Why Do I Have Excess Fat?

Fat cells are distributed in a specific way in our bodies at birth. During puberty, depending on the estrogen and testosterone levels in the body, the distribution of fat cells changes as new fat cells form.

As we age, we typically don’t gain or lose fat cells. Instead, they grow or shrink depending on our diet, exercise, activity levels, and life experiences such as pregnancy.

Subcutaneous fat is located beneath the skin layers. Subcutaneous fat can be stubborn, but the right treatments can eliminate it, reducing the volume of problem areas and improving contours, proportions, and confidence.

Treating Excess Fat

We offer two highly effective nonsurgical, non-invasive, and gentle treatments for removing excess fat cells: CoolSculpting® and EMSCULPT NEO®. These treatments target fat in areas including:

  • Chin and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Bra line
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Buttocks

Neither treatment requires needles, incisions, or downtime, so you can have them done on your lunch break.


CoolSculpting is a groundbreaking solution that freezes away fat cells in the subcutaneous fat layer with a technology known as cryolipolysis. The cell remnants are then gradually removed by the body. Because this treatment removes fat cells rather than shrinking them, treated regions are less likely to gain new inches.

During the procedure, the applicator is placed on the treatment area and kills your fat cells by freezing them. Your body’s natural metabolic processes then eliminate them. Once the fat cells are dead, they’re gone for good.

You may be able to see the initial results of CoolSculpting a few weeks after your initial treatment. However, most of Dr. Jaffer’s patients see their final results about 3 months after their last CoolSculpting session. The number of sessions required depends on your anatomy, the problem areas you want to target, and your desired results.

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EMSCULPT NEO offers an innovative two-in-one approach to body contouring. Approved by Health Canada and the FDA and backed by 20+ research papers and studies, this powerful treatment provides greater muscle definition and a targeted reduction of fat across 10 common “trouble areas” on the body.

A 30-minute session uses specialized applicators to heat the treatment area and stimulate muscle contractions. This combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology leads to more toned, defined muscles and sculpted contours. On average, patients see a 25% increase in muscle mass and a 30% decrease in fat in the treatment area.

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Under the rigorous medical supervision of Dr. Perhez Jaffer and Dr. Femida Kherani, Heights Laser Centre features a dedicated team, each member bringing years of specialized expertise in cosmetic and laser treatments. United by a passion for client care, our staff excels in personalized service, ensuring a warm, professional, and supportive experience for every patient.

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Belkyra™ Gets Rid of That Double Chin

You may feel discouraged if you have stubborn fat in the chin area. After all, it’s not as if there’s a workout to tighten and tone that part of your body. But Belkyra—an injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin—may be the answer you’re looking for. This is excellent news because, according to a study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people are bothered by the fat or fullness under the chin.

The procedure is relatively simple and minimally invasive. Belkyra is injected into various points under your chin using an ultrafine needle. The solution contains deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells. The treated fat cells are then gradually eliminated from the body through natural metabolic processes.

Results can be seen within 2 weeks after injection and continue to improve over time as more fat cells are broken down and removed from the body. Some patients see significant improvement after just one session. However, most people require multiple treatments for optimal results, depending on their individual needs and goals for treatment.

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From the moment you step through the door at Heights Laser Centre, you are not just a client—you are family. Safety isn’t just a protocol here; it’s a promise. In our relaxing, physician-led medical spa, where state-of-the-art laser technology meets decades of expertise, each treatment is an intersection of science and artistry, tailored just for you.

Request a consultation using the online form, or call our centre at (604) 298-4481 to schedule your appointment.

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