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How Long Should Bruising Last from Chin CoolSculpting?

When people are down to their last few pounds before reaching their ideal weight, they might find some areas in their body with stubborn fat stuck in certain fat deposits, like the chin. If you’re in this situation, you can try CoolSculpting, which is a non-invasive procedure that freezes fat cells, which then break down, dissolve, and get flushed out of your body. This procedure requires no recovery downtime, though you may experience temporary side effects, like bruising. 

So how long should bruising last from chin CoolSculpting? Bruises on the chin can fade away within 2 weeks. If they’re still not going away, then it’s best to consult with your dermatologist. Other side effects include red, sore, and sensitive skin, swelling on the chin, fullness of the throat, as well as diarrhea due to fat cells being flushed out little by little. These side effects are nothing of major concern, as these normally happen to those who undergo a CoolSculpting procedure.  

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Common Side Effects of CoolSculpting 

CoolSculpting can have several side effects from both the procedure and what happens to your body after the treatment. This can happen immediately after the procedure and can extend to months after treatment. However, these common side effects are short-term and are relatively harmless. Left alone, these effects will eventually subside on their own. 

1. Bruises on the Treated Area

Not all patients may experience bruising in the chin area after a CoolSculpting session, but it is possible. This is because of the device used during the treatment. The applicator creates suction pressure and pinching, which can damage the capillaries in your skin. Immediately after the procedure, your skin will be red for a few hours, and then a bruise can form on the treated area hours or days after the treatment. 

Like most bruises, bruises on your chin will fade away within two weeks. Consult with your dermatologist if it hasn’t healed after one month.   

2. Red, Sore, and Sensitive Skin 

The CoolSculpting applicator can subject you to suctioning, pulling, and pinching. For those with sensitive skin, this could mean minimal pain and discomfort. After the treatment, your skin might be red and feel sore to the touch. The CoolSculpting technician may apply a soothing cream to help with the discomfort. 

If you’re treating your chin area, wear a top with no collar and a low neckline to prevent irritating your skin. Left alone, your chin can return to normal after a few hours. If the soreness and redness persist, you can use a cold pack or take over-the-counter painkillers to feel less discomfort. Avoid touching the area to prevent triggering skin irritation. 

3. Swelling on Your Chin 

This may be your body’s inflammatory response to the CoolSculpting device’s pulling and cooling effect. Inflammation can be triggered by damaged cells, resulting in swelling. In case of swelling, apply a cold compress until the effects subside. Swelling should subside a few days up to a few weeks after your treatment. If it persists for over one month, consult with your dermatologist.   

4. Diarrhea

After your treatment, the fat cells on your chin will slowly break down and dissolve. They are then filtered out of the area by your lymphatic system as dead cells and eventually expelled as waste. This whole process can take up to six months after your CoolSculpting procedure. During the first few weeks of this process, you may experience diarrhea from the additional waste. 

5. Fullness in Your Throat

You might feel like your neck and chin area is swollen or fuller than usual. This is because of both the suctioning and pulling movement of the CoolSculpting treatment, as well as your fat cells gradually breaking down. 

If you experience diarrhea, remember to drink lots of water and consume fluids like broth and soup to stay hydrated. This is also a great way to filter out the fat cells out of your body faster. 

CoolSculpting to Treat Your Double Chin

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CoolSculpting is the non-invasive and painless alternative to fat reduction cosmetic treatments like liposuction. That’s why for small but prominent areas like your chin, it’s the best procedure to remove excess fat. Tackling the excess amounts of fat in your neck and chin area with diet and exercise alone may be ineffective, as there aren’t that many (or hardly any) exercises that can burn fat within this area. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction procedure that can tackle double chins. 

CoolSculpting for the chin can be a tricky procedure, but with the right doctor or technician certified to perform CoolSculpting, it can be an effective process. There should be enough fat that the procedure’s freezing technology has fat cells to break down. In cases where there is a large amount of fat in your chin, you may need a treatment plan with more than one treatment session. 

How Much Does Chin CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting the chin requires fewer applicators compared to other body parts, so the procedure is less expensive compared to CoolSculpting procedures for areas like your back. The average cost of an entire CoolSculpting treatment plan for your chin can total up to $1,000, though this can vary depending on several factors. 

What Happens After a CoolSculpting Treatment?

As mentioned earlier, there is little to no recovery time after your treatment. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure, though you might experience redness in the treated area that won’t go away for a few hours. Over the next few days, other side effects may develop, but you can treat these accordingly.  

You won’t see immediate results after your CoolSculpting procedure. You might notice a difference in the shape and definition of your chin and neck area as early as three weeks after the procedure, but the results you want may take up to three months. Your CoolSculpting technician may recommend additional treatment, which you can schedule two months after your first session. 

It can take up to six months for all the dissolved fat cells to be flushed out of your body. While these fat cells cannot grow back, it is possible to re-develop fat into your chin if you regain a significant amount of weight. This is why CoolSculpting is best for fit and healthy patients that practice a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

CoolSculpting Aftercare

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You should see the effects of your CoolSculpting treatment within a few weeks. To get the best results and minimize side effects, here are a few things you should practice. 

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes made of breathable fabric. For your chin and neck area, avoid wearing tops with high collars and necklines. This can cause skin irritation, which can lead to redness and discomfort. If you’ve had other parts of your body undergo CoolSculpting treatment, wear a loose-fitting shirt and loose bottoms. 
  • Drink enough water. Staying hydrated can help flush out dissolved fat cells faster. Drinking enough water daily can help speed up the filtration process and get the excess fat cells out of your body in less than six months. During this cleansing process, you may also experience diarrhea, and drinking enough fluids can reduce the discomfort and risk of dehydration.  
  • Practice a less intense exercise routine until the side effects subside. Your neck and chin area may be red or develop bruises, and excess sweat can trigger skin irritation even further. If you perform intense exercises regularly, give yourself a day or two to let your skin irritation die down before undergoing a strenuous workout. 
  • Shower with lukewarm water. Wash the treated area gently to avoid skin irritation. Lukewarm water is recommended as hot and cold water can trigger sensitive skin. 
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers for pain. Doctors do not recommend prescription painkillers after CoolSculpting as the pain from the procedure is very minimal. In case you experience any type of pain, discomfort, or irritation after the treatment, take over-the-counter painkillers.
  • Practice a healthy lifestyle. Once your chin has attained the results you want, avoid losing these results by practicing a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet, regular exercise, and an active lifestyle can help prevent you from significant weight gain and fat build-up in your chin. 
  • Schedule your next CoolSculpting session. Plastic surgeons or CoolSculpting technicians may recommend up to three CoolSculpting sessions before you develop the results you want. Two months after your first session, don’t forget to schedule your next session. 

Be the Best Version of Yourself with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that’s perfect for men and women that are a few steps away from their body goals. Side effects like bruising and redness are temporary, and go away on their own within days up to weeks from your session. CoolSculpting brings little to no discomfort, and doesn’t interrupt your day-to-day activities.  Getting your procedure done by doctors and certified practitioners can help minimize the pain, discomfort, and side effects you might experience. 

At the New Jersey Center for CoolSculpting, we guarantee results that can help you look and feel good in your own skin. Our team of doctors has years of expertise in CoolSculpting, mastering the tools and techniques to help you get pain-free fat reduction and achieve your dream body. CoolSculpting is the leading alternative to invasive fat removal procedures like liposuction. Try CoolSculpting and be amazed with the results! Contact the New Jersey Center for CoolSculpting today for an initial consultation.  

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