Many men and women in Vancouver have stubborn fat deposits that just won’t go away even though they live healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise. And unfortunately, the sad truth is that you can’t tell your body to lose weight. If you are facing this frustrating problem and have found yourself at the end of your rope, CoolSculpting® could be the perfect, non-surgical solution to get rid of that last bit of fat that’s been hanging around in those stubborn areas. Dr. Jaffer and 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. During many of his CoolSculpting® consults, Dr. Jaffer is often asked, “How long does the procedure take?” Keep reading to find out more about just what CoolSculpting® is, what areas it can target, and how long the treatment takes.

What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is  a Health Canada and FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment on the market that eliminates stubborn fatty deposits through a process of controlled cooling. CoolSculpting® gently targets fat cells under the skin without harming the skin itself. By using low temperatures, CoolSculpting® is able to kill the targeted fat cells – for good. They are actually removed from the body over the course of several weeks through the body’s natural process of elimination. Within a few  weeks, you will be left with a more sculpted and defined body.

CoolSculpting® is considered a long-term treatment because the fat cells that are targeted and destroyed leave the body for good. But please note, CoolSculpting® will not be able to keep the remaining fat cells from growing. This is why Dr. Jaffer recommends his Vancouver patients maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine to help prevent the growth of the remaining fat cells. If you gain a large amount of weight after your CoolSculpting® treatments, they will grow, and your results may  be lost. 

What Areas Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting®?

Because CoolSculpting® applicators come in various sizes, Vancouver men and women have several treatment areas to choose from. Those include:

  • The neck and chin area
  • The “Love Handles” (Flanks)
  • The upper arms
  • The abdomen
  • The thighs

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The beauty of CoolSculpting® is that it is an outpatient, non-surgical procedure. It does not require any downtime and leaves no telltale signs that you’ve had a procedure performed. Because each session takes about an hour, it is the perfect cosmetic treatment to have during your lunch break. You can resume normal daily activities immediately following your treatment so that you won’t miss a beat. It’s perfectly convenient!

Start Your CoolSculpting® Treatments Today

Dr. Jaffer has over 13 years of experience providing anti-aging solutions to the residents of Vancouver. He is devoted to helping the people in his community and wants to see them become the best version of themselves. If there is an area of stubborn fat that continues to destroy your self-confidence, don’t wait any longer. 

See results of our Vancouver patients by visiting our gallery. If you ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jaffer, call Heights Laser Centre today at (604) 298-4481.