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Have you long wished there were some nonsurgical way to reduce those stubborn fat deposits you just can’t get rid of? You know the ones — the belly, the love handles, the back fat pads — that don’t seem to get any smaller, no matter how much you diet and exercise. Now there is, CoolSculpting® is available in Calgary at Glenmore Healthcare! (in fact we were the first Certified Practice in Alberta!)

CoolSculpting® is a technique that cools fat deposits down to the point that the fat cells die and the fat is naturally removed by the body. The advantages of having one of Glenmore Healthcare’s CoolSculpting® Certified nurses perform the procedure include:

  • Average fat reduction of 20-25% for good candidates
  • No surgery or incisions
  • No anesthesia necessary
  • No down-time
  • No scarring
  • Treatments can be done in as little as 35 minutes per area!

CoolSculpting® is not for everyone, but most appropriately-selected patients (those with visible fat bulges,) see results, with an average fat reduction of 20-25% in treated areas. For those who CoolSculpting is not a good treatment, we also have other options for you, including: medically supervised diet programs and other fat elimination procedures. We are truly a “One-Stop Body Shaping Shop” with many treatment options available for any of your body concerns, from facial and body skin tightening to treating inner/outer thighs to treating cellulite, Glenmore Healthcare has you covered!  To learn whether you are a good candidate for this procedure or the others we offer, please schedule a consultation with us today by calling 403-452-5699.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

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The CoolSculpting® machine utilizes an applicator that is placed on the bulge that is to be treated. The applicator pulls the fat bulge between its panels, and then precisely cools the tissue. The goal is Cryolipolysis: the destruction of fat cells with cold. Scientific studies have shown that fat cells are more susceptible to destruction by cold than the other cells around them. To take advantage of this, the Coolsculpting device is designed to reduce the temperature in the fat bulge to the point that fat tissues are subtly damaged, but the rest of your tissues, including your skin, blood vessels, and nerves, are not affected. It truly does freeze your fat away!

A person’s number of fat cells and their location is fixed and doesn’t change from early in life. Once fat cells are killed, they never come back, so when a bulge is treated, whether by liposuction or by Coolsculpt, the results are truly permanent.

CoolSculpting® is recommended to treat bulges in the:

  • Belly
  • Love handles
  • Upper and lower back
  • Male breasts (gynecomastia treatment)

The procedure doesn’t take very long, about 1 hour per area being treated. Then you go about your normal business, you don’t have to change your routine at all. Over the next couple months, the dead fat cells in the treated area are removed by the body’s normal processes. According to clinical studies, most patients saw some level of results, and, on average, patients saw a reduction of 22% in treated areas. Visit this page for more information on how the CoolSculpting works.

Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®?

In our experience, the ideal individual for this procedure is within 10-25 pounds of their goal body weight. Anyone who has “pinchable” fat is a candidate for CoolSculpting®, to see if you are a candidate, just try and “pinch and inch” of fat anywhere you’d like it to disappear (belly, love handles (flanks), upper or lower back, thighs, male chest), if you can, you are most likely a candidate for CoolSculpting®! To be sure, please call us at 403-452-5699 and come in for a free consultation.

When treating “non-pinchable” fat, we would typically use the Vanquish® device to eliminate the fat. Instead of using “cold” to kill the fat cells, we use “heat” to kill them.  We find this procedure gives our patients better results.

Is CoolSculpting® Safe?

cs_1pt5mtreatments_logoYes, in fact there have been over 1.5 million CoolSculpting® procedures performed. Glenmore Healthcare is the leading weight loss, body shaping clinic in Calgary, and was the first CoolSculpting® Certified Practice in Alberta. Since 2010 CoolSculpting® has been FDA-cleared as safe for use in reducing fat deposits. However, the system was approved over a year earlier for cooling skin and other tissues to reduce damage and discomfort during laser and other dermatologic procedures. The CoolSculpting® system is based on technology that has been FDA-approved and in use since at least 1990, and a number of studies have been conducted to ensure that the procedure:

  • Does not harm the skin in treated area
  • Does not harm the nerves in treated area
  • Does not change the structure or sensitivity of nerves in treated area
  • Does not raise the level of cholesterol and fat in the blood

And of course you avoid any of the potential complications of surgery, plus you have no downtime, no scars, and you see visible results.

Please call (403) 452-5699 Today for a Free CoolSculpting® Consultation and see if Coolsculpting® is right for you

Frequently Asked CoolSculpting® Questions:

How long does it take?

I really depends on how many areas (upper/lower abdomen, love handles, thighs, upper/lower back, male chest) you want treated.  If you exercise regularly and only have one problem area, then you’ll most likely only need a one 35 minute CoolSculpting® treatment. Larger areas take one hour to treat.  If you would like to have both flanks (love handles) and your lower abdomen sculpted, you will require 4 areas to be treated.  The number of treatments is based on each persons unique body shape and can be done in single day.

Can “non-pinchable” Fat be Treated?

Yes!  Glenmore Healthcare has the new CoolSmooth Applicator, which allows for the CoolSculpting® treatment to be performed on firmer areas, like the outer thighs.  However, we have found better success (and patient comfort) by utilizing the Vanquish to treat inner and outer thighs, and “non-pinchable” areas. Regardless, we are the only clinic in Calgary to offer you both the CoolSculpting® and Vanquish® treatments, ensuring you get the best treatment based on your specific body type. We are not limited limited to only one device, we only recommend what is best for you, not us.

Can you treat Cellulite with CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is not FDA-approved to treat cellulite.  If you are concerned about cellulite, Glenmore Healthcare is the only weight-loss clinic in Calgary to offer the Exilis treatment, which is FDA approved for this purpose.  For more information and some before & photo’s of cellulite treatments, please visit our “treating cellulite” webpage.

Is it Painful to Freeze the Fat?

It really depends on your pain tolerance, the vast majority of patients feel no pain during the fat freeze. The cryolipolysis sensation is similar to if you places a vacuum over your skin. You will feel some minor pulling, but within minutes that will go away as the cooling takes over. After the treatment is over, there is some discomfort when the skin goes back to room temperature, but you will be ready to go about your  day within 20 minutes of the procedure!

Is CoolSculpting® an alternative to Liposuction?

CoolSculpting® is really very different than liposuction. CoolSculpting® is not meant for obese or morbidly obese individuals. If you are more than 30lbs overweight, a physician directed weight loss program is your first step. CoolSculpting® is for eliminating problem fat areas, not for weight loss.

If you are obese or morbidly obese, liposuction is a very effective method of fat reduction because the fat is physically removed from the body. Some of the drawbacks to liposuction are that it is a very invasive procedure, which typically involves the loss of more blood than fat, requires anesthesia, surgical incisions which usually result in permanent scars, and several months of recovery time is no uncommon.

As an alternative to liposuction, Freezing the Fat with CoolSculpting® does not have any of these drawbacks and is why patients in the Calgary area may find Glenmore Healthcare the idea place to have this procedure performed.

Is CoolSculpting® Really Permanent?

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Yes, once the fat cells are destroyed they cannot grow back. If you want to maintain your new body shape, its important that you continue to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. In the event that you do gain weight in the future, the treated areas will continue to show permanent results, and ofter the weight will reappear in different areas. Please keep in mind that research has shown that with weight gain, as fat cells grow they can sometime split, resulting in new fat cells being created, however this would happen with or without CoolSculpting and the end result will still be fewer fat cells in the treated areas.

Can I have more than one CoolSculpting® treatment in the same area?

Absolutely, you can expect to see 20-25% of the remaining fat to be lost with each treatment.  The secondary treatment can be started in as little as 4 weeks, although we recommend waiting at least 6-8 weeks in order for the initial results to be more visible.  Since each body is unique, this allows us to best target the remaining fat.

How much downtime can I expect?

Most people do not experience any downtime. The typical CoolSculpting® patient is able to resume normal routine immediately the same day, immediately after treatment.

How will my skin be affected by Fat Freezing with CoolSculpting®?

Since CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure and it takes time for the body to remove the dead fat cells, the final results don’t appear until between three and ten weeks post treatment.  It’s normal for the skin to naturally contract in areas where fat is lost. In some cases, you may experience excess skin droopiness or elasticity in treated areas, in which case skin tightening procedures may be appropriate. Glenmore Healthcare is the only weight loss clinic in Calgary to offer several different treatments for this such as Radio Frequency skin tightening in these situations.

How much does CoolSculpting Cost?

Great question! The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure starts at $800, with the price greatly reduced the more areas you treat. Give the clinic a call today to see if we have any CoolSculpting special deals!

 

 

Please call (403) 452-5699 Today for a Free CoolSculpting® Consultation and see if Coolsculpting® is right for you

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