Before the CoolMini procedure came to the market, the best way to deal with a double chin was the Kybella injectable. CoolMini of a small device which offers CoolSculpting, which was FDA-approved in the year 2015. It is one of the most advanced treatments available for noninvasive fat reduction, and it is to be used in small areas like the neck.
What can you expect with the CoolMini procedure?
CoolMini is a safe and effective device that can be applied to small areas of stubborn fat like under the chin, in the bra area, or above the knee. Usually, about 2 treatment sessions are required to get a dramatic improvement of the double chin and neck area. No anesthesia or needles are required during the procedure, and your treatment will be comfortable with few to no side effects. Some patients may experience some redness, numbness, and tenderness after their treatment. However, all of these side effects are very mild and resolve soon. You can opt for the CoolMini procedure regardless of your age or skin type.
The technology used by the CoolMini is the same as CoolSculpting. Cryolipolysis damages the fat cells in the treated area and your body then naturally eliminates these. You can read a book or watch TV while your procedure is completed which takes about 45 minutes. Once your treatment is over, the physician will remove the device and gently massage the area for a few minutes to optimize treatment. Since this is a gradual process, you will see your results emerge over a period of about 4 months.
What are the treatment areas?
Small areas of fat like your double chin, neck, armpit, and upper knee can be treated effectively with the CoolMini applicator. Even though Kybella also melts the fat away, CoolMini is preferred today since it is less invasive and removes up to 25 percent fat with a single treatment.
What will your recovery and results be like?
Since the CoolMini is a noninvasive treatment, there is little or no downtime. The few side effects of the procedure are only temporary. Most patients will need to undergo 2 to 4 treatment sessions that are spaced about 6 weeks apart.
Some patients see their desired results within 3 weeks from the procedure which continue to get better with optimal results within 1 to 3 months. Your results are permanent since the fat cells you have lost will not return. Depending on the size of the treatment area, it could take multiple sessions to reach the results you desire.
To learn more about CoolMini and find out if you are a candidate for treatment, contact our office today.