CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that destroys fat cells in different parts of the body to reshape and contour your body image. This non-invasive procedure eliminates stubborn pockets of fat using cryolipolysis, which freezes away your fat cells. At the Ottawa Derm Centre, our team is highly skilled in performing CoolSculpting treatments on many parts of the body so you can enjoy a slimmer, more contoured you.
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are at or near their ideal body weight but want to reduce stubborn fat deposits. This procedure is best suited for individuals that have a healthy lifestyle consisting of good nutrition and regular exercise.
Unlike weight-loss surgery such as liposuction or gastric bypass, CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are looking to resolve significant amounts of body fat (such as obesity). Also, it is not suited for individuals who suffer from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria. A consultation with one of our CoolSculpting practitioners will determine if this procedure is right for you.
There is no or very minimal preparation for CoolSculpting treatments. A few days before your treatment, you will want to avoid medications or supplements that can thin the blood such as fish oil, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Be aware of some blood-thinning herbal supplements too, like ginger and turmeric. Taking a blood-thinner prior to your treatment can increase the risk of bruising.
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, and generally warrants no downtime. Most patients tend to return to their normal activities, including work, immediately after the treatment.
Once your treatment areas are identified, we will apply a clear gel pad to your skin to create a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. You will feel a slight sucking or pulling sensation once the CoolSculpting applicator adheres to your body. You may then experience a number of sensations including mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, aching, or cramping. These sensations will subside once the area becomes numb. Patients typically read, answer emails, or relax during the treatment. Once the treatment is completed, the applicator will be detached, and we will briefly massage the treatment area to break up fat cells.
The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the area and number of areas being treated. (A treatment can range from an hour to several hours). At the Ottawa Derm Centre, we have multiple CoolSculpting systems so we can treat different body parts simultaneously and clients can start looking their best faster.
Most patients see up to 20-25% fat reduction in the treatment areas in approximately 2 months following treatment. Patients continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months following treatment. Some patients may require more than one treatment to reach their desired results.
On average we charge approximately $800 per cycle. On average a patient will use 4-6 cycles per treatment depending on the treatment area. Patients generally average 1 to 2 treatments for best results.
All our patients start with a thorough consultation. During your visit we will discuss your objectives and concerns. One of our CoolSculpting professionals will complete an assessment and make recommendations that support your health and wellbeing. If you are deemed a good candidate, we will be able to book your CoolSculpting session then.