Most people have heard about CoolSculpting®, the fat freezing procedure that slims the contour of the abdomen and around the hips and thighs. But you may not know that CoolSculpting® can also be used in areas once thought too hard to get at, such as under the chin. CoolSculpting® has added CoolMini™ just for the area under the chin, home of the dreaded double chin. Dr. Hetzler has added CoolMini to his CoolSculpting® offerings.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® has become a very popular procedure for slimming the contour around the waists. It is non-invasive and doesn’t require any downtime. It is the only procedure cleared by the FDA that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
The theory 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™ = CoolSculpting® for your chin
The original CoolSculpting® applicators were too large to be used on smaller areas such as under the chin. Because of that, CoolMini™ was developed. 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 through the applicator to suction the fat deposit in the area. 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 there 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™ is becoming an instant hit for a simple reason. 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. It’s easy to think that others, such as your brother in Paramus, have double chins. The reality is that, after we hit 40, most of us have some accumulation of fat under our chin. You’re not alone in wanting to return to a slimmer profile!
Do you want to say goodbye to 20% of the fat living happily under your chin? Call Dr. Hetzler at (732) 219-0447 to make an appointment.