SOURCE: Afterglow Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care

Afterglow Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care

April 25, 2013 08:01 ET

Vancouver Physician Reduces Appearance of Fat With CoolSculpting Treatment

To Address Her Patients' Stubborn Areas of Fat, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim Offers the Advanced CoolSculpting Fat Reduction Treatment

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a Vancouver skin care specialist, gives patients the slimmer shape they desire with the non-invasive fat reduction procedure CoolSculpting®. She acknowledges that even people who follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen have lingering areas of fat, and they want it removed without having to undergo surgery. As a simple solution with no downtime, Dr. Ebrahim says CoolSculpting® proves to be a popular and effective treatment for stubborn fat.

According to Dr. Ebrahim, the cooling treatment downsizes fat bulges by 20-25%. The significance of its effectiveness provides the procedure with a powerful reputation, making it one of Dr. Ebrahim's most asked about cosmetic procedures. She has seen patients who have tried for so long to lose sections of fat, which leads to her recommend the FDA-approved liposuction alternative CoolSculpting®.

While meeting with a patient, Dr. Ebrahim listens to their aesthetic goals and offers the best treatment solutions accordingly. Depending on the unique case, CoolSculpting® may or may not be suggested. To be considered a good candidate for the procedure, the following typically must apply to the patient:

  • A healthy weight with a BMI of less than 30
  • At least an inch of pinchable fat
  • Seeks to remove stubborn fat areas

Following the consultation and a comprehensive medical exam, Dr. Ebrahim begins the procedure by placing the CoolSculpting® device on the established trouble areas, such as those commonly called "love handles" and "saddlebags." The advanced technology works by sending a strong cooling effect into the fat cells, which shrinks and breaks them down. The procedure is virtually painless and takes around one to two hours to complete.

Dr. Ebrahim notes there is no recovery time, much like Ultherapy® and BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures, although patients may experience mild discomfort for up to 10 minutes following the treatment. About two to four months after, patients will begin to notice significant results in the treated areas. In addition to undergoing CoolSculpting®, the professionals at Afterglow Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care emphasize the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and may recommend a weight loss program to achieve optimal results. In the end, the aesthetic medical specialists strive to provide patients with a solution that will make them look great and feel confident.

About Dr. Shehla Ebrahim

Since 1992, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim has been perfecting her expertise in family medicine. She graduated from the University of British Columbia and continues to focus her career on aesthetic medicine. In addition to her current medical practice, Dr. Ebrahim maintains a medical spa on the North Shore, serves as Medical Director of Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre in West Vancouver, and teaches family medicine to medical students. Resulting from her involvement in the business world, she has been recognized as part of the top 100 entrepreneurs of BC by the women's Enterprise society. Additionally, she was nominated as "Best Doctor on the North Shore" in 2011. Dr. Ebrahim is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and a Diplomate in Dermatology. Dr. Ebrahim is available for interview upon request.

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