Cellulite is horrible isn’t it? Sadly, it’s something our skin seems to be addicted to so we just have to grin and bear it. Or do we? Well my most recent beauty discovery argues to rid us of that yuk wrinkle-like skin on our legs, tummy, arms and even smoothen the skin on your face. Icoone is a machine that does just this. The only machine in Ireland is in Renew Clinic who not only house this miracle machine, but numerous experts in skincare to help you with any skin issue. And I have a few. But I’m starting with cellulite, so Icoone is what I’m going to begin with. So here begins my Cellulite banishing diary with thanks to Renew…
Icoone diary – the full treatment update August 12th 2016
Well I started the “Bye Bye Cellulite” project back in May with astounding results very quickly. Since June, it’s been one treatment a week (well almost!) and now after 12 sessions of Icoone, I have smoother skin on every area treated. What I should also explain is that there are 10 levels of the treatment, and when I first started, I was at level 5. Now that my skin is used to the treatment, I am on level 8 (although I think my therapist Kelsey likes to up without telling me, all in the name of effective treatments!) which is fairly intense but gives very quick results. I have noticed significant shrinkage on my thighs especially and since my last measurement they’ve actually gone up an inch, but that’s to do with building muscle in my legs with the amount of training I am doing. And this is exactly what I wanted. A toned, healthy body with skin that looks equally healthy. So next up for me is to get my legs out for an instagram snap. So hopefully weather permitting you can check that out on my Insta this Saturday.
For all details on the treatment make sure you check out www.renew.ie
Icoone diary week four: June 28th 2016
This whole thing is starting to take shape, literally. My ass is shaping up to give any of the Kardashian’s a run for their money. Well maybe that’s ambitious but I feel great about my shape now. Over the last three weeks, doing two Icoone sessions per week, I’ve managed to shave off six inches from across my hips and two and a half on my waist. Now I have to say that this treatment needs to be balanced with regular exercise and I have turned into a gym bunny, so with four work outs per week, the whole experiment is proving itself to be worth the effort. Not only that, the texture across my tummy especially is smooth and the appearance of cellulite is pretty much gone. Next up, I’m going to try my upper arms which I didn’t think I could do. Now I spend a lot of time on my arms when it comes to working out, so they are fairly toned. But there is still that yukky bingo wing look that isn’t too noticeable, but I notice it. So in my next update I’ll let you know my progress on that. Also to note, I started doing peels with Renew this week. I’ve never had one before, but with my improved skin on my face, it was time to try them. So I’ll keep that review for another blog post next week. If you have any questions on the treatment, just leave a comment below!
Icoone diary week one: May 9th 2016
The Icoone experience is not exactly comfortable, but no pain no gain right? But I have to say the environment in which this treatment is delivered is absolutely pristine. I have been attending Renew on Hatch Street Dublin for about two weeks now and going somewhere that is exceptionally clean and professional, as well as being greeted with a smile and a welcome, is just lovely.
You firstly, step into what can only be described as an unattractive white body stocking that looks like it could only fit a Barbie. The label says “large” but you start to question your own self-worth when you try to work out how you’ll fit in it. But you do. Lying on a treatment bed, the nurse will use the machine over any areas of concern, so for me that’s my legs and tummy. The top of the machine is like a suction pad that is rolled over your skin. Now, here’s what I need to explain. Yes, it sucks on your skin, but it also sucks the life out of your cellulite or the odd bit of fat. Sounds gross, works miracles. Here’s another way of looking at it. Imagine taking your Dyson and running it over your skin. It’s not the most relaxing experience, but the nurse will alter the intensity to suit what you can take. I’m on about five right now, and I went after an hour’s work out on my upper legs, so forgive me if I don’t go into detail on the pain factor.
But I am now four sessions in and I am used to it. My skin is starting to smoothen nicely thank you. I have been measured so I’m fascinated to see what the inch loss is. But so far so good. My skin feels very smooth, and at the end of the week I am going to take another measurement to see the progress. So stay tuned for next week’s Icoone diary…
Note: The Icoone treatment is being offered as a complimentary service to me for the purpose of this blog post. For full information on the treatment you can take a look at their website renewclinic.ie