Double Chin Reduction with CoolMini™
Reducing excess fat can be very difficult, particularly if the unwanted fatty tissue is located on the neck and under the chin. Submental fat, more commonly called a “double chin,” is a concern that affects a wide range of people, including men and women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Diet, exercise, and other traditional means of contouring the body often prove ineffective at achieving the neck and jawline definition that patients desire. However, an innovative new treatment from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Perry, and experienced medical team may be able to help. FDA-approved CoolMini™, from the makers of CoolSculpting®, is designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin without the need for surgery, needles, or extensive downtime.
If you’re interested in CoolMini™ and would like to learn more about this treatment, please contact our practice today. We can answer your questions and help you schedule a consultation.
How Does CoolMini™ Works?
The CoolMini™ is essentially a handheld version of the CoolSculpting® device. This technique uses the same cold energy technology, called Cryolipolysis™, to reduce the fat that accumulates on the chin and neck. Freezing the fatty tissue can cause it to break down, making it possible for the body to then remove the damaged fat cells through normal bodily processes. The CoolMini™ procedure is designed to be a completely non-invasive experience. Additionally, this unique method of refining the chin and jawline offers natural-looking results that appear gradually over the course of a few weeks to months. Most patients can return to normal activity soon after treatment as there is typically little to no downtime.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
Treatment will begin with you comfortably seated, and in most cases will take approximately one hour to complete. The handheld CoolMini™ device will be placed on the area to be treated to provide targeted fat reduction. You may experience a cold sensation and tingling during the procedure. Some tingling, swelling, bruising, and numbness may also occur afterward, and these symptoms should fade after a few days. Benefits should begin to be visible after a few weeks, with full effects apparent after a couple months. Depending on their needs and goals, some patients may need two to four treatment sessions to achieve their desired outcome.
Have additional questions? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry or to receive more information about CoolMini™.