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Freeze the Fat™ Away Forever

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.

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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

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To understand how this nonsurgical treatment works, we first have to understand cryolipolysis for fat reduction works.

Cryolipolysis is a combination of three words:

  1. “cryo” which means cold
  2. “lipo” which means fat
  3. “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 bulges!

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 treatment.

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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

coolsculpting applicators 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:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Bra line
  • Back
  • Love Handles, Flanks and Waist
  • Upper Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and Outer Thighs

The CoolSculpting Journey to a Leaner You

  • Your First Visit

    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.

  • Your Examination

    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.

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    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 packages.

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!


coolsculpting vancouver stomach treatment 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.

Coolsculpting machine burnaby 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!

Your Results

medical spa model burnaby 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 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.

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.

Read the 3 Things You Need to Do to Maintain Your Results in the Treated Areas

CoolSculpting Testimonials

  • 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! 5/5
  • 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 other treatments. 5/5
  • Good experience, arrived very nervous but Dr. Jaffer made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Experience was better than I expected. /5
  • 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. 5/5
  • 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



CoolSculpting FAQ

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 beat!

How many sessions are needed to get the results I want?

coolsculpting fat cells 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 remains unaffected.

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 contouring!

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 assessment.

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 comfortable.

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 downtime!

What are the side effects and risks?

There are a few possible side effects that could occur during and after this non surgical treatment.

As described by CoolSculpting, a trademark of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., an Allergan affiliate, during your 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.

Risks of the treatment include Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia and delayed onset pain.

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.

Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference

  • CoolSculpting-Certified

    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 sculpting procedure.

    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 us!

    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.

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    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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