CoolSculpt-graphics - How It Works


CoolSculpt-graphics - How It Works
  • Stubborn fat eliminated without surgery
  • Permanent fat removal
  • Non-invasive – no needles or incisions
  • No anesthesia needed
  • No downtime – procedure does not injure skin

Eliminate Stubborn Fat

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, safe and effective way to reduce areas of unwanted fat. The body contouring procedure targets localized pockets of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise efforts.

This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA and Health Canada-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate fat.

How CoolSculpting Works

The phrase “freeze your fat away” is an accurate description of how the CoolSculpting treatment works: The technology utilizes a precisely controlled cooling process that targets the fat cells underneath the skin.

Cryolipolysis occurs when the treated fat cells are crystallized or frozen, then die. Your body will naturally process the fat and remove the dead cells, what’s left is a reduction in the area treated.

CoolSculpting has been clinically proven to reduce body fat in these areas:

  • Submental fullness or double chin
  • Abdominal or ‘belly’ fat
  • Waistline fat – flanks, ‘love handles’, ‘muffin tops’
  • Inner and outer thigh fat
  • Underarm bulge

What to Expect

Your CoolSculpting session will be performed while you are comfortably positioned on a treatment bed where you are able to read, rest, watch a video, or even work – although we suggest taking the opportunity to relax!

The applicator will be placed over the target area. You will experience a pulling or tugging sensation as the applicator is placed over the treatment area followed by an intense cold feeling which dissipates over a few minutes. The CoolSculpting treatment is approximately one hour in duration, but the exact length will vary on the number of areas being treated during your visit.

After your procedure you can return to your normal activities. There is no downtime or any notable side effects. Some individuals may temporarily experience redness, tenderness or numbness to the treatment site.

The slimming effect of the CoolSculpting treatment is gradual, with fat reduction results taking effect between three and eight weeks. Your body will still flush out fat cells for up to four to six months after your treatment session.

To achieve optimal results, more than one CoolSculpting treatment may be needed.

Why Choose Pacific Dermaesthetics for CoolSculpting in Vancouver?

Although there are other establishments offering this fat reduction treatment, our Vancouver clinic has a long history of body contouring device experience. Pacific Dermaesthetics has been a pioneer in non-invasive body contouring since 2007. We additionally have been involved in clinical studies for different non-invasive fat reduction procedures.

Not only is Pacific Dermaesthetics a Vancouver CoolSculpting centre of excellence, but our clinic also emphasizes patient safety by ensuring treatments are guided by an onsite dermatologist who is available at all times to address any concerns.

Our staff is comprised of registered nurses and highly trained clinicians, so you can always feel comfortable and confident in our hands during any aesthetic treatment.


Book a consultation to learn more about the CoolSculpting procedure in Vancouver.

  • Stubborn fat eliminated without surgery
  • Permanent fat removal
  • Non-invasive – no needles or incisions
  • No anesthesia needed
  • No downtime – procedure does not injure skin
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Good candidates for CoolSculpting fat reduction have noticeable bulges of unwanted fat in specific areas of the body that have been resistant to diet or exercise. Incorporating healthy lifestyle habits and dietary changes can work synergistically with CoolSculpting.

Unlike some fat reduction surgeries, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. However, it can be a good non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a consultation with one of our staff members to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Are there any side effects?

During the CoolSculpting procedure you may experience tugging, pinching, deep pulling, numbness or discomfort for a limited time. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain.

The CoolSculpting procedure is not suitable for everyone. As with any medical procedure, we recommend an initial consultation with an experienced clinician or physician to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Do I need to take supplements or follow a specific diet and exercise program before or after CoolSculpting?

No supplements, pills, diet and/or exercise plans are required. Instead, many patients feel more motivated to take better care of their bodies after CoolSculpting treatments – as part of a drive for healthier living.

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