If you have stubborn fat that simply won’t go away, CoolSculpting can help. The first step is to have an assessment to ensure this treatment is right for you. Our physician will look at a number of factors to help you with this decision, including the type of fat you have, any underlying health conditions and whether or not you have realistic expectations. Every patient has a different body, so your physician will take a look at every aspect to create a customized plan that works for you. An assessment is required before a CoolSculpting treatment, and without one, you will not be able to move forward.

Treatment times vary from one patient to another and will depend on the part of the body you are treating. Some sessions will take as little as 35-minutes while others can take longer. Patients experience different sensations during the procedure, although tugging, pulling, tingling, stinging, aching and intense cold are all common at the treatment site. As the area becomes numb, these sensations will subside. Depending on what you are having treated, some practices can treat multiple areas in a single day and common areas include the thighs, back, upper arms, buttocks and flank areas. CoolSculpting can also help target under the chin and under the jawline if these are problem areas for you. Your physician will go over every detail with you during the consultation phase so that you know what to expect during the treatment.

CoolSculpting is safe and effective and can reduce fat by delivering precisely controlled cooling to gently target unwanted fat cells. These fat cells are underneath the skin and the treated ones die after becoming crystallized. This treatment applies the perfect temperature to kill fat cells and this is one of the reasons why CoolSculpting is so effective. Once the treatment is complete, your body will naturally process and eliminate the dead fat cells from the treated area and you will see the results one to three months after the treatment.

It is very important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure, nor is it an alternative to a healthy diet or exercise. It is a non-surgical way of reducing stubborn fat in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise and you must understand this point in order to proceed with this treatment. Afterwards, you may experience a few side effects, including temporary redness, swelling, bruising, cramping and tenderness.

Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic can provide you with more information regarding this treatment. We also offer hair restoration, micro-needling, acne treatments, skin rejuvenation, Botox, lip injections, vein treatments and other skin tightening solutions as well. We specialize in laser hair removal. PRP, Belkyra and microdermabrasion, so if you are in the Calgary area, give our clinic a call today!