The cooling process was born by the observation that some dimples can happen due to eating popsicles. The idea that cold can selectively affect fat was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which CoolSculpting® was based. The treated cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, the body naturally processes and reduces these dead cells leaving a more sculpted appearance.
What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting®?
If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!
CoolSculpting® can be used to treat stubborn fat on
- Submental fat (double chin) – CoolMini®
- Inner thighs
- Outer Thighs
- Back Fat
- Flanks (love handles)
- Bra fat
CoolMini® Vs. Belkyra™ – which is right for me?
This is a common question we have at the office since submental fat- or the dreaded “double chin” is a concern for so many. For too long, treatment options were limited to surgery and invasive procedures – leaving many people deciding to just live with the problem.
In the last 2 years, two new non-invasive options have been introduced to the Canadian market and both are available at Chrysalis!
So which one is right for you?
We assess each individual and create a custom treatment plan. Some will be a better suited for CoolMini®, and some for Belkyra™ .In some cases, a combination approach is best – CoolMini® to reduce the larger areas and Belkyra™ to refine.
What is Belkyra™?
Belkyra™ is made of deoxycholic acid – a synthetic form of the bile in our stomach. Deoxycholic acid works through a process called adipolipolysis – this is a medical term that means removing fat by breaking down the fat cells. Once Belkyra™ kills these fat cells, the cell membranes along with the triglycerides Beklyra™ contains are flushed away.
Does it work for everyone?
The ideal candidate for Belkyra™ will have mild to moderate fat deposits under the chin. Belkyra™ is the best option for patients with fat located centrally under the chin. Patients with relatively taut skin and a small area of fat to treat will see the best results.
Can I expect any Downtime?
Patients typically experience some immediate post-injection inflammation and the swelling can last up to one week. As with any injection, there is always risk of bruising but here at Chrysalis we offer a quick and easy laser treatment with all of our injectables to clear up bruises fast. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after having Belkyra™.
How much does it cost?
The average patient will require 2 treatment sessions although some patients with minimal fat can receive as little as 1 and others with larger areas could need up to 6. Each session costs on average $600-$1200.
10% of patients require 1 treatment
80% of pateints require 2 treatments
10% of patients require more than 2 treatments
How soon will I see Results and are the permanent?
Patients can expect to see results in as little as 8 weeks after the first treatment session. Because Belkyra™ kills and eliminates the fat cells, the results are expected to be permanent.
How does it work?
CoolMini® is an application of CoolSculpting® -the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction technology. CoolMini® works through a process called cryolipolysis – a term coined by CoolSculpting® that means – death of the cell by freezing. A vacuum applicator to draw the submental fat tissue into the cooling cup. The applicator then freezes the tissue to the point that some of the fat cells in the area (up to 25 % to be exact) will die. The body then flushes the dead cell membranes out.
Who is a candidate for CoolMini®?
The ideal candidate for CoolMini® will have moderate – severe submental fat. Unlike Belkyra™ which is only indicated for fat located centrally under the chin, CoolMini® can also treat a wider area of the neck and under the jawline. CoolMini® is a better choice for patients with mature skin and can often be done in under an hour.
Can I expect any downtime?
There is not a lot of discomfort associated with CoolMini®, most patients find it virtually painless. After the treatment, the area may be slightly swollen and tender for 3-5 days. Patients can resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
How much does CoolMini® cost?
The average treatment cost is between $1000 -$1600. The average patient has 1-2 treatments to see best results.
How soon will I see Results and are they permanent?
The results of a CoolMini® treatment will begin to show in as little as 4 weeks with best results appearing after 12 weeks. Like Belkyra ™, the results of CoolMini® are expected to be permanent since the process is causing the cell to die and be flushed out of the body.
There is no need to live with stubborn fat under the chin anymore. We encourage you to book a consultation with Dr. Lalonde and our experts here at Chrysalis Rejuvenation Clinic to discuss treatment options for your specific needs.