Body Shaping

Different Non-surgical Body Shaping Procedures 

Many options are available if you’re looking to smooth, shape, or bust fat. With so many new procedures on the market, it can be tough to know which is right for you as they have different effects and costs. Here’s a guide to five popular body-shaping procedures available today.

Fat Freezing

If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn fat, a few different temperature-based treatments can help. CoolSculpting is one option that uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells permanently. The results usually take a few months to materialize, but the big bonus is that new cells can’t replace the old ones, making it a fairly permanent solution.

Another downside is that it can be uncomfortable, and patients often report bruising the next day. Some newer fat-reduction treatments use heat instead of cold to destroy fat cells. These tend to be less uncomfortable than CoolSculpting, but the results aren’t necessarily as long-lasting. So if you’re considering a temperature-based fat-reduction treatment, weigh your options carefully to decide which one is right.

ELITE by Coolsculpting is the newest, most innovative Coolsculpting device yet. Whereas the Legacy model had one applicator, ELITE has two- meaning no more treatment rooms stuffed with Coolsculpting devices. We often use two ELITE devices to treat four body areas simultaneously, and our clients love the convenience of sculpting several fatty “trouble areas” simultaneously.

ELITE also has a new cup design, allowing for more sessions per session and shorter treatment times overall. The new design is more comfortable for patients and provides more consistent results. If you’re looking for the best possible Coolsculpting experience, look no further than ELITE by Coolsculpting.

Laser Lipolysis for body contouring


If you’re not ready to commit to CoolSculpting for body shaping, there’s another option that may be a better fit for you: SculpSure. SculpSure is a quick, 25-minute procedure that uses laser heat to shock the body and dissolve fat.

The device is strapped onto trouble areas, most often the stomach, love handles, and thighs, and alternates between intense heat and brief cool-downs. Patients usually only need one treatment, with visible results appearing in 6 to 12 weeks. So if you’re looking for a less expensive and less time-consuming alternative to CoolSculpting, SculpSure may be the right choice.

Fotona TightSculpting

TightSculpting is a unique, non-invasive treatment that combines two procedures: skin tightening and sculpting. To achieve the same results as TightSculpting, other treatments require you to undergo two separate procedures; one to target specific tissue*, with patients waiting months for results, and another later on to tighten the skin. This extends the time it takes to achieve your ideal shape.

TightSculpting combines these procedures to give you quicker, more immediate results. The skin tightening portion of the treatment uses heat to stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. The sculpting portion uses cold to freeze and destroy fat cells.

These two processes work together to give you the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. So if you’re looking for a quick, non-invasive way to achieve your ideal body shape, TightSculpting may be right for your body-shaping plans in Edmonton.

Radiofrequency Fat reduction

The Vanquish procedure is a new, gentle way to remove fat permanently – without surgery! It uses state-of-the-art radiofrequency and microwave technology to selectively heat unwanted fat cells, resulting in a noticeable body contour that preserves the skin and muscle. The areas typically targeted by the device are the tummy, hips, and thighs.

The procedure is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to be safe and effective. And, best of all, there is no downtime! You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. The Vanquish procedure may be right for you if you’re looking for a non-invasive way to eliminate unwanted fat and achieve your body-shaping goals. Other machines include Venus Legacy and  Truesculpt.

Muscle-Enhancement Body shaping Treatments

We all want to look our best, and there’s no shame in seeking help to achieve our body-shaping goals. These days, treatments are available to help us sculpt our bodies to perfection. For those seeking to target their abs, there’s Emsculpt.

This revolutionary muscle-building procedure uses electromagnetic energy to contract muscles, giving you the equivalent of tens of thousands of sit-ups in just 20 minutes. It’s quick, relatively painless, and can strengthen the abdomen and butt muscles.

If you’re looking for a fuller butt, there’s always the tried-and-true method of getting implants. But if you’re not quite ready for that commitment, some non-invasive butt-lift treatments use radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, resulting in a firmer, rounder backside. So, whatever your body goals may be, there’s sure to be a treatment out there that can help you achieve them.

About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.

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