CoolSculpting and Fat contouring
Dr. Laughlin has been on a professional (and personal) quest for that perfect technology which addresses areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. While she has sampled other devices, which over a series of several sessions can improve body contour and/or cellulite, the CoolSculpt is the first technology that had the WOW factor for her. Her personal motto of “less is more” and the growing number of patients seeking non-surgical options to augment their body shaping goals made the CoolSculpt the perfect fit for Laserderm. It has been met with unprecedented enthusiasm and clinicians and patients alike have been consistenly impressed by the results.
CoolSculpting® is the coolest, most innovative, non-surgical way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. The most common areas for treatment are: abdominal area (“love-handles”, “spare-tire”), flanks, hips, saddlebags, inner thigh, bra-fat, upper arms, double-chin.
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. Patients often spend procedure time reading, working on their laptops, watching TV, or simply relaxing.
It’s safe, FDA-cleared and Health Canada approved, and effective. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after two to three months. Optimal body shaping is achieved with repeat treatments to the area, but some patients may be satisfied even with a single treatment.
What will the results be?
Many patients are satisfied after one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific treatment needs.
What happens during the treatment?
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve over the next 1-2 weeks. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Are the results permanent?
During CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.
How do I get started?
Call us today to set up your consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
Belkyra for Double Chin Fat
BELKYRA™, also known as KYBELLA™ in the United States, is an injectable drug that over a series of sessions will help to reduce the fat layer in the chin to help redefine your jawline and slim your chin. It is an effective way to get rid of your double chin without surgery. BELKYRA™ is a made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Deoxycholic acid when injected will destroy the cell membranes of fat cells under the skin and help with the absorption of fat.
Some of our patients get optimal results by combining CoolSculpt and Belkyra treatments, to target the double chin fat and get tailored sculpting of the chin/jawline area.