Double Chin? Chill Out! We’ve Got You Covered!
The words that are used to describe various objects or actions change with every generation. Lately, we hear young people inviting one another to “chill” when they want to hang out. When one is stressed, they may be encouraged to “chill out.” At Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, we chill, too. In our offices, though, we use the word to describe what we do to fat using our FDA-cleared CoolSculpting device!
You may have heard of CoolSculpting. This technology has been around for several years now and has been used all around the world. It has become known as one of the leading treatments for its convenience, safety, and effectiveness. In its rise to fame, CoolSculpting has also become known as a great way to eliminate unwanted fat in areas like the abdomen and thighs. There’s more to this device, though, and if you have a double chin, you want to know this.
Over time, the CoolSculpting device has undergone some revisions. One improvement is the development of a variety of applicators. This has allowed providers to treat a wider range of areas, including the backs of the arms and the frustrating problem known as the double chin. This is a game-changer for those who have searched for a nonsurgical strategy for slimming the frame of their face.
Demolishing the Double Chin with CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is not the only way to get rid of a double chin. Therefore, we begin by consulting with each patient so we understand their needs, expectations, and preferences. One of the reasons so many people opt for this treatment is because it does not involve incisions or recovery. Another is that it does not require multiple injections and swelling. CoolSculpting is non-invasive and does not incur any downtime. There are side effects, though, including temporary redness and tingling or numbness.
Once we have identified CoolSculpting as the most appealing treatment option, we may be able to conduct the procedure immediately. We begin by placing a gel pad over the skin. This prevents sticking. Then, the small applicator can be applied. This small device pulls the area of fat in and holds it with suction. This can feel slightly odd but does not hurt. The cooling applicator is then adjusted to the target temperature and left in place for approximately 30 minutes. It’s that simple! As the tissue cools, patients may feel tingling and slight aching. Nerve endings numb within a few minutes, making the treatment very tolerable. Once done, patients can go right back to their normal activities.