The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery is one of the first practices in the world to offer CoolMini Double Chin Treatment developed by ZELTIQ for patients interested in destroying small pockets of fat, including the submental (under chin) area– commonly referred to as a double chin. CoolMini is an FDA-cleared applicator which is designed to freeze (and destroy) small areas of unwanted fat.
If you are bothered by a double chin, you are not alone. The accumulation of fat under the chin can be a result of lifestyle, age or genetic factors and — unlike other common problem areas of the body — it cannot be hidden or disguised with clothing. Data from a 2014 study conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) showed that nearly 70% of people were concerned with chin and neck fat. Additionally, a recent study conducted in the United States revealed that 22.4 million people are interested in seeking non-invasive fat reduction solutions.
Submental fat- aka double chin- is known to be resistant to diet or exercise. Until recently, the only treatment options involved surgery or liposuction– both invasive with intense recovery. Recently, Kybella injections to dissolve fat in this area have also become available, but some people are needle-phobic. With CoolMini, you can now treat this stubborn area on your lunch hour and return to work for the afternoon. It’s that simple – one hour of your time and you’re on the way to eliminating your double chin for good!
The unique CoolMini Double Chin treatment was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the proprietary science of Cryolipolysis® wherein fat cells are destroyed and eliminated upon exposure to extreme cold. Only the CoolMini Double Chin treatment selectively targets (freezes) the fat cells under the chin. Fat cells treated and eliminated by the procedure are gone for good and patients can expect long-lasting results. The new CoolMini applicator is uniquely designed for small volume areas of fat. The applicator’s size, shape and curvature is designed to comfortably fit these small, problem areas. Patients can expect limited to no discomfort, and may resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Optimal results typically require 1-2 treatments with early results evident as early as 3 weeks and final clinical effects taking approximately 3 months.
We are recommending CoolMini for those with submental fat or double chins who do not desire more invasive treatment such as liposuction or facelifts or for those who do not desire injections of Kybella. Non-invasive Ulthera microfocused ultrasound therapy may be performed as an auxiliary treatment when further tightening and lifting of the jawline is desired.
Am I a good candidate?
The CoolMini Double Chin Treatment is specially designed for those who have unwanted submental fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolMini Double Chin treatment is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is; however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable “double chins”. Request a one-on-one consultation with a member of our CoolSculpting team to determine if the CoolMini Double Chin treatment is right for you.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
When treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold, followed by a feeling of numbness for the remainder of the treatment. After the treatment, the area thaws and a mild warm sensation is experienced.
Is CoolMini Double Chin Treatment safe?
The CoolMini Double Chin procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area. It is proven to be a safe and effective treatment and is the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure in the world.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolMini Double Chin treatment is completely non-surgical, so you can immediately resume your normal daily activities. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely.
When will I see results?
Results are evident as early as 3 weeks and optimal results are seen within 1-3 months post-treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not need to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolMini Double Chin treatment– It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolMini Double Chin treatment, take better care of themselves. If you do gain weight, it is typical for the weight gain to be distributed over your entire body (and not be concentrated in the chin areas receiving treatment).