CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that freezes and eliminates unwanted body fat with the use of
breakthrough Cryolipolysis™ technology. It targets and permanently eliminates stubborn fat by exposing
it to extremely low temperatures so the fat cells freeze, all while still protecting the skin. The body
naturally processes the treated fat cells and eliminates them within a few weeks. This elimination
process has no negative impact on your health.
This revolutionary fat freezing technology is an excellent option if you have stubborn areas of fat
that do not seem to respond to diet and exercise, no matter what you do. If you’re uncomfortable
with the idea of having invasive traditional liposuction, along with all the risks related to body
contouring surgery, this may be right for you.
Not only does CoolSculpting reduce fat, it also contours areas for a smooth, aesthetically appealing
result. It allows you to finally get rid of those last few frustrating fat deposits to finally achieve a
sleeker, more toned physique. You’ll love your new body!
How CoolSculpting Fat Reduction Works
To understand how this nonsurgical treatment works, we first have to understand cryolipolysis for fat
Cryolipolysis is a combination of three words:
“cryo” which means cold
“lipo” which means fat
“lysis” which means destruction
It is based on “cold-induced fat necrosis”, a phenomenon noted by Drs Dieter Manstein and Rox Anderson.
The doctors discovered that when young children ate popsicles which were inadvertently left resting on
their cheeks for several minutes, inflammation in the fat occurred. However, the overlying skin remained
normal. Some children even developed dimples! It appeared that fat was more sensitive to cold injury
than other tissue types.
In 2007, a cooling device was tested to determine whether fat could be selectively destroyed without
damaging the overlying skin. The treatment results were promising, all achieved without any medications
or knives. And this is how CoolSculpting was created!
CoolSculpting technology targets fat underneath the skin with precise and controlled cooling energy. This
causes the fat cells to crystallize, which in turn destroys them. The contents of the dead cells are
released and then naturally processed by your body by the lymphatic system like waste matter. Over
several months, the immune system’s clean-up crew of macrophages digest the dead fat cells. There
is no negative impact on your health when this occurs.
The Benefits of CoolSculpting Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting is safe, effective and considered a long-term solution for the targeted excess fat cells
because once they are eliminated, they won’t grow back. Your CoolSculpting results are permanent, and
the fatty tissue will not return if you maintain your current weight.
You’ll be able to finally fit into the clothes you want to wear without being bothered by lumps and
As a CoolSculpting-certified med spa, Heights Laser Centre is an ideal place to have your effective
treatment. The training and hands-on experience required to earn this distinction—and the fact that we
are a physician-led practice—means that you’ll be able to really see the benefits of your
You’ll Love Your Body
Some also find that this fat-freezing treatment is a great way to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. When
they see their improved body contour after treatment and experience that delightful boost in their
self-confidence, they’re encouraged to maintain it all by eating and exercising right. It’s
a win-win situation!
CoolSculpting is the only FDA and Health Canada approved fat-freezing
technology on the market today. Studies show CoolSculpting to be an effective anti-fat treatment, and
its popularity continues to increase among people who are looking for alternatives to surgery or
diet/exercise – mainly because it can spot reduce exercise resistant fat effortlessly. That’s
why it’s so popular! Millions of treatments have been performed around the world to date.
Various Applicator Sizes Available
Allergan, the manufacturer of CoolSculpting, knew that a one-size-fits-all solution was out of the question.
That’s why they developed applicators in various sizes to fit the unique proportions of each patient,
and they reduce the time by half compared to the original CoolSculpting applicators, too. This gives our
talented technicians the ability to effectively and quickly target many different areas of your face and
body, such as the following:
Your first visit is for your private one on one consultation with our CoolSculpting expert. You’ll
have the opportunity to describe your concerns and what you want to achieve. Because the Heights
Laser Centre team provides individualized care to each patient, we can develop a personalized
plan based on your unique needs. We have a variety of body contouring treatments available, so
your customized plan may involve this or other options for a gentle but efficient treatment.
Our CoolSculpting-certified technician will conduct a thorough examination of the problem
area(s). This non-surgical fat reduction method works best for minimal or moderate amounts of
fat bulges. If you have a larger amount of fat that you want to eliminate, you may benefit from
an alternative approach, such as liposuction. Our recommendations will be based on your goals,
needs, and health background.
CoolSculpting Vancouver Cost
Once the area(s) you’d like to target is examined, the number of areas are assessed and
your goals are discussed, a treatment protocol will be created for you by our licensed
CoolSculpting expert. At that time, you’ll find out how many sessions you may need and the
total cost. Each session is in the hundreds of dollars, and discounts are available for
For over a decade, we have supported Vancouver and Burnaby patients with high-quality
aesthetic treatments focused on their goals and their comfort. Our staff, led by head physician Dr. Perhez
Jaffer, 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.
Your CoolSculpting Session
Our patients say that CoolSculpting was a pleasant experience!
A Heights Laser Centre team member will prep you for the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure 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 controlled cooling energy
that freezes the excess fat cells but is harmless to surrounding tissues. You may feel some intense cold at
first, but then the sensation will disappear as the session progresses.
The session takes place in a
private room, and during your appointment you are welcome to watch TV, to bring snacks or a book, or to
use your mobile phone. It is gentle enough that some nap throughout the procedure.
Following each application, your technician will massage the treated area for about 2 minutes — the
optimal amount of time for massage. Research has shown that this process promotes significantly better
fat reduction, which is why we make sure to do it. Massaging for any longer hasn’t been found to be
effective and a shorter time is ineffective in producing the results you deserve.
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 applicators. Most patients finish their appointment within
an hour and return to normal activities immediately. If your technician is treating multiple areas during
your visit, you may require additional time. But don’t worry, because you’ll be able to relax
and enjoy snacks and lunch for free!
CoolSculpting is an ideal option for busy people with stubborn fat. Because there is no surgery or downtime
involved, you can return to work and normal activities immediately. You should only experience minor
bruising, swelling, and numbness as temporary side effects.
It takes several weeks to filter out the
treated fat cells. After this period, your Heights Laser Centre technician will be able to assess your
improvement. Most people require at least two cycles (sessions) per area to achieve their desired
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.
We’ll take photos at 60 and 90 days after your session. You’ll probably love to compare your
before and after photos to see how your body has improved!
By the end of the full CoolSculpting treatment regimen, you can expect attractively contoured
features—all with no downtime or significant discomfort.
CoolSculpting to inner thighs and upper/lower abdomen. Treatments given by Ana Di Lullo is very
professional, knowledgeable and personable. Great results within 60-90 days. Would highly recommend.
Thank you so much Anna and staff at Heights Laser Center!
I have had several CoolSculpting treatments, I have been happy with my results. The staff has
been amazing. I highly recommend The Heights Laser Center to anyone looking for Coolsculpting or any
Good experience, arrived very nervous but Dr. Jaffer made me feel very comfortable and well taken
care of. Experience was better than I expected.
Fabulous results with my 1st treatment. Anna my tech explained everything step by step. All the
staff is great and makes you feel very comfortable. Thank you for a great experience.
When I just heard about this procedure from Anna it sounded like something I would like to try.
Thankful that she monitored it and made me feel at ease. Not too much pain, just at first.5/5
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that delivers precisely controlled cooling to
freeze and eliminate unwanted fat with the use of breakthrough Cryolipolysis™ technology. It
targets and permanently eliminates stubborn fat cells by exposing them to extremely low
temperatures, all while still protecting the skin. After each fat freezing procedure, the
frozen fat will leave through the natural process of elimination within a few weeks, without
diet and exercise. Dead cells are naturally eliminated by the lymph.
How long does CoolSculpting take?
Dr. Jaffer recommends that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, as the
effective treatment will not prevent your remaining fat from growing in the event you gain
weight. This body sculpting procedure is also not a method of weight loss.
Burnaby BC men and women love it because it requires no downtime and can be done over an
extended lunch break. When you visit Dr. Jaffer, his staff will show you to a private,
spa-like room to prepare for your treatment. Amazingly, each session takes less than an
hour to complete, and you won’t have any signs that you had a cosmetic treatment
performed. That means you can get right back to your regular day without missing a
How many sessions are needed to get the results I want?
To know how many fat reduction treatments you will need in order to achieve the most
dramatic results you want from CoolSculpting, the best thing you can do is visit us. Because
every man and woman is different and everyone has different needs and desires for their
final look, only after carefully examining your trouble spots will Dr. Jaffer be able to
give you an estimate.
Each session will eliminate between 20-25% of the treated fat
cells and is great for targeting exercise resistant fat. If you only have a few inches
to eliminate, you could need just 1-2 treatments to get the look you’ve been
working so hard to get. On the other hand, if your stubborn fatty deposits are on the
larger side, you may need 3-4. Whatever your needs, Dr. Jaffer will create a customized
treatment plan just for you so you will get the sleek, toned body you’ve been
wanting, without surgery or downtime.
Because the needs of every man and woman are unique, the number of treatments that will
be needed for each patient is unique. Therefore, some who only have a small amount of
residual fat may only need 1-2 to get the results they want. On the other hand, some may
need 3-4 before they see their desired results. Some may even need additional sessions
to see dramatic results.
Does CoolSculpting really work?
A number of randomized controlled clinical trials in humans have been performed to prove
the technology behind CoolSculpting, cryolipolysis works. Studies have shown that
cryolipolysis and controlled cooling is safe and effective in the elimination of excess fat
by triggering apoptosis (programmed cell death) in the treated areas. The surrounding tissue
Cryolipolysis is the medical term for the freezing fat cells (adipocytes), which cool at
a higher temperature than other tissue cells, to achieve apoptosis. This process kills
fat cells which the body naturally processes like waste. It has been shown to reduce
subcutaneous fat by up to 25% after just one session, a result that has been recorded in
a study published in the medical journal, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational
Dermatology. This does not target visceral fat.
Where does the fat go after a CoolSculpting Burnaby treatment?
As part of your body’s natural processes, you will metabolize the destroyed cells
and filter them out of your system. This fat will not regrow and will be gone for good. They
will also not get redistributed to other parts of your body.
Researchers found that there is no reduction in liver function or lipid levels afterward.
Therefore, there are no major health risk factors associated with CoolSculpting body
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
Each session of CoolSculpting in Burnaby BC is in the hundreds of dollars. It can vary
greatly, depending on the area and number of sessions needed for your treatment protocol. It
also varies by clinic. Generally speaking, a CoolSculpting sessions starts from about $750.
You’ll receive the exact price for your treatment during your initial consultation and
Is CoolSculpting painful?
At Heights Laser Centre, patient comfort is one of our top priorities. There are no
painful needles, pokes or prods during FDA-approved 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
While patients may experience minor discomfort or numbness at the application site, our
top-of-the-line, new CoolAdvantage™ applicators cut sessions time in half and our great
team will accommodate your needs in a safe and welcoming environment.
Will I bruise or swell after CoolSculpting?
Our Vancouver 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.
Are CoolSculpting results immediate? How significant will the fat reduction be?
Generally, our Vancouver patients will start to see results in the treated areas three
weeks after their appointment. Around 20% of the fat will be destroyed per session. Most
patients need two sessions per area; the first removes the bulk of the unwanted fat while
the second provides an attractive and even body contour, all without surgery or
What are the side effects and risks?
There are a few possible side effects that could occur during and after this non
As described by CoolSculpting, a trademark of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., an Allergan
affiliate, during your session you may experience momentary sensations of:
Again, according to CoolSculpting, following your CoolSculpting session you may
Redness at the treatment site
These effects are only temporary and will go away within a few days.
Risks of the treatment include Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia and delayed onset
Does CoolSculpting help with cellulite?
While non surgical CoolSculpting can help reduce the stubborn pockets of fat that
contribute to cellulite, it won’t be as effective as technology like VelaShape. This
is because cellulite is more an issue of skin quality rather than fat. VelaShape is
specifically designed to improve skin quality, making it smoother and firmer. By doing this,
cellulite can be effectively reduced in appearance.
Some patients get CoolSculpting AND VelaShape to
boost their results!
What is a cycle for this fat reduction treatment?
A “cycle” is the same thing as “session”. “Cycle”
is the term used in the industry when talking about CoolSculpting.
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Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
Our medical aesthetic technicians have all gone to CoolSculpting University in San Francisco,
where they received extensive training to become fully certified in performing this body
To maintain our distinction as a CoolSculpting-certified practice, we also have to make sure that
your results meet established standards. As a result, we know the improvement you experience is
what it should be. This all means that you can have confidence in the effectiveness and safety
of your care.
Have a Little "Me-Time"
We make sure your experience is relaxing, so that you can have some “Me-Time”. Read a
book, use your phone or watch a show on your iPad. We’ll also give you snacks and drinks
to enjoy. When you’re targeting multiple areas for a full body improvement, lunch is on
If this is your first time, your certified CoolSculpting technician can stay in the room with you
the whole time to make sure you’re doing well, no matter how long your session is. It’s
our commitment to the higher level of patient care that you deserve.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business
Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. Our excellent track record allows you to have
unparalleled confidence in the quality and safety of the care you will receive in a relaxed and
supportive setting. Walk through the doors of our medical spa, and you become part of a
family—one that’s committed to achieving your personal goals. We’re frequently
complimented on how friendly our whole team is!
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