3 Ways to Eliminate the Double Chin!

According to a consumer survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of respondents were concerned about excess fat under the chin and neck.

3 Treatment Options at Anne Therese Aesthetic Medicine

1. CoolMini™ by CoolSculpting
2. Kybella™ – deoxycholic acid injections
3. Laser Necklift

1. CoolMini™by CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is FDA-cleared and contours the body by safely and effectively freezing away unwanted fat for good without surgery or downtime.
The CoolMini targets smaller pockets of fat found under the chin (submental fat), around the knees and even the “tea cups” (armpit fat). The applicator just hit the market; however, CoolSculpting has been in the market since 2010.

Q: What happens during the procedure?

A: The area of unwanted fat is drawn up between two cooling plates and held in place by suction. Over about an hour’s time, the skin between the plates is super cooled to just above freezing. Because the fat cells are more sensitive to cold, the precise temperature maintenance during the procedure begins to disrupt fat cells while not damaging other layers of the skin. The near-freezing action is what causes the fat cells to breakdown and your body naturally clears the fat.

Q: Who is a good candidate?

A: CoolMini will eliminate unwanted chin fat; however, it will not tighten loose, sagging skin. Fortunately, lasers treatments will tighten skin and may be a better treatment. Anne Therese Aesthetic Medicine offers free consultations because each person’s needs are unique and only through a consultation can you learn what is best for your situation.

2. Kybella™

Kybella is an injectable identical to a deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by the body to absorb fat.

Q: What happens during the procedure?

A: The procedure involves a handful of injections into the fat. As many as 20 to 30 injections can be made in a single treatment,
with most patients treated somewhere between two and four times to achieve the desired outcome. Treatments are done no less than
one month apart, according to the FDA guidelines.

Q: How many treatments are usually needed?

A: We customize your Kybella treatment plan based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

Q: Since Kybella is new to the market, how many people have been treated with it?

A: Kybella has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Kybella.

3. Laser Necklift

The laser neck lift procedure is an excellent option for people who don’t want or need an invasive surgical facelift thereby avoiding general anesthesia, invasive incisions, and extended downtime.

Q: What happens during the procedure?

A: A very small laser is inserted through tiny incisions where the thermal heat of the laser is delivered to areas of excess fat disrupting fat cells; and then to the dermis to stimulate production of new collagen to tighten the skin. This process not only melts fat and adds better definition to the neck and jaw area, but lax skin is also tightened and continues to improve over a period of three to six months.

Q: How long does the procedure take and what is the downtime?

A: The laser necklift procedure can take as little as 30 minutes. Because there’s no need for general anesthesia, you’ll be awake and comfortable throughout your procedure and able to drive yourself home and resume your normal daily activities immediately.

Q: How do I decide between the CoolMini, Kybella and the Laser Necklift to treat my double chin?

A: We don’t expect you to determine which procedure you’ll need to treat your double chin. We offer complimentary consultations so we can understand your needs and situation, and educate you on your options so your comfortable making an informed choice that’s right for you.