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FDA Clears CoolSculpting for Double Chin

coolsculpting for double chinThe medical aesthetics treatment that can freeze fat off the abdomen and thighs was cleared by the FDA in December 2017 to treat submental fullness (commonly known as the double chin).

CoolSculpting made a splash in 2010 when it hit physician’s offices as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. It allows physicians and med spas to freeze fat cells in treatment areas.

When an area is treated with non-invasive CoolSculpting, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by the body with little to no downtime.

FDA Approves CoolSculpting For Double Chin

Until now, cryolipolysis or fat freezing (brand name CoolSculpting) had only gotten FDA approval for larger areas such as the sides of the waistline, the stomach, back, thighs and upper arms – areas you can alter through diet and exercise.

As of December 2017, the body contouring treatment was cleared to treat “lax tissue in conjunction with submental fat.” This refers to loose skin and excess fat under the chin, which is an area that is more difficult to alter with lifestyle changes.

An 18-week clinical study of CoolSculpting found that 77 percent of clients showed improved appearance of lax tissue, and 75 percent of clients reported a more contoured neck following treatment, according to a press release from Allergan.

While this is the only fat freezing technology to be FDA approved, this is not the only medical aesthetics treatment recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In October 2017, the FDA cleared Botox to treat the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines.

Body Contouring With CoolSculpting

If your clients are looking to lose stubborn body fat without surgery, CoolSculpting might be a good fit!

With more than 6 million treatments performed worldwide, this non-surgical fat reduction treatment is an innovative way to contour the body and freeze unwanted fat with no surgery or downtime.

Here’s how CoolSculpting works:

  • The treatment uses controlled cooling to target and crystallize fat cells.
  • The crystallized fat cells gradually die off and are naturally eliminated from the body.
  • In the weeks and months following a treatment, the remaining fat cells condense, reducing the fat layer.

Your clients might also wonder how the body processes fat cells after a CoolSculpting treatment? The answer is quite simple:

  • The body has a fixed number of fat cells that enlarge or shrink as you gain or lose weight.
  • When you have a CoolSculpting treatment, the fat cells freeze and begin to die off.
  • During the process of cell death, the fat cells begin to collapse.
  • Over the weeks that follow a CoolSculpting procedure, other cells consume the dead fat cells and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.

Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute

Do you have a passion for helping others look and feel their best? If the answer is yes, then a career in medical aesthetics is the perfect fit!

Did you know Americans spent over $16 BILLION on cosmetic treatments in 2016? This includes procedures like Botox, dermal fillers, laser hair removal and CoolSculpting.

At National Laser Institute, we offer medical aesthetics training that can be completed in just 1-2 weeks. Each course is designed to provide attendees the ultimate learning experience with didactic (classroom) education and clinical hands-on training.

What sets us apart from other esthetics schools across the country is we spend millions of dollars each year to schedule real clients for you to work on during clinicals.

Whether you are an esthetician or looking for a career change, our Comprehensive Laser Course will teach you everything you need to know to succeed as a cosmetic laser tech.

By the end of the course, you will feel comfortable and confident performing a variety of treatments, including:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial
  • Cellulite and fat reduction
  • Acne reduction
  • Radio frequency skin tightening
  • And more!

Our alumni have found jobs working at laser & niche clinics, medical spas, physician’s offices, salons, fitness centers and more!

To learn how to jump start your career in the medical aesthetics industry, give us a call at 800-982-6817 or fill out the form on your right.