By using controlled cooling to safely target and reduce diet and exercise resistant fat, the Coolsculpting® procedure reduces stubborn fat in a safe and effective manner. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues, and the Coolsculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells underneath the skin without harming the surrounding tissues.
Over 2 million procedures performed world wide, the award winning CoolSculpting® procedure is offered at Yaletown Laser Centre, your Vancouver Coolsculpting Premier Provider & Downtown Vancouver’s ONLY Dualsculpting™ Centre!
Am I a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?
Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the Coolsculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they would like to reduce. Request a complimentary consultation with our Coolsculpting consultant who will determine if the Coolsculpting procedure is right for you.
What areas can Coolsculpting treat?
Coolsculpting can treat the following areas:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Back rolls
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
What is the difference between fat reduction and weight loss?
Coolsculpting is not for overall weight loss, rather, the treatment provides targeted fat reduction. Fat cells can be compared to a balloon that expands and contracts. When you lose weight through diet and exercise, you do not lose fat cells, they simply become smaller. CoolSculpting on the other hand, eliminates fat cells in specific areas.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that literally freezes stubborn fat cells that won’t go away no matter how much you diet or exercise. The results aren’t instant, as your body still must break down and flush out the fat, but you’ll start to see results in as little at 4 weeks. At around three months your Coolsculpting will show the best results. The best part of all this is that the fat cells are permanently removed, so if you maintain healthy diet and exercise, you won’t need any repeat treatments. Most people choose Coolsculpting to get rid of unwanted belly fat, but “love handles” and thighs are also common targets.
What are the risks of the Coolsculpting procedure?
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, and mild pinching. You may also feel intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping – sensations that subside as the treatment area becomes numb.
Immediately after your treatment, there may be redness and firmness, transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area, tingling and stinging. Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself. If you are feeling uncomfortable in anyway, please come in and see us.
Does it Hurt?
The treatment itself is only mildly uncomfortable, but 10-15% of people suffer from delayed onset pain for about two weeks. The pain is caused by nerve endings that begin to revive after the treatment and isn’t an indication of any serious complications. Most people find that wearing loose clothing and using Tylenol relieves discomfort. If you experience itching, an over-the-counter anti-histamine will solve your problem. In rare cases, prescription painkillers are needed. Get plenty of rest, and drink lots of water. If you are worried at any point, contact us. We will help you to get through this phase as comfortably as possible.
How Long Is Each Coolsculpting Session?
Our Coolsculpting consultant will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your Coolsculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. You are free to watch movies, read, check emails, or even take a nap during your treatment.
Low to Minimal Downtime
Most people don’t need any time off work after Coolsculpting. If you’re one of the few who does experience pain after the Coolsculpting treatment, you may need a couple of days off work to get through the worst of it, but even those who have had this issue have ended up feeling very happy with the results. Contact us if you are one of the few who experience nerve pain after your treatment. Most of our patients can pop in at lunch time, have their Coolsculpting treatment, and get on with their lives as usual with little or no aftereffects.
Does the fat ever come back?
Coolsculpting treatments kill a percentage of fat cells in the treatment area. Those fat cells cannot grow back. However, even when fat is completely removed – as with liposuction – patients who do not regularly exercise and eat healthy are still subject to gain deeper, visceral fat. Therefore, the key to long-lasting results is to maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine!
Is the Coolsculpting® Procedure Safe?
The Coolsculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. With over two million Coolsculpting procedures done worldwide, Coolsculpting is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
How to Maximize Results of Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting works very well on its own, but you can get even better results with a few simple strategies. Massage, for example, helps to speed up the fat flushing process. Choose light compression massage. You’ll also get much more dramatic results out of your diet and exercise regime, and you can up the ante a bit to boost your fat loss. Now that you know stubborn fat is melting away, you’ll feel much more motivated to diet and train. If you use dietary supplements, please check whether they will be compatible with your Coolsculpting treatment, as some of them may limit results.
Even better results with Venus Legacy™
At Yaletown Laser Centre, we take Coolsculpting treatments to the next level to achieve the body shape you want. A few weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment, we follow with a Venus Legacy™ treatment. The heat released by the Venus Legacy™ device contours and sculpts your body. This is the perfect complement to your Coolsculpting treatment.