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FDA Approves CoolSculpting for Double Chin Lax Skin
In 2017, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) issued a study that revealed 73 percent of adults are bothered by excess fat under their chin! That means almost 3/4 of adult the population are frustrated by a “double chin”.
But there’s great news that just crossed the horizon. This past December the FDA announced that the CoolSculpting® treatment is approved to treat both excess fat AND loose or lax skin in the chin area! This makes CoolSculpting the first and only non-surgical fat reduction technology to be FDA-approived for reducing the appearance of lax tissue in double chins.
“Turkey Neck” and Lax, Loose Skin
Loose or “lax” skin has lost its firmness, tightness or elasticity. When the skin on the chin becomes loose, it is unfortunately sometimes called a “turkey neck.”
There are several causes of skin laxity. The first is simply aging or getting older. When we age our skin produces less collagen and elastin – causing the fibril layers to loosen. As a result the skin starts to become thinner – which results in sagging.
“Photo aging” – which is damage to the skins from exposure to sun, smoking, air pollution,etc. – also causes skin to become lax. Similarly, diets that are poor in minerals and vitamins can contribute to skin laxity, because of the lack of antioxidants needed to regenerate the skin.
And while a large or sudden weight loss can result in less fat – it can also cause loose or sagging skin. Finally, some loose or sagging skin – especially lax double chin skin – may simply be hereditary.
Treating Lax Skin with CoolSculpting
If you have skin laxity in your chin you’ve probably tried creams and miracle ointments with no luck. Up until very recently, undergoing painful plastic surgery “tightening” was the only successful way to remove lax chin skin!
CoolSculpting for fat removal from the double chin had already been clinically proven. But a recent 18-week clinical study found that 77 percent of patients having CoolSculpting for double chin fat ALSO showed an improvement in their lax chin and neck tissue!
In fact, 75 percent of patients in the study reported that their chin looked more toned following just one single treatment. And in the remainder of patients, two CoolSculpting CoolMini treatments proved sufficient to restore a completely defined appearance to the jaw line.
Based on these exceptional results, in De cember 2017 the CoolMini® CoolSculpting® treatment of the submental (chin) area was approved by the FDA for fat removal AND treatment of lax double chin skin!
Treatments Besides CoolSculpting for Double Chin in the Troy Area
Other double chin treatment options also exist, which we offer at our Troy, MI area Med Spa and related plastic surgery practice. These including Kybella injections, liposuction and even neck lift surgery for more severe cases.
The only way to determine which double chin treatment is best for you is to discuss your goals with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who offers all of these treatments. He will assess your double chin and loose skin issues and help you choose the best treatment for your individual needs.
Only a surgeon like Dr. Ali who offers multiple treatment options can offer you the choices you need, so you can choose the double chin treatment that is best for your unique situation.
Best CoolSculpting – Birmingham | Troy, MI
We are proud to have helped hundreds of women and men in Biormingham, West Bloomfield and Troy, MI – and across Oakland COunty – get the jawline they have always wanted with FDA approved CoolSculpting, as well as Kybella, Liposuction and neck lifts.
Every treatment begins with a professional consultation. The number, location and frequency of treatments will be selected and optimized to meet your specific fat loss needs.
Schedule your CoolSculpting treatment – and then relax in our Troy, MI Med Spa – while we get rid of stubborn unwanted fat, and help you look and feel like the most attractive version of you!