What is CoolSculpting®?
Non-surgical body contouring in Calgary.
We all deserve to feel great about our bodies which is why we’re big fans of CoolSculpting®. With minimal downtime, quick appointments, and amazing results, this non-surgical body contouring procedure will leave you feeling fabulous, and yes, confident!
Reduce stubborn body fat through CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that targets and reduces unwanted fat deposits from the love handles, abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, chin and flanks. This fat-freezing, fat-reduction procedure has men and women feeling more confident about their bodies than ever before. It’s the easy way to contour those curves that are more difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting® is cleared by Health Canada and is highly effective.
CoolSculpting® is a good liposuction alternative because it doesn’t require incisions or surgery. Instead, it uses controlled cooling to eliminate unwanted fat deposits on targeted areas of the body.
CoolSculpting® is proven to be a safe and effective body-contouring procedure, cleared by Health Canada. It targets specific areas of the body without destroying surrounding tissue.
Each session is unique to the patient; however, treatments are only a few hours. Some patients choose to treat multiple sites during a single session.
After receiving treatments, fat cells are frozen and naturally eliminated from the body. Research shows results last longer than five years*.
*Regular exercise and a healthy diet are recommended for longer lasting results.
How CoolSculpting® Works
CoolSculpting® is a Health Canada cleared non-surgical procedure that kills fat cells without harming body-tissue. With CoolSculpting®, you won’t see needles or experience anesthesia. Instead, fat cells will be frozen and eliminated under the skin using a surgery-free targeted cooling process. Over time, the body’s natural cleansing process permanently eliminates fat cells from the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments is directly related to the results you hope to achieve. Our CoolSculpting® experts will customize an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
- How long does a treatment take?
The length of your procedure varies depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest CoolSculpting® technology can treat a patient in 35-60 minutes, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit.
- Can CoolSculpting® reduce fat anywhere on my body?
CoolSculpting® can treat visible fat bulges in the submental (chin) area, thighs, abdomen and flanks, along with bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll).
- How does CoolSculpting® get rid of the fat and where does it go?
Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body through waste elimination processes for good. The results are long-lasting.
- Is it painful?
As the treatment begins and during the first few minutes, you typically will feel intense cold, which will soon dissipate. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many of our patients spend their time reading, watching videos, working on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting® treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
- Are there any side effects/risks?
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. After the procedure, typical side effects include: temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting® procedure is the right choice for you.
- When can I expect results?
You may start to see changes as soon as 3 weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after you’ve completed CoolSculpting®.
- Do I need to diet, exercise or take special supplements after the procedure?
No specific supplements are required after your treatment. We always recommend good lifestyle habits including staying active and eating right. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting® treatment.
- Will insurance cover this procedure?
Cosmetic procedures are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions to what your plan covers, it is best to talk with your insurance provider prior to treatment.
Meet our CoolSculpting® Professionals
We’re proud to be a certified CoolSculpting® Clinic since May 2016! Meet the professionals who can answer any of your questions about the benefits of CoolSculpting®, our most popular non-cosmetic treatment at Total Skincare Centre.
Nikki Maucieri, LPN
In her 12 year career at Total Skincare Centre as both a Surgical and Cosmetic Nurse, Nikki is an award-winning LPN and a certified CoolSculpting® expert. She has successfully performed over 500 cycles much to the delight of her loyal patients! Working closely with Dr. John Arlette, Nikki also enjoys a busy injectable practice and consistently strives to deliver superior results and excellent customer care.
Heather Harper, RN
Currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing, Heather has been a registered nurse since 2006 and is always looking for ways to improve and grow in her medical career. Heather has practiced alongside Dr. Arlette for five years, and has a growing injectable practice of her own with varied experiences in intensive care, medical-surgical, oncology, dermatology, and medical aesthetics. Heather is an experienced CoolSculpting® practitioner, laser technician, and skin specialist and brings her surgical experience, in-depth understanding of anatomy, and passion for helping others look and feel their best to each and every client encounter.