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What Are The Side Effects Of CoolSculpting®?

Many men and women in Vancouver have stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how many diets or exercise programs they’ve tried. When going under the knife is less than ideal, many people look to Dr. Jaffer for non-invasive solutions. Well, we’ve got the answer – CoolSculpting® at Heights Laser Centre!

This cutting-edge technology is mild and effective at killing unwanted fat cells so you can have the toned silhouette you’ve been dreaming of. If you’ve been doing some online research about CoolSculpting® to learn more about how it works and what areas of the body it can treat, you may also be wondering if there are any side effects related to such as easy cosmetic treatment. We’re here to answer just that, so keep reading to learn more.

CoolSculpting® at Heights Laser Centre in Vancouver
CoolSculpting® can be an excellent treatment option for men and women in Vancouver who want to get rid of those last few inches in their chin, thighs, abdomen, flanks, bra line, upper arms, and underneath the buttocks. At our CoolSculpting®-certified medical spa, patients can know that Dr. Jaffer and his team have the training and hands-on experience required to provide effective and safe care.

CoolSculpting® is so mild that many of Dr. Jaffer’s Vancouver patients usually watch TV, check social media, or talk on the phone during their treatment. In addition, because it is non-invasive there is no downtime, so patients can come in during their lunch break for a session and return to work immediately afterwards.

How the CoolSculpting treatment works:

  • Fat cells are cooled to just above freezing
  • The targeted fat cells die as crystals form within them
  • The fat cells then collapse, and a natural inflammatory process removes them through the lymphatic system
  • Patients will see full results within four months after their last session, once the elimination process has concluded

Side Effects of CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® is Health Canada and FDA approved for the treatment of stubborn fatty deposits on various areas of the body. While CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and has even been described by many of our Vancouver patients as a pleasant experience, there are a few possible side effects that could occur during and after treatment.

As described by CoolSculpting®, a trademark of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., an Allergan affiliate, during your CoolSculpting® session you may experience momentary sensations of:

  • Pulling
  • Tugging
  • Mild pinching
  • Intense cold
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Aching
  • Cramping

Again, according to CoolSculpting®, following your CoolSculpting® session you may experience temporary:

  • Redness at the treatment site
  • Swelling
  • Blanching
  • Bruising
  • Firmness
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Tenderness
  • Cramping
  • Aching
  • Itching
  • Skin sensitivity

These effects are only temporary and will go away within a few days.

In order to know whether or not CoolSculpting® is right for you, make an appointment to meet with Dr. Jaffer’s team at Heights Laser Centre for a full evaluation of the areas you’d like to have treated. During your consultation, we will also discuss your medical and health history, answer any questions you may have about CoolSculpting®, and explain your individualized treatment plan.

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