It can be incredibly frustrating to have small areas of fat clinging to your body, despite what you may be doing with your diet and exercise. No matter how many green smoothies you drink or miles you run, stubborn fat just will not budge. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, you might want to consider a CoolSculpting® procedure for double chin removal.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® came into being after an interesting discovery by two Harvard doctors who noticed that the cheeks of children form dimples after eating popsicles. They soon deduced that the near-freezing temperatures created by the popsicles were spot-removing fat in the cheek area. This led to the development of CoolSculpting® for those dealing with small pockets of fat that needed removing.
This treatment is most appropriate for small, localized pockets of fat like a stubborn double chin. The technique utilizes round paddles that are available in four sizes to create suction. The temperature is lowered, and fat cells under the paddles are destroyed, leaving surrounding skin tissue completely unaffected.
CoolSculpting® is not an appropriate treatment for skin laxity. Instead, it is used for the targeting of fat cells and leaves skin and surrounding tissues alone. It does not work for cellulite either, but other treatments are available that help to trigger the production of collagen and improve cellulite’s appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Double Chin Removal?
CoolSculpting® is not for everyone. The double chin removal treatment was created to help those who are seeking to lose stubborn fat that does not go away with changes in diet or exercise. It should not be considered as a replacement for healthy weight loss.
The most appropriate candidates for this treatment are in good overall health, are already close to their ideal body weight, have healthy elastic skin, and distinct and discrete fat pockets with well-defined borders.
What Should I Expect at My Appointment?
We begin by marking your skin to guide the CoolSculpting® device. All that you need to do from this point on is to simply sit and remain comfortable. When you are ready, we will place a gel barrier over the treatment area. We then apply the CoolSculpting® device over this gel using vacuum pressure to draw fat up between cooling pads. Cooling energy will be transmitted into the pads that will lower the temperature enough to destroy fat cells in the treatment area. The fat cells will crystallize, die, and be removed safely by your own body.
If you have been frustrated by stubborn fat pockets that do not respond to diet or exercise, you should consider CoolSculpting® at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!