28 Years Old, Coolsculpting on Hereditary Double Chin. New York, NY

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I've never been overweight but starting in high...

I've never been overweight but starting in high school I developed a slight double chin that will not go away no matter how thin I am. I found out about Coolsculpting a few weeks ago and decided it looked like a good option, particularly with the minimal recovery time. I went in for a consultation at Trifecta Med Spa and they determined I was a good candidate but would probably need two sessions. They give a 20% discount if you do two treatments and I figure I will probably need two, so I purchased them and had my first session yesterday.

I was worried about bruising since I tend to bruise easily so I took arnica tablets the day before and the day of to try to help prevent it from getting too bad. The prep process was easy, just involved her tracing the outline for the suction piece, a numbing wipe, and then 10 minutes of some kind of skin protecting gel. My technician first had me in a sitting position and when she applied the suction piece it felt pretty uncomfortable and kept falling off any time I swallowed. She tried a number of different angles and after a while was starting to worry that I didn't have enough fat on the sides of my chin for it to adhere properly, but she finally tried putting me in a laying down position and although it was less comfortable than sitting, it finally stayed in place!

The cooling starts off slowly so it's not a sudden rush of discomfort, and I never really felt that uncomfortable from the temperature at all, though it did get numb after about 10 minutes. Once the hour was up, the technician came back in and massaged the area for 2 minutes. It definitely felt tender but not terribly painful, it was mostly a pins and needles sensation from the sudden warmth and the blood coming back into the area. She applied some arnica gel, and then I could go home. The area was very red, but luckily I only ended up with one slight "hickey" type bruise on one side of my neck that wasn't very noticeable.

The redness went away after about an hour, and I was able to cover up the bruise area pretty well with just a bit of concealer. Now it's day 2, and I really don't have any pain at all unless I poke the area directly or tilt my head significantly upward. I have an appointment for the second session 6 weeks from now, I'm hoping I'll already see some results by then!

Before photos

Here are some "before" photos

Second Session (6 weeks after first session)

I just finished my second coolsculpting session (it was recommended that I do two), and my experience was very similar to the first, in terms of what happened/how it felt. With 6 weeks having passed since my first session, I don't see any dramatic difference, but in the last week or so I have noticed that my double chin area feels a bit smaller. At the four week mark I didn't feel like there was any difference at all so I was feeling a bit skeptical, but now that I'm starting to see the first hints of results I'm much more hopeful. I don't think there is a visual difference perceptible to anyone but me probably so I don't have good photo evidence, but I do feel a slight difference.

I'm hoping this second round and waiting for the full results for the first session will make a bigger improvement. It's hard to rate the effectiveness at this point, so for right now I would say that if there are no further improvements from what I see now, it wouldn't be worth the money, but if it continues to shrink over the next 1-2 months, it will be very worth it. I'll post another update once more time has gone by!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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