Two Ways to Double Down on Your Double Chin
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, it’s our mission to help our patients look and feel their best. And no one feels good about the sagging and lack of definition that often takes up residence under our jaw — the dreaded double chin.
We often like to think that everyone else has a double chin. Maybe not to the degree of Chris Christie or Jobba the Hut, but others have some junk going on under there. Reality says that most of us are bothered by our sagging profile. In fact, a 2015 survey from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that two thirds of people in the survey didn’t like their double chin. It also found that their double chin was as bothersome to them as facial wrinkles or other signs of aging.
At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we have two ways to fight back and regain your slimmer profile: Kybella® and CoolMini™ from CoolSculpting®. Both procedures achieve similar end results, but they get there using completely different methods.
Kybella® is a prescription injection that can only be provided by a doctor. Kybella is basically made up of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body whose job is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. That means the fats we ingest in our foods. The great thing, however, is that deoxycholic acid doesn’t differentiate between dietary fat or fat that resides under your chin. It breaks down fat wherever it runs into it. So, when injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® (and its deoxycholic acid) destroys the fat cells. After those cells are gone, there is no longer a storage mechanism to accumulate fat in the area. So your double chin shouldn’t return! Be eliminating the fat that is contributing to your sagging skin, your profile slims dramatically.
Everyone has heard of CoolSculpting®, the non-invasive body contouring procedure where fat cells are frozen, die, and as flushed from the body. CoolSculpting® decreases fat from 20-22 percent in the treatment areas, and this fat is gone for good. The problem with the original CoolSculpting® panels was their size. They were great for larger areas, such as the abdomen, upper thighs, or the flanks. But they were tough to work with for smaller areas such as bra line fat, the upper arms, or the jowls.
To rectify that problem, CoolMini™ was developed. CoolMini™ uses smaller applicators to deliver the controlled freezing that kills the fat cells. This makes it perfect for smaller areas, such as under the chin.
Everyone hates a double chin. At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, you can choose the method you prefer to slim that profile and banish your double chin. Call us at (440) NEW-FACE and ask about Kybella® and CoolMini™.