Most people think of winter as a time when we don’t need to worry as much about our physiques. There are no bathing suits or shorts to worry about, and a cozy sweater can hide a lot.
There is one common fat-related insecurity that doesn’t go away each winter, though: the “double chin.” Even a turtleneck can only go so far in concealing this frustrating bulge, and who wants to spend all winter in turtlenecks anyway?
Instead, you can get rid of your double chin and get back your confidence with a CoolSculpting treatment.
Why Do I Have a “Double Chin?”
To destroy your enemy, you need to know your enemy - The double chin fat.
A “double chin”, also known as submental fat, is as simple as a collection of fat under your chin and neck. It may not have anything to do with how much you weigh.
Each person’s body stores fat in its own way. Some people’s genes choose to store their fat under the chin. You could have 2% body fat but it could all be in the form of a “double chin.” Getting rid of a double chin is difficult and may not be possible through diet and exercise alone.
While chin bulges can happen to anyone, the problem is that they’re notoriously difficult to get rid of through weight loss. Diet and exercise may or may not help. Fat in this area tends to hang on for the long haul, so your best option is to target that fat directly with CoolSculpting.
What Is A CoolSculpting For Chin Treatment Like?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that is FDA Approved. This means that as opposed to weight loss, it allows you to get rid of fat cells in targeted areas of your choice, like the double chin.
Because it’s non-surgical, the CoolSculpting procedure will deliver results with no incisions, scars or anesthesia. Unlike plastic surgery, there is little to no downtime.
A special applicator called the CoolMini is used to treat smaller areas, such as under chin fat. During the procedure, a gel pad and the applicator are place on the targeted area. You may feel slight tugging or pulling and a mild pinch when the treatment starts. The cold sensation with usually subside after the first 5 to 10 minutes, once the treatment area starts to numb. You can sit back, read or even take a nap during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients can get back to their normal activities right away.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The process behind CoolSculpting fat reduction is fascinating.
With this non-invasive treatment, your fat cells are more vulnerable to temperature changes than your skin cells and other nearby cells. CoolSculpting harnesses that knowledge with a process called cryolipolysis (fat freezing).
CoolSculpting applies a targeted amount of cold energy to your “double chin.” That energy is cold enough to crystalize and damage your fat cells, but not cold enough to hurt your skin, blood vessels, or other tissue. In other words, minimal, if any side effects.
Your body discovers that those treated fat cells are damaged and can no longer store fat. As a result, the body gets rid of them with its natural waste disposal process. As this happens, you get fewer fat cells under your chin and the bulge shrinks little by little.
The procedure is quick and multiple treatments provide patients with maximum results.
What Can I Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment for Double Chin?
As with anything new, the idea of CoolSculpting for a double chin can be intimidating. Rest assured CoolSculpting on the chin is a far easier process than most patients expect.
When you come in, your provider will begin with a CoolSculpting chin consultation. We’ll discuss the results you hope to achieve while we examine the area you want to treat.
Based on this we’ll be able to customize the machine’s setting to suit your needs. We’ll also be able to give you an idea of how many treatments you can expect to have before you get the results you want.
Many of our patients only need one treatment to reach their goal, though some prefer the added improvement of a second session.
Next, the provider will apply the CoolSculpting applicator, which looks like a box with one side missing.
We’ll place the applicator on your “double chin” and the applicator will use suction to make sure your skin is against the inside of the applicator. This ensures that you’ll receive all the cooling power you need.
At this point, the CoolSculpting applicator will start cooling your skin. You’ll be able to feel the cold, though it isn’t painful and you will stop feeling it after the area becomes numb from the cooling.
You’ll simply sit and relax while CoolSculpting works its magic.
What Can I Expect from My CoolSculpting Results?
Considering how popular CoolSculpting is, it should come as no surprise that it works well. In fact, it played a large role in the 50% increase in non-surgical fat reduction in the past three years.
It’s important to recognize that CoolSculpting works with your body’s natural processes to remove your fat cells. The process of your body getting rid of the damaged cells can take time.
With that in mind, you can expect to see significant results from your CoolSculpting procedure within one to three weeks. The fat reduction will continue to improve for as long as three to four months.
The best part of all this is that CoolSculpting’s results aren’t temporary. When your body gets rid of those fat cells, they’re gone forever.
However, keep in mind that your remaining fat cells in the treated area can still store new fat, causing them to enlarge and create a new “double chin.”
What does that mean for you? It means that as long as you maintain the same weight, you can expect to maintain a slimmer chin. If you gain weight, it’s not likely to add to your double chin as quickly as it did before, but it still may.
The Next Steps for To Get Rid Of A Double Chin With CoolSculpting
In many ways, a CoolSculpting treatment gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to reducing a double chin. CoolSculpting the chin targets the specific fat cells you want to get rid of, but with no need for surgery. That means fewer risks, no scarring, and no lengthy recovery time.
If you’re ready to get started or learn more about non surgical double chin removal, let's get you scheduled for a free consultation with our team. We’ll be able to answer any specific questions you have and get you on the road to having a slimmer chin you can be proud of all winter and beyond.