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CoolSculpting Edmonton

CoolSculpting ™–The Most popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment

The Coolsculpting technique is exciting news for men and women dealing with diet- and exercise-resistant fat bulges! Many of us have those bulges that we just can’t work off no matter how hard we exercise or how much we diet.

CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive technology that can freeze away stubborn fat. It gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. It the most commonly used, non-surgical method of fat reduction with over 6,000,000 cycles performed to date. The technology is scientifically supported with over 100 peer-reviewed articles. Normally each procedure results in an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated area.

Nakatsui DermaSurgery was one of the first clinics in Western Canada to treat patients with CoolSculpting almost 10 years ago and we have extensive experience with the technology. Your treatment will be performed by a registered nurse (i.e. no technicians) and we encourage you to come in for a consultation with one of our registered nurses if you are interested. Visit us to find out why we were awarded the Top Choice Award for Cosmetic Clinic in Edmonton.Coolsculpting Edmonton

Coolsculpting Edmonton-Before and After**Actual patient. Individual results may vary.

Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, no surgery, and minimal to no downtime. Patients often spend the one to two hours of procedure time reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing.

Results can be seen in as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the best results usually occurring over the next two to four months.

Interesting Facts about Coolsculpting at Nakatsui DermaSurgery
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Our centre was one of the first in Alberta to use the second generation CoolAdvantage applicators. These new applicators have a redesigned contact surface enabling a treatment to be finished in almost half the time it used to take. Moreover, the new contact surface can improve the comfort of the procedure by up to 45%! Some of our patients have used both the older applicator and the new CoolAdvantage applicator and they definitely prefer the new applicator.

Coolsculpting was developed by a Harvard dermatologist by the name of Dr. Rox Anderson. He was also instrumental in the development of many of the lasers we use today. One of the first lasers he helped develop was the carbon dioxide resurfacing laser, which we still use almost every day in the clinic.


Contact Us For A Free Coolsculpting Evaluation
Dr. Thomas Nakatsui MD FRCPC FAAD
Nakatsui Dermasurgery Centre – Edmonton
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Coolsculpting Edmonton - love handles**Actual patient. Individual results may vary.


FAQs on CoolSculpting

What areas can be treated with Coolsculpting?

Many areas of fat can be treated. The most common areas are the abdomen and flanks. Many other areas can be treated, including bra fat, upper arms, outer thighs, inner thighs, and the area under the chin.

Who does the procedure?

At our facility, the procedures are only performed by experienced registered nurses. We believe that the best approach is to only use registered nurses for this procedure. Our nurses have the expertise to know how many sessions will achieve an ideal result, which applicator will be best for which location and amount of fat, how long an area should be treated, and most importantly, when to identify that a patient might benefit from an alternative such as liposuction or a tummy tuck.

What happens during the procedure?

The patient and one of our nurses first select the area(s) to be treated. For instance, if the patient’s goal is to reduce love handles, our nurse will position the system on the patient’s side. The device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. There can be some mild discomfort at the very beginning of the procedure but this is minor and goes away quickly.

What happens to the fat cells?

This technique of cryolipolysis was developed by Dr. Rox Anderson, a dermatologist at Harvard Medical School. He developed a technique whereby he could freeze fat cells without freezing the skin. This freezing of the fat cells eventually leads to cell death, leading to permanent destruction of the fat cells.

CoolSculpting infographic

What does Cooslculpting cost in Edmonton?

The overall cost will depend on the number of body areas treated and the number of applicators used per area. When it comes to CoolSculpting, cost is one component of how you should choose your provider. However, at Nakatsui DermaSurgery, we believe that it is should be compared to other metrics such as type of staff, as well as the professionalism and experience of the staff.

Does Coolsculpting hurt?

As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop or iPad, or simply relaxing. The treatment is even more comfortable now as compared to five years ago. Our new applicators are much more comfortable than the older applicators were. As we have been doing these treatments since almost the beginning, some of our staff can reliably compare the comfort of the newer technology.

Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?

Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Patients may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.

When will I see results?

Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But their body will still be flushing fat cells at that time, and will continue doing so for up to four months.

**Actual patient. Individual results may vary

Are the results permanent?

During the CoolSculpting procedure, many of the treated fat cells are eliminated permanently. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with their normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.

How does CoolSculpting differ from liposuction?

Liposuction involves the subcutaneous injection and infiltration of local anesthetic, as well as physical removal of fat using small incisions and metal cannulas. Coolsculpting involves no surgical incisions as the fat cell are selectively frozen from outside the skin.

How many treatments are necessary?

The answer is that it depends on the patient’s goals. Usually CoolSculpting can reduce the fat layer up to 20%. If the patient’s treatment plan calls for a second procedure, an additional 20% reduction can be experienced. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the patient.

Contact Us For A Free Coolsculpting Evaluation
Dr. Thomas Nakatsui MD FRCPC FAAD
Nakatsui Dermasurgery Centre – Edmonton
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Additional Before and After Photos:

**Actual patients. Individual results may vary

Coolsculpting Edmonton - abdomen and hips

love handles before and after

love handles before and after**Actual patients. Individual results may vary

love handles before and after

before and after**Actual patients. Individual results may vary

water wings before and after**Actual patients. Individual results may vary

Call us today at 780-482-1414 to schedule your consultation or book a consultation online to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you!