CoolMini in Portland, OR
Good Candidates for CoolMini
Patients who have small volume areas of fat, such as a double chin or in the upper knee and armpit area, can often benefit from the CoolMini Applicator. Healthy individuals who do not wish to undergo an invasive procedure to eliminate these small pockets of fat are also good candidates. A plastic surgery consultation with our aesthetician will help to identify whether CoolMini is a good match for you.
The CoolMini Procedure
The CoolMini procedure is similar to that of the Portland CoolSculpting® procedure, only using a different applicator. The smaller CoolMini applicator will be placed on the treatment area, drawing the skin between two cooling panels. The process will then freeze away unwanted fat cells, permanently destroying them. Once fat cells have been damaged, they are naturally eliminated from the body.
CoolMini provides minimal to no discomfort to the patient, so many choose to read or check their emails during the session. One treatment session usually last about one hour.
Recovery After CoolMini
Because CoolMini treatments are non-invasive procedures, there is little to no downtime required. Some patients may experience mild redness, bruising, numbness, or pain following a CoolMini session, though these side-effects are temporary.
Most patients need to undergo a series of two to four sessions spaced six weeks apart. Some patients begin to see results as quickly as three weeks after their procedure, with more dramatic results appearing one to three months after treatment. For more information regarding CoolMini or any other procedure, visit our blog.