It’s easy to assume that a double chin is a sign of being overweight. But there’s more to these stubborn areas of fat than you realize. Also known as submental fullness, a double chin develops when extra layers of fat appear beneath your chin, and it can have several causes.
But, no matter what’s to blame for your double chin, you don’t have to live with it. At Achieve Body Sculpting in Phoenix, we offer the latest techniques in body contouring, including FDA-cleared CoolSculpting®.
The lowdown on double chins
Even thin people can get a double chin because there’s more to them than fat alone.
One major cause of double chins is age. As you age, the skin underneath your jaw starts to sag as your skin loses its elasticity. You also have your genes to thank if you have a double chin because they can run in families.
Another significant cause of double chins is poor posture. That’s because over time, practicing poor posture can lead to the muscles in your neck and jaw to weaken. When you don’t use these muscles properly, the surrounding skin can lose its elasticity.
All of these factors leading to a double chin mean that even a strict diet and regular exercise may not prevent a double chin, and it’s unlikely that they’ll get rid of one. But with CoolSculpting, you can eliminate unwanted submental fullness and improve your profile without going through risky surgical procedures like liposuction.
How CoolSculpting fights fat
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared body contouring tool that uses cold temperatures to break down your unwanted body fat. This noninvasive therapy works by freezing fat cells underneath your chin, which causes them to die. Then, your body naturally absorbs them and flushes them from your system permanently. Afterward, you have a more chiseled and defined jawline.
During your consultation, we develop a personalized treatment plan based on the appearance of your double chin. In most cases, we recommend two treatments scheduled two weeks apart. And, when you reach your desired results, you can maintain your new and improved jawline by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
What you can expect with CoolSculpting
Our CoolSculpting submental appointments take approximately 45 minutes. Before we begin, we cover your double chin with a gel pad and secure the CoolSculpting applicator in place to deliver treatment.
When your session starts, you may feel a gentle suction as the applicator sucks your chin fat into the treatment chamber. Once your treatment gets underway, an intense cooling sensation will cause the area to grow numb. Otherwise, your CoolSculpting sessions are comfortable and well-tolerated.
After your treatment finishes, we remove the CoolSculpting applicator and gently massage the area to break up your frozen fat cells. This step helps make it easier for your body to absorb them.
It’s common to have temporary tenderness, redness, or bruising in the area, but these symptoms usually fade quickly. There’s no downtime with CoolSculpting, so you can resume normal activity immediately.
It usually takes several weeks before you start seeing results from CoolSculpting while your body works to metabolize the damaged cells. In most cases, you’ll see initial changes within approximately three weeks and the most dramatic results after about two months. When you have CoolSculpting, it takes your body 4-6 months to remove all of your damaged cells.
To see if CoolSculpting can help eliminate your double chin, call Achieve Body Sculpting or schedule an appointment online today.