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6 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

For patients with a double chin, it can often be the first thing they see when they look in the mirror or at photos.

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For many people with a double chin, it can often be the first thing they see when they look in the mirror or at photos.

Not only can excess fat and loose skin under the chin cause self-consciousness, but it can also make men and women look years older.

Fortunately, there are a number of non-invasive treatments to help reduce and eliminate a double chin.

Aesthetic specialists recommend six double chin treatments based on the amount of fat and the laxity of the patient’s skin.

To Treat Minimal Fat Under the Chin

1.      Microcurrent Facial is a treatment that uses electrical currents to tighten the muscles under the chin for a more toned and firmer appearance.

Patients can expect to notice some change after they complete their first procedure.

(Time: 1 hour; Approximate Cost: $300/treatment)

2.      Radio-frequency Facial uses radio waves to heat and destroy fat cells that are naturally eliminated from the body.

This procedure also stimulates collagen and elastin to lift the skin under the chin, but can take several months to see final results.

(Time: 1 hour; Approximate Cost: $300/treatment)

 

To Treat Mild and Moderate Submental Fat

3.      Kybella is an injection of deoxycholic acid that destroys fat cell under the chin.

The results from a Kybella treatment are not immediately evident, as it takes the body several months to eliminate the destroyed cells.

(Time: 15 minutes; Approximate Cost: approx. $1200/treatment)

4.      CoolSculpting’s CoolMini applicator is designed to specifically treat superficial fat under the chin.

The CoolSculpting procedure freezes and kills fat cells with an application to each side of the chin.

(Time: 35 minutes; Approximate Cost: approx. $1000/treatment)

Some physicians recommend using the CoolMini to debulk a larger double chin and then, 6 weeks later, injecting Kybella to sculpt the remaining fat.

A Large Amount of Fat and Loose Skin Under the Chin May Require a Surgical Option

5.      Liposuction is advised to treat larger amounts of fat under the chin.

For younger patients with firm skin, Liposuction will yield excellent results with immediate reduction of the double chin.

(Time: 30-40 minutes; Approximate Cost: $2500+)

6.      Neck lift may be recommended in addition to liposuction for older patients with loose skin.

(Time: 60-90 minutes; Approximate Cost: $4300+)

If you’re interested in losing your double chin, give your local medical provider a call today.

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Body Contouring Costs in Washington DC

CoolSculpting freezes any unwanted fat and it is then eliminated by the body over the next few months. But is it affordable?

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CoolSculpting Body Contouring

When looking for ways to contour your body, you may have come across something called CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting freezes any unwanted fat and it is then eliminated by the body over the next few months. But is it affordable?

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

A cold patch is applied to the skin with the help of a vacuum, and the fat cells are frozen. This procedure can take about 45 minutes and doesn’t involve any needles or scalpels. Some side effects include numbness, redness, and bruising.

You might need more than one treatment, but it is usually done within three months and your results will be permanent. There is little to no recovery tie, so you can drive yourself home after your treatments and return to your regular activities right away.

Who Is CoolSculpting For?

CoolSculpting is not a treatment for people looking for extreme weight loss. Instead, it is appropriate for helping remove small amounts of fat resistant to other weight loss attempts, such as diet and exercise.

People who have conditions, such as, cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH), should not do this treatment because of the risk of severe complications.

Even if you don’t have these conditions, it’s important to talk with your doctor before seeking out the procedure.

What Are the Costs of CoolSculpting?

On average, a personalized plan can cost from $2000 to $4000. Small applicators cost around $750 per one-hour session. The largest applicator costs around $1500.

Smaller applicators are used for areas like the upper arms, while larger ones are used for areas like the abdomen. Since it’s considered an elective cosmetic procedure, CoolSculpting isn’t covered by insurance.

While DC Derm Docs doesn’t offer CoolSculpting, the comparatively safer and less expensive Emsculpt and SculpSure are offered, so call today at (202) 822-9591 to schedule a consultation to see if SculpSure is a better fit for you.

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How Long Should CoolSculpting Results Really Last?

If you are troubled by unwanted fat, then CoolSculpting may be the solution you need.

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How Long Should Coolsculpting Results Really Last?

If you are troubled by unwanted fat, then CoolSculpting may be the solution you need.

It safely and effectively freezes away fat for amazing results. But, how long should CoolSculpting results really last?

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

When you think about aging, what you probably think about first are wrinkles. Unfortunately, another side effect of aging is your body’s inability to respond to diet and exercise the way it used to.

But, CoolSculpting uses a process called lipolysis which freezes fat cells to ultimately destroy them. Over time, your body naturally breaks down and eliminates the fat cells. Your result is a more defined, contoured shape.

What Areas of the Body Does CoolSculpting Treat?

Many people associate body contouring as a treatment solely for the abs. The truth is CoolSculpting successfully treats other areas including but not limited to your chin / neck, upper back, and thighs. For men, it works wonders on the chest.

Will I Need More Than One CoolSculpting Treatment?

It is possible to achieve your goals with only one treatment, but it might be necessary to complete a series of scheduled treatments to achieve optimal CoolSculpting results. You’ll work closely with your provider to develop a plan to reach your body goals.

How Long Should CoolSculpting Results Really Last?

Once fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good. While CoolSculpting results are permanent, the longevity really depends on you.

Because it is possible to gain weight after treatment, it’s important that you continue a healthy lifestyle with nutritious, well-balanced meals, and regular exercise to maintain your results indefinitely.

Ready to Find Out If CoolSculpting Is Right for You? Choose the Experts at Cultura Dermatology and Laser Center!

Our skilled team is ready to help you live your best life! So, now that you have an answer to your question, “How long should CoolSculpting results really last,” isn’t it time you schedule your complimentary consultation?

Give us a call at 202-410-4331 today!

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Coolsculpting vs. Emsculpt: How To Choose?

CoolSculpting and Emsculpt are popular, non-invasive procedures for a toned and contoured body.

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CoolSculpting and Emsculpt are popular, non-invasive procedures for a toned and contoured body.

So, which is the ideal procedure for you?

The deciding factor:

Your goal!

While both the procedures sculpt your body, they act differently.

One acts on the fat cells, and the other works on the muscles.

Let’s understand more!

What Is CoolSculpting?

It is the only FDA-approved treatment that involves cooling to freeze the fat cells to death. It aids in getting rid of stubborn fat pockets resistant to diet and exercise.

Studies have shown that an individual can lose about 25% fat in a single session.

It gets better:

The results are long-lasting, especially if you lead a healthy lifestyle.

The isolated fat cells are exposed to freezing temperatures during the process, which doesn’t harm the skin or surrounding areas.

Once the fat cells are dead, your body removes them in the form of waste. As the cells are removed from the body, they can’t regrow, leading to long-term growth.

What Is Emsculpt?

Just like CoolSculpting, this procedure also aids in contouring your body parts.

However, Emsculpt act on the muscles. It involves the use of magnetic muscle stimulation that causes the muscles to contract. These contractions are the kind you achieve during strength training exercises.

The contractions force the muscles to remodel and become thicker, stronger, and bigger.

And the result:

Significant sculpting, lifting, toning, and firming of the muscles. This gives you a more streamlined and chiseled physique.

Which Is Better?

As you may have seen above, Emsculpt and CoolSculpting excel in different areas. CoolSculpting targets the fat cells, while Emsculpt acts on the muscles.

So, even if the results may seem similar, the end goal and target cells are different.

Not sure which is a better option for you?

At Cool Contours, we offer a customized plan for your goals. A specialist will examine your areas and advise the right option for you.

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