by freezing away stubborn fat with Coolsculpting®…
Most of us have to deal with areas of stubborn fat that we just can’t get rid of no matter what we do. It keeps us from feeling our best and feeling confident in ourselves – how rude! Thankfully we now have CoolSculpting, a revolutionary new technology that can eliminate fat permanently by freezing it.
Coolsculpting® is a no downtime procedure that permanently zaps fat without any fuss or muss on your tummy, love handles, flanks, back, thighs, arms and more. As the first Kelowna CoolSculpting provider in 2011, we are uniquely qualified to perform treatments while you sit back, relax and wait for your fat to disappear for good.
WHY CHOOSE US?
First provider in Kelowna (2011)
No-commissions for staff. We don’t pressure you into treatments you don’t want or need.
Cool Results Promise. We guarantee it will work.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
30+ minutes depending on area treated
Applicators attach to area of concern to freeze fat
Minimal. Pulling sensation at onset of treatment, cool and numb during treatment
INNER / OUTER THIGHS
Just like skin, results may vary. These pictures (of our awesome, real-life clients!) help you see what is possible and sets a realistic expectation.
We’d love to get to know you, learn more about your goals, and see what treatment options would suit you best.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you.
LKJan 15, 2013
Dr. Crippen is an absolute maser with Botox. I’ve had little filler implants done around my face, my ears and lips so far, and each operation came out looking exactly the way I had hoped. Not too puffy, not too thin.
John SavillSep 4, 2014
This place does the best work of all the skincare clinics I’ve tried in the Vancouver area. I go back periodically for new botox and juvederm injections, and they always make it look brand new and just right every single time. This place has earned my business.
Greg MonteAug 26, 2014
I was deeply impressed with the work of this clinic. We visited for my teenage daughter after over-the-counter medications had failed her. The acne removal treatment recommended and performed by Doctor Crippen was incredibly effective. We’ve been back for a couple more treatments over the years, and they are all as effective. I wanted to note in particular that he and the staff had a wonderful manner while administering treatment. My daughter typically hates clinical environments but she always felt very comfortable here.
Phoebe ProvenzanoJun 29, 2014
This is the only place that I’ve gone for age spots since it opened. I loved how easily I could schedule at short notice, and the commitment the staff showed to making sure that I understood everything I wanted to know. I was treated very well here.
Yolanda TighmanSep. 05, 2014
I loved how little time it took to set up the chemical peel treatment and to get it. Your clinic made the day very convenient for me, especially since two other clinics had already told me that they couldn’t fit me in that. Your chemical peel was also one of the most effective that I’ve ever had. I’m extremely satisfied.
SeasonDucharmeSep. 5, 2014
I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight.
Ami Hamann Aug 26, 2014
My coolsculpting treatment was first performed at this clinic, at the Kelowna location, which might be their only one. I’ve never had coolsculpting performed anywhere else, so I can’t judge the quality compared to other clinics, but it was really effective. The procedure was completely painless and didn’t even feel uncomfortable. The easiest weight I have ever lost.
Ron WoodhouseJul 06, 2014
Dr Crippen performed the Juvederm treatment in a highly professional, caring and pleasant manner. I found the entire experience to be a comfortable one and despite having some initial reservations/nervousness, both he and his extremely competent staff, made me feel totally at ease and reassured. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire experience of being treated by Dr Crippen and his staff.
DCFeb 9, 2012
I chose DermMedica hoping they would be able to help me with my lips. Dr. Crippen recommended a Juvederm filler, and I’m thrilled with both how easy it was and how great it looks. I was particularly pleased with the end result of the lip filler because I’ve had friends with that swollen look, and I did not want any part of that.
Harold ElliottSep. 2, 2014
CoolSculpting in Kelowna | It’s More Than a Treatment, It’s a Transformation.
Are you a man or woman who is sick and tired of hating how you feel when you get dressed in the morning? Is your body image negatively impacting how you interact with others in your life? Have you almost given up hope about feeling good in your own skin? If so, don’t give up, we can help with one of the top body shaping treatments available today.
3 Reasons to Choose DermMedica as your provider in Kelowna
We were the first clinic to perform CoolSculpting in Kelowna, way back in 2011! Come and check-out our brand new clinic opened in 2020!
No Commissions. No Pressure. Our providers do not receive a commission/kick back on each procedure they sell/perform. This is a big deal. The treatment plan we create for you will not be influenced by someone trying to sell you more than you need.
Ask us about our Cool-Results PromiseTM. We guarantee results. The first and only in Kelowna.
Andrea – My CoolSculpting Journey
CoolSculpting in Kelowna, together with good nutrition, dieting, and consistent exercise, is one of the most effective treatments plans. It has the power to eliminate those frustrating love handles and patches of fat on the stomach, back, legs and arms.
If you are considering body contouring or a fat-removal procedure in Kelowna you should consider CoolSculpting. This is a revolutionary non-surgical fat freezing treatment that is an ideal alternative to liposuction. The results of this treatment are scientifically proven to be highly effective and permanent with absolutely no downtime.
Debra Messing – Actress
This technology is well suited to both men and women. CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolysis, is approved by the FDA and Health Canada for use in our Kelowna clinic. It uses targeted cooling to specific areas of your body to kill fat cells, making it a safe and harmless fat reduction procedure. This treatment can help give you the body you have always wanted.
Contact us for a complete, no-pressure consultation.
CoolSculpting Certified Practice
Cryolipolysis is the technical name for the CoolSculpting treatment, and DermMedica is a Certified Practice. We were the first clinic in the BC Interior to receive this distinction. DermMedica’s staff receive extensive training and quality monitoring from the creators of this procedure. This certification reflects a commitment to safety, and patient satisfaction.
We have been performing CoolSculpting since 2011, making DermMedica the most experienced clinic in the Okanagan area for this body-shaping procedure.
DermMedica was the first clinic in Kelowna to offer the CoolSculpting technology back in 2011. We are experienced and knowledgeable in delivering this procedure. It is important to have an experienced clinic performing this fat reduction treatment. Dr. Crippen at DermMedica is certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery in cosmetic laser procedures and DermMedica is a CoolSculpting Certified Practice. Not all clinics attain this important distinction.
CoolSculpting in the Media
DermMedica Before and After Pictures
Testimonial Videos & Reviews
Watch as patients share stories about their CoolSculpting experiences.
Women can lose their mummy tummy, bra bulge, banana roll or muffin top. Men can say goodbye to their love handles.
What Are The Benefits?
Men and women seeking a safe and effective fat removal treatment plan in Kelowna will enjoy the following benefits…
Approved by the FDA and Health Canada
Targets particular areas of fat that can’t be removed with diet or exercise
No incisions needed
No need for general anesthesia
No downtime: after the procedure, you can carry on with your everyday life
Avoid the risks and complications associated with liposuction, Zerona and Velashape
It’s a Whole Body Treatment
CoolSculpting’s fat freezing technology can be used to treat most areas on the body, including the abdomen, belly, love handles, muffin tops, back fat, inner & outer thighs, banana rolls and excess male chest fat (gynecomastia).
Coolsculpting is popular with men as well as women. Males often prefer to use this treatment to target the chest, back of arms and chin.
The applicator is placed on the area with unwanted fat. When the treatment begins, skin and fat are gently but firmly pulled closer to the chill plates which remove heat from the tissue to just above zero degrees Celsius. The targeted area of your body is then kept at this temperature for about half an hour.
For many patients at our Kelowna clinic, CoolSculpting results in natural and noticeable fat reduction in treated areas in two to four months. This is without the risks and recovery time of more invasive treatments.
CoolSculpting is not suited to those looking to lose weight or with obesity. It is for those looking for a body-shaping procedure that can get them the smooth and slim body surfaces they’ve always wanted. Liposuction often results in lumpy or uneven fat removal whereas CoolSculpting achieves even results. CoolSculpting gives the treated area a smooth, lean and natural look. Our patients have been very satisfied with their results.
Since there is no cutting, injections or anesthesia patients can return to their everyday life after their appointment. They don’t have to plan for downtime to recover. Redness, numbness or bruising in the treated area is common.
With our CoolSculpting treatment plans, you will generally see between 20 and 25 percent of fat cells disappear over the next few months. This relies on a natural mechanism within the body. If the patient has the same diet and exercise as before the procedure the results should be long-lasting.
What happens to the fat?
The fat will die off and be removed by a natural process in your body, making it a safe and non-invasive fat control method. Each treatment can remove as much as 25 percent of the fat layer.
Have questions or want to schedule a consultation?
It’s called stubborn fat on purpose. Fat deposits are always difficult to remove in specific areas because no matter how much pain you put into eating healthy and exercise, there may be no gain. It’s virtually impossible to lose that muffin top and those love handles. You’re forced to just live with them or think surgery. Which is not cool by us, and exactly why CoolSculpting® was developed.
You don’t feel yourself. Jeans don’t fit well. Dresses don’t drape like they should. And there isn’t enough exercise you could possibly do or anything you’d be willing to try that’s going to get rid of those bulges affectionately known as the muffin top or bra bulge.
So how cool is it that Harvard scientists invented something that does? A precisely controlled, FDA-cleared, Health Canada approved and patented process that simply targets, cools, and eliminates fat cells without damage to your skin. After one treatment, your body does the rest as the crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally eliminated.
Very cool. Very simple. Very easy. Very natural. Yours truly is yours again. And listening to what others experienced, you’ll reclaim a lot more than that.
Check out this image below from DermMedica, this our own real patient who had phenomenal results after her CoolSculpting treatments. Just imagine getting rid of those pesky fat deposits forever with a few simple treatments that have you back to normal activity immediately, no downtime at all! There is a reason that CoolSculpting is one of our most popular treatments, it just works. Contact us online or give us a call today to find out of you are a good CoolSculpting candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does Coolsculpting Cost?
The cost varies between patients depending on the area being treated. However, for a small area, one session, the cost is approximately $750. For larger areas and multiple sessions, the costs usually run into the $2000-$5000 price point but again this is a range and not a quotation. We need to see each patient for a formal in-depth assessment before costs can be accurately quoted. It’s also important to note that each patient usually requires more than one treatment to each area to see a noticeable fat reduction because each treatment reduces the fat layer thickness by about 20% which is not always that visible. After 2 sessions, most patients notice a 40% reduction to that area which is much more visible.
Is the Fat Removal Permanent? Is There a Guarantee That Fat Won’t Come Back in That Area?
Fat cells removed will not come back. In adults, fat cells do not regenerate once they die off and are removed by the body in this way. Fat cells may increase in that area if the patient gains weight or eats a certain diet. If no weight gain occurs the fat reduction in the area should remain over time.
Does it Work on Cellulite?
It has been found to be effective at changing the appearance of cellulite, like that which appears on the love handles, inner/outer thighs and flanks. It is very different from the intended purpose of the treatment. We continue to look for cellulite treatments.
Can I Still Exercise After a Treatment? I Want to Continue to Use Exercise As Part of My Weight Loss Plan.
Since there is no downtime or recovery period, you can exercise as normal following the procedure. You don’t need to stop exercising before or after treatment. Many of our patients do exercise the same day the treatment is performed.
What Does the the Treatment Feel Like? Is It Painful?
Patients usually feel cooling and numbing of the treated area during a procedure. The skin may remain numb for a while after the treatment. In some patients, this lasts for a number of days or a couple of weeks after the procedure. Unlike liposuction, individuals can continue their everyday activities right after the treatment.
Can It Permanently Treat Gynecomastia? If Not How Long Does It Last?
Gynecomastia is often an embarrassing condition for which many men want a permanent treatment. It does work on gynecomastia. DermMedica was the first clinic in the Okanagan to treat men for this condition using this treatment. So far, patients have been pleased with their results. The treatment is permanent so the fat deposits associated with gynecomastia would not return as long as the patient maintains their current weight. If weight gain occurs further breast fat tissue may develop.
How Long Does the Procedure Last and How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Treatments take anywhere from 30-45 minutes per area and multiple areas are usually treated during the same session so you will likely be here for a few hours on average depending on what needs freezing. Example, two love handle areas will take about 30 minutes each to complete not including photos, setup, and completion of the treatment.
Since the Procedure Freezes Fat to Kill It, Why Not Just Repeatedly Apply Ice Bags?
The reason we use a machine instead of ice is that it is impossible to control the skin temperature using just ice, you would very likely suffer frostbite in those areas which would result in skin damage. Our machine keeps the fat frozen and the skin just above the freezing point to prevent any skin damage yet it’s cold enough to eliminate the fat cells below which area more easily damaged at that same temperature.
Does it Really Work?
It really does! Everyone at the clinic who needs it has had a treatment (including Dr. Crippen) and we all vouch for its effectiveness. We have been performing it longer than anyone else in the BC interior, since 2011.
How Soon After Treatment Are Measurable Results Seen?
We find that results usually take 2-4 months to become apparent but some people will notice it quicker than this. The key is to make sure you perform a few treatments on the same area 1-2 months apart for more noticeable results. Each treatment should reduce the fat layer by about 20% which is great, but not all that noticeable. With two treatments you are achieving a ~40% reduction in the fat layer which is much more evident and noticeable.
Can it Help Get Rid of Fat in Men’s Breast?
Absolutely, this is a relatively common area and request we have from our male patients. Usually one to two treatment sessions are required and recommended depending on the particular patients needs and desires.
With Cool Sculpting, If It Is Not Weightloss, Where Does the Frozen Fat “Go”?
The damaged fat cells undergo a process called “apoptosis” or programmed cell death. The fat cells break down naturally on their own and are absorbed by the body and used as energy. The fat is not deposited anywhere else nor is there any change to the blood of the patient.
How Long Does It Take to See the Results of Fat Removal?
CoolSculpting usually takes 2-3 months to see the results of each session. The results are gradual but usually take a little bit of time following your treatment session.
How Do Surgical Methods of Fat Reduction Affect Overall Health?
Overall health is likely improved with fat or adipose tissue removal as this kind of tissue produces hormones that can adversely affect your health in the long term.
Does the Fat Reduction Setting Also Cause Skin Tightening?
Fat reduction does not directly cause skin tightening so other strategies should be employed (if possible) to achieve this goal.
What Are the Risks of Fat Removal?
CoolSculpting has risks associated with it as do all medical procedures albeit these side effects are minimal when you compare it to major surgery like liposuction. Common side effects include numbness at the site, bruising, tenderness, swelling and other transient and minor consequences. There are other risks that can be reviewed with a formal coolsculpting assessment.
Is Fat Removal Safe and Effective?
CoolSculpting is exceedingly effective and very safe for most patients. We need to select appropriate patients for this procedure so not everyone is a good candidate.
Is Fat Removal Procedure Painful?
CoolSculpting is not painful, most patients will describe it as mildly uncomfortable for the first few minutes of treatment which subsides as the treatment area is chilled for approximately 30 minutes.
What Fat Reduction Treatments Are Available?
CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat removal treatment today that removes about 20% of the fat layer with each treatment session.
What Is the Cost for Non Surgical Fat Reduction?
Cost for CoolSculpting varies widely depending on the patient and their needs but one session usually starts at around $750 and up.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do I Require?
We cannot assess this until we see you in person but plan for at least 2 sessions per area for a noticeable result with CoolSculpting.
Is it Possible to Reverse Fat Removal?
Once a fat cell has been removed or is eliminated (ie., coolsculpting) it cannot grow back. The other fat cells in the area can grow and shrink but they will never make new ones after we reach puberty.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do I Require?
This is entirely dependent on the area and amount of change you wish to see. We usually recommend at least 2 sessions per area treated to have some noticeable results.
Is the Treatment Painful or Any Side-Effects?
During the treatment you will feel a firm pulling on the skin as the skin and fatty tissue is sucked into the chilling applicator for temporary freezing. Once the treatment has begun, there is usually little to no discomfort. Side effects that are normal include numbness in the treated area, swelling, occasional bruising and tenderness. These can last days to weeks and are normal for most patients. You can resume all normal activities immediately!