CoolSculpting continues to grow in popularity when it comes to eliminating unwanted fat. This non-surgical procedure is done using cold temperatures to freeze fat beneath the skin through a process called cryolipolysis. The fat cells, which are removed through the body’s natural lymphatic system, do not grow back after CoolSculpting, allowing for long-lasting results. The one caveat is that patients do not add significant weight afterward, as doing so can tarnish their new figure.
This highly sought after procedure has provided amazing results for many thousands of people across different parts of the country. Still, one common question that many doctors get asked is if CoolSculpting can be done on the face. The short answer is no. The main reason for this is that the technology is just not there yet. Despite the strides modern technology has made, an adequately-sized applicator (the tool used during CoolSculpting) has not yet been developed for the face.
CoolSculpting For the Chin: CoolMini
That being said, there is a smaller applicator that can be employed to reduce one’s unwanted double chin fat. Also known as submental fat, this is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. Although this is often associated with weight gain, you don’t have to be overweight to have one. The dreaded double chin can form due to one’s genetics, while looser skin under the chin can result from aging.
Using a handheld applicator called a CoolMini, a trained healthcare provider delivers controlled bursts of cold temperatures to the targeted fat. Slowly moving the device over your skin as is cools and sucks on the targeted area, subcutaneous chin fat cells are destroyed. This whole process is done with minimal pain and in a short 35-minute window. For many people, this additional benefit of saving time is essential. One thing to note is if the targeted area, in this case, your chin, has significant amounts of excess fat, then it may take more than one visit to achieve optimal results.
How Much Does Chin CoolSculpting Cost?
Luckily the price of CoolSculpting is much less expensive than invasive counterparts like liposuction. At an average cost of $1,400, it’s easier on the wallet and can easily be financed. Plus, with little to no recovery time, you’ll be back to work quickly.
The results can be noticeable within three weeks of the procedure, but peak results arrive after two or three months. Studies show that the average patients experience a 20 to 80 percent reduction of fat. The time it takes changes to appear depends on how long your body needs to naturally process the dead fat cells. Afterward, maintaining a healthier lifestyle will help in keeping the results permanently. Although the fat cells that were destroyed may never grow back, those that remain can still expand with weight gain.