Skinpossible's Answer: As we age we lose fat volume in our faces. It happens to everyone but the effects can be especially unbecoming for women (and men) who maintain low body fat. The lost volume under the eyes and in your cheeks can cause folds to deepen and make you look drawn. Lost volume in the lips can cause lip lines. Some people actually like that ‘overdone’ look, Michelle, but it takes a lot of filler and it doesn’t happen by accident. Most people just want to replace the volume that’s been lost naturally due to aging. In the hands of a skilled injector, you will look just like yourself, only a younger version of yourself.
Skinpossible's Answer: Botox is a neuromodulator, and when used for cosmetic purposes, tiny dosages that are injected directly into facial muscles to relax them. Why? Because when muscles contract, lines develop and over time can become permanently etched to form wrinkles. Relaxing the muscles prevents this from happening and smoothes out wrinkles that already exist to create a youthful and refreshed appearance. The effects wear off gradually and if you love it, you will need to repeat it in about 4 months. The needles are micro-fine! Done by a skilled injector, it takes only minutes to perform and doesn’t hurt much more than mosquito bites.
Skinpossible’s Answer: Many fit people think CoolSculpting is not for them because they can just exercise more, but getting too lean can make a woman lose her curves or even her menses, and make her face appear gaunt. Even very lean people may carry stubborn areas of fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is the #1 non-surgical body-contouring treatment in the world, but there is a misconception that it is for people who need to lose weight. This is not the case. A person could be quite heavy and still have a specific area that would be suitable for CoolSculpting, but it is intended for spot reduction, not general weight loss. CoolSculpting is clinically proven to get rid of more fat than any of the other non-invasive body-contouring options, and the new upgrades have made it faster and more comfortable than ever. We can treat outer thighs, love handles, male chest fat, fat on the abdomen, inner thighs, arms, almost anywhere. There is even a cooling device for small areas such as a double chin. The fat cells clear gradually and will be gone for good. Coolsculpting makes spot reduction possible! It is your perfect solution, Laura! Skinpossible has performed more CoolSculpting treatments than any clinic in Alberta. Experience is important because CoolSculpting works! Correct placement of the cooling devices is imperative for best results. For more information or to watch a video of an actual CoolSculpting treatment being performed at Skinpossible, click here>> http://skinpossible.ca/coolsculpting-calgary.html
Skinpossible’s Answer: I think the first thing to know is that while there are many laser manufacturers, there are actually very few different classifications of lasers, and not all lasers within each class work equally well. Each type of laser could potentially do many things but is really only designed to do a few, or maybe even one specific thing, well. Any treatment within the aesthetics industry is only going to be as good as the technology that delivers it. The operator certainly needs to know what they’re doing, but at the end of the day, it's the laser or device that actually does the work. Qualify providers use quality technology!
Skinpossible’s Answer: New devices hit the market every year and Hollywood is always featuring the hottest new treatment!... but NEW rarely means better. It’s usually the tried and proven lasers and other devices that consistently deliver the best results. Clinical evidence is needed to prove it’s not just hype, and in many cases, it’s just not there. You may not understand the science, so you need to find a provider who does. Someone who has taken the time to do their research and invested only in the treatments that you can trust to provide a return on your investment…and by that I mean the results you deserve!
Skinpossible’s Answer: There are a lot of non-surgical body contouring treatments...Some use various methods to rupture the fat but leave the fat cell so results are only temporary. Others attempt to destroy the fat with heat. Some dissolve fat with injections. Some of these treatments hurt. Some put the skin and surrounding tissues at risk, and some can cause contour irregularities if not done properly. Some simply don’t work, but some actually work pretty well!!! Skinpossible offers or has offered several and from our experience, CoolScultping is STILL the best. It’s clinically proven to get rid of the most fat!
Skinpossible’s Answer: A CoolSculpting treatment begins with a consultation. One of our CoolSculpt-ing experts will sit with you in the privacy of one of our consultation rooms and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. We will show you before and after photos of what CoolSculpting has achieved for some of our other patients (who have given us permission to show their photos) and let you know if you are a candidate. Based on which areas of your figure of physique you wish to have treated we can map out a treatment plan that will fit your goals, schedule, and budget.
Skinpossible’s Answer: Prior to starting your treatment we will weigh you and take photos of the treatment areas from a variety of angles. These base-line photos provide a record to refer back to for comparison purposes at the time of your post-treatment follow-up. Since a single pound of fat is the size of a pound of butter, weight-loss is not the goal. In fact, the best before and after examples of CoolSculpting results will show little or no weight-change. If the weight has not changed significantly the fat-loss is clearly a result of the treatment, not weight-loss resulting from diet or exercise.
Skinpossible’s Answer: A thin gel pad will be placed on your skin to protect the skin from frostbite. The appropriate cooling device is placed against the markings and gentle suction draws the fat into the applicator. Because we have multiple machines, we may then apply additional cooling devices to treat more than one area at the same time. Your technician will make you comfortable and offer beverages and snacks. She will provide you with our guest wifi password, a remote for the television and leave you to relax while the fat freezes. Over the next 35 to 45 minutes the fat crystalizes while the surrounding tissue remains unharmed
Skinpossible’s Answer: The area(s) being treated will feel cool but not intensely cold for approximately 5-10 minutes, a sensation that subsides as the area(s) becomes numb. Then you feel nothing. The gel pad and applicator are then removed and the treatment area is massaged for two minutes. This brief massage can be uncomfortable, but most people tolerate it well. After the treatment, the area will feel sore for a few days. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area(s), but this is temporary and will resolve completely.
Skinpossible’s Answer: When the tissue has been frozen, returning it to room temperature quickly causes further damage. In the case of CoolSculpting, the 2-minute massage done by the technician immediately after the treatment Improves efficacy significantly! It need only be done once but is an important part of maximizing CoolSulpting results. The purpose of the self-massage that should be done daily after SculpSure is to reduce the risk of nodule formation which is common due to the inflammatory response that makes the SculpSure treatment effective. It also helps any nodules that do form resolve faster.
Skinpossible’s Answer: No, the few studies that have been done on Sculpsure have shown that up to 24% of treated fat could potentially clear. Unfortunately, the average is significantly lower. Over 70 clinical studies have been done on CoolSculpting and have proven that an average of 25% of the treated fat will clear. Based on our own experience with both, CoolSculpting is much less uncomfortable than SculpSure during the treatment. You will be sore for a few days after both treatments. We have not seen nodules or burns after CoolSculpting. Other risks are extremely rare.
Skinpossible’s Answer: Absolutely! At this clinic, because we have both, you can have both treatments at the same time. Your consultant will make recommendations on the best possible treatment plan utilizing either or both of these two remarkable non-invasive body-contouring technologies. Skinpossible has every shape and size of the cooling device so we can freeze fat on the inner thighs, saddlebags, muffin tops, love handles, back fat, banana rolls, male chest fat, under the chin, knees, almost anywhere! SculpSure allows us to expand our body contouring versatility even further. We truly are Calgary’s body contouring experts!
Skinpossible’s Answer: In this regard SculpSure and CoolSculpting are comparable. The fat cells clear gradually through the body’s natural processes. You may start noticing a difference at about the four-week mark at which time the second round can usually be performed in the case of SculpSure. With CoolSculpting, the most dramatic results occur after about 8 weeks. A follow-up visit approximately 12 weeks after completion of either treatment will allow us to take photos for comparison purposes and see the before and after results side-by-side. The fat cells that have been removed will be gone for good!