A double chin is very difficult to hide. It shows up in every picture, on every Zoom call, and every time you look in the mirror. Unless you want to wear a scarf up to your nose all year, it’s going to be nearly impossible to minimize the appearance of extra fat under the chin.
If you’re like most people, your double chin probably causes you a lot of self-consciousness. Stubborn fat is very common in this area, and diet and exercise alone usually aren’t enough to eliminate it. Some fat cells respond better to weight loss efforts than others, and fat underneath the chin is a notorious “problem area.”
You might think that surgery is your only option for resolving a double chin. Good news: it’s not! While liposuction is very effective for stubborn fat under the chin, there are also non-surgical treatments available as well. These modern procedures are quick, non-invasive, and can produce excellent results. At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, we think the CoolMini CoolSculpting method is the best option for eliminating a double chin.
What Causes a Double Chin?
The easy answer is that a double chin is caused by weight gain, but it’s much more complicated than that. Some people get a double chin when they gain weight and are unable to lose it even after they have lost weight in other areas of the body. This stubborn fat can persist regardless of a person’s overall weight.
A double chin can also be influenced by genetics. Some people just naturally have more fullness under the chin than others. If family members of yours are prone to a double chin even when they’re not overweight, then you might be as well.
Finally, a double chin can be influenced by sagging skin and muscles. After weight gain and loss or with aging, the skin and muscles underneath the chin can weaken, causing sagging and drooping. In these cases, fat removal may need to be combined with a skin-tightening treatment for optimal results.
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that works by exposing unwanted fat cells to extremely cold temperatures. The CoolSculpting device gets cold enough to destroy fat cells without harming the skin. Once the cells are destroyed, the body gets to work on flushing them out. Results will appear gradually in the weeks following treatment.
Treatment sessions are brief, lasting only an hour each. Most patients are relaxed enough to watch TV or even take a nap during their appointment. No anesthesia is required as the applicator will quickly numb the area.
Because the treatment is completely non-surgical, patients aren’t expected to need any downtime. Some people experience a few minor side effects like itching and tingling, but these go away on their own over time. CoolSculpting is great for people with busy lives who can’t take time off from work to recover.
Patients can expect to see up to a 25% reduction in the treated area after 12 weeks, which is significant, especially in the area under the chin. The fat cells are gone for good after they are destroyed, although it is possible for the remaining cells to expand in the future. For this reason, patients need to maintain a healthy lifestyle after they have completed their CoolSculpting treatments.
CoolMini: Designed for Small Areas
The chin area is very small and sensitive, meaning that the larger CoolSculpting applicators designed for the stomach, thighs, and other large areas simply aren’t suitable. That’s why there’s the CoolMini, a CoolSculpting applicator designed specifically for small areas like under the chin.
If you have a double chin, then CoolMini treatments are a great solution. If you’re afraid of needles, don’t want to go through surgery and recovery, or simply want a painless and safe treatment to get rid of your double chin, CoolMini should fit the bill perfectly. It’s important to choose a provider who not only has experience with CoolSculpting but also has the ability to provide CoolMini treatments.
Is a CoolMini Treatment Right For You?
Most people who have a double chin would like to get a smoother, slimmer profile that looks great on camera and in the mirror. If your self-esteem is being affected by a double chin, then a CoolMini treatment might be right for you.
Because it is so safe and effective, almost any healthy adult can choose to get CoolSculpting treatments. With that said, CoolMini is not appropriate for pregnant women, people with cold-related disorders or sensitivities, or patients with unrealistic expectations.
If you also have loose skin under the chin, know that you may need to pair CoolMini treatments with a skin-tightening procedure like Ultherapy. People with good skin elasticity should not have to worry about loose skin after CoolSculpting.
Be sure to ask any questions you may have about the treatment during your initial consultation to ensure that you are comfortable and excited about moving forward.
Contact Us for a CoolMini Consultation
If you’re sick of trying to get rid of your double chin by doing “chin exercises” or dieting, it might be time for a different approach. At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, we’re experts in CoolMini treatments. Our state-of-the-art medical spa features a variety of CoolSculpting options with highly experienced CoolSculpting providers.
To learn more about CoolMini treatments at our office in Houston or to schedule a consultation, call us at 281.810.9083 today. Our med spa is overseen by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas and our aestheticians are known for their skill, compassion, and dedication.