CoolSculpting® Ottawa

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Frequently Asked Questions About CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® fat-freezing technology is a 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 on over 7,000,000 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.

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. 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.

CoolSculpting® uses cooling temperature to slowly and selectively chill and destroy fat while leaving the overlying skin unharmed. Fat cells are much more sensitive to temperature changes than healthy skin cells. So, 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.

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 7,000,000 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.

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. The area is then massaged for several minutes, which may improve your results. Like all treatments, results vary, and risks are possible.

“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 varies 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.

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 a CoolSculpting® cycle to be completed in as little as 35 minutes.

It may be surprising to learn that losing 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 our 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. As with all treatments, results vary, and risks are possible.

CoolSculpting® can be used 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 the abdominal area.

Following CoolSculpting®, the treated fat cells die and are naturally removed and eliminated from the body. The elimination of fat cells typically takes a few weeks to a few months following treatment, with results gradually occurring over this time. Fat and cholesterol levels in the bloodstream do not increase following CoolSculpting®. Fat does not accumulate in other areas after CoolSculpting.

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 5-10 minutes 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. Other risks and side effects should be discussed with you prior to treatment.

CoolSculpting® is used 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 (both rare and serious) may occur, which should be discussed during any detailed CoolSculpting® consultation.

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. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have CoolSculpting®. 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 with a qualified physician or health professional will determine if CoolSculpting® is the right option for you.

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.

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. A very small number of patients may not respond to CoolSculpting®.

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®.

Concept Medical has been performing non-surgical fat reduction for over ten 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.

Ottawa CoolSculpting®

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 7,000,000 patients worldwide. Note: Individual results vary, and risks are possible.

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