Dr. Michele Green was one of the very first physicians in NYC to use Coolsculpting for fat reduction and is a leader in nonsurgical body contouring. Coolsculpting incorporates revolutionary technology for fat reduction, which freezes the fat cells in a given area, and reduces the fat by 25% in just one single treatment. CoolSculpting is an integral part of Dr. Green’s practice as the popularity for cosmetic procedures, including non-invasive body contouring rises each year. Dr. Green has been expertly treating patients with Coolsculpting for over 10 years, since it was first FDA approved for fat reduction. In 2015, Coolsculpting released a new applicator, called the CoolMini, which was specially designed to non-surgically treat the double chin, or submental fat.
Over two thirds of Americans are bothered by their double chin, as highlighted in a clinical study published by Allergan. A double chin detracts from the natural countours of the face. One of the reasons that Coolsculpting is so popular and a “household name” is that Coolsculpting has no downtime, no needles, and no anesthesia needed. Despite a healthy lifestyle, many patients are unable to reduce this submental fullness since these fat cells can be resistant to traditional methods of dieting and exercise. From bra fat, to abdominal fat, to banana rolls, arm fat, or neck fat, Coolsculpting has a unique applicator to address each area, with fabulous treatment results.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting uses a patented, FDA-cleared, and clinically proven cooling process called cryolipolysis to target and reduce fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding cells and tissue. Scientists have discovered that fat cells are extremely responsive to cold temperatures, and these fat cells can be frozen in a controlled manner and destroyed. CoolSculpting was originally by ZELTIQ, and then purchased by Allergan. The goal of the cryolipolysis process, or “fat freezing” is a natural and gradual fat reduction treatment. In the CoolSculpting procedure, Dr. Green will apply a cooling applicator to the unique area of the body selected for fat reduction. The applicator uses vacuum pressure to draw the tissue between the cooling panels and delivers precise controlled cooling to the fat cells in the tissue.
The cooling begins a process that gradually destroys the fat cells in the treatment area, in a process called cryolipolysis. Certain applicators function without any suction, such as the CoolSmooth which treats the fat cells on the outer thigh area. The result of CoolSculpting is a reduction in these stubborn fat bulges for our patients within only four months! The fat cells in the treated area are gradually reduced through the body’s normal metabolic processes, without any side effects or downtime. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss device. This method of fat-freezing is best for patients who are within their targeted ideal weight, and still have a specific fat bulge which needs treatment.
After one CoolMini treatment (4 months)
Can CoolSculpting remove the double chin?
Yes! CoolSculpting is the ideal method for destroying the fat cells permanently and treating the fat cells. Through cryolipolysis, this non-invasive technology reduces the double chin without any surgery, downtime, or needles. Through cryolipolysis, by using these cold temperatures to freeze fat cells, areas of stubborn fat, such as the double chin, are destroyed. The CoolMini CoolSculpting procedure is one of the most popular procedures in Dr. Green’s Upper East Side NYC dermatology office.
CoolSculpting vs Liposuction for the neck?
Before the advent of CoolSculpting, the only method to treat the double chin was liposuction. Liposuction is a very invasive procedure performed by plastic surgeons, which has a significant amount of bruising, swelling, and pain for several weeks. Most patients do not want the pain and downtime from this type of surgical procedure and prefer CoolSculpting and Kybella injections. In addition, one of the benefits of Kybella treatment is that there is some additional skin tightening effects which are secondary to Kybella injections. This skin tightening is in direct opposition to liposuction. This type of plastic surgery may cause the skin to sag due to the sudden surgical removal of fat from the treated area. This is why CoolSculpting with the CoolMini applicator as well as Kybella Injections, for submental fat have become so popular in Dr. Michele Green’s private NYC office for the removal of the double chin.
CoolMini Treatments in NYC
Introduced originally by CoolSculpting from ZELTIQ, which was later acquired by Allergan, the CoolMini applicator is ideal for the treatment for fat accumulation on the neck and under the chin. The size, shape and curvature of this applicator ensures that it will fit a small area comfortably during the patented, proven fat freezing process. Results of treatment with the CoolMini applicator may be noticeable in as little as 4 weeks, and the full cosmetic results are reached within 4 months.
What is the CoolMini?
The CoolMini adaptor was developed by CoolSculpting and works specifically on small areas of fat, such as under the chin, or above the knee, or the bra area. The accumulation of fat under the chin is a common concern for many people, and more people are seeking non-invasive ways to treat this fat. Whether fat under the chin is a result of lifestyle, age, or genetic factors, you cannot hide or disguise it with clothing or exercise. In the United States alone, according to Zeltiq, 22.4 million people seek non-invasive fat reduction solutions. CoolSculpting has the solution thanks to the CoolMini and the other amazing CoolSculpting applicators for non-invasive fat reduction. The CoolMini is the most advanced non-invasive fat reduction treatment dedicated to treating the double chin, or submental fullness.
Kybella vs CoolMini
Kybella and CoolMini have complimentary functions in reducing fat in the double chin. For patients who have an excess amount of submental fat, the decision to have CoolMini versus Kybella injections is an important one. For example, if there is a large volume of fat in the submental area, it would be important to debulk the area with the CoolMini first. Once the neck area is treated, if there is some residual fat in the neck area, Kybella injections can treat these smaller pockets of fat and tighten the neck area.
- Treats larger area of submental fat
- Requires needles
- Some bruising
- May have some downtime
- Temporary numbness
- Several treatments needed
- Some skin tightening effect
- Permanent fat reduction
- Temporary mandibular nerve irritation
- Can be used for the knee or bra area
- Results from treatment visible in 4 weeks
- 30 minutes for each treatment
- Only a physician may treat
- 25% fat reduction per treatment
- FDA approved
- Approximately $1500 per session
- Treats small to moderate areas of submental fat
- No needles
- Rare bruising
- No swelling
- No downtime
- No tenderness
- Temporary numbness
- Repeat treatment may be needed
- No skin tightening effect
- Permanent fat reduction
- No nerve involvement
- Also can be used for the knee or bra area
- Results visible in 4 months
- 45 minutes for each treatment
- Nurse or midlevel practitioner may perform
- 25% fat reduction per treatment
- FDA approved
- Approximately $1,000 per session
Is Kybella better than CoolSculpting?
Kybella and CoolSculpting with the CoolMini are both important and have their place. For large areas of submental fat, CoolSculpting with the CoolMini is preferable. For moderate or small amounts of chin fat, which are too small for the CoolMini applicator, Kybella is the best choice. Kybella generally causes more swelling and has several days of recovery time from this swelling. Both are non-invasive and can be done during a lunch break. Kybella also has some skin tightening effect for the submental area. CoolSculpting is FDA approved for multiple areas of the body, whereas Kybella is currently only FDA approved for the submental area.
CoolSculpting for the treatment of submental fat
CoolSculpting is currently the number one method for treating submental fat and removing the double chin. Both men and women are bothered by their double chin. Perhaps due to the increase in Zoom, selfies, or Instagram, more patients are concerned with the contour and appearance of their neck and jowls than ever before. CoolSculpting has been a welcome procedure due to its ease of application and lack of recovery time.
How much does CoolSculpting for chin fat cost?
The price for the CoolMini to treat the double chin is $1,000 for each applicator. A large neck typically needs an applicator on each side of the chin. There are often specials when more than one area is done and these specials can be as much as 25%. off the price of the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Green, she will review the treatment applicators, the cost for each area, and the time involved in each treatment area. With the treat to transformation process, multiple areas can be treated on the same day and a specific treatment plan will be designed for you.
CoolMini one treatment, 4 months post treatment
What to expect from the CoolSculpting double chin treatment?
Many patients are unhappy with the unwanted fat under the chin and want a smooth jawline and countered neck. CoolSculpting double chin process involves attaching an applicator and treating each side of the neck to best reduce the entire double chin. Most patients require this double chin treatment, especially if there is a significant amount of submental fat. Often it is best to treat the double chin in this fashion twice, one month apart, to “DEBULK” these fat cells and provide the best fat reduction to contour the jawline and jowl area.
Which other areas of the body does CoolSculpting treat besides the double chin?
- Outer thighs
- Inner thighs
- Bra fat
- Knee fat
- Back fat
- Banana roll (buttock fat)
- Upper arms
- Male breast tissue
Which areas does the CoolMini treat?
- Submental area which is under the chin – treating the double chin
- Area around the axillae (armpits) – arm fat can be very noticeable and the CoolMini can treat these small underarm area
- Bra fat – as we get older fat accumulates on the sides of the bra area and the CoolMini and CoolPetite can be used for fat reduction in this area.
- Above the knees – sagging knees and fat make us self-conscious to wear skirts and shorts. Exercise alone cannot tone the legs and the CoolMini can be used to free the fat and create a smooth and defined appearance.
What are the side effects from Coolsculpting the chin with CoolMini?
Side effects from CoolMini may include redness, bruising, or swelling at the treatment area. Some patients experience numbness, stinking, aching, or itching, and/or localized tenderness.
Who is a good candidate for the CoolSculpting chin treatment?
A good candidate for CoolSculpting is a patient, who despite a healthy lifestyle, of a good diet and regular excercise, has a stubborn area of fat, particularly around the jawline, chin area, and submental area. In particular, patients who have had this fat under their chin since they were young, and have a genetic proclivity for this fat, are great candidates for this fat freezing technology.
How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed for the double chin?
If there is a large amount of submental fat, two applications of CoolMini are best to treat both sides of the neck, to maximize the amount of chin fat reduced. Often, in these cases, two treatments of the CoolMini are best for the double chin, spaced approximately one month apart. After four months, you will have a decrease in fat with these two treatments for up to 40% of the submental fullness.
How long does CoolMini last?
The results of CoolMini treatment are permanent, provided that you don’t gain any excess weight. CoolSculpting permanently destroys the fat cells in the treated area. However, if you gain weight, you may gain it in the same targeted areas which were treated. As long as you continue a healthy lifestyle and the same weight, the effects of CoolMini will continue to be permanent. Fluctuations in weight, with new weight gain, may cause excess fat to re-accumulate submental fat.
Does Coolsculpting work for the double chin?
When is ‘no’ a good word? When we can say no to needles, no incisions, no need for anesthesia, and no recovery time. CoolSculpting patients usually resume their normal activities — work, gym and sports — the same day as the procedure, which makes CoolSculpting a good choice for everyone seeking an effective non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The CoolMini applicator is designed for this type of treatment, made for small volume areas of fat thanks to an applicator that is designed to fit these problematic areas. The procedure is both safe and effective. The CoolMini applicator was launched in 2015 and hundreds of thousands of patients have been successfully treated with this amazing technology.
Why Choose Dr. Green for CoolSculpting and CoolMini for the neck?
Dr. Michele Green is an expert in non-invasive cosmetic body contouring and was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to introduce CoolSculpting in her Upper East Side practice. To learn more about CoolMini and CoolSculpting procedures, please contact us online to make an appointment or call 212 535 3088. Dr. Michele S. Green is based in New York and provides a complete range of the best cosmetic dermatology procedures including Botox, Juvederm, PRP, Chemical Peels, Thermage, Microneedling, Kybella, and CoolSculpting.