The double chin is one of the most dreaded signs of weight gain or aging. It can unfortunately be caused by many things, such as diet, family history, or basic body composition. Sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to fix this common issue. If you’re tired of struggling with unwanted fat, then CoolSculpting® Elite is here to help.
At Dermatology Associates of Rochester, we are thrilled to be the first practice in the area to offer CoolSculping Elite for double chin treatments. This noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure uses the latest technology to freeze away unwanted fat and create the sharp jawline you’ve always wanted.
How Does CoolSculpting Elite Work Under the Chin?
CoolSculpting Elite is an FDA-approved answer to unwanted submental fat, also known as the double chin. When treating this area, we use a specialized applicator known as the CoolMini to reach the under-chin area. We have been chosen by Zeltiq as 1 of 78 offices in the United States to offer the CoolMini first, and we’re thrilled to offer it to our Rochester patients. All treatments are overseen by our in-house board-certified physicians, ensuring that your procedure remains safe and comfortable at all times.
Backing up a step, let’s ask an important question: How does a double chin even form? The triangle shape beneath your neck is referred to as the submental area. A double chin forms when the subcutaneous sheet of fat around your neck droops and then causes a wrinkle. As we mentioned before, this can happen for a series of reasons, including family history, weight gain, your body’s composition and storage tendencies, and simply aging.
The CoolMini applies the same methodology that the advanced CoolSculpting Elite system does: The system targets fat cells beneath the skin’s surface and delivers precisely controlled cooling that freezes and eliminates the fat cells. The nonsurgical fat reduction procedure for the area under the chin is approximately 60 minutes long, and according to a past patient, is “really comfortable.”
Thanks to our 3 separate CoolSculpting Elite machines, you can even treat multiple spots at once if you wish to slim down more than just your double chin. Talk with our dedicated CoolTeam to learn more about your treatment area options. You can read more about how CoolSculpting Elite and other procedures can help you look younger without surgery in this related blog post.
CoolSculpting Elite vs. KYBELLA® and Other Double Chin Treatments
There are several other options for addressing a double chin. Liposuction is one alternative, but because it is a surgical procedure, it can require much more downtime and pain than CoolSculpting Elite.
Another option is KYBELLA, an FDA-approved treatment that involves injections of deoxycholic acid into the submental area. Your body naturally produces deoxycholic acid to break down fats in the food you eat. When injected into submental fat, KYBELLA dissolves the subcutaneous fat that contributes to the appearance of a double chin. We sometimes recommend using KYBELLA in concert with CoolMini treatments to further define your jawline and chin area. Your provider will determine the best combination of treatments for you at your consultation.
There are some reasons to prefer CoolMini over KYBELLA alone, however. The results from the first 700 CoolMini procedures look incredible. Not only does the CoolMini avoid invasive chemical injections, but it produces better results in less time than injection treatments. The CoolMini can also be applied to tough-to-treat areas, including unwanted fat around the knees and underarms. These specialized handpieces are part of what makes the CoolSculpting Elite system so unique and versatile.
A consultation is required prior to scheduling treatment. Get in touch with the area’s top CoolSculpting team at our Rochester, NY, dermatology clinic by scheduling your free consultation or call us at (585) 272-0700 to book an appointment.