My cryoskin results after six cryoslimming treatments targeting stubborn arm fat with my cryoskin review.
At long last, I can share with you my cryoskin results. I had several cryoskin treatments over the course of 6 months, every other week. I initially signed up to reduce stubborn upper arm fat that didn’t go away despite diet and exercise. I also got a few spot treatments on my lower belly and thighs, but my main focus was my arms.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first. I love my body. I love my body by nourishing it with healthy foods, giving it rest when it needs it, exfoliating it for smooth skin, using safer beauty products, and strengthening it with exercise, among other things.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean I like every part of it. And, that’s okay. You can love your body while still working on improving certain areas, such as losing weight and starting on an anti-aging skincare regimen. I felt it was important to state this because, far too often, society tells women they need to look a certain way.
Some women choose to go under the knife for breast augmentation. That’s also okay. I wanted to let you, my readers, know that the only person I did this for was myself. I felt it was an opportunity to improve myself in a way that was healthy and non-invasie.
Ok, now that THAT is out of the way, let’s continue.
What is Cryoskin?
Cryoskin is a newer form of local fat reduction that works by freezing fat cells, then warming them up allowing for your lymphatic system to get rid of the dead cells. For the full explanation about Cryoskin, see my first post in this series. It’s important to note that Cryoskin is a brand name and this is the name of the machine the spa used on me. My last two sessions were done with a new machine called Sélene.
Why I Decided to Try Cryoskin
I touched on this a bit earlier in this post, but I wanted to reduce the stubborn fat on my upper arms. I have very bony shoulders with next to no fat, and then a pocket a fat right below, covering the area where the deltoid meets the tricep. I’ve tried for YEARS to reduce fat in this area (hint: tricep dips won’t do anything) to no avail. To be clear: this is a pocket of fat that does not go away (ever) with weight loss.
First, I’m 35 years old and for my entire adolescent and adult life, fitting through sleeves has been a challenge. I’ve had to go up a size in jackets, blazers, and blouses, but as a petite size 6 it leaves me with limited choices in clothing. For obvious reasons I’ve stayed away from sleeveless tops, and taking pictures usually means I try to turn my body a certain way to minimize the appearance of this fat.
Secondly, I’m afraid of liposuction and the healing and costs involved. There’s also the risk of ending up with deformities, so a non-invasive procedure with no downtime sounded appealing.
I’m not gonna lie, I went into this hoping to have arms that resembled more of Michelle Obama’s arms than the ones I’m currently flapping around in, haha. But because I didn’t have high hopes for this, I only put down a 50% deposit. If I didn’t see results halfway in, I could always stop without losing more money.
My Cryoskin Results for Fat Reduction
First, let’s look at my initial results. This was when I saw the most dramatic results.
Cryoskin Results After 2 Months
I felt and saw the most drastic difference after my second cryoskin treatment. I made sure I ate zero carbs for 5 hours afterwards, drank lots of water, and also did cardio after each session.
Up until this point, I had gone from size 10 in jeans to size 4 in jeans, but my arms did not shrink. Even though I do have a slight rotation in the photo after my second cryoskin treatment, this margin of error is negligible. I had less to grab onto when I cross my arms, and this was a HUGE victory for me!
I don’t have much (if any) fat cushioning my shoulder, but excess fat just below. Ideally, I would love for that fat to be redistributed evenly but it is what it is.
It might be hard to see a difference in these pictures, the minor difference meant I was able to easily slip into a blazer that was previously uncomfortable. It was an answer to my prayers. There was only about a 1″ difference in the circumference of my arms between these two photos. But that was still a huge improvement to me.
My Final Cryoskin Results After 6 months
I stopped taking diligent photos after each session and decided to just take final photos to see how far my arms had come.
Here is a comparison of my shoulder from behind. It’s not an angle I can see in a mirror easily, but I’m glad I took before + after photos. The biggest difference I could feel came from the changes of this angle.
My batwings from the front. Quite possibly one of my biggest hangups is this view, and it’s prevented me from wearing many sleeveless tops. I’m not entire sure what happened here, since my first progress picture showed huge gains. I wasn’t as diligent with diet and exercise as I was during my first two treatments, which may explain the weight gain in this area gain.
Since Cryoskin doesn’t kill all your fat cells, it’s possible that those that were left intact started working overtime to make up for the localized reduction of fat cells. However, it is still an improvement!
And here is a comparison of my “batwings” from the side. Of all the before/after pictures I have taken, this has got to be my far my favorite. I honestly did not expect to see this much of a difference. I even played around with different angles to make sure I was capturing this correctly. Color me shocked.
The skin is much more toned and tightened, and there is definitely less fat there. My batwings don’t hang as low as they used to, and I didn’t realize I had this much of an improvement until I saw these photos back to back. I don’t have Michelle Obama arms (boo) but they’re closer to my ideal.
I honestly was expecting to see a larger improvement. However, I could have been better about a few things.
I will admit that I have not been exercising as much since my initial two treatments. I’ve drank the occasional cocktail or glass of wine, but nothing in excess of 2 drinks a week. Even then, I don’t drink often, as my body is sensitive to carbs. My lifestyle is generally a healthy one, and I refrain from gorging on high-calorie foods.
I think Cryoskin is a great solution for those looking to improve stubborn fat pockets. However, every body is different and will react differently. I also think this process works faster on men. On a whim, by technician did a 2 minute treatment on each of the the inner knee fat area. I saw an overnight difference (unfortunately I did not take a before photo).
Before my treatment, each of my upper arms measured 16″ at their largest circumference. After my treatment, they measured roughly 13.5″-14″ (my right arm was about a 1/2 inch larger than the left). All in all, I lost roughly 2″ from each arm.
If I were to continue paying for more treatments I could possibly get closer to Michelle Obama’s arms. However, I’m content enough at the moment with this improvement.
Would I get more treatments?
It depends, as it’s not a cheap service. I paid a discounted rate because I attended an event, but even then I paid $1250 in total. To achieve the results I’m looking for, I probably would have to shell out another $1250. I’m not sure if this is cost-effective in the long run, or if liposuction would be recommended in my case.
Or, you, know, just total body acceptance. I don’t claim to be perfect, but am working on body “neutrality.“
Note: this post is not sponsored. I paid for my Cryoskin treatments and was not compensated for documenting my experience nor writing my opinions.