DermMedica - Kelowna, BC

Hours Of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

paybright-logo

Please fill out the form and one of our friendly team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

"*" indicates required fields

What Services Are You Interested In?
Services Interested In
Services Interested In
DD slash MM slash YYYY
Preferred Appointment Time
Consent*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Beauty portrait of female face
Conveniently located to serve Kelowna, BC.

Check Out Our Blogs

The top 10 things about CoolSculpting in Kelowna

May 23, 2012

The top 10 things about CoolSculpting you might not hear on TV.

By: Dr. Craig Crippen

1. More than 7/10 people would do it again, according to the RealSelf Worth It Rating.

2. “CoolSculpting is not a procedure to improve your skin laxity.” – Dr. Leyda Bowes.  Meaning, if your skin is already saggy, CoolSculpting will do nothing to improve skin sagginess.

3. It can be uncomfortable: “CoolSculpting by Zeltiq can be uncomfortable during the first 5 to 15 minutes when the vacuum grabs the skin and fat.” – Dr. Michael Persky  Patients usually don’t describe any “pain” during the procedure but the first few minutes are definitely a different sensation.  Dr. Crippen explains it as “uncomfortable” for the first few minutes.

4. It’s really a two hour procedure.  It’s marketed to only be an hour, but that’s for “one area.” Each love handle is a separate area, but the lower abdomen is just one as it uses a larger applicator.

5. Right after the procedure, the treated area will look like it’s got a stick of butter underneath, or as one RealSelf member wrote, “it looked like I had a 1lb piece of salmon under my skin…it was weird but they massaged it right down in 30 seconds.”

6. Only one treatment is needed to see 20-25% fat reduction in that area. (but if you get more, doctors say you’ll see an additional 20-25% each time) Some patients don’t see success in round one, but find the “Second time’s a charm” to get visible results.  With the second treatment you should see the same amount of reduction or even more.

7. Doctors and patients agree that “recovery” could involve a few days of soreness (“similar to the day after you’ve done a hard work out”), and lingering tingling in treated area (“pins and needles and bee stings were uncomfortable”).  The nerves in the treated area are a little “stunned” following the procedure and the skin feels “weird” for a few days.  This sensation always passes and returns to normal in a few weeks.

8. Full results take an average of 2-3 months to show. Occasionally, some people will show results within weeks, while others will take 4-6 months. Dr. Crippen felt that his end result was 3-4 months following the procedure.

9. Patients treating the lower abdominal area might experience some cramping immediately after treatment or a number of days later.  This is very common but not concerning, says Dr. Crippen of DermMedica, it always passes and shows that the treatment IS working.

10. It’s not a “license to eat”. If you gain weight, the remaining fat will get larger and lessen the results.” – Dr. Steven WeinerDoctors recommend maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime for lasting results.

You May Also Like…

More Blog Posts

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.