Patients requesting treatment for a double chin often need to address the excess fat under the chin as well as loose skin.
In order to address both of these concerns, patients would require one treatment to eliminate submental fat and another procedure to tighten and tone the skin.
Fortunately, CoolSculpting is now FDA-approved to eliminate submental fat, while also improving skin laxity under the chin.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to destroy up to 24 percent of fat cells in numerous parts of the body.
Very cold temperatures are applied to the area being treated using one of CoolSculpting’s seven different applicators.
Treatment of a Double Chin With the CoolMini Applicator
The CoolMini Applicator was specifically designed to target and eliminate fat under the chin. Patients typically required 2 sessions of the 45-minute treatment spaced four weeks apart.
Patients can begin to note reduction in the double chin as early as 4 weeks, but results peak 3 months after the second treatment.
CoolMini FDA- Cleared to Improve Skin Laxity
This month this FDA granted approval for the CoolMini applicator to treat loose skin under the chin as well as destroy fat cells.
This FDA clearance was awarded after an 18-week study demonstrated that 77 percent of participants had an improvement in submental skin laxity, and 75 percent of patients reported a more toned chin.
CoolSculpting’s ability to treat submental fat and skin laxity makes it an efficient and effective procedure for a double chin. It offers results that previously required two separate treatment modalities and can save patients time and money.
Good Candidates for CoolSculpting
Patients that are at or close to their ideal weight and have fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise are the best candidates for CoolSculpting. Individuals who want or need a more significant fat reduction may be better candidates for laser-assisted or traditional liposuction.
However, these recommendations are more applicable to treatment areas below the neck. Many patients, regardless of weight, are well suited to reduce and tone their double chins with the CoolMini Applicator.
If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting or other treatments to eliminate a double chin, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.