What is the difference between liposuction or SmartLipo of a double chin and Belkyra?

Liposuction involves a minimally invasive surgical procedure with local anesthesia.  There is a special device such as a laser, in the case of SmartLipo, inserted into the fat of the double chin and where the fat is melted. The melted fat is aspirated out and removed.  The advantage of liposuction for a double chin, triple chin or even quadruple chin is the immediate removal of fat in a single stage.  However, it does require between 3 and 7 days of recovery and a modest degree of bruising and discomfort.  Clients seeking a one-time treatment for the removal and improvement of their double chin with modern forms of liposuction, can discuss these options with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.  Clients that want a noticeable improvement of a double chin, but performed subtly without any incision, sutures or recovery over time are good candidates for Belkyra Injectable (also known as Kybella injectable procedures in the US).

How does CoolSculpting compare to liposuction and SmartLipo?

While CoolSculpting and liposuction (and other types of liposuction like SmartLipo) both remove fat cells from your body, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment. CoolSculpting uses a patented cooling process to destroy fat cells without impacting your other tissues whereas liposuction is a surgical process where an incision is made and fat cells and other tissue are removed from your body.

Liposuction may be an option for clients who are not averse to surgery and where a larger treatment is required, or when other surgery is already being done. Victoria Park Medispa has board-certified plastic surgeons who may be referred to as an option in these cases and our plastic surgeons will often refer clients to CoolSculpting in cases where it is the better option.

 

What is better, CoolSculpting or UltraShape?

Victoria Park Medispa was one of the first centres in Canada to offer UltraShape – the first treatment that was ever clinically proven to permanently destroy fat cells. UltraShape uses ultrasound technology to eliminate fat in a protocol generally involving three treatments.

In 2013, after extensive testing with positive results, we added CoolSculpting to our selection of body contouring solutions. Due to its superior results, it quickly became our most popular body contouring solution and we added two more CoolSculpting units to keep up with demand – becoming the Medispa with the most CoolSculpting machines in Canada.

Due to our clients obtaining more significant results with less treatments and less discomfort than UltraShape, we decided to exclusively offer CoolSculpting as our non-surgical solution to eliminate stubborn fat.

CoolSculpting’s effectiveness has lead it to be the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction procedure. CoolSculpting also has a very high satisfaction rate with 8 out of 10 patients planning to refer friends and family members for a CoolSculpting procedure.*

*Market research data on file.

What is better for skin tightening, Exilis Ultra or Venus Freeze? How does Exilis Ultra compare to other skin tightening treatments?

Victoria Park Medispa has been a pioneer in medical aesthetics for over fifteen years. Many of our physicians sit on the advisory boards of medical aesthetic suppliers and we have completed many studies for laser equipment and injectable suppliers.

Due to this, we have tested a large variety of new equipment including the Venus Freeze to ensure we carry what we believe to be the best possible solutions for our clients.

As well, while some Medispas use Exilis Elite, Victoria Park was the first in Canada to introduce Exilis Ultra – the first body contouring and skin tightening treatment in the world to combine radio frequency with ultrasound technology.