Cancel Cellulite with VelaShape III

There are many reasons why women can get cellulite.

As summer nears, many of us dread the thought of baring extra skin for one major reason—cellulite. Cellulite is that lumpy, bumpy skin that shows up on our abdomen, butt, arms, and thighs. While you may think that cellulite is only the plight of women with extra weight or fat, this is simply not the case. Cellulite is found on women of all shapes and sizes—even the top female athletes of the world have cellulite. Cellulite is highly common in women, with 85% to 98% of women having cellulite on their bodies! It is something that nearly all of us can admit to being self-conscious about.

Cancel Cellulite with VelaShape III

There are many reasons why women can get cellulite. It can be due to diet, exercise, hormones, or even genetics. Aging can further exacerbate the issue, as skin starts to sag and lose elasticity. While cellulite in men is possible, it is less common as their fibrous cords are in a grid-shape that holds fat cells in place.

How does cellulite develop? It first starts with subcutaneous fat, which accumulates under the skin. As the fat cells get bigger, the fibrous cords that attach skin to muscle get weaker. The cords then stretch out, which causes the fat cells to come through and gather closer to the skin. This causes the bumpy look of skin with cellulite.

There are several remedies on the market that promise to reduce cellulite; however VelaShape III is the best option available. VelaShape III is the only method that is both non-invasive and FDA and Health Canada- approved for reducing the appearance of cellulite. Canada MedLaser in Toronto offers VelaShape III treatment as a secret to a summer body that is contoured, youthful, and cellulite-free!

VelaShape III Technology: How Does it Work? 

The VelaShape III treatment stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin. The results of using VelaShape III are an overall reduction in body volume, tightening of the skin, and an improvement of the skin’s structure and texture. The VelaShape III system by Syneron Candela uses 4 technologies to target the treatment area quickly and effectively:

  1. Vacuum technology – pulls up the tissue from the treated area and brings it closer to the energy source for maximum effect
  2. Infrared light—this heats up the tissue of the targeted area. Heat is the main factor in treating the cellulite. The fat cells, fibrous cords and collagen fibers are all heated to reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve texture and reduce overall area circumference.
  3. Bi-polar radio frequency—this energy is used to direct the heat and ensure it goes deeply and evenly across the treated area. It also ensures that the area is heated quickly to minimize damage to the skin.
  4. VelaShape rollers—these are special massage rollers that offer massage throughout the session and boost circulation to the area for better results.

VelaShape III Technology: How Does it Work? 

The entire VelaShape III treatment session is quick, easy, and very safe. It is the perfect procedure for treating cellulite areas stubborn to diet and exercise. Additionally, VelaShape III patients rarely report any pain or discomfort during or after the procedure. The VelaShape III is considered a “lunchtime procedure” and you can resume regular activities after the procedure with no downtime. Typically about 3-4 VelaShape treatments are recommended for optimal results, but improvements in cellulite can be seen even after one treatment.

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VelaShape III can be used on several areas of the body, including:
  • Neck (double-chin)
  • Arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Flank (love-handles)
  • Abdomen

CoolSculpting is another technology offered by Canada MedLaser in Toronto for the treatment of areas with stubborn fat.  CoolSculpting technology freezes fat cells, which then die and are eventually eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting is effective for permanent fat loss, but does not improve the appearance of cellulite like VelaShape III. As both have their advantages, VelaShape III and CoolSculpting can be used together as a combination treatment for even more dramatic results!

VelaShape III offers the most innovative technology to rid the body of cellulite and reduce circumference. After using VelaShape III, the treated area of the body will look smoother, toned and tightened. It is the perfect procedure for treating problem areas stubborn to diet and exercise. It is important to note that VelaShape III is not recognized as a weight loss treatment. VelaShape III should be used as an additional tool to a healthy diet and regular exercise.

An ideal VelaShape candidate should have a body mass index of less than 20, and their cellulite should be between stage 1 and 2 of The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification scale. If you are interested in learning more about treating your cellulite with VelaShape III you can contact Canada MedLaser in Toronto for a free consultation. In the consultation, an experienced medical aesthetician can create a specialized treatment plan using VelaShape III based on your body contouring goals!

 

 

CoolSculpting and VelaShape III: The Secret to a Snatched Summer Body

The Secret to a Snatched Summer Body!

With summer right around the corner, sunnier days have us dreaming of all the fun activities we will do with the warmer weather. It’s a time for patios, barbecues, and beach days. Summer also means that many of us are thinking about our “summer bodies”, and how we look in our shorts, sundresses, and swimsuits. If you are apprehensive about baring more skin, you are not alone. Most of us have stubborn fat and cellulite that we wish we could rid of. While it’s important to remember that any body is a swimsuit body, and we should love the skin we’re in, sometimes we need that extra boost in confidence to feel our very best.

The first step to a great summer body is of course to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Warm summer weather is a great motivation to eat well and stay active, especially when we can do it all outdoors. But what if, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise you are still having issues with cellulite and stubborn fat loss? Even the healthiest among us still have areas of excess fat and cellulite that cannot be eradicated through their efforts alone. Canada MedLaser in Toronto can help you achieve your goals with CoolSculpting and VelaShape III!

Canada MedLaser in Toronto always provides the most innovative treatments and technologies in the Medical Aesthetics industry, which is why we are offering CoolSculpting and VelaShape III treatments as a duo package! CoolSculpting and VelaShape III are an unstoppable combination for fat reduction and body contouring. These treatments are performed separately during planned time intervals – ensuring that your results are effective AND long lasting!

VelaShape III

VelaShape III by Syneron Candela is proven to reduce cellulite and circumference as well as tighten loose skin in as little as three treatment sessions. Cellulite is highly frequent in women, regardless of their health or weight. VelaShape III uses four technologies to treat cellulite:

  1. Infrared light
  2. Radio frequency energy
  3. Massage rollers
  4. Vacuum technology

During the VelaShape III treatment, the vacuum ensures that the treatment area is pulled towards the infrared light and radio frequency energies, which heat the fat cells, fibrous cords and collagen fibers underneath the tissue. Heating the area reduces the appearance of cellulite while improving tightening sagging skin. This means that the overall circumference of the area is reduced as well! Finally, the massage rollers ensure that circulation is boosted in the treated area for optimal firming. The VelaShape III treatment is often described as a hot stone massage!

CoolSculpting and VelaShape

 

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CoolSculpting

Once we are in our teens, we typically have developed all the fat cells that we will carry throughout our life. As your weight fluctuates, your fat cells increase or decrease in size, but are never eliminated. The CoolSculpting system actually eliminates the fat cells, which is why it is the leading treatment for getting rid of stubborn fat bulges. These stubborn fat bulges are those that cannot be treated by diet or exercise, or are present after reaching a weight loss plateau. CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, which safely freezes fat cells in order to kill them. Once fat cells are frozen, they die off and are naturally eliminated through the body. As the fat cells die, the area treated with CoolSculpting reduces in size and looks trim and toned!

 

Using CoolSculpting and VelaShape III in combination is the hottest new treatment plan at Canada MedLaser in Toronto. It is the best way to treat problem areas of the body for both extra fat and cellulite for a total body contour. Both procedures are considered very safe and are approved by the FDA and Health Canada. CoolSculpting eliminates fat, and VelaShape III targets cellulite while firming the treated area at the same time.  CoolSculpting and VelaShape III are both non-invasive and painless procedures, making them very popular in the Medical Aesthetics industry. Another great advantage to this treatment combination plan is that there is no recovery time needed.

Using CoolSculpting and VelaShape III together is truly the best of both worlds as each area will be treated for both fat loss and cellulite reduction by the best technologies available in Toronto. The result is a body that is contoured, tightened and toned! It is important to note that CoolSculpting and VelaShape III are not weight loss treatments. CoolSculpting is used to eliminate fat, and the VelaShape III is used for firming and reducing cellulite that cannot be bettered with diet and exercise. It is essential that the patient be committed to living a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain treatment results. To see if CoolSculpting and VelaShape III treatments would work for you, contact us at Canada MedLaser for a complimentary consultation today! Our medical aestheticians will assess the areas that you are concerned about, and create a customized CoolSculpting and VelaShape III treatment plan for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give Your Lifestyle a Healthy Spring Cleaning

Give Your Lifestyle a Healthy Spring Cleaning!

Spring is in the air, and with the re-emergence of sunshine, green grass, and warmer weather, many of us start to think about spring cleaning. While spring cleaning usually refers to cleaning the house, it’s also a great time to clean up your lifestyle. Such changes include healthier eating, being more active, and weight loss. This is especially true after a long winter of being curled up on the couch with snacks and television.

We have a few ideas for ways to start your commitment to a healthier lifestyle and taking care of your body, which will of course boost your mind and spirit!

Find a Group Activity that You Love—Outdoors!

After a long winter hibernation, it can be hard to find inspiration to get up and moving. To find this inspiration, heading outside in the warmer weather may be just the ticket.  While working out solo is fine, you may discover that joining a sports team, fitness class or running club helps push you stick to a workout routine, as you will be getting more variety in your activities and are making a commitment to attend at a set time. When exercising with others you receive encouragement, motivation, and can even make new friends that have the same lifestyle goals.

One such activity is an outdoor boot camp. A great advantage of outdoor boot camps is that they give you access to certified personal trainers at a much lower cost than if you were to commit to one-on-one sessions. Once you learn the exercises and proper techniques this will help enhance your solo gym sessions as well. There are several outdoor boot camps available in Toronto as well! If you already belong to a gym, many offer boot camps as well. If boot camps aren’t your thing, you could also try a free running club. There are clubs available for all levels of runners, even if you just want to start out walking. In Toronto, there are free running clubs offered by the Running Room and Lululemon.

Find a Group Activity that You Love—Outdoors!

 

Sign Up for Meal Plans or Deliveries

Using a meal plan or delivery service can be a great way to stay motivated and maintain healthy eating habits. In a perfect world, we would have all the time we needed to shop for fresh, local ingredients, prep, and cook healthy meals. The reality is that we often don’t have the time or resources to achieve this! This can result in us stopping for takeout or making poorer food choices in general. Using meal delivery services, which have exploded in popularity over the past few years, is an excellent way to make sure you are making healthy choices and staying committed to your goals. In Toronto, companies such as HelloFresh or Chefs Plate provide healthy recipes along with all the necessary ingredients for you to cook the meals yourself.  Other services in Toronto such as Low Calorie Plans take it one step further. They offer fully prepped meals for your day, based on the number of calories you are aiming to consume. The calorie count is based on your goals, such as just healthy lifestyle or weight loss. All these options are delivered right to your doorstep!

Sign Up for Meal Plans or Deliveries

 

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Kick-start Fat Loss with Coolsculpting

Many have the misconception that Coolsculpting is something to do instead of diet and exercise, but that is simply not the case! Coolsculpting can be a great way to give you that push you need to take care of your body. Have you ever felt unmotivated to start eating healthier or work out more because your goals seem unattainable? The truth is that it is never too late to start! Coolsculpting can help kick-start these results so that you have guaranteed changes in a couple months time. Many find that this is a great way to be motivated to keep working towards their goals. When you see some positive results, you are excited to continue and be further rewarded.

Another great option for Coolsculpting is for when you reach a plateau. Anyone who has tried to commit to weight loss or to toning their body knows how frustrating it can be when you reach a plateau—no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to lose that last 15-20 pounds of fat around the hips, thighs, or abdomen. While Coolsculpting cannot guarantee weight loss, it will help reduce the appearance of any lasting bulge so that you are looking and feeling your very best. To learn more about Coolsculpting, you can view our Coolsculpting page. Canada MedLaser in Toronto also offers free Coolsculpting consultations.

Kick-start Fat Loss with Coolsculpting

 

Treat Yourself—and Often

While a lot of time we think about being healthier or being more active with a weight loss goal in mind, it’s not all about the destination. The truth is that it should be about the journey along the way, as your commitment to healthy diet and exercise should be life-long. That’s why it’s a great idea to focus more on celebrating the small victories. Goals can be related to weight, like celebrating every 10 pounds lost, but you can set up other goals as well. For example, a goal could also be strength or endurance related  (I can now do 5 chin ups, I can run 2k, etc.) if you do not want to focus on weight. Setting up smaller goals can help keep you on track with staying healthy. While celebrating with a cheat meal may be fun, it’s better not to think of junk food as a reward. Some examples of rewards could be a spa massage, a mani/pedi, or even new clothes or workout gear. Whatever you decide to treat yourself with, the real reward will be how good you look and feel being healthy!

Treat Yourself—and Often

CoolSculpting vs EmSculpt What is the Difference?

CoolSculpting vs EmSculpt What is the Difference?

Battle of the Sculpts- CoolSculpting vs. Emsculpt

2 very popular medical aesthetic procedures. But are they really the same?

While CoolSculpting has been available since 2010, with its primary function of eliminating excess fat on multiple areas of the body via Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) , there is another technology that has been made available in recent years called Emsculpt. Emsculpt uses electromagnetic energy to trigger intense muscle contractions, which improve and strengthen muscle tone. EmSculpt’s primary function is to sculpt, while CoolSculpting provides a long term solution to fat reduction.

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The Major Differences between these 2 Treatments are:

CoolSculpting is better for those with higher body fat as there has to be enough fat in the area to pinch; Emsculpt is targeted for those who have lower body fat.

CoolSculpting is approved by Health Canada for treatment of several areas of the body; Emsculpt is only approved for treatment of the abdomen and buttocks.

CoolSculpting has more specialized handsets to treat both bigger and smaller areas, including the thighs, flank, abdomen, arms, fat below the buttocks, bra fat, back fat, under the chin and under the jawline.

In the end, both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt are safe and approved by Health Canada. When making the choice between CoolSculpting and Emsulpt, it will depend on what area of your body you would like to treat—if it is the chin, hips, thighs, or flank, CoolSculpting is the way to go. For treating your bum or abdomen, it is dependent on your goals— Emsculpt may be better for muscle toning, but if your goal is to get rid of stubborn fat and contour your body, CoolSculpting will be the best choice.

The procedure that truly puts CoolSculpting ahead of the competition is the treatment of the double chin with CoolMini. Anyone with extra fat under his or her chin knows how tricky this area can be to treat, as it is very difficult to target with diet and exercise and can further worsen with age. A double chin can be very embarrassing as it is one of the first things people will see when looking at our face. When treating the double chin with the CoolMini, it only requires one or two sessions and the results are extremely long lasting!

At Canada MedLaser Clinics, we believe in quality technology with long term results; hence, we are a proud provider of CoolSculpting. For more information on fat reduction via CoolSculpting, call us at +1855-633-7721 for a free consultation.

Freezing Fat Away with CoolSculpting – How Does it Work

Freezing your Fat Away with CoolSculpting - How Does it Work?!

Ask anyone if they have a part of their body they wish had less fat, and most people will have an answer at the ready. Chin, stomach, thighs, and hips… the list goes on. Everyone has an area of their body they would like to improve if given the choice.  While diet and exercise are important, some fat can be stubborn, and we need a little help to boost our confidence and improve self-esteem. Liposuction used to be the go-to procedure for removing fat, but it is an invasive surgical procedure. For many of us, the invention of a machine that can destroy fat in our bodies without surgery may seem like something not only futuristic but too good to be true. Believe it or not, this innovative technology not only exists—but also has been proven to be effective.  This technology is called CoolSculpting.

How does the Coolsculpting Technology Work?

CoolSculpting technology works by targeting fat cells and freezing them, which eventually causes them to die. Fat cells can be killed at an extremely cold temperature that is harmful to the fat but not harmful to the skin or surrounding tissue. The temperature needed to effectively freeze the fat cells is no colder than a winter day in Toronto (around -11 degrees Celsius). When the fat cells are frozen, they eventually die and are flushed from the body through the body’s natural elimination processes. This entire process can take up to two to three months for results to be seen. CoolSculpting is suitable for both men and women of any age or skin type and is rapidly growing in popularity. In order for the Coolsculpting procedure to work, you have to have enough fat for the applicator tool to adhere to, typically, enough fat to pinch between your fingers.

Areas of Treatment for CoolSculpting include:

  • Double chin
  • Flanks—sometimes called “love handles” or “muffin top”
  • Abdomen
  • Outer thighs
  • Inner thighs
  • Back fat or “bra bulge”
  • Fat underneath your buttocks

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What is a CoolSculpting Procedure like?

If you already think that CoolSculpting sounds too good to be true, prepare to be further amazed!

  • CoolSculpting appointments are short, under an hour
  • This treatment is safe and nearly painless. There may originally be some discomfort with feeling pressure and cold in the treated area, but it becomes painless as the area is numbed
  • There is no downtime and virtually no side effects
  • Treatments are completely non-surgical and non-invasive

Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

Typically by the time you are a teenager, you have created all the fat cells that you will have in your life. As you gain weight, the fat cells get bigger and bigger. If you lose weight, you will not lose fat cells, they only decrease in size. Only with CoolSculpting can you eliminate fat cells in a treatment area so that they are gone for good. It is important to note that CoolSculpting does not promise weight loss, but fat loss. Just because the fat cells are being eliminated, does not necessarily mean that you will weigh less.

CoolSculpting by no means intends to take place of healthy diet and exercise. In fact, healthy diet and exercise will be recommended to maintain great results. While Coolsculpting will help improve your appearance and contour your body, eliminating fat cells does not necessarily improve your overall health, which is why it is important to commit to a healthy lifestyle!

We recommend booking a free consultation with Canada MedLaser. We can assess the areas that you would like to target, and show you how CoolSculpting can help you reduce stubborn fat, and get fit for the summer!