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The science behind Coolsculpting

What areas does Coolsculpting treat?

Coolsculpting helps rid of stubborn fat on various parts of the body that won’t go away, no matter how much you diet and exercise.

  • Chin

  • Arms

  • Back

  • Abdomen + Flanks

  • Hips

  • Thighs

  • Knees

How Coolsculpting works

The controlled cooling technology of Coolsculpting will target and kill the fat cells in the selected area without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. Over the course of the following weeks after your treatment, your body processes the fat and eliminates it from the body naturally. While dieting and exercise makes the fat cells smaller, Coolsculpting gets rid of them completely, allowing you to enjoy long-lasting results!


Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.


Coolsculpting technology uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill only stuborn fat cells.


In the weeks to follow, these fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body.


Treated fat cells, once eliminated from the body, are gone for good.

See the Coolsculpting results

During your first visit, you will have a one-on-one with one of our medical professionals to discuss which areas you want treated. Whether you’re looking to lose the fat in your abdomen, flank, inner thigh, outer thighs, chin, or any combination of these, your clinician will help you create an individualized treatment plan that will transform your body.

  • Inner Thighs Before

    Inner Thighs Before

    Inner Thighs After

    Inner Thighs After

    5 weeks after (Source: Tracy Mountford, MD)

  • Outer Thighs Before

    Outer Thighs Before

    Outer Thighs After

    Outer Thighs After

    16 weeks after (Source: Eric Bachelor, MD)

  • Flanks Before

    Flanks Before

    Flanks After

    Flanks After

    16 weeks after (Source: John Fasano, MD)

  • Flanks - Front Before

    Flanks - Front Before

    Flanks - Front After

    Flanks - Front After

    3 years after (Source: Joseph Eviatar, MD)

  • Submentum (Neck) Before

    Submentum (Neck) Before

    Submentum (Neck) After

    Submentum (Neck) After

    12 weeks after (Source: Suzanne Kilmer, MD)

  • Submentum (Neck) - Front Before

    Submentum (Neck) - Front Before

    Submentum (Neck) - Front After

    Submentum (Neck) - Front After

    12 weeks after (Source: A. Jay Burns, MD)

  • Abdomen Before

    Abdomen Before

    Abdomen After

    Abdomen After

    8 weeks after (Source: Leyda E. Bowes, MD)

  • Arms Before

    Arms Before

    Arms After

    Arms After

    10 weeks after (Source: Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC)

FAQ about Coolsculpting

Below are our most frequently asked questions about Coolculpting. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.

  • 1What conditions can Coolsculpting treat?

    Coolsculpting can be used to treat:

    • Tummy pooch
    • Fat on the inner thighs
    • Saddle bags
    • Fat on the flanks
    • Fat on the arms
    • Fatty bra line
    • Unwanted fat on the buttocks
    • Pesky fat on the knees
    • Double chin
  • 2Is Coolsculpting safe?

    Coolsculpting treatments are completely safe. Because the skin and tissues that surround the fat cells are water based, they can withstand much lower temperatures than the fat cells themselves. This allows the carefully controlled cooling device to only freeze the fat, leaving the rest of the body unharmed.

  • 3How much does Coolsculpting cost?

    Our medical professionals will meet with you to discuss your body contouring goals to see how many treatments you will need to help you reach those goals. Each individual is different so cost can vary on desire, age and body.

  • 4How long will my Coolsculpting results last?

    Rather than shrinking the fat cells, CoolSculpting gets rid of them completely. This means that you can enjoy long-lasting results without fear that the fat cells you lost will be return.

  • 5Are there any side effects to using Coolsculpting?

    Pulling, tugging, and mild pinching sensations may be felt during your Coolsculpting procedure. You may also feel cramping, aching, stinging, tingling, and intense cold, but these side effects subside quickly as the treatment continues.

    After the treatment, there may be redness, firmness, swelling, mild bruising, cramping, or tenderness. These are all temporary and should dissipate quickly, though you should contact a doctor if any of this continue after 2 weeks.

    Rare side effects include freeze burn, paradoxical hyperplasia, vasovagal symptoms, subcutaneous induration, hyperpigmentation, late-onset pain, and hernias. These, however, are extremely uncommon.

  • 6Does the Coolsculpting treatment hurt?

    Although there may be some discomfort to begin with, such as intense cold, stinging, cramping, and aching, it only lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes until the area becomes numb. After that, the Coolsculpting procedure is very comfortable, allowing the patient to read, use their laptops, or even take a nap during their treatment.

  • 7Who is the perfect candidate for Coolsculpting?

    The perfect Coolsculpting candidate is someone who is close to their ideal weight, with some noticeable excess fat that they would like to get rid of. CoolSculpting isn’t a cure for obesity, although multiple treatments would result in losing more fat.

  • 8How long are my Coolsculpting sessions?

    Coolsculpting treatments are generally an hour long and very comfortable. Allowing you to read, check your emails, or even take a nap while going through treatment.

  • 9Is there any downtime after getting Coolsculpting?

    Since the Coolsculpting treatments are non-surgical, there is no downtime. You will be able to go about your everyday activities as soon as your treatment is finished.


We offer low monthly payments and in-house financing so you can afford Coolsculpting to get the body you deserve.

Book a Coolsculpting consultation

Schedule a one-on-one session with one of our medical professionals to discuss your beauty goals. Together, you'll decide which areas you want treated and how many sessions it'll take to ensure you get the results you’re looking for.

Patient testimonials

  • I got the Venus Legacy Skin Tightening treatment after my Coolsculpting procedure at LaserBody M.D.. It was prescribed to me by my doctor and I’m happy that he did. I almost settled for the results I got from the Coolsculpting. When I saw how clear, tight, and beautiful my skin looked after the Venus Legacy treatment, I was glad I said yes to my doctor’s prescription.

    Crystal W., 29, Scarborough, ON
  • LaserBody M.D.’s Coolsculpting procedure made it possible for me to lose fat in my problem areas in the quickest and safest way possible. I never thought such procedure existed. You can only imagine my amazement after seeing the results in just a few days. If like me, you also struggle to get rid of fat in certain areas of your body, I definitely recommend this treatment.

    Lisa D. Blackshear, 35, Hamilton, ON
  • I have very stubborn fat around my waist that just won’t go away no matter what concentrated exercise I do. I received the Coolsculpting treatment and was asked to return to the clinic for a few more touch-ups so the targeted area looks tighter, cleaner, and younger looking. I am very impressed by the results.

    Luisa P. Williams, 28, Newmarket, ON
  • My saggy arms and thighs were two of my biggest insecurities but they no longer are after I underwent the Coolsculpting procedure from LaserBody M.D.. It’s amazing that technologies like this exist nowadays. I felt very comfortable and only experienced a mild stinging and intense cold while the doctor was performing the procedure.

    Stella D. Barry, 32, Scarborough, ON
  • LaserBody M.D.’s Venus Legacy Cellulite Reduction was very effective at removing stubborn fat that gave my legs such an unappealing look. When I had mine removed, my husband immediately noticed. That alone gave me the self-confidence boost I needed to begin wearing shorts and skirts again. I might go back to the clinic soon to have my other problem areas taken care of.

    Lillian S. Smart, 30, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Cellulite is a thing in my family especially the females. My mother has it, my aunts do, even my nieces, and they’re only so young! That wasn’t going to stop me from getting the aesthetic wants I deserved. I had my Venus Legacy Cellulite Reduction at LaserBody M.D. and in a span of 8 treatments, got the results that I wanted.

    Ines W. Carswell, 35, Mississauga, ON
  • Stubborn fat is real and I’ve had mine behind my leg just right below my lower buttock for as long as I can remember. When I finally got the Venus Legacy Cellulite Reduction from LaserBody, I was amazed by the results surfacing in just 8 treatments. The procedure is effective for reducing cellulite that no other workout can do for you.

    Rosaria R. Bradford, 26, Brampton, ON
  • Laser hair removal in Mississauga has offered me a level of confidence I could have never expected. My first treatment at LaserBody M.D. was out of convenience, but I quickly found that I achieved amazing, long lasting results after just a few sessions. Most of my unwanted hair is gone and so is my dependency on a razor. Worth every penny!

    Anna, 52, Mississauga

Related treatments

There may be other treatments that can be used in conjunction with Coolsculpting or in lieu of. Please don't hesitate to call us to find out which non-surgical treatments will work for you.

*Disclaimer: Any before and after images, testimonials and results claims on this site are only examples for informational purpose and never to be used as warranty of guarantee of outcome. Each individual will have varied results based on their needs, medical record and circumstances.