Many people, when they look in the mirror, try to remain “eyes up.” If focus remains on the center and upper portions of the face, it may be easier to avoid noticing the waddle, or excess fat and skin on the neck. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, which conducted a poll about top aesthetic concerns in 2014, 70% of those polled reported concerns with submental fullness, or a double-chin. 70% is a lot of people wanting to whittle down the area just south of the face!
Until 2015, really, the only resolution for submental fullness was found with cosmetic surgery. Men and women wanting to address a double-chin could do so with liposuction, a mini-facelift, or a neck lift; all of which carried a hefty price tag and a fair amount of risk. Last year, the FDA approved Kybella® for the treatment of double chins. This method of localized fat reduction involves a series of treatments during which dozens of injections are given. Make no mistake, Kybella® has been a huge step forward in aesthetic medicine. However, many of the folks we talk to aren’t too keen on the number of injections, or the number of treatments it takes to melt away unwanted fat. At Fix Laser & Skin Center, there is another option.
Introducing the CoolMini™
The CoolSculpting procedure has become quite widely recognized in recent years. This innovative method of fat-reduction has helped many patients regain confidence in their body contours. Around the time that the FDA approved Kybella®, the CoolMini™ also gained approval for the treatment of submental fullness, and patients have been exploring this fat-melting treatment ever since.
Why all the excitement about the CoolMini™? No injections. No incisions. No downtime. What else is there? Oh yes, outstanding results! The CoolMini™ works under the same pretense as the standard CoolSculpting treatment, which has been successful in its intended purpose of reducing love handles, muffin tops, and other pockets of fat, for several years.
Freeze the Fat!
The way that fat is destroyed with this system is call cryolipolysis, or freezing. To treat the localized area beneath the chin, the applicator head applies gentle suction against the skin and subcutaneous tissue where fat has accumulated. These tissues are cooled in a controlled manner. The effect of this cooling is the formation of crystals inside of the targeted fat cells. Crystallization prompts a response from the body’s immune system in which these cells are flushed away over the course of a few months.
Is it time to feel better about your profile? Call Fix Laser & Skin Center to learn more about CoolMini™.