Coolsculpting: Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
A slimmer figure, without having to lift a finger? What more could you ask for!?
By utilizing the power of controlled cooling Toronto Cosmetic Clinic offers an advanced non-surgical method to eliminate unwanted fat without surgery. As an alternative to liposuction, with no adverse side effects, downtime or needles, Coolsculpting can help you get the body that you have always wanted!
Coolsculpting is a unique method of freezing fat in a controlled manner safely allows your body to gently breakdown and eliminates fat cells from the body. The result is a more desirable body contour with a reduced fat bulge in the treated areas.
Localized fat pockets, lumps and bumps that ruin the body’s silhouette, and stubborn belly bulges, are problematic for many women and men. If you have tried eating a well-balanced diet, and performing endless targeted exercise but aren’t seeing the types of results you deserve, and then read on!
Coolsculpting is intended to target stubborn, unwanted fat from problematic areas such as the love-handles (muffin-top), abdomen, inner thighs, upper arms (bat wings), underneath the chin and the male breast. The best candidates are those who are looking to lose 1cm to 1 inch of pinchable fat. If you are bothered by the look of mild to moderate excess fat pockets and don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, Coolsculpting may be the solution.
Keep in mind that this non-invasive fat reduction method is not intended to replace living a healthy lifestyle and is not for means of weight loss or a solution for obesity: its intention is to be a body contouring procedure. If you are looking for a more pronounced result in order to remove a larger amount of pinchable fat, liposuction may be the alternative option for you. You must also have realistic expectations of the treatment outcome. This will be discussed with you in your initial consultation.
Before your coolsculpting treatment is performed you will undergo a consultation with our registered nurse. A consultation will ensure that this is the correct procedure based on your expectations, health history and body type.
A treatment plan is customized to address the areas that bother you. Photos are then taken for your own education so you can see just how much your body contour will change with Coolsculpting.
To begin the session, you will either be lying upright on your back, side or front (based on the areas treated). The area is prepped and cleaned. An applicator is then applied, which feels like a thick layer of cool gel. The device is then positioned onto the area and a slight suction motion is felt- this is to ensure that only your area of concern is properly targeted. You will then feel a sensation of cooling, much like that of an icepack. The device is left on the area for about an hour. During this time you can rest, watch TV, read or go on your phone. Once the session is complete you are able to return back to your normal daily activities. Some slight swelling and a “pins and needles” sensation may be felt for a few days after.
Some patients may return for a second or third session to enhance the results 8-16 weeks after the first session.
Cryolipolysis® - The Science of Freezing Away Your Fat
Coolsculpting’s proprietary technology (Cryolipolysis®) is an FDA approved treatment that uses the power of temperature to reduce stubborn bulges of fat that are diet and exercise resistant.
With prolonged exposure to cool temperatures fat cells, undergo a controlled, programmed cell death. When this occurs the number of fat cells is gradually reduced over time which decreases the thickness of adipose tissue in the treated area.
Cryolipolysis® is a process that uses selected cooling of adipose tissue to freeze and later destroy fat cells. Fat cells (which make up adipose tissue) respond much quicker to extremely low temperatures (cold) than other surrounding tissues such as the skin, muscle and nerves. Since coolsculpting technology is so targeted and precise it leaves surrounding tissues unharmed and only kills’ adipose tissue.
Once fat cells are destroyed, the lipids that were once stored in these cells are sent to the lymphatic system and eliminated in a very similar way like the fats in our food are.
Step-by-Step Visual to the Coolsculpting
Unwanted bulges, lumps, and bumps of fat are resistant to diet and exercise
Controlled, prolonged, and targeted cooling of fat cells causes them to crystalize
These frozen fat cells, are triggered to die off over time and are naturally eliminated from the body
The targeted layer of fat reduces in thickness and an improved appearance is noticed
Coolsculpting at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic
Coolsculpting has been awarded as the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure in the world due to its popularity amongst patients and physicians thanks to the fantastic slimming results that it provides.
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, the procedure is performed by one of our certified and thoroughly trained medical estheticians under the surveillance of a physician. Treatments take place in our beautifully designed, accredited and relaxing facility in Toronto, Ontario. Due to the duration of treatments we have ensured that you can relax and enjoy each session. Whether you want to catch up on work emails using complimentary Wi-Fi, entertain yourself with a gossip magazine or the latest Hollywood movie, or simply rest your tired eyes, we have thought of it all to make sure each of your Coolsculpting sessions is better than the last!
The cost of a Coolsculpting treatment in Toronto really does vary from patient to patient. An in depth assessment is mandatory to properly map out the surface area of where you want to treat. This will in turn help to determine the applicator that is needed to give you the best results. Each applicator has different prices. The base fee that Toronto Cosmetic Clinic charges for one hour of Coolsculpting, per area starts from $650 plus tax. For example, a small applicator that can be used to treat one side of the love handles starts from $650 an hour, while a larger applicator that helps to debulk fat in the lower abdominal region starts from $1200 plus tax per hour. Pairs, such as the love handles or inner thighs will require 2 applications and thus 2 hours worth of time.
Many patients want to treat multiple areas, thus will require a longer session time. There are always package prices available where the more areas and the more time required to give you a full treatment, will provide you with further savings.
What Areas Can Be Treated
The beauty of Coolsculpting is that the treatments are tailored for you; based on your current body shape and the type of body image goals your have in mind. Some patients have only one problematic area, while others have several. Treatable areas on the body include:
- Abdomen: Upper & Lower
- Love Handles/ Flanks
- Outer Thigh (Saddlebags)
- Male Chest (Breasts)
- Banana Roll (Area Under the Buttocks)
- Bra Bulge (Upper Back)
- Upper Arms
- Underneath the Chin (Submentum)
How many sessions will I need?
Some patients are happy with the results from just one session, however to enhance results and to see a greater reduction of fat cells, a few other sessions can be performed.
What does it feel like during the session? Is it painful?
Suction, some tightness, and a cool sensation are felt during the session. It is very tolerable and not painful. Many patients feel so comfortable that they have a nap during a Coolsculpting session.
What does it feel like after the session?
Results vary per patient, but some may experience a tingling sensation (much like a “pins and needles” feeling) some numbness and even slight swelling for a few days to a few weeks after (rare cases).
How long is each session?
Each Coolsculpting session is based on how many areas and zones you want to treat.
Can I target more than one area in a session?
Yes, more than one area can be targeted during each Coolsculpting session. This will increase the length of the session and cost, but will strengthen your results even more.
When do I see results?
Noticeable results begin to appear a few weeks after the session (about 3 weeks). Final results can take up to 4 months. Average is 2-4 months.
Are Coolsculpting results permanent?
Since the fat cells are destroyed, their elimination from the body is permanent. We do encourage you to maintain a healthy diet with exercise to maintain the results. Results are long lasting, up to 5 years from the first session.
What can I do to enhance my Coolsculpting results?
No medications or supplements are needed to maximize your results. Massaging the area can be of a benefit to some patients. You will be shown how to properly massage if it is needed for your aftercare. We do encourage you to maintain your healthy diet and exercise regime to maintain the results.
How do the results of Coolsculpting compare to liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure, with anesthesia, incisions and downtime. Liposuction does remove and eliminate a greater amount of fat cells from the body. Coolsculpting is non-invasive, pain free, and is great for patients who want to reduce a more minimal amount of fat bulge over a period of time.
Who performs Coolsculpting?
Sessions at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic are performed by medical aestheticians who are certified in aesthetics and Coolsculpting. They have been trained on the principles, foundations and protocol of Coolsculpting. You are consulted first by a Registered Nurse and treatments are overseen by a physician.
Can I return to work after treatments?
Not only can you return to work after your Coolsculpting treatments but you can return to all your other daily activities as well.
Is there any downtime after my session?
There is no downtime associated with Coolsculpting. The area may feel a bit tender and tingly after. Some patients may experience some slight swelling; wearing tight clothes for the evening, or a bathing suit the next day may want to be avoided.
What are the side effects?
Side effects may include one or some of: swelling, bruising, tingling sensation, numbness, and redness. Side effects are temporary and will go away within a few weeks.
Who is not a good candidate?
Women who are pregnant are not able to undergo Coolsculpting. If you have skin cancer, or infected lesions also need to avoid treatments. Those with severely unrealistic expectations, should reconsider this type of treatment and look for an alternative. Also patients with cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria are not suitable for Coolsculpting.