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Coolsculpting For Under The Chin

Freeze and eliminate fat on your lower face and chin.

Developed by Dieter Manstein from Massachusetts General Hospital and Rox Anderson from Harvard Medical School, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, FDA-approved fat removal procedure that takes 35 minutes with no downtime.

Reduce fat on your lower face and neck by 20 to 25 percent with one CoolSculpting treatment.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that freezes and destroys fat cells in a targeted treatment area. CoolSculpting for the chin can be completed in one 35-minute session using a CoolMini applicator.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting works by targeting fat cells using freezing temperatures. Because fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin, the patient’s skin (and other tissues) are left unharmed during the procedure.

Although CoolSculpting is considered a safe alternative to liposuction, it’s not recommended for people who have excessively loose skin, cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaria, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or people who are breastfeeding or pregnant.

CoolSculpting of the Chin

To reduce the appearance of a double chin, the provider applies a gel pad and applicator (it looks like a miniature vacuum nozzle) to the patient’s chin. The applicator delivers controlled cooling and suction to the targeted area. Some patients may experience feelings of pinching or pulling during the procedure.

CoolSculpting is nonsurgical in nature; most patients resume normal activity immediately after the procedure. (CoolSculpting is often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure” because it requires no downtime and can be completed in 35 minutes or less.)

Most patients see visible results within two to three weeks of the procedure.

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Pros and Cons of CoolSculpting

Pros

  • noninvasive
  • no downtime
  • reduces the amount of fat by 10 to 25 percent
  • complications (though possible) are rare

✗ Cons

  • temporary pulling or tugging sensation
  • swelling
  • temporary soreness
  • the potential risk of nerve pain

CoolSculpting vs Kybella vs FaceTite/Laser Lift

Kybella is an FDA-approved, in-office treatment designed to destroy fat cells under the chin. Unlike CoolSculpting, Kybella is an injectable treatment that works by dissolving a patient’s fat cells slowly over the course of weeks or months. A numbing cream is applied to the patient’s chin and then the injection area is marked with body-safe ink. Some patients report a stinging sensation from the injection and mild discomfort as the injection begins the fat dissolution process.

CSLC offers five ways to reduce fat under the chin including CoolSculpting, Kybella, FaceTite, Laser Lift, and Morpheus8. CSLC also offers Ultherapy and threads for lifting and tightening. Laser Lift and FaceTite offer better results than CoolSculpting and Kybella because patients get significant skin tightening under the chin in addition to fat reduction. We offer complimentary consultations in both of our offices to help patients decide on the best treatment for jowls and/or double chin.

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