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patient receiving coolmini treatment on her chinAs we get older almost everyone develops the combination of looser skin and excess fat under their chin. And no matter how many chin lifts you do you can’t get your chin back to the profile you had when you were younger.

Unless you give it the deep-freeze at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery with our CoolMini™ procedure. CoolMini™ is a new procedure from the developers of CoolSculpting® and it is intended for much smaller areas, such as under the chin.

What is CoolSculpting®?

If you follow the aesthetic industry at all, then you’ve probably heard about CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting is a procedure that eliminates stubborn fat effectively and safely without surgery. It is the only procedure cleared by the FDA that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.

The theory behind CoolSculpting originates from two Harvard scientists who observed that some children got dimples from eating popsicles. They assumed that the fat cells in the cheeks were dying from the cold temperatures, creating the leaner, dimpled cheeks. The same concept applies to CoolSculpting, which uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill fat cells. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding non-fat tissue. By precisely targeting the fat cells with the correct temperature, they are frozen and die. Over the subsequent few weeks, the dead fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body.

CoolMini™: No Needles. No Surgery. No Downtime

During the CoolMini™ procedure, a proprietary coupling gel is applied to the area under your chin. Once the gel is applied, a vacuum is initiated through the applicator to suction the fat deposit in the area. The key for the CoolMini™ procedure is the applicator, which is optimized to capture and effectively treat smaller fat pockets. This is exactly what patients are dealing with under their chin. For 30 to 60 minutes, the applicator is held there to do the cooling. The result is a cold-induced inflammatory response that ultimately leads to the death of fat cells under the chin. After a few days or weeks, these dead fat cells are absorbed by the body as it heals, resulting in at least a 20% fat reduction in the treated area. These fat cells are permanently removed, similar to what happens with liposuction, but without the surgery.

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Why is CoolMini™ becoming an instant hit?

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in a 2015 survey found that over two thirds of people said they were bothered by a double chin. So, you’re not alone in wanting a slimmer profile under your chin.

If you are interested in losing your chin fat call the cosmetic team providers at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery at 503-297-3440 to discuss all of your options including Kybella® and Ultherapy. We look forward to hearing from you soon.