Give Your Double Chin the Cold Shoulder
- Posted on: Feb 15 2018
Sagging tissues and aging go together like Lake Michigan and ore boats. When your stomach muscles and skin sag, usually accompanied by some fat deposits, you’d call that a stomach pooch. When the skin under your chin sags, again accompanied by some local fat pockets, you’d call that a double chin.
Most people have heard of CoolSculpting® and how it freezes unwanted pockets of fat, eliminating roughly 20 percent of the fat in the treatment area. CoolMini™is a new application from the developers of CoolSculpting® and is intended for much smaller areas such as under the chin.
What is CoolSculpting®?
Most people have heard about CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting is a procedure that gets rid of stubborn fat effectively and safely without surgery. It is the only procedure cleared by the FDA that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
The concept behind CoolSculpting® came from two Harvard scientists who observed that some children got dimples from eating popsicles. They assumed that the fat cells in the cheeks were dying from the cold temperatures, creating the leaner, dimpled cheeks. The same concept applies to CoolSculpting, which uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill fat cells. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding non-fat tissue. So, by precisely targeting the fat cells with the correct temperature, they are frozen and die. Over the next few weeks, the dead fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body.
CoolMini™ brings CoolSculpting® to your chin
CoolMini™ applies the same principles too much smaller areas such as under your chin. During the CoolMini™ procedure, a proprietary coupling gel is applied to the area under your chin. Once the gel is applied, a vacuum is initiated to suction the fat deposit onto the cooling applicator. The key for the CoolMini™ procedure is the applicator, which is optimized to capture and effectively treat smaller fat pockets. For 30 to 60 minutes, the applicator is held in place to do the cooling. The result is a cold-induced inflammatory response that ultimately leads to the death of fat cells under the chin. After a few days or weeks, these dead fat cells are absorbed by the body as it heals, resulting in a 20% fat reduction in the treated area. These fat cells are permanently removed, similar to what happens with liposuction, but without the surgery.
CoolMini™ can do something about that junk you’ve got going on under your chin. You’re not alone with that problem — the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in a 2015 survey found that over two-thirds of people said they were bothered by a double chin.
Want a slimmer profile? Call the team at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, 440-NEW-FACE, and ask about CoolMini™, CoolSculpting® for your double chin.
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