Coolsculpting® is the most advanced, FDA and Health Canada approved, non-surgical body contouring treatment. Coolsculpting® ZELTIQ® has designated Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre as an official Crystal Level Coolsculpting® Certified Practice. All our Coolsculpting® specialists have successfully completed an extensive process of physician and staff training and our technology is always the most current and effective. Men and women from all over Canada have successfully reduced unwanted fat with our Coolsculpting® specialists over the last 7 years. Coolsculpting® is an ideal non-surgical alternative to Liposuction.
- Effective nonsurgical reduction of fat trouble spots
- No needles or incisions
- No anaesthesia required
- No downtime
- Permanent results because fat cells don’t grow back
How it works
The Coolsculpting® procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling process known as Cryolipolysis® to freeze unwanted fat deposits almost anywhere on the body. Fat cells are more sensitive to the cold than other surrounding cells. As the fat cells are frozen and destroyed, the skin, nerves and other tissues are unharmed. 22% of the fat in the applicator is permanently destroyed. The skin can also tighten over time following a Coolsculpting® treatment.
What to expect
Your visit to Vancouver Laser for this treatment can take up to 1 hour per treated area. Once the Coolsculpt applicator is applied, depending on the area treated, you may relax and watch Netflix or read a book while we freeze your fat.
Once the Coolsculpt applicator is removed, the ZWave acoustic shock wave device is used to increase fat cell destruction by an additional 33%. There is no additional charge for this service. The addition of the ZWave results in a total fat destruction of greater than 30%. Tight clothing on the treated area post treatment is recommended to minimize any swelling from the cooling process.
Gradual slimming of the treated area occurs over the weeks following the treatment as the body expels the destroyed fat cells through the natural lymphatic cleansing process.
Before + After Photos
Though many patients attain visible results with a single treatment most return for additional treatments for greater fat reduction. The treatment can be repeated every 2 months as necessary until the patient feels that they have achieved the best possible result.
- Possible swelling and bruising
- Possible tingling, pins and needles and/or pain that can last for up to a month
- Possible cramping and itching
Post treatment care
- It is recommended to wear compression garment such as Spanx to reduce possible swelling
- Resume normal activities immediately post treatment
- Drink lots of water and stay hydrated – this assists in expelling the destroyed fat cells