Most people never realize that their smooth jawline is a hallmark of a youthful appearance, until it is gone. Over time, as the skin loses its elasticity and unwanted fat begins to accumulate, the jaw and chin can become soft, losing definition. Submental fat, often referred to as a ‘double chin’, can form below the chin, adding years to the appearance.
Noninvasive CoolSculpting, the innovative technique for reducing fatty tissue without surgery, now brings patients the revolutionary CoolMini applicator. The handpiece smaller size, contoured shape, and innovative curvature make the CoolMini perfect for small, hard to reach areas of fat that were once hard to treat with traditional CoolSculpting applicators.
- Can treat small, isolated fatty areas
- Provides 20-25% reduction of fatty tissue
- Does not require anesthesia
- Takes 60 minutes or less
- Offers long-lasting results
The Ideal Candidate for the CoolMini
Patients looking to eliminate isolated bulges of fatty tissue below the jawline, who are in overall good health, may find exceptional results with the CoolMini. The ideal candidate will understand the CoolSculpting process and hold realistic expectations for the final results. However, the CoolMini is not right for everyone. The treatment is best for those with small bulges of fatty tissue. Those with significant loose or excess tissue may not make a good candidate, as sagging, wrinkled skin may result.
Prior to scheduling a CoolMini session at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, a confidential consultation will be arranged. At this time, Dr. Vitenas or one of the skilled CoolSculpting providers will carefully assess the target area. After reviewing the patient’s medical history and discussing the potential results, it will be determined if the CoolMini is the best technique for the desired aesthetic changes. If so, a personalized CoolSculpting treatment plan will be created. Dr. Vitenas may also suggest additional techniques, procedures, such as Botox Cosmetic, to better assist in achieving optimal results.
The CoolMini Procedure
Each CoolMini session is performed in a private Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique treatment room, taking less than an hour. To begin, a thin layer of a cooling jelly will be applied to the target area. The CoolMini applicator will be put in position. No anesthesia is required; as the applicator cools, the area quickly becomes numb. Most patients feel a gentle suction, then briefly, cool temperatures. During treatment, clients are comfortable enough to read, watch T.V., chat, or simply rest.
Recovery and Results from the CoolMini
There is no downtime needed after a CoolMini session. Patients are back to their routine schedule immediately. While side-effects from treatment are mild, some tenderness, mild swelling, redness, and bruising may be seen. These will generally resolve over the first five to seven days.
Although the benefits of a CoolMini session are not immediately apparent, some patients can see benefits in just three weeks. Optimal results in the chin’s shape and contour will take from three to four months. Patients can expect to note a 20-25% overall reduction in fatty tissue below the chin and jawline. A second treatment can safely be completed for further fat reduction, as needed.
Eliminate Submental Fat with the CoolMini at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique
To ensure a safe and effective CoolMini treatment, it is important that patients always choose an experienced CoolSculpting provider. Medical director and founder, Dr. Paul Vitenas, is a board certified plastic surgeon, with close to 30 years of experience. His team of aesthetic professionals includes three graduates of the CoolSculpting University. To find out if the CoolMini is right for your needs, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at 281.810.9083 or fill out our Contact Us form.
What is CoolSculpting’s CoolMini?
CoolSculpting’s CoolMini is a unique handpiece designed to target the small-volume areas of fatty tissue that are difficult to improve with exercise and diet alone.
Where is the CoolMini most effective?
The CoolMini is an excellent choice for reducing submental fat, also known as the double chin. Additionally, the CoolMini can be used along the bra line, under the arm, and above the knee.
Will I make a good candidate to use the CoolMini?
If you are in overall good health and are frustrated with the appearance of a double chin, then the CoolMini may be right for you. An ideal patient will understand the treatment and hold realistic expectations for their final CoolMini results.
Can I expect any risks or side-effects from a treatment with the CoolMini?
The CoolMini has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe and effective. Side-effects are mild, but may include redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising.
When can I see the results from my CoolMini session?
Some patients will note initial results in just three weeks, however the full benefits from the CoolMini will take from three to four months.