CoolSculpting® in Ottawa is a non-surgical, non-invasive, fat-freezing treatment option to help reduce unwanted fat almost anywhere on the body. CoolSculpting® allows you to ‘shrink what you see’ without injections, incisions, or downtime. Studies show that CoolSculpting® helps decrease fat by up to 20-25% and has been performed in over 5,000,000 patients worldwide.
Concept Medical is pleased to offer the most recent CoolSculpting® technology and is the first and only clinic in Ottawa offering CoolSculpting® along with UltraShape® ultrasound body contouring for advanced non-surgical body fat reduction.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting fat-freezing technology is the only Health Canada and FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment option to reduce fat with gentle cooling. CoolSculpting is currently the most popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment worldwide. CoolSculpting has been performed in over 5,000,000 patients and studied in more than 100 clinical trials since it was introduced in 2010. Although individual results do vary, CoolSculpting is evidence-based with noticeable, long-lasting results and most importantly it has a very high patient satisfaction rate.
Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a fat-reducing treatment for men and women who have unwanted fat in specific body areas. The ideal candidate is someone who has notable areas of fat that they would like to decrease. Most people prefer non-surgical fat-reduction options due to downtime, and for this reason non-invasive CoolSculpting has increased in popularity since it was first introduced in 2010. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are overweight or obese nor is it an ideal option for patients who only have a very small amount of fat in their desired treatment area. A detailed consultation will help to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
How does CoolSculpting® work?
CoolSculpting uses cooling temperature to slowly and selectively chill and destroy fat while leaving the overlying skin unharmed. Since fat cells are much more sensitive to temperature changes than healthy skin cells, gentle and controlled cooling can permanently destroy and eliminate fat without impacting skin or other tissue. The concept behind CoolSculpting originated from scientists at Harvard University, and was adapted to provide evidence-based and noticeable results to patients looking at sculpting and contouring their bodies.
Is there Science behind CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting has been studied with more than 5,500 clinic trial patients, in over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Since it was introduced in 2010, CoolSculpting has been performed on over 5,000,000 patients worldwide. CoolSculpting is one of the most studied and currently the #1 non-surgical, fat-reducing treatment available. If you would like more information about the evidence behind CoolSculpting, please click here to access scientific studies.
What should I expect during treatment?
Following a detailed consultation to ensure CoolSculpting is right for you, a gel pad is placed over the treatment area. A qualified CoolSculpting physician or technician will apply a specific applicator to the desired area, which delivers a controlled and constant cooling temperature to the fat along with gentle suction throughout the treatment. CoolSculpting treatments last only 35 minutes per area. The area is then massaged for several minutes, which may improve your results. Many patients include an UltraShape treatment after their CoolSculpting as this may increase results by provided both cooling and ultrasonic fat reduction.
How much does CoolSculpting® Cost in Ottawa?
“Treat to Transformation” is an innovative approach to CoolSculpting therapy. The idea behind this concept is that each patient is unique and therefore CoolSculpting treatments need to be customized to each person. Since CoolSculpting is fully customizable, the price is varied depending on a patient’s personalized plan, the area being treated, and the number of treatments required. However, Concept Medical is one of the lowest cost providers of CoolSculpting in Ottawa. For more information about our CoolSculpting pricing, please contact our clinic.
How long is each CoolScultping® session in Ottawa?
The duration of your CoolSculpting treatment varies depending on the number of areas being treated per visit. Concept Medical has the latest CoolSculpting technology, which allows CoolSculpting to be completed in as little as 35 minutes.
What is the difference between weight loss and CoolSculpting®?
It may be surprising to learn that loosing weight and reducing fat is not necessarily the same thing. Once our bodies have created a fat cell, it is there for our entire life. As we gain or lose weight throughout or lives, our fat cells are simply enlarging or shrinking in size. The total number of fat cells never decreases, and only increases as we gain weight. CoolSculpting on the other hand actually destroys fat cells, preventing them from filling up with fat in the future. Studies have shown that CoolSculpting can reduce fat by up to 25% following treatment. Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed.
What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting®?
Health Canada has approved CoolSculpting for fat-reduction almost anywhere on the body. CoolSculpting may be used to reduce visible fat bulges in areas including, but not limited to the abdomen, flank, back, thighs, knees, arms, and under the chin. The most common area for CoolSculpting in Ottawa is on the abdominal area.
Where does the fat go after treatment?
Following CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells die and are naturally removed and eliminated from the body. The elimination of fat cells typically take a few weeks to a few months following treatment with results gradually occurring over this time. Fat and cholesterol levels in the blood stream do not increase following CoolSculpting. Fat does not accumulate in other areas after CoolSculpting.
What does CoolSculpting® feel like?
As the name suggests, CoolSculpting uses cold to help destroy fat cells. Not surprisingly, the first few minutes of CoolSculpting treatment are chilly with patients noticing about 5-10min of a cold sensation. However, this sensation usually dissipates as the skin numbs. As CoolSculpting uses suction technology to allow the coolness to penetrate deep into the fat cells, patients typically describe a gentle pulling or tugging sensation on the skin during treatment. Most patients read, watch videos, or spend time on their phone or iPad during their CoolSculpting treatment. Many choose to have a quick nap during the treatment. Following CoolSculpting, most patients notice tingling as the treated area is massaged. Following treatment, there may be some mild temporary discomfort and numbness.
Is CoolSculpting® Safe?
CoolSculpting is both Health Canada and FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges throughout the body. CoolSculpting is also one of the most common non-surgical, fat-eliminating treatments worldwide with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed. CoolSculpting systems are designed with built-in safety sensors that can detect if the skin is getting too cold. In this case, the CoolSculpting system will automatically shut down to help prevent injury to the skin. However, although CoolSculpting is considered very safe, side effects may occur, which should be discussed during any detailed CoolSculpting consultation.
Who should not have CoolSculpting® in Ottawa?
Although almost anyone can have CoolSculpting, it is not for everyone. If you do not have significant fat, then CoolSculpting is not the right treatment for you. Conversely, in patients with too much fat, CoolSculpting will likely not provide ideal results. You should not have CoolSculpting treatments if you suffer from rare conditions such as cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. It is important to remember that CoolSculpting treatments are not options for obesity and will have a minimal to no impact on cellulite. A consultation will a qualified physician or health professional will determine if CoolSculpting is the right option for you.
Can I return to normal activities after CoolSculpting®?
Yes, you can! There are no activity restrictions following CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting treatments are completely non-surgical, so patients regularly return to their normal daily activities immediately following treatment. Patients at Concept Medical typically return to work on the same day as a CoolSculpting treatment and many choose to have treatment over their lunch hour.
How soon do you notice results from CoolSculpting®?
People may notice positive changes from CoolSculpting in as little as 1 month, although most will notice results 3 months following their treatment. Depending on the areas of concern, most people require 1-2 sessions for their optimal results. Treatment sessions are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart if required.
What do I need to do after my CoolSculpting® treatment?
No special diet, exercise or supplement program is required after treatment. However, many patients do feel more motivated to exercise and eat a healthy diet following Coolsculpting.
Why have CoolSculpting® at Concept Medical?
Concept Medical has been performing non-surgical fat-reduction for over 10 years. We are the only clinic in Ottawa offering CoolSculpting along with UltraShape, two separate body-contouring procedures. Concept Medical is a physician-supervised clinic, where your consultations are performed by our medical team. For more information about CoolSculpting and our clinic, please contact us.