Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics
8201 Preston Road #350
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (214) 631-7546
Fax: (214) 631-8546
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4p.m.

Does CoolSculpting® Work for a Double Chin?

Woman with clear skin and a defined jawline (model) looking in a small mirror.

Even before working from home and Zoom meetings became commonplace, selfies had drawn unwanted attention to the appearance of our necks—specifically, our double chins. A double chin is one of the few cosmetic concerns women and men share. While diet and exercise can help with overall weight management, sometimes that stubborn pocket of fat beneath your chin persists. CoolSculpting is one way to get rid of that fat below the chin.

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

This is one of the most common questions we hear about CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting initially emerged as a groundbreaking, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that targeted stubborn abdominal fat, love handles, and thighs. Clinical studies showed it reduced fat in the treatment area by nearly 25%. Over time, CoolSculpting added applicators designed for specific areas. One of those is the CoolMini™, an applicator that fits snugly under the chin.

Cryolipolysis is the process CoolSculpting uses. With its controlled cold temperatures, the treatment destroys fat cells without damaging the skin’s surface. It works because fat cells begin dying at temperatures that aren’t cold enough to harm the surrounding skin, nerves, blood vessels, or muscle tissue. The procedure targets areas of fat resistant to diet or exercise—including under the chin—offering a noninvasive alternative to liposuction.

What Happens During CoolSculpting for a Double Chin?

The noninvasive treatment is relatively straightforward. In fact, many patients relax and scroll through their phones or listen to a book using earbuds throughout the procedure. The treatment begins with a provider placing a gel pad and the CoolMini applicator below the chin. Then, the computer-controlled cooling process starts to freeze fat cells below the skin’s surface.

Over the following weeks, your body naturally processes and eliminates the frozen fat cells through its metabolic processes. This gradual process ensures the results look natural and avoids the abrupt changes associated with some surgical procedures.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

The number of CoolSculpting treatments required to achieve your desired results can vary depending on individual factors, such as the amount of excess fat under your chin and your specific goals. In general, most people start to see noticeable improvements after a single treatment, but we may recommend another session or two to achieve optimal results.

It typically takes 2 to 3 months to see the full results as the fat gradually dies.

Are There Double Chin Treatment Options?

Even though CoolSculpting is an effective, noninvasive method for reducing the appearance of a double chin, other options exist. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions and inserting a cannula to remove fat. It’s a more costly alternative to CoolSculpting and requires downtime.

KYBELLA® is a nonsurgical option. The injectable treatment uses a substance naturally found in the body called deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells. It requires multiple injections over several sessions and may have side effects like swelling and bruising.

What Is the Best Treatment for a Double Chin?

Before choosing a treatment for your double chin, consider your goals, budget, and the time you can take off after the procedure. CoolSculpting has an extensive track record of effectively reducing fat below the chin in one or two treatment sessions.

The best way to choose a treatment option is by requesting a consultation with one of our CoolSculpting providers using the online form. Or call our Dallas practice at (214) 631-7546 to schedule an appointment.

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