If a healthy diet and exercise regimen aren't giving you the slimmer, sleeker silhouette you're looking for, CoolSculpting® can help. CoolSculpting® is ideal for targeting those stubborn fat deposits on your:
Abdomen (upper and lower)
After CoolSculpting®, the treatment area will appear noticeably thinner, toned and smooth. No more bumps or bulges.
To enhance the results and maximize fat reduction, many patients choose to repeat the CoolSculpting®treatment after four months.
Safe, Non-Invasive & Effective
With more than one-million procedures performed worldwide, CoolSculpting® is a great option for patients looking for a safe and effective way to slim and sculpt their trouble areas. It's approved by Health Canada as a non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It permanently reduces fat with none of the risks of liposuction. As it is a non-invasive treatment, there is no downtime, so you can get right back to your day.
After a CoolSculpting® treatment, you may experience mild discomfort, including temporary redness, soreness, or bruising. A small minority of patients require over-the-counter pain medication or a topical analgesic.
Am I A Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is recommended for patients with moderate-sized fat deposits that diet and exercise have not addressed. It is not intended for extremely overweight or obese patients.
CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment. It's a slimming solution that permanently reduces fat and ‘sculpts’ those stubborn areas, like love handles and tummy bulges. It will not result in weight-loss.
To ensure the slimming results of your CoolSculpting® treatment are long-lasting, we recommend to maintain your weight through healthy diet and exercise.
Avenue Skin Care is now offering CoolSculpting™ treatments with two machines that are used to simultaneously treat two areas at the same time. The time saving benefits are great! Most body areas can be treated in tandem, including love handles and upper legs.
Can CoolSculpting™ eliminate all excessive fat?
Unlike more invasive surgical procedures such as gastric bypass surgery, CoolSculpting™ is specifically designed for patients who are near their target weight but struggle to eliminate deposits of fat that fail to respond to diet and exercise. As such, it is not an ideal treatment plan for patients looking to lose large amounts of weight. However, it is an effective non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Candidates might experience unwanted fat deposits in their abdomen, back, thighs, and beneath their chin.
CoolSculpting® freezes fat cells through a process known as Cryolipolysis™. Essentially, it rapidly cools your fat cells and permanently destroys them. The patented technology only targets your fat cells-skin, hair and other tissue remain undamaged. Over the next few months, your body flushes out the fat cells, and you're left with a slimmer and sleeker silhouette. CoolSculpting® treatments last only an hour, but the results will transform your trouble areas.
Depending on desired results and amount of fat to be reduced, a patient may require a single or multiple sessions of CoolSculpting™ treatment. Typically, a single body area is treated at a time which can last up to one hour. However, Avenue Skin Care offers Dual Sculpting, which can treat up to 2 body areas in one session.
How does CoolSculpting™ in Toronto eliminate fat?
The name for this procedure was inspired by the way fat is eliminated during treatment. Specifically, fat cells are crystallized, or frozen, and then processed and eliminated from the body. The absence of these fat cells leaves patients with a more sculpted physique and once those fat cells are gone, they don't come back.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting™ in Toronto?
Typically men or women of any age who are within 30 lbs (13.6 kg) of their ideal weight can benefit from the fat elimination and sculpting effect of a CoolSculpting™ treatment in Toronto. Patients who suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease are not good candidates for CoolSculpting™. With that said, the best method to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting™ in Toronto is to schedule a consultation with a certified CoolSculpting™ specialist.
How is CoolSculpting™ different from liposuction?
While most cosmetic surgical procedures are safer and more effective than ever before, not all patients can afford the downtime required by a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting™ is the only non-invasive fat removal procedure that utilized cooling technology to effectively target and eliminate fat with no downtime whatsoever. Through the wonder of a proprietary technology called Cryolipolysis™, there are no needles, no incisions, and no anesthesia enabling patients to return to their normal routine, including work and exercise, as soon as the same day as the procedure.
Can people of any age benefit from a Toronto CoolSculpting™ treatment?
While most CoolSculpting™ patients are between the ages of 18 and 80, there are no restrictions preventing younger or older patients from pursuing the sculpting effects of a CoolSculpting™ treatment. Patients under the age of 18, however, are required to seek the consent of a parent or guardian. If you have any specific questions about how your age might impact your CoolSculpting™ procedure, you should schedule a consultation with an Avenue Skin Care expert to discuss your needs and concerns.
How many treatment sessions will I need to achieve my ideal results?
Each patient is unique with specific goals and target areas that impact specific details like the number of necessary sessions. A typical CoolSculpting™ treatment lasts about an hour and focuses on a single target area (e.g. upper abdomen, lower abdomen, love handle, flank, etc.). For patients looking for improvement in multiple areas, it may be necessary to schedule multiple sessions. And it is possible for a patient to repeat a session to enhance the results from their initial CoolSculpting™ session, although we recommend waiting several months to allow the results from the initial treatment to take full effect.
How long can I expect my CoolSculpting™ results to last?
Because CoolSculpting™ effectively and permanently eliminates fat, the results are permanent provided the patient maintains a healthy eating and exercise plan. For many patients, these results serve as the necessary inspiration to encourage them to embrace all aspects of a health lifestyle to maintain their newly sculpted physique. However, patients who gain weight after a CoolSculpting™ treatment can expect to see the appearance of additional weight and fat cells distributed evenly across the body including the treated areas.
What will happen during my CoolSculpting™consultation with Avenue Skin Care?
An Avenue Skin Care CoolSculpting™ specialist will want to discuss your goals and overall health in order to determine whether a CoolSculpting™ procedure is the ideal treatment option to help you reach your specific goals. This is a good time to ask any questions you might have and to discuss any potential concerns.
If the specialist determines that you are a CoolSculpting™ candidate and you're interested in moving forward, this is when you will discuss the price of your treatment and develop a treatment plan that suits your needs. The specialist will conduct a brief physical examination which will include photographs and measurements to help you decide which areas you'd like to see improved.
Finally, the patient will fill out a consent form and schedule an appointment for your treatment. The primary goal of the entire process is to ensure that the patient is knowledgeable and comfortable both with the CoolSculpting™ procedure and their care providers at Avenue Skin Care in Toronto.
What should I expect during my first CoolSculpting™treatment?
Your Avenue Skin Care CoolSculpting™ provider will walk you through the procedure, beginning with the application of a gel pad to the specific area being treated. During this phase of the process, patients might experience a mild pulling, tugging, or pinching sensation. From there, the cooling process begins and the patient can expect to feel cold during this phase, although the area typically becomes numb within a few minutes causing the cold sensation to subside.
During this phase of the treatment, patients often like to read, check email, or even nap. And once the procedure is complete, patients typically resume their normal activities, whether that includes work, socializing, or exercise.
What can I do to prepare for my Toronto CoolSculpting™ treatment?
Patients are encouraged to wear loose clothing to their appointment and to abstain from drinking two hours prior to the procedure. Some patients enjoy reading or checking email during their treatment, so patients are encouraged to bring reading material or devices they might wish to utilize during their appointment.
How long will my treatment take?
Every patient is different with specific goals and treatment areas which help determine the length of a CoolSculpting™ treatment session in Toronto. A typical treatment may last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours depending on the number of areas a patient would like to focus on. Patients also have the option of scheduling additional treatment sessions to address other areas or to enhance the results from the first treatment, although you may wish to wait several months to see the full effect of your results.
How many areas can be treated during a single CoolSculpting™ session?
Each area requires about an hour of treatment. However, Avenue Skin Care CoolSculpting™ specialists have the ability to provide treatment to two different areas at the same time, potentially reducing your treatment time by half or eliminating the necessity of a second appointment.
Will there be any downtime after my CoolSculpting™treatment?
While patients may experience a slight tenderness in the treated area, most patients immediately resume their normal activities immediately following a Toronto CoolSculpting™ treatment. Patients can return to work, resume social activities, and even continue exercising the same day as the procedure.
Will I experience any pain or side effects?
Each patient is different and their experience of side effects following a CoolSculpting™ treatment depends largely on sensitivity. Some patients experience some redness in the treatment area, although this is typically very mild and may last anywhere from a few minutes to two weeks. Some patients experience some bruising lasting anywhere from two days to two weeks and a very small percentage of patients experience tingling, tenderness, cramping, itching, or soreness. However, many patients experience no reaction or side effects whatsoever.
Is there anything I can do to reduce these side effects?
Patients who do experience mild discomfort following their treatment can seek relief from an over the counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil. A cool compress applied to the treated area should also provide relief.
When should I expect to see results from my Toronto CoolSculpting™ treatment?
Every patient is different, but most patients experience visible results within 2 to 4 months of their CoolSculpting™ treatment. For this reason, patients should wait for their full results to materialize before deciding whether and when to schedule a second appointment.
How much of an improvement should I realistically expect?
As mentioned earlier, the purpose of CoolSculpting™ in Toronto is to eliminate targeted fat cells in specific areas of the body that resist improvement through diet and exercise. As such, this treatment is not effective as a major weight-loss procedure. It is instead intended to sculpt and shape very specific areas, where patients can expect to experience results across 25% of the targeted area.
Can the same area be treated a second time for additional improvement?
A second round of treatment can certainly enhance the sculpting effects of a treatment. However, because the full impact of the procedure takes several months to materialize, patients are encouraged to wait a few months before scheduling a follow-up session with an Avenue Skin Care technician.
Are there any recent developments in CoolSculpting™treatment in Toronto?
The recently released CoolMini™ was specifically designed to target small areas of fat including the submental area. The average fat reduction is around 20%, making the CoolMini™ consistently effective with other CoolSculpting™ applicators in the Toronto area. In clinical studies, more than 80 percent of patients were pleased with the results of their CoolMini™ treatment, citing the procedure as comfortable and stating that they would recommend the procedure to a friend. As with any CoolSculpting™ procedure, there are no needles, no incisions, and no downtime.