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!
- 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 Cool Sculpting 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.
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.
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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.
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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 needles
- 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.
Double chins and the area under the chin is best targeted by our Belkyra treatment.
The CoolSculpting Treatment Plan & Procedure
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.
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Quick Answers About Our Treatment
How Much Does it 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.