I recently teamed up with The Skin Girls based out of Vancouver, for some skin treatments! Anyone who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with skin care. I am a Rodan + Fields Rep (I adore their skin care line). My girl Stephanie at Techniks Salon in North Vancouver, takes care of my face with her amazing Micro-infusion Peel Facials, and I ALWAYS wash my face before going to bed at night. When the Skin Girls reached out to me to collaborate with them I jumped at the opportunity. Not only had i heard great things about them, but Im always willing to try new things to look and feel my best!
First a little background on The Skin Girls. The Skin Girls offer result based skin treatments from microdermabrasions to botox, fraxel to skin tightening & will have you looking more youthful in no time. Their skin therapists are often mobile on movie & TV sets around Vancouver ensuring celebrities their glow, but can come to you too!
When I say they offer a wide variety of treatments, im not kidding! I was actually blown away when I walked into their office in Gastown (soon to be relocating to Yaletown) that they could offer so many treatments! Everything from 3D Skin Rejuvenation to Laser Hair Removal to Botox and Fillers. We decided to try out Body FX/Contouring as one of the areas ive always struggled with is my thighs and cellulite. Although I know everyone has it (and to my surprise, I was told by the girls that my cellulite is fairly minor...who knew??) I also believe that if there is something I can do to look and feel my best, I will absolutely give it a try!
BodyFX targets problematic fatty tissues for ideal body contouring. Radio-frequency provides precise and optimal heating of the skin for reduction, contraction, and body shaping. BodyFX is a perfect solution to get rid of your mummy tummy or muffin top. BodyFX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities including radiofrequency energy, deep tissue heating and suction coupled negative pressure. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide beautiful body contouring results.
It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over an eight week period. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments – with the skin’s surface feeling smoother and softer immediately. After 8 treatments, a 40% reduction in cellulite and extra fat can be noticed.
I am all for body positivity and loving the skin I am in....I know that everyone has fat...everyone has cellulite. I work out 3 times a week and am very healthy but sometimes that just doesn't do it for things like cellulite. I also believe that if there is something we can do about things that make us uncomfortable about ourselves. Things that will make us feel better...then why not? To me this is no different than putting on false lashes or nails...or using anti-ageing creams. I want to be the best version of myself possible, and there is nothing wrong with that!
The treatment took about 40 min and for the most part was pretty painless. I basically felt some suction, some heat, and a small zap. The heat was the most uncomfortable part, and really wasn't that bad at all. I noticed my right thigh was more sensitive than my left so it felt a little more uncomfortable, but I was never worried about being burnt at all.
I have only had 1 treatment so far, and I am planning on going back for more! I noticed the difference already after only one treatment...my skin felt smoother and softer, so I cannot wait to see what the results will be after multiple treatments! Below is my after shot from just 1 treatment.
The Skin Girls are also the ONLY place in Vancouver that offers BODYFX!!!
Stay tuned for more results!