Nobody wants to deal with the frustration and aggravation of a double chin. Caused by weight gain, genetics, or just natural aging, a double chin occurs when submental fat accumulates under the chin. Unfortunately, this is commonly a stubborn area for fat that can even affect people who are in otherwise very good physical shape. Thankfully, there are now two excellent, non-surgical solutions for the double chin available at AYA™ Medical Spa. Kybella® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction and the CoolMini™ applicator from CoolSculpting® are both FDA-approved to safely and effectively treat the double chin without the need for surgery.
Perhaps the most well-known cosmetic treatment available to help patients lose the double chin, Kybella® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction uses a series of injections to treat unwanted fat from the areas around the chin and neck. Kybella® uses a naturally occurring molecule found in the body to break down fat cells and dissolve the fat in the weeks following treatment. Only minimal downtime is required and patients are typically thrilled with their results. Some patients may experience some swelling, bruising, numbness, and/or redness following their treatment, but these effects are temporary and typically minor.
The arrival of the CoolMini™ applicator from CoolSculpting® has created a lot of excitement as well. Since it requires no incisions or injections, the CoolMini™ is the first truly non-invasive solution for the double chin. Similar to standard CoolSculpting® non-surgical fat reduction treatments for different areas on the body, the CoolMini™ uses a patented process called Cryolipolysis® to freeze fat cells without damaging the skin or other tissues. The damaged fat cells are then flushed away by the body and the fat under the chin is gone once and for all.
Once the submental fat is removed and your results have reached their final stage, you may notice a dramatic difference in your appearance. For some patients, this kind of fat removal can leave skin around the neck that appears loose or stretched. In these cases, Ultherapy® Skin Tightening can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of your neck by tightening and toning the skin.
While they may address the issue in different ways, both the CoolMini™ and Kybella® can provide amazing results that last for patients who are sick and tired of their double chin. If you’re still not sure which treatment is the best fit for you and your needs, come into AYA™ today for a complimentary consultation. Our licensed estheticians will work with you to help develop a treatment plan that works for you. For more information, please contact AYA™ Medical Spa today and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more skincare tips, news, and updates.