A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin, changing the appearance of your chin, neck, and jawline.
Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin.
This can be one of the most difficult places to loose fat and unlike other body parts, more difficult to disguise with clothing.
CoolSculpting can safely and effectively reduce chin fat without the serious risks and side effects associated with other treatment alternatives.
Patients experience a cooling sensation which acts as a natural anesthesia during the procedure. Some patients may experience some discomfort when the applicator is initially applied and during the massage following the treatment.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that involves no anesthesia, needles, or incisions. Like placing warm butter in the refrigerator, it’s based on the principle of cooling subcutaneous fat to the point that the fat cells are destroyed by the cooling process and absorbed by the body. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat just under the skin.
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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision and inserting a "cannula" which is used to break up and extract fat cells. Due to the nature of the procedure, patients can experience significant recovery time as well as numerous risks associated with surgical procedures.
Laser lipolysis involves making an incision in the skin and then inserting a "laser fiber cannula" which is used to heat the fat cells. Thermal injury is a risk associated with laser lipolysis because it's difficult to perceive the exact depth of the cannula in the tissue. Side effects of lipolysis may include: swelling, bruising and pain.
In 2015, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved deoxycholic acid (Kybella), an injectable drug used in mesotherapy. Deoxycholic acid helps your body absorb fats however it may take 20 or more injections of deoxycholic acid per treatment to treat a double chin. You can have up to six treatments total. You must wait at least one month between treatments.
Deoxycholic acid may cause serious nerve damage if injected improperly. Only a dermatologist or a doctor with plastic surgery experience who is knowledgeable about the drug should perform these injections. Potential side effects of deoxycholic acid and other mesotherapy injectables include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness , redness
Some articles claim that there are six exercises that can help strengthen and tone the muscles and skin in the area of your double chin. However, there is no scientific evidence that chin exercises work to get rid of your double chin.
CoolSculpting is, hands down, the most effective and safest way to reduce chin fat. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Scottsdale office to find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.
*Results & Patient Experience May Vary (Disclaimer): Many patients start to notice results after 21 days with full results occurring over a period of 8 weeks as your body naturally eliminates the fat cells frozen during treatment. CoolSculpting is not an alternative for exercise and a healthy diet and is not a diet or weight loss program. Average treatment times range from 35 to 45 minutes depending on the treatment area. The extent of the response to the CoolSculpting treatment varies from patient to patient with most patients experiencing a 25% reduction in fat per treatment. In some extremely rare cases, individuals have been resistant to the treatment. In the before and after photos, all patients were within +/- 5 lbs. of their original weight in their “after” photo unless otherwise noted. Click here for clinical information.