It is difficult to get rid of an unwanted double chin. And that’s upsetting because a double chin can hurt your self-esteem. It can make you look older, overweight, or physically unfit. That’s why so many people now turn to CoolSculpting treatment for double chins.
What Causes a Double Chin?
If your double chin appeared as you put on weight, losing weight may reduce its size. It can even make your double chin disappear, but it’s usually not that easy to correct this cosmetic concern.
And weight gain is just one reason for having a double chin. Skin that loosens during the aging process also causes double chins. For others, genetics is to blame.
You can read more about the possible causes and remedies for a double chin on our Vibrance MedSpa blog.
Whatever the reason for your double chin, it’s good to know that CoolSculpting is an effective way to reduce that double chin once and for all.
What Exactly Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure that freezes and eliminates fat cells. It’s a body contouring treatment that’s appropriate for both men and women. In fact, it’s great for anyone who wants to reduce fat in those stubborn areas that seem impossible to affect through weight loss, diet, or exercise.
Our clients are excited about CoolSculpting treatments because they don’t involve surgery, anesthesia, or needles.
The treatment basis is the science of cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis simply means the breaking down of fat by an icy cold method.
CoolSculpting uses non-invasive cooling technology to target and freeze unwanted subcutaneous fat cells. The body then safely absorbs and eliminates the frozen fat cells.
Is It Safe?
CoolSculpting is an extremely safe and effective procedure for fat reduction.
The FDA originally cleared CoolSculpting in 2012 for use on many parts of the body, including the arms, thighs, and abdomen.
And on December 12, 2017, the manufacturer, Allergan, announced that the treatment was FDA-approved for use on double chins.
Healthline.com reports that there have been well over 6,000,000 CoolSculpting treatments performed to date worldwide.
What Happens During the CoolSculpting Procedure?
A certified medical aesthetician performs the procedure in a medical office setting at our Vibrance MedSpa.
Patients remain comfortable, awake, and alert during the entire procedure. Of course, there are some patients who are so comfortable they fall asleep during CoolSculpting treatment! It even happened to Debra Messing!
When the chin area is being treated, the treatment time lasts about 40 minutes.
A CoolSculpting applicator sends precisely controlled cooling energy into the area of stubborn fat. When the target area reaches just the right temperature, unwanted fat cells are frozen. The frozen fat cells will die and are then naturally eliminated from the body over time.
The surrounding areas are completely unaffected by the treatment.
During the procedure, you may at first feel a cooling or tingling sensation in the area being treated. However, the treated area becomes numb and these sensations fade.
Once they remove the applicator, our trained aesthetician massages the treatment area. This encourages dead fat cells to breakdown and dissipate.
Most individuals are happy to return to normal daily activities immediately after leaving our MedSpa.
CoolSculpting results may be seen as quickly as a few weeks, but can take up to three months for complete transformation.
Does CoolSculpting Cause Side Effects?
There can be side effects from CoolSculpting treatment, but they are minor. When patients experience side effects, they usually occur in the targeted areas and can include:
These side effects reduce over several days until they completely disappear.
Is CoolSculpting for You?
CoolSculpting is an extremely popular choice for people who have stubborn fat in specific areas of the body—including the chin.
Good candidates for CoolSculpting treatment for double chins are usually near the average weight for their body type.
At Vibrance MedSpa, we can evaluate your needs and let you know if this treatment will help you reach your cosmetic goals.
If you have a history of Raynaud’s syndrome or being sensitive to extremely cold temperatures, CoolSculpting may not be for you.
How Many Visits Do You Need?
The usual number of necessary CoolSculpting treatments is one or two.
How Long Will Treatment Last?
Unwanted fat cells have one likeable quality: Once eliminated by CoolSculpting, they don’t come back!
The great looking treatment results will last if you don’t put weight back on.
What Other Areas of the Body Can Be Targeted with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is safely and effectively used to treat stubborn fat in these areas:
- Upper arms
- Love handles
- Muffin tops
- Inner and outer thighs
If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting, and how it can help you lose your double chin or unwanted fat from other areas, contact us for a complimentary consultation at Vibrance MedSpa.