Eliminate Unwanted Fat While You Check Email
CoolSculpting® can be an excellent treatment option if you have stubborn areas of fat that do not seem to respond to diet and exercise and if you are uncomfortable with the idea of having liposuction surgery. The treatment is so mild that patients typically pass the time watching TV, scrolling through social media, or talking on the phone.
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment approved by Health Canada and the FDA to freeze and eliminate unwanted body fat. Vancouver and Burnaby patients have the procedure to tighten the abdomen, flanks, chin, bra line, and thighs. It, not only reduces fat but also contours these areas for a smooth, aesthetically appealing result.
As a CoolSculpting®-certified med spa, Heights Laser Centre is an ideal place to have your treatment. The training and hands-on experience required to earn this distinction—and the fact that we are a physician-led practice—means that patients can have confidence in the effectiveness and safety of their care.
Comfortably Contour Problem Areas
Visiting Our Medical Spa
For over a decade, Dr. Perhez Jaffer has supported Vancouver and Burnaby patients with high-quality aesthetic treatment focused on their goals and their comfort. He and our staff offer a warm and friendly environment for patients. Come for an appointment, and you will immediately feel at ease with our approach and the personal attention we provide.
During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to describe your concerns and what you want to achieve during your visit. Because the Heights Laser Centre team provides individualized care to each patient, we can develop a plan based on your unique needs and then provide gentle but efficient treatment.
Our CoolSculpting®-certified technician will conduct an examination of the problem area or areas, which may include your:
- Area along the bra line
- Abdomen, including “love handles” and “muffin tops”
- Area beneath the chin
CoolSculpting® works best for minimal or moderate amounts of fat. Vancouver and Burnaby patients who have a larger amount of fat that they want to eliminate may benefit from an alternative approach, such as liposuction surgery. This recommendation will be based on your goals, needs, and health background.
Treatment with CoolSculpting®
A Heights Laser Centre team member will prep you for CoolSculpting® by taking “before” photos and laying gel pads on the areas that you want to be treated. Then, our certified technician will position the applicator paddles over the gel pads; these paddles produce the cooling energy that freezes the fat cells. Following each application, the technician will massage the treated areas. Research has shown that this process promotes significantly better fat reduction.
Heights Laser Centre uses the most advanced CoolSculpting® technology available. This allows us to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment as well as your comfort and safety. Our new applicators also reduce treatment time by half compared to the original CoolSculpting® applicators. Most patients finish their appointment within an hour. If your technician is treating multiple areas during your visit, you may require additional time.
Our patients say that CoolSculpting® was a pleasant experience. The treatment takes place in a private room, and during your appointment you are welcome to watch the TV we provide, to bring snacks or a book, or to use your mobile phone. CoolSculpting® is gentle enough that some Vancouver and Burnaby patients nap throughout the process.
What People Really Want to Know about CoolSculpting®
How long do the benefits of CoolSculpting® last?
The applicator freezes and destroys the fat cells that it treats. These results are permanent, and the fat should not return if you maintain your current weight.
Where does the fat go?
As part of your body’s natural processes, you will metabolize the destroyed fat cells and filter them out of your system. These fat cells will not regrow and will be gone for good.
Are CoolSculpting® results immediate? How significant will the fat reduction be?
Generally, our Vancouver and Burnaby patients will start to see results in the treated areas three weeks after their appointment. Around 20% of the fat will be destroyed per treatment. Most patients need two treatments per area; the first removes the bulk of the unwanted fat while the second provides an attractive and even body contour.
Is CoolSculpting® painful?
At Heights Laser Centre, patient comfort is one of our top priorities. While patients may experience minor discomfort or numbness at the application site, our top-of-the-line, new CoolAdvantage™ applicators cut treatment time in half.
Will I bruise or swell after my CoolSculpting® treatment?
Our Vancouver and Burnaby patients sometimes experience bruising or redness at the applicator sites. These symptoms should be minor and temporary. Swelling tends to be minimal to moderate and last up to 10 days. As with any procedure, Heights Laser Centre and Dr. Jaffer are available to you if you have any questions or concerns following your visit to our med spa.
After CoolSculpting®: Recuperation and Results
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure, making it an ideal option for busy people. Patients can return to work and normal activities immediately and should only experience minor bruising, swelling, and numbness.
It takes several weeks for the body to filter out the destroyed fat cells that CoolSculpting® treats. After this period, your Heights Laser Centre technician will be able to assess your improvement. Most people require at least two cycles of CoolSculpting® per area to achieve their desired outcome.
In total, you should be able to see your final results 3-4 months after you begin the process. Note that larger areas may take more time. By the end of the full treatment regimen, you can expect attractively contoured features—all with no downtime or significant discomfort.
Safe, non-surgical CoolSculpting® treatments help patients in Vancouver and Burnaby eliminate unwanted body fat. Learn more by contacting Heights Laser Centre online or by phone at (604) 298-4481.