Frequently Asked Questions

Ultrasonic Sculpting

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). Ultrasonic liposuction. Ultrasonic sculpturing.

Yes, it is safe, comfortable, no-pain, non-invasive procedure with virtually no side effects. It does not require anesthesia, leaves no scars and does not require any post treatment. The ultrasound energy is designed to target fatty tissues beneath the skin only, and does not affect the blood vessels, nerves or connective tissues.

No, the treatment is painless. A slight tingling buzzing in the ear may sometimes be noticed during the treatment but this is not uncomfortable. Some warm sensations may also be felt during treatment but no pain. Any slight reddening of the skin which may sometimes develop during or soon after treatment, quickly disappears.

There is no part of the body that benefits more than another part of the body. Any part of the body can be treated with Ultrasonic Sculpting.

ChiQuePharma Clinic features personalized protocols, thus treatment times will vary according to your prescribed protocol.

Yes, the specific Health Canada approved ultrasound frequency has been shown to work well on cellulite (the appearance of dimpled skin). Best results are obtained when the Ultrasonic Treatment is applied in conjunction with high powered skin tightening treatments, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.

The ultrasonic sculpting treatment will often yield immediate results which you can feel, touch and see and it can be long lasting.Some clients can experience 1 to 5cm (about 2 inches) of circumference reduction after a single session, with increasing results after subsequent visits. Treatment results are best achieved at 7 day intervals.

Ultrasonic sculpting is a method for fat break-up, reshaping and toning the body. It is not a treatment for obesity or a weight loss procedure. It is intended in particular, to reduce localized fat, fat pockets and rolls of fat which are resistant to weight loss and exercise.

There are virtually no side effects. On extremely rare occasions there may be raised red bumps, patches of red skin or transient itchiness as a consequence of broken up fat cells beneath the skin. These treatment responses typically disappear within hours or 1-2 days post treatment.

Drink plenty of water. ChiQuePharma recommends 1.5-2 liters daily the day of treatment and for 7 days post treatment. Drinking water is a necessary part of the treatment to facilitate the elimination of the broken down fat. There is no downtime. Immediately, after the treatment, patients are able to return to their daily activities as usual.

The number of treatments required is unique to every individual. Changes are felt and seen after the first treatment. While some clients find 1 treatment delivers the results they seek, many client find 4 treatments deliver the desired results. For larger change, ongoing treatments are suggested to achieve the desired changed. ChiQuePharma recommends 7 days between treatments to capitalize on each treatment achieving cumulative results.

Even though Ultrasonic Sculpting is a safe and painless procedure, there are a few medical conditions where Ultrasonic Sculpting is not recommended. People with kidney failure, liver failure, active heart disease, pacemakers, active auto-immune disorders or who are pregnant, are not suitable candidates for the ultrasonic sculpting treatment.

Ultrasonic Sculpting can be considered as a treatment alternative to surgical liposuction. Both treatments are designed to reduce fatty tissues. However, liposuction is invasive with significant downtime while ultrasonic sculpting is non-invasive and has no downtime.

Legacy Treatments

The entire body can be treated with Venus Legacy

The results of Legacy treatments are: tighter skin, lifting of fine & deep wrinkles, plumper, fuller and more youthful appearance, smoothed out cellulite, reduced fat bulk and a more shaped & contoured silhouette.

Not at all! In fact, most clients nap or just simply relax during the treatment. The sensation is absolutely pleasant and warm.

Treatment times may vary depending on the area being treated but a typical session will last from 30 minutes to an hour. This includes the preparation, treatment and post-treatment procedures.

Yes! Legacy helps to: detach the connective tissue flanges that are attached to the outer skin causing dimpling, shrink fat cells to improve the appearance of cellulite, rejuvenate the dermis promoting healthy, smooth skin. Treatments can be customized to target cellulite at any stage and require no downtime. With their efficacy and safety profile and high patient satisfaction, Legacy is effective for cellulite. At ChiQuePharma combination treatments are even more effective than Legacy alone.

The time to see results depends on the treatment. Face/Neck treatments are typically seen right after treatments with improvements ongoing for 3 months. With all Legacy treatments, results continue for 3 months post treatment. Typically body treatment results can be seen right after treatments but are most visible 3-4 weeks after treatments.

Radio Frequency and magnetic pulses have been used for many years in medicine and are proven, safe technologies. There are no side effects other than looking terrific. Your Legacy treatment provider will review your medical history and your aesthetic goals to see if Legacy is the right treatment for you.

Optimal results are unique to the person. For clinical change, 6 treatments for the face or neck are typically recommended. For body treatments 8 to 10 treatments are typically recommended. Fewer treatments or more treatments may be prescribed depending on the clinical presentation and the desired outcomes. Improvement continues for 3 months after each treatment.

After your Legacy treatment series, maintenance treatments are recommended to ensure that you keep your genetic influence and the aging process at bay. Minimum treatments are typically needed to maintain your results. Typically 1 treatment once every season (4 treatments a year) are effective. We find that many patients like to come back as often as once a month because they love the treatments and the results. Discuss with your treatment clinician what the best treatment plan is for you.

Relaxed and the area will feel warm. Sometimes there is a slight pinkness to the skin. The warmth and pinkness will not last longer than an hour and most often has been described as a glow to the skin. You can apply makeup or be exposed to sun right after treatments if you like. There is no downtime.

Weight Control

Some of them are. At ChiQuePharma, we believe managing weight is a multifaceted, complex undertaking that can be very successful with comprehensive intervention. As we say here, “It’s a journey, not a sprint.” Let us help you navigate that journey with ongoing support, realistic expectations and a personalized plan suited to you and your lifestyle. Going it on ‘one’s own’ can be very discouraging and unsuccessful—you’re worth investing in the journey. We provide receipts suitable for individuals with extended health plans. Our weight loss programs are inclusive with Ultrasonic Sculpting Treatments. These Fat Breaking/Body Shaping treatments help encourage clients on their journey.

The ChiQue program, including the supplements is backed by scientific evidence. Using their expertise and experience in healthcare, nutrition and weight management, our healthcare professonals have developed supplements designed to assist with weight management and ensure you stay healthy while losing weight. Published research has found natural health products are able to positively improve and help change the actions of fat cells, helping support weight loss and control. These supplements have a great potential to help the process of reversing the development of overweight and obesity-related diseases and health issues.

There are many differences between each of the commercial weight loss programs and we can’t comment on their benefits or shortcomings. ChiQuePharma shines as a breath of fresh air, helping clients eliminate the burden of weight loss with their clinical comprehensive long-term intervention. We do things differently here, the clinical approach uses common sense, and a realistic approach to weight loss and weight control.

If you’re >30 pounds overweight, you can’t afford not to join our program. Are you tired of feeling tired and out of energy? Ill-health and injuries due to being overweight or obese can quickly add up and may need costly treatments. What’s worse is, if you become ill or injured and don’t take care to properly heal yourself, then the illness or injury becomes a chronic problem, which leads to worsening states of health. If you invest in yourself and take care of controlling your weight now, you can feel better, improve your health and really reduce your risk of health problems as a result of your weight.

If you haven’t been able to lose the pounds that you wish to shed, it will become harder over time to shed those pounds because your body gets used to being this weight. The more often you lose some or all of the pounds and regain them back, the harder it is on your body. You are hurting yourself with yo-yo dieting or not losing the weight at all. Since excess weight leads to injury or ill-health, invest in yourself today, you’ll feel better and you’re worth it.

The ChiQuePharma weight loss program is clinically designed based on scientific evidence. Knit in with your personalized journey, the weight loss program for you is designed to suit your lifestyle. Ideally, we like to see clients once per week. You attend a counseling appointment and have an ultrasonic body sculpting treatment. We’ve found this to be the most effective way for our clients to lose the weight and keep it off. But if you can’t do that, we can meet with you via Skype or by phone and you forego the ultrasonic body sculpting treatment.

The best way to manage this journey is to take it on as your primary project for the next 3 months. This commitment is just for 3 months, and the benefits are for the rest of your life. During and after the first 3 months your habits will be modified. You eat your own food, learn about food, what eating habits are best for you and how to be organized for your healthier lifestyle.

Yes, with our services we provide receipts suitable for individuals with extended health plans.

We encourage communication with your physician. This is discussed with you at your first appointment when we establish your preference regarding communicating with your doctor. It is often very helpful for your physician to know that you have enrolled in a weight control program. After our medication review and overall health analysis, if we come across information we feel would be helpful for your physician to know about, we will discuss this with you. We will not contact your physician without your approval.

Clinic Questions

ChiQue Pharma has a brand new location to better serve our clients! We’re located at:

8060 Silver springs Blvd NW #167
Calgary, AB  T3B 5H6

For more information about how to contact us, please see our contact page.

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ChiQue is here for you no matter where you are located. The majority of our treatments do require you to be present at the Clinic. However, we have Healthcare Professional guided weight loss programs, can work together with you on the phone or skype.

Venus VIVA™

Venus Viva™ successfully treats numerous skin conditions. Examples include visible pores, red/brown spots, uneven skintone, uneven skin texture, skin laxity (tightens skin) skin bumps, signs of skin damage, sun damage, fine/deep wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation/melisma, stretchmarks. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and dry skin have been shown to improve with Venus Viva treatments.

Yes. Venus Viva™ uses technology that’s safe for all skin tones, even darker ones.

Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person, the treatment area and the desired treatment outcome.

Treatments are recommended to be done 4 weeks apart. However, variations on the timing do not impede successful results.

The day of treatment make sure your skin is clean. Refrain from applying any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid direct sun exposure (sun tanning). Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand.

Your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic for the treatment. With the treatment, you will feel a sensation like tiny pins on your skin followed by a sensation like a little zap. Your face will then feel warm to hot.

Venus Viva™ treatments are described as tolerable and may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. At the completion of the treatment, typically the skin feels hot and super dry similar to how a sunburn feels but the skin is not burned in any way.

It is important not to apply anything to the treated skin the same day of treatment. Typically the skin is red for approximately 24 hours. For those with more reactive skin, the redness may last for a few days. The day of treatment, you will not be allowed to apply or rub anything on your skin, including water or sweat (so no hot yoga or any other exercise that will make you perspire). The day after treatment, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. There may be tiny grid marks in the form of a square of tiny dots on your skin post treatment, these gradually disappear typically by 7 days post treatment. Your skin may be itchy or tingly post treatment, it is important not to scratch or pick.

After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, a maintenance session may be recommended approximately every 6 months to preserve treatments, depending on how your skin responds.

It us recommended to wait 2 weeks or longer post injection of neurotoxins (Botox) and 4 weeks after filler injections before receiving Venus VIVA™ treatments.

If you are prone to cold sores and/or fever blisters you will need to obtain a prescription from your doctor for oral antiviral medications (for example Valtrex™) for use with these treatments.

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8060 Silver springs Blvd NW #167,

Calgary, AB  T3B 5K1

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