The double chin, known by its official term submental fat, is a common concern for men and women today. The fat that accumulates in this area can make you look like you have packed on a few pounds, even if the number on the scale hasn’t changed. In addition, this type of fat does not respond to diet and exercise efforts, making a cosmetic procedure necessary to trim the fat and create a more youthful jawline.
Now, there is a non-surgical option for treating the double chin. CoolSculpting, the same technology that has been used to sculpt the body, is now available for smaller areas like under the chin. This procedure uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells in the treatment area so they can be eliminated naturally by the body. The device is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia, incisions or downtime.
Cryolipolysis is the technology behind CoolSculpting’s success. This process delivers cold temperatures directly into the treatment area to destroy fat cells. The cold affects the fat cells without damaging any of the surrounding skin or tissue. As the fat cells are crystalized, they can be eliminated through the body’s own lymphatic system. The result is a leaner, more defined jawline over time.
CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA in 2010 for the treatment of fat in the abdomen. That approval was expanded to the thighs in 2014. Now, thanks to a new applicator known as the CoolMini that was approved in 2015, the same procedure can be used on smaller areas like the chin, knees and underarms.
About the Procedure
The CoolSculpting procedure is relatively painless and does not require any type of anesthesia or numbing cream prior to treatment. The applicator is placed on the skin to deliver the cooling action to the treatment area. Many patients are able to read or even nap during the procedure. Treatment for the chin typically takes around 45 minutes to complete.
After the procedure, you can return to your regular activities right away. The treatment area may be slightly red and swollen, but these side effects will subside on their own within a matter of days in most cases.
The results of CoolSculpting will appear in the weeks following the procedure. Most patients will require two CoolSculpting treatments to achieve their full results. These are usually spaced about one month apart and patients generally see their full results within 1-3 months.
Once those results are obtained, they should be permanent since the fat cells in the treatment area are completely destroyed. If new fat cells begin to expand in the area, another CoolSculpting treatment can always be performed to maintain your positive results.
In the past, men and women that were unhappy with their double chin only had surgical options to consider. Now, CoolSculpting offers a non-surgical option that is both safe and effective. In just two treatment sessions, most patients can lose up to 30 percent of the fat in the treatment area to create a more sculpted transition between the face and the neck.
If you would like to learn more about how you can say goodbye to your double chin with CoolSculpting, contact New Visage today at 252-2NEW.