When it comes to the battle of the bulge, there are numerous procedures and products on the market that promise results.
From diet pills and low-calorie shakes, intrusive surgical procedures, to high-tech exercise equipment, there are enough options to make one’s head spin. Unfortunately, the weight loss many experience is often fleeting, leaving even the most determined and highly motivated individual back at square one.
Yes, it’s frustrating – especially when you’ve shelled out your hard-earned cash in hopes of bidding farewell to stubborn body fat. Just because that fancy label on your pill bottle promises you’ll drop a few sizes in no time doesn’t mean it’s true. Deep down, most of us are aware of this fact, but it’s still easy to get sucked into these false claims. Chances are you’ll just be dropping water weight, which will come back the second you return to your normal eating habits.
The Rise of CoolSculpting
In recent years, CoolSculpting, a revolutionary, non-invasive procedure that kills the fat cells by freezing them, has been garnering plenty of attention – it’s certainly not hard to see why. As the fat flushes out of your system naturally, one can expect to see dramatic results after about two months. Some have even reported seeing improvements in as little as three weeks.
Unlike a lot of other procedures, CoolSculpting takes very little time and is pretty simple to fit into your daily life. After your CoolSculpting treatment, you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts one hour – the same time you might spend at the gym. So you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break.
After one visit, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells.
Sound expensive? With such hefty claims of success, it’s only natural one would assume a hefty price tag would go hand-in-hand with this innovative procedure.
However, when you compare it to more drastic measures like going under the scalpel or all the dollars wasted over the years on ineffective pills, potions and machinery, CoolSculpting is in fact easier on the wallet. also safer, painless, and there’s no recovery time to worry about. But since every ‘body’ is different, one might pay more or less than the next patient.
Sound confusing? Don’t worry; it’s easy to understand once you break it down.
Here’s the scoop on what exactly CoolSculpting is, why you should get it and how much it will cost you.
Understanding the Difference Between Fat Reduction & Weight Loss
First off, it’s important to note the differentiation between fat reduction and fat loss. While many believe that weight loss and fat reduction is the same thing, the truth of the matter is that they couldn’t be more different.
For example, when you lose weight, your fat cells shrink in size, while the number of fat cells remains the same. When you overindulge and pack on a few pounds, those same fat cells expand. Fat cells are storage containers.
With CoolSculpting, the number of fat cells is actually reduced in the areas that are treated. And with the fat cells no longer being present, they won’t get bigger – instead, they’re gone for good. Get ready to say goodbye to yo-yo dieting and weight gain!
Why YOU Should Consider CoolSculpting
Are you tired of losing weight only to gain it back and then some? You’re not alone.
A Heart and Stroke Foundation survey of almost 2,000 Canadians found that 62% reported intentionally losing five or more pounds over the past five years but failed to keep the weight off. And 70% of those who were overweight or obese regained all or even more pounds after their weight-loss efforts.
In an attempt to slim down, the same survey reports that a significant number of Canadians use dubious “quick fix” strategies:
“39% said they followed a diet that restricted certain foods or food groups, 31% used meal replacement bars or shakes, 23% used weight-loss supplements or herbs, and 21% tried fasting. Only one quarter (24%) sought counselling from a dietitian or doctor.”
With CoolSculpting, you’ll be thinner, your clothes will fit better, you’ll feel and look better – the best part is you won’t become another statistic of weight loss regain.
No matter what route you decide to take, keep in mind that you no longer have to live with the embarrassment of unwanted body fat. There has never been a better time to explore your non-surgical fat removal options like CoolSculpting.
And, unlike liposuction, you can get as little or as much done at a time to minimize the cost and accommodate your budget.
Are You Looking for a More Natural Solution?
Procedures that use laser, sonic waves and even surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells. This requires downtime for your body to heal. Totally uncool.
Fortunately, the CoolSculpting procedure doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, this unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. In a few months, boom: say hello to a new you.
How Much Will CoolSculpting Cost YOU?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies, depending on your areas of concern, and the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. That’s why it’s important to create a customized treatment plan, in person, with your physician that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
That’s another reason why you won’t see prices listed online or get a quick quote over the telephone. Instead, you’ll need to see a CoolSculpting technician for a consultation, which will leave you with a better understanding of what sort of expenditure you’re looking at.
What are the Determining Factors Of Cost?
There are various applicators that are used for different areas of the body and amounts of concentrated fat tissue. Depending on how pinchable your tissue is and where you carry your weight, will determine which size, and how many applicators you’ll need.
Here’s a rundown of each size.
CoolMax (largest applicator) ~ $1,250 per hour
While it’s the most expensive of the applicators available, the CoolMax covers the most ground, which is why it’s used for volume reduction, also known as a ‘debulking treatment.’
Note: You may have to combine this with a session using the small applicator (below). This is to get to get the desired effect.
Small Applicators ~ $750 per hour
If you’ve booked yourself a session for a CoolSculpting treatment, chances are you’ll be a suitable candidate for a small applicator, which comes in three varieties:
- CoolCore – A problem for many people, especially women, is excess fat in the belly area. Of the three small applicators, the cool core is the most commonly used on the abdomen as it slightly curved in design to fit the contour of the body.
- CoolCurve+ – This applicator is contoured to fit one’s stubborn love handles or flanks for better suction. Typically patients require 1-2 of these applicators per side.
- CoolFit – This straight applicator is used for suction around the inner thighs, backs of the arms and in some cases on the abdomen to smooth out unwanted bulges.
- CoolSmooth ~ $1,000 per leg, per section
Getting rid of fat and cellulite on your thighs can be near impossible, but it’s a task CoolSculpting can easily tackle. Unlike the above aforementioned applicators, the CoolSmooth is a contact piece used for non-pinchable fat that has zero suction. It’s most commonly used for the outer thighs — and because it’s cooling the tissue from one side, rather than two, makes it a two-hour treatment.
CoolSculpting Treatment to Transformation Plan
In Vancouver, a cosmetics procedure like liposuction performed by a reputable surgeon will eat a huge chunk of your savings with each area of treatment ranging in price from $1,500 – $2,500, which will add up quickly costing you up $10,000 or even more!
CoolSculpting has the ability to treat almost all the same areas, only costing you about $600-$1,200 per area. Most patients can completely transform their bodies with a $3,000 – $4,000 budget, depending on what areas you need to treat.
And with CoolSculpting, you can pay as you go rather than shell out thousands of dollars in just one visit. So, if you can only afford two hours at a time, that’s just fine with us. Please note: a minimum visit is 60 minutes. Anything less than that won’t give you the results you desire.
Zero Recovery Time Equals Zero Dollars Lost
After CoolSculpting, patients can get back to their regular lives IMMEDIATELY. It isn’t necessary to book a week off work (or any other activities) to recover — it’s not necessary at all. Instead, save that vacation time for a tropical getaway. You’re going to want to show off your new slim physique in a bathing suit.
Some bruising, swelling, and tenderness is expected but nothing that would hold you back from your ordinary activities or keep you from earning an income.
Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is no healing that needs to be done. The cooling panels freeze the fat cells externally, which cause them to die. Your body then simply reabsorbs the dead cells through the lymphatic system, and then excretes through natural processes.
And there you have it, an extensive breakdown of what CoolSculpting is, why you need it and how much it’s going to cost you. Just remember, CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity; instead, it is designed for spot treatment of “problem” areas such as love handles, back fat, bra rolls, and stomach flab. If you’re 10 to 15 pounds over your goal weight and would like to get back into your skinny jeans or a two-piece bathing suit for summer, CoolSculpting is a cost-effective and revolutionary way to say goodbye to stubborn body fat.
About the Author:
Chloe Dobie is the Head Laser and Skin Care Specialist at CüR Laser and Skin, where she helps the men and women of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver to rejuvenate their skin, and souls! Chloe has a passion for learning and is constantly researching new technologies and techniques to improve the results of her clients. Although she hasn’t yet perfected her “miracle perfect skin potion”, Chloe has a lot of great tricks and tips up her sleeve that she loves sharing with her clients to ensure they get the most out of their treatments.