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Is CoolSculpting Painful?

When Vancouver residents look at their reflection in the mirror and see bulges of fat on their bodies that they can’t seem to be rid of, they can get incredibly disappointed in their body image, and even so self-conscious that they become depressed. If you have been working to lose fat in certain areas of your body, but nothing seems to work, no matter what you’ve tried, CoolSculpting may be just the answer to your problems. Heights Laser Centre is a CoolSculpting-certified medical spa, meaning Dr. Jaffer and his team have the most advanced training and technology available to Vancouver area patients. Because Dr. Jaffer wants every one of his patients to be well-educated on any procedure they have under his care, he wants to address one of the most popular questions he gets asked regarding CoolSculpting, “Is it painful?”

First Things First – What Exactly Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a gentle, but effective procedure that targets fat cells under the skin without harming the skin itself. It is the only FDA and Health Canada approved, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment on the market today which uses a process of controlled cooling to eliminate those stubborn deposits of fat that plague so many men and women in Vancouver. As Dr. Jaffer targets fat cells with CoolSculpting, the low temperatures cause the fat cells to die. They are then removed from the body over the course of several weeks through its natural process of elimination. Within weeks after having your last CoolSculpting treatment, you will have a body that is more sculpted and defined!

Because the targeted fat cells die and leave the body for good, CoolSculpting is considered a long-term treatment. Dr. Jaffer encourages his patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent excessive weight gain and the subsequent growth of the remaining fat cells. Your CoolSculpting results may be lost if you gain a large amount of weight after your treatments.

What Parts of My Body Can Be Addressed with CoolSculpting?
The beauty of CoolSculpting is that its applicators come in many different sizes, which gives patients of Dr. Jaffer a variety of treatment areas to choose from. With CoolSculpting, Vancouver men and women can treat their:

  • Chin and Neck
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Bra Line (“back fat”)

Okay, I’m Interested, but Is it Painful?
Many of Dr. Jaffer’s patients want to know if CoolSculpting treatments are painful. There are no painful needles, pokes or prods during CoolSculpting; however, you may experience sensations of pulling, mild pinching, intense cold, or tingling or stinging that may make you temporarily uncomfortable at the beginning of your treatment session. But, these sensations usually subside as the targeted area gradually becomes numb from the effects of the fat-destroying cold temperatures. Dr. Jaffer’s main concern is your comfort; therefore, he and his staff do everything they can to make you relaxed and comfortable during your treatment.

I’m Ready!
If you are in the Vancouver area and are tired of looking at that last little bulge that just won’t go away, Dr. Jaffer and his staff are here to help! With over 13 years of anti-aging experience, Dr. Jaffer will know exactly what you need to get the body you’ve been longing for. Visit our gallery to see results of our Vancouver patients, and if you ready to schedule your appointment, contact us today.

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