Men and women seeking the latest and most effective advances in non-surgical body contouring should consider CoolSculpting® treatments at the Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre. Health Canada and the U.S. FDA have cleared this non-surgical body contouring procedure that reduces unwanted fat deposits using controlled cooling. If your diet and exercise habits haven’t helped you lose those love handles or other trouble spots, CoolSculpting may be an excellent way to achieve the toned body you want.


Experience and training are essential to your safety and results. The company that makes CoolSculpting, ZELTIQ®, has designated the Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre as an official CoolSculpting Certified Practice because we have successfully completed an extensive process of physician and staff training, quality assurance monitoring, and validation. As a top-performing provider of CoolSculpting treatments, we have also reached the level of CoolSculpting Crystal Practice.

To find out whether CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments are right for you, request a consultation online or call 604.708.9891 and a member of our friendly staff will schedule your appointment.

Before & After Photos of Our CoolSculpting Patient Results


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How It Works

The CoolSculpting procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling process known as Cryolipolysis® to reduce fatty tissue. Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells, which means that CoolSculpting treatments kill fat cells without harming the skin, nerves, or other tissues. This innovative treatment is an exciting advance over other liposuction alternatives such as Zerona® that are not as selective. Our Vancouver patients experience gradual slimming as treated fat cells are eliminated by the body’s natural cleansing process over the weeks following treatment.

What Makes CoolSculpting Treatments So Popular?

CoolSculpting is a popular way to get rid of fat right where you want to slim down, such as on the central abdomen (tummy bulge), back, waist, flanks (love handles), and inner thighs. Benefits include:

  • Effective reduction of fat in trouble spots
  • No needles or incisions
  • No anesthesia
  • Permanent results because fat cells don’t grow back
  • No downtime

What’s the Difference Between Fat Reduction and Weight Loss?

CoolSculpting Comparison

The CoolSculpting procedure provides targeted fat reduction; it is not for overall weight loss. Fat cells can be compared to a balloon that expands and contracts. When you lose weight through diet and exercise, you do not actually lose fat cells. Rather, your fat cells become smaller. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, eliminates the fat cells in specific areas to reduce bulges and provide slimmer contours (see illustration).

Even Better Results With ZWave

At Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre, we take CoolSculpting treatments to the next level for even greater fat reduction. After a CoolSculpting treatment, we immediately follow with a Zimmer ZWave acoustic wave treatment. The sound waves released by the ZWave device kill the fat cells that are not quite frozen but are fragile and may have otherwise survived. While the CoolSculpting procedure on its own kills approximately 22% of the treated fat cells, following it with a ZWave treatment boosts the fat reduction to about 33%.

What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting Treatment

We perform CoolSculpting as an office treatment. We begin by smoothing a special gel sheet over the targeted bulge to protect the outer skin. Next, the CoolSculpting device is placed over the bulge and activated. Suction draws the bulge up between 2 panels, and the cooling process begins. The CoolSculpting device is left in place for an hour while you read, listen to music, or relax. After the CoolSculpting procedure is complete, the ZWave device is run back and forth over the treated area for a few minutes.

After your procedure, you can return to your normal daily activities. Because this treatment does not involve anesthesia or incisions, you do not have to plan for any downtime or recovery period. Most patients experience only redness and mild bruising for a short time after the CoolSculpting procedure.

People who are evaluating their body contouring options also may want to learn about other non-surgical alternatives to liposuction that we offer, such as Lipodissolve, which removes fat deposits with injections of fat-dissolving substances.


During the 2 to 4 months after treatment, your body naturally eliminates the treated fat cells. Many patients achieve a visible and/or pinchable reduction of fat in the treated area, although everyone is unique and we cannot predict your results. Some patients choose to repeat treatment of the same area until they achieve the desired reduction and then move on to treating new areas.

Common Questions

What do CoolSculpting treatments feel like?

Most patients tell us that they feel very little discomfort during CoolSculpting treatments because of the natural numbing from the intense cold. Initially the suction can feel strange or uncomfortable, but within 5 to 10 minutes, the area becomes numb, and it’s easy to relax. When the suction device is removed, the area will look dark and feel firm. After a few passes of the ZWave device, the area will soften, lighten, and flatten out.

Will I need multiple treatments?

Many patients attain visible results with a single CoolSculpting treatment. Others return for additional treatments for greater fat reduction in treated areas or to slim down other areas. We recommend waiting about 2 months for the results of your treatment to be reached before having additional treatments on the same area, however, many clients are ready to proceed within 6 weeks. Your consultant will be able to give you a realistic recommendation and advise you on the treatment plan.

Can the fat come back after a CoolSculpting treatment?

CoolSculpting® treatments kill a percentage of fat cells in the treatment area. Those fat cells cannot grow back. Even when fat is completely removed, as with liposuction, patients who don’t eat healthy and exercise are still subject to gain deeper, visceral fat. Therefore the key to long-lasting results is to maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine!

CoolSculpting and Molly Sims
Molly Sims walks us through the Coolsculpting process on The View
CoolSculpting Commercial (60 sec)
CoolSculpting Commercial La Jolla San Diego
2014-2015 Global Sizzle Reel
Deep Fat Freeze on ABC Nightline
A radical new technology kills fat cells by freezing them.

Patient’s Comments

“At 5’ 6’’ and 122 lbs nobody ever thought I had a weight problem. I exercised lots, did weights and had a very good muscle mass. Nevertheless, I was always dissatisfied with my body shape, I noticed bulges around bra straps, pant waists and upper inner thighs that made me not feel as confident whenever wearing tight clothing or straps.

I found the Coolsculpt a very non-invasive, painless and quite inexpensive procedure with absolutely no downtime. ideal to eliminate those distressing “genetic” fat deposits. I am now proud to say that I have the right amount of fat in all areas and it is even. I said goodbye to the bulges and enjoy wearing all the clothes and bathing suits I always wanted to wear. The staff at the Vancouver Laser Clinic were amazing, always so supportive and professional. A good experience.” — C.F.

“I have to come Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre to do CoolSculpt. I have had a few sessions already and I can tell you that I have the best results on my lower abdomen. It was definitely worth a shot. As Meghan advises- The best results are accomplished with a combination of watching what you eat and at least a bit of exercising. Also, Meghan is great and she makes you feel very comfortable. :)” — J.S.

More Information

Visit our Ask the Doctors page for answers to more questions about the CoolSculpting procedure and other non-surgical treatments we offer.