When you think of fat freezing aka. cryolipolysis, it doesn’t come as a surprise to think of Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting is the leading provider of non-surgical fat freezing and delivers body contouring like no other! Coolsculpting destroys up to 20 to 25% of treated fat cells permanently, in 9 different body areas, with little to no downtime. Treatment areas include:
- Upper and lower abdomen
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flanks (love handles)
- Double chin
- Bra and back fat
- Underneath your buttocks
Clarity Medspa in Toronto is a fully certified CoolSculpting treatment centre with over 20 years experience in non invasive technologies – they strongly encourage anyone considering Coolsculpting to do their research prior to treatment. First it is important to determine if one is in fact an ideal candidate for the procedure. To help you assess whether this is the right fat removal treatment for you, here are some points to consider before a Cool sculpting treatment.
1. CoolSculpting LOVES pinchable fat,
Our body gains weight through the enlargement and addition of fat cells. Following this, body fat also comes in many forms. The type of fat you want removed can determine whether or not CoolSculpting will work on you.
CoolSculpting may not give you the results you’re hoping for if you want to get rid of these types of fat:
- Visceral fat.
Located too deeply in your body (near vital organs, in between tissues, inside your bones), these fat cells cannot be reached and penetrated by non-invasive fat removal technologies like CoolSculpting.
- “Hard” fat
As hard fat accumulates in the abdominal cavity, it pushes against the abdominal wall, which results in a bulging belly. While the fat isn’t hard, per se, the accumulation and packing of fat, tissues, and organs makes your belly feel hard when you press it. Because it is not “pinchable” fat, hard fat cannot be treated with CoolSculpting.
- Cellulite fat deposits
While often intertwined with the development of fat, cellulite doesn’t have much to do with weight gain or loss.. nor is it pinchable. As such, cellulite should be addressed with treatments specific for this condition, not CoolSculpting.
For problem areas involving muscle mass, loose, crepey or sagging skin, treatments such as Emsculpt, Exilis, Ultherapy, MicroNeedling etc. can help you achieve desired results.
For “pinchable fat”, that is also stubborn and hasn’t responded to diet and exercise, Coolsculpting impressive results for:
- Double Chin fat
- Upper arm fat
- Breast fat (men)
- Back fat
- Love handles
- Belly fat
- Butt fat (Banana-roll)
- Thigh fat
2. CoolSculpting is all about body shaping and contouring, not a weight loss solution
The goal of CoolSculpting is to facilitate the elimination of stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting can reduce 20% to 25% of your existing fat cells within a treatment area, helping smooth out “rolls” or bulges that you find troublesome.
3. Coolsculpting results can be seen in as little as 30 days!
On average, CoolSculpting takes a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks before one begins seeing the signs of fat reduction.Your body needs the time to remove the dead fat cells destroyed by the procedure…results will continue to improve for up to 120 days.
For those who are outside of the ideal weight range, CoolSculpting may require 1- 2 treatments for initial “fat debulking”, especially for larger problem areas
4. Coolsculpting enhances healthy lifestyle choices.
While diet and exercise are crucial to maintaining a healthy weight, CoolSculpting is a supplementary treatment that helps you acquire your ideal body shape.
5) You may experience temporary side effects of Coolsculpting.
CoolSculpting is Health Canada & FDA approved, presents very few complications and although not painful, CoolSculpting is COLD; it has to be, so your fat cells die.
Post treatment sensations such as tingling, bloating and numbness are temporary, and typically go away on their own within a week or two of the treatment. There are some patients who say the feelings linger for beyond4 weeks yet still resolve. Note there are updated versions of Coolsculpting in the market – Clarity Medspa only uses the latest version of Coolsculpting.
Once the applicator is removed, a two minute massage is performed to break up frozen, dead fat cells. Patients say this is the most uncomfortable part of the procedure, as the difference in temperature and pressure on the area can create a stinging/burning sensation. You will also be given instructions on massaging your treated areas on your own. This is to ease the sensations over time and to speed up the removal of dead fat cells.
There is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting – one can resume most activities after sessions.
6. Your health history can determine whether CoolSculpting is safe for you.
As with all other treatments, a consultation with an authorized Coolsculpting provider is recommended before you decide on this treatment. Inform your provider about your health history prior to your first CoolSculpting session – he/she will also discuss risks and any temporary side effects. If you have pre-existing medical conditions, be sure to share with your provider.
As for side effects unrelated to pre-existing conditions, expect the treatment areas to feel tender/brusied for a week or two after the treatment. Serious complications with CoolSculpting candidate are rare – keep in mind CoolSculpting has been performed millions of times, and is approved by Health Canada & FDA.
7. What is the cost of CoolSculpting – Is Coolsculpting affordable?
Compared to traditional liposuction or other invasive procedures,
CoolSculpting is very affordable. The cost of Coolsculpting depends on the size and number of areas you want treated. In Toronto, authentic CoolSculpting, delivered by fully certified technicians can start as low as $595. On average a first time visit will start at $1200 with pricing going up according to the number of areas to be treated and the frequency of Coolsculpting visits. At Clarity Medspa, patients can always find a “deal on coolsculpting” along with promotions on Emsculpt, Emsella and other body shaping devices.
The price of Coolsculpting should not scare anyone from coming in for a consultation and assessment, as not everyone requires an extensive (or expensive) treatment plan. Even if you’ve heard that a friend paid over $2000?? for their Coolsculpting, this does not mean you will need to invest anywhere near this amount. There are a number of reasons for differences in the price of Coolsculpting, which could include: Body Shape, amount of fat to be treated, the qualifications of the coolsculpting provider, the authenticity of the device, promotional packages, etc.
Financing for CoolSculpting might be the perfect option, allowing you to spread out your investment into a monthly Coolsculpting payment plan. Ask your clinic about Coolsculpting financing payment plans.
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Clarity Med Spa & Laser Centre offers real CoolSculpting along with authentic Emsculpt and Exilis technologies. If you’d like to learn more about how these treatments can burn fat and reshape your body, call us 416.960.2222 or [email protected] to book a free consultation.