Only CoolSculpting targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet can’t achieve as quickly or as effectively.

Found a video on YouTube that very much describes what CoolSculpting is really about.

The CoolSculpting procedure doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, the FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. In a few months: say hello to a new you!

So while I had remained quite petite all these years, my arms remained quite un-toned and the fats in them became very stubborn. Even as I worked out, the fats at the back of my arms don’t go away. The arms generally got toner but I have never achieved those perfectly slender arms that I wanted. You know, the sort that you try to pinch but there’s practically nothing you can grasp. That’s my kind of ideal.

As you can see from the above picture, there was quite a lot of “excess”. Sigh. So CoolSculpt, help!!!

Dr Low took pictures of me before the procedure – yes painful evidence of my problem areas – in this case focusing on my arms. I don’t know if you could deduce it from my expression but I was really eager to try the treatment and once and for all get rid of my annoying stubborn fats! Yup, I was very hopeful for a nice little miracle!

Ok, maybe this is not the most flattering angle in any way but surely, I need help with those arms!

The parts to be treated actually weren’t the most comfortable for me, as I needed to have my arms outstretched (one at a time) as I laid on my tummy. If you were treating say your love handles, you may just lie on your back and you can text, use your phone, do anything with your hands. But because the applicator was to be attached to the back of my arms, I had to settle in this position.

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A thin mask-film was applied to the area to be treated. It was to serve as a layer of barrier/protection from the applicator instead of direct contact, as the device would be gripping firmly onto the treated area.

A card being measured up with my arm – it is approximately the size of the applicator-device.

Dr Low positioned the device on the back of right arm (pictured above). The device would then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue would be cooled most efficiently. This happened for about an hour for each arm, taking 2 hours for the whole procedure to be completed.

As the cooling began during the first few minutes, I felt pressure on the affected areas, and intense cold. This soon dissipated. Many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment. I simply closed my eyes and rested until the time was up!

Even though I was experiencing slight discomfort due to the position I was lying in, Dr Low and Tracy made sure I was well taken care of, propping by arm(s) up with a roll of towel, putting a clicker just beside me so that I might call for help anytime, and even the air conditioner remote control well within reach in case it got too cold. I was also covered in a blanket to keep warm.

And I was done! The applicator was removed, and I felt the relief off my arms. The treated area looked a little sore and reddish, but it was all temporary. After all, it was all about fat freezing and eliminating the unwanted fat cells by flushing them out of the body over a period of time.

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after the treatment, and will likely experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body fat cells will continue to undergo apoptosis (cell death) for up to another 4-6 months after the treatment.

Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a customized treatment plan that suits you best.

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The CoolSculpting machine/technology by Zeltiq

The applicator-device

A visual representation of the sizes of applicators available to treat different parts of the body. The bigger ones are for areas like the tummy, love handles, buttocks, thighs etc.

With Dr Low – thank you for the kind sponsorship trial to try out the CoolSculpt!

Dropping another video here to illustrate CoolSculpt and the various testimonies from people who have tried the treatment, saw results and loved it 😉

It’s been about 2 months since I had the treatment and I must say I saw slightly slimmer arms from just that one session! It’s not immediately visible but I could feel that my arms were less bulky in my clothing, less tightness in long sleeves and generally more contours around the sides. I had continued to watch my diet and drink more water to flush those fat cells out of my system – hopefully forever!

Will update this space in a month or two to report the latest observations from the CoolSculpt treatment.

Promotion for My Friends & Readers!

The CoolSculpting treatment at OneHealth Medical Group is available at only $600 (per area)! Quote “Blogger Melissa Jane” when booking your appt.

[Usual Price: $888, min 2 areas]

HOLLAND VILLAGE

12A Lorong Mambong

(above Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf)

Singapore 277676

Operating Hours

Mon to Fri : 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 8pm

All other timing by appointments only

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays*

Dr Christina Low Bee Lee

Tel: +65 6467 1844

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Eye-Opening Experience at Jonsson Protein White Sands Hair Salon!

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A visit to Jonsson Protein hair salon, a true eye-opener…

Thanks to Essensuals Bugis, I never have to worry much about my hair. It used to be really dry and unmanageable due to bad salon experiences and dye jobs that caused even more damage. Now, I dare say that my hair condition has improved tremendously (much softer and silkier), not to mention being able to enjoy wonderful hair cuts, beautiful colors and various styles for every occasion! So, we all know that good quality hair is so important – but how about our scalp? I believe most people don’t pay as much attention to scalp care as compared to pampering their tresses, because very simply, we don’t care as much about things we don’t see often until probably when problems start surfacing. Horrors, I honestly can’t imagine losing all my hair!

healthy hair growth center

I was given an opportunity recently to try out Jonsson Protein’s Treatment. It was pretty timely, as I was just wondering if there’s anything wrong with my health as I’ve been losing a bit of hair when I shampoo, blow dry and brush my hair. As my Mum often says, consuming too much monosodium glutamate (MSG) causes hair fall. Being a typical skeptical daughter who doesn’t believe every word Mums say, I didn’t attribute the cause of my hair loss to my diet, though I was concerned about the issue and hoped for a solution to unravel itself.

Jonsson Protein White Sands Branch, Singapore

Jonsson Protein White Sands Branch, Singapore

I visited Jonsson Protein at their White Sands branch, and was impressed by the mahogany walls, lush furnishings and parquet flooring, which gave the impression of a luxurious environment, yet completely welcoming and warm. Stepping in, I felt like a privileged guest ready to be pampered by their staff!

Jonsson Protein grand opening special deals

This branch at White Sands is newly opened, and Jonsson’s Grand Opening Special is still going on.

posters at jonsson protein salon

images describing male and female hair problems

As I sat waiting for a short while for my turn to begin my consultation, I was observing the several frames on their walls, which contained photographs depicting the different types of hair problems both male and females may face, and the severity of their conditions.

photographs of different types of hair problems

All of those hair problems pictured above – I’m sure none of us would want to experience! Female pattern baldness, menopausal hair loss, premature greying and dandruff hair loss! Oh my 🙁 As I stole a glance at my long, thick hair, I prayed really hard that my hair remains healthy and in tip-top condition! And then I got curious about what Jonsson has to offer their customers…

spacious and cozy customer consultation area

I was showed into one of Jonsson’s consultation rooms while anticipating my consultant, Vivian. I was expecting a detailed scalp analysis before a customized treatment is being administered.

Jonsson's House Products on display

Jonsson’s House Products on display

#Selfie time while thinking of my next hair color! Pink? Ombre? I’m recently eenthralled by ombre violets and multi colors at the hair ends!

Vivian arrived, and led me into another (bigger) consultation room so that I could be more comfortable. There were more chairs available for me to place my belongings. As soon as I was ready, Vivian brought me through a brief questionnaire about my lifestyle, exercise and diet habits, as well as my areas of concern regarding my hair and scalp. I had thought that my scalp was in a “perfect state”, with no issues at all. After scanning my scalp for a mega magnified version of it, I was taken by surprise that I actually have a slightly oily scalp, which has led to clogged hair follicles and hair loss. The problem isn’t severe, but Vivian advised that it’s time to take greater care of my scalp, and to solve the immediate symptoms.

sample images of my oily scalp :(

Images of my clogged hair follicles and oily scalp. Also noticed that my new baby hairs have become thinner while the older ones are actually quite thick. This is because when the scalp is oily and hair follicles are clogged, oxygen cannot enter or penetrate the scalp skin and subcutaneous tissue layers, reducing blood flow and oxygen supply in those areas. This will result in hair fall problems and thinning hair due to an unhealthy scalp condition.

Yes you’ve guessed right – alarm bells started ringing in my head! I became keen in finding out more about Jonsson and what kind of solutions they could tailor for their customers.

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Vivian elaborated that protein forms 91% of our hair structure, thus hair protein is essential for hair growth. Many Singaporeans are unaware that the lack of protein in hair follicles can lead to hair thinning, brittle hair roots, weak and dry hair, increased dandruff and hair loss. So, don’t ignore such symptoms as they usually mean larger implications relating to your state of health or a lack of certain vitamins, minerals and protein!

Moreover, with professional solutions for hair loss, advanced equipments and innovative protein treatments – Jonsson Protein assures to help tackle different hair problems with visible results!

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Jonsson targets different types of hair problems:

• Male Pattern Baldness • Female Pattern Baldness • Spot Baldness • Chemical-related Hair Loss
• Post-natal Hair Loss • Menopausal Hair Loss • Dandruff-related Hair Loss • Premature Greying

Unique hair care treatment solution by jonsson protein

Jonsson’s practices their renowned VE Protein® Hair Care Treatment. The VE Protein™ penetrates deep into the scalp to reach the hair follicles and replenishes nutrients, in turn stimulating hair growth.

Features of Jonsson’s Unique Formula:

  • Natural plant extract
  • Small molecules for easy absorption
  • Developed with advanced technology

Treatment Features:

  • A highly-effective treatment suitable for Asian hair
  • One-on-one consultation and in-depth scalp analysis
  • Advanced western-made equipment

Functions:

  • Prevents hair loss effectively, and reduces hair loss quantity
  • Cleanses oily scalp & unclogs follicles
  • Replenishes protein to increase the hair growth rate
  • Replenishes nutrients and moisture to weak hair so that it changes from thin to thick hair
  • Produces black pigment cells to prevent premature greying
  • Improves the blood circulation on the scalp
  • Improves dandruff and oily scalp conditions
  • Repairs fragile or damage part of the hair and hair cuticle. Restores hair resilience and lustre
  • Restores healthy hair growth cycle, and thickens hair

 After the detailed consultation that took about 15 minutes, Vivian led me into a private room for my scalp treatment. Customers who prefer more privacy and individual attention in a comfortable environment, you may opt for this VIP room where you’ll be served by a dedicated Jonsson Protein therapist from start till end.

Although I won’t consider myself a shy person, it’s always preferred to be able to fully relax in a private setting and dedicated space to myself.

Dedicated private setting in Jonsson White Sands for customers

While settling happily into my seat, I was served a specially formulated concoction (contains protein to aid healthy hair growth) and Vivian began showing me their signature Pro-HairGro products that are infused with botanically extracted protein components and herbal ingredients.

example of jonsson protein hair growth herbal Ingredients

Jonsson Protein Hair Mask

Shampoo time! It’s always more enjoyable to be given soothing head massages and shampoos than doing it yourself! (says the lazy girl)

Washing area – where Vivian washed my hair thoroughly after the shampooing

Close up of the jelly-welly product

After the washing, she applied a protein ampoule to my scalp, followed by a soothing cleansing hair mask to remove the excess oil from my scalp.

For the next 20-25 mins, my hair was wrapped up and steamed to let the ampoule be fully absorbed into my hair and scalp. After blow-drying my hair, I’m done for the session!

Before and after photos of my hair scalp

Final results after treatment

Maybe it wasn’t very obvious from the shot above, but after a second scanning of my scalp, it looks much cleaner, less oily and the hair follicles looked less clogged. Needless to say, I felt terribly relieved and happy upon seeing the results! My hair also feels generally softer, smells very pleasant (no herbal or strange medicinal scent) and most importantly they sit on a healthy, clean scalp! Thanks to Jonsson Protein!

Common treatment area

My consultant & therapist for the day, Vivian!

My consultant Vivian! Thanks for your pleasant service rendered throughout my visit at Jonsson Protein! 🙂

I love to style my mane with products and heat tools, and of course dyeing my hair often. Sometimes I do get a little paranoid and worried when I see hair falling out more than usual. This visit to Jonsson made me realize that caring for my scalp is extremely crucial too in maintaining my long tresses and preventing hair loss. It is the go-to place for hair treatment in Singapore, when you’re looking for a solution/remedies for your hair problems.

Managed by a team of hair specialists and consultants who have gone through extensive professional training to treat hair problems, you can expect an exclusive one-on-one consultation and a detailed and comprehensive scalp scan analysis before receiving a customised VE Protein® Hair Care Treatment, suitable for your individual needs.

 ♥ Promotion for my readers ♥

1 Free VE Protein Hair Care Treatment

T&Cs: For both new male & Female customers aged 18 and above. Other T&Cs apply.

List of Outlets in Singapore:

• NEW! Westgate • Plaza Singapura • White Sands

Hotline: 6899 1788 Website: www.jonssonprotein.com.sg

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