When science discovered that fat cells were more sensitive to cold temperatures than surrounding, non-adipose tissue, researchers began working on less invasive methods for fat removal based on cryolipolysis, or the freezing and elimination of fat cells. In fact, clinical cryolipolysis results found that fat cells inactivated by cold temperatures were rapidly absorbed and digested by immune system cells called macrophages.
Why is double chin fat so hard to lose?
For people who are height/weight proportionate or just slightly overweight, the emergence of a double chin can be frustrating and disheartening, especially since it is impossible to “exercise” your double chin fat away. Double chins occurring to healthy people are typically due to genetics or aging. If your parents or grandparents have double chins but are not obese, there’s a good chance you may eventually see a double chin develop. Muscle loss and skin loosening due to aging can also contribute to double chins, as certain muscle cells in your neck and chin area deteriorate and more adipose tissue deposits arise.
What does CoolMini™ feel like?
Some people undergoing CoolMini™ treatment report feeling a pinching sensation as the vacuum draws in their skin. However, it only takes CoolMini™ a few minutes to cool the skin enough to numb the area. Once their skin is numb, patients say they are perfectly comfortable during treatment. Removing the CoolMini™ device to transfer it to another area is painless as well.
How long does one CoolMini™ session last?
Freezing fat under the chin, around the knees or under the arms usually takes about one hour at Laser Cliniqúe. After the procedure is complete, you are free to leave our clinic and resume your normal, everyday activities.
Does CoolMini™ cause any side effects?
Since it is a completely noninvasive procedure, the only side effects you may experience are redness in the area treated or mild swelling and/or bruising. Redness often diminishes in a few hours while any localized bruising clears within one week. Occasionally, some people sense a dulling of sensation in treated areas, a minor side effect which has been reported to last anywhere from one week to six weeks.
Will CoolMini™ tighten loose or sagging skin?
Cryolipolysis is currently not designed to tighten your skin. Only fat cells are affected by CoolMini™ technology. If you have concerns about wrinkling, folding and sagging skin, Dr. Ataii would be more than happy to discuss various skin rejuvenating treatments offered at Laser Cliniqúe.
How long before I see improvements after a CoolMini™ treatment?
Satisfactory results are often seen in patients after one or two office visits. In fact, CoolMini™ provides the same efficacy and high patient satisfaction reports that other CoolSculpting devices consistently achieve. Once your double chin, fatty knees and armpit fat is eliminated with CoolMini™, you shouldn’t see it return, depending on whether you gain weight or suffer health problems conducive to double chins and accumulation of fat in previously treated areas.
Who are good candidates for CoolMini™?
Find out if CoolMini™ is right for you by scheduling a consultation at Laser Cliniqúe. Contact one of our friendly staff members today at 888-406-4801 to speak to a cosmetic specialist about CoolMini™.