The recent renovation of Aspen Vida Medi Spa brings with it the latest body sculpting technology.
The first time I heard about CoolSculpting was at a dinner party seated next to a prominent Manhattan plastic surgeon. He stood up from the table, chardonnay in hand, and invited me to feel his muffin top. His left flank had a slight inch to pinch, his right was flat. He then informed the table he had frozen the fat cells out of one side and left the other au naturel; he was a touchable, squeezable before-and-after picture to show prospective clients. The proof was there in the (lack of) pudding. When Aspen Vida Medi Spa unveiled its remodeled and expanded space this spring, it announced the arrival of the latest Cool Advantage technology, an exclusive in the valley, and another arrow in the spa’s beauty-tech quiver. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting involves no knives and no downtime. In fact, it is recommended to do yoga or go for a hike as soon as your treatment is finished, making it a perfect solution for active Aspenites who wish to get rid of that last bit of stubborn, pinchable fat. A treatment for one region takes 35 minutes, and the spa can do two regions at a time. An applicator is applied to the desired area and freezes the subcutaneous fat cells. The procedure itself is not painful so much as chilly, like taking a targeted ice bath. Savvy clients multitask by getting a simultaneous facial, or by listening to their favorite meditation app. Over the next two to three months, the damaged fat cells are flushed from the body never to return. Practitioner Katie Ward likens the application of the freezing wands to an art form. “It’s not about ‘skinny,’ it’s about sculpting a figure.” 420 W. Main St., Ste. 102, aspenvidamedispa.com
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