Double Chin: CoolSculpting vs. Kybella

What’s Better for Getting Rid of a Double Chin: CoolSculpting or Kybella?

Nobody wants a double chin – but unfortunately this area of fat is usually hereditary and impossible to lose with diet or exercise. Fortunately, new non-surgical technologies such as Kybella Injections and CoolSculpting “fat freezing” can now reduce or eliminate dreaded double chins!

For decades, surgical procedures – including liposuction and neck lifts – were the only option for getting rid of extra fat (“submental fullness”) under the chin.  Now patients have multiple non-surgical options when it comes to getting rid of their double chin.

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of men and women in the Detroit and Ann Arbor get the sleek, defined jawline that they have always wanted. In this article he discusses which treatment is better for a double chin: Kybella or CoolSculpting?

Kybella for Double Chin

Kybella is the only injection approved by the FDA for eliminating unwanted fat beneath the chin. Kybella is a synthetic version of the substance dexoycholic acid, which causes the rapid destruction and absorption of fat cells – and also prevents future fat accumulation. The destroyed fat cells are slowly eliminated by body’s natural metabolic processes.

Coolsculpting for Double Chin

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body treatment that literally freezes unwanted fat.  The dead fat cells are then gradually expelled from the body through natural processes. The fat removal is permanent and the double chin will not recur.

The FDA has recently approved CoolSculpting for treatments of smaller areas of the body, including under the chin. A new applicator called the CoolMini targets fat cells in double chins to freeze them off.

Similarities of Kybella & CoolSculpting for Double Chin

In both procedures only fat cells are targeted, and all other cells and tissue are not affected at all. And both Kybella and Coolsculpting Coolmini can dramatically improve the chin area, and substantially define the jawline.

Additionally, both treatments are non-surgical – meaning no scarring, no anesthesia, and no downtime with either Kybella or CoolSculpting. Side effects of both Kybella and Coolsculpting CoolMini are minimal, and may include swelling, bruising, redness, or discomfort that typically subsides in less than a week.

Differences of Kybella & CoolSculpting for Double Chin

Individuals who dislike needles may prefer CoolSculpting, as Kybella is performed through a series of injections.

However, because it is injectable, Kybella can treat smaller, more precise or isolated areas of the chin.  While CoolSculpting treats the whole area, rather than smaller targeted areas.

CoolScupting CoolMini may be preferable for patients with loose or mature skin, as it has recently been proven to have some skin tightening effects on “lax” neck skin.

Treatments Required

While improvements are possible after a single treatment of Kybella or CoolSculpting CoolMini, most patients will require a series of treatments in order to achieve their final desired result.

Kybella sessions normally last 10 to 20 minutes, and involve multiple injections. Almost all patients require multiple sessions in order to achieve optimal results. Most individuals require three to six sessions of Kybella to fully treat the double chin.

CoolSculpting sessions lasts approximately 45 minutes. Patients typically require two sessions to fully eliminate all of their unwanted double chin fat, but generally will see a noticeably stronger jaw after just one treatment.

Results Time

With Kybella, most patients see a 50 percent fat reduction after just two sessions, and a 70 percent reduction after four – with full results after six Kybella treatments. Kybella requires the dead fat cells to be metabolized and eliminated by the body, so it will be a few weeks after each treatment before you see the fat start to melt away.

A single CoolSculpting Mini session can reduce neck fat by up to 20-25 percent, with similar results in each successive treatment. It can take approximately 8-12 weeks for your body to break down and metabolize crystallized fat cells after a CoolSculpting CoolMini session.

Best CoolSculpting in Detroit & Ann Arbor

The best way to determine which double chin treatment is best for you is to discuss your goals with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who offers Kybella and CoolSculpting – in addition to other double chin remedies such as liposuction and neck lifts. Dr. Ali will assess your double chin and help you choose the best treatment for your individual needs.

As an aside, it is wise to be very wary of doctors or clinic that only offer one type of double chin procedure. They may try to steer or pressure you into the one procedure they offer – even if another procedure would be better for you. Only a surgeon like Dr. Ali who offers multiple treatment options can give you the choices you need, so you can chose the double chin treatment that is best for you.

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men across the Detroit & Ann Arbor area get the jawline they have always wanted with Kybella, CoolSculpting, Liposuction and Neck Lifts. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options and decide which double chin treatment is right for you. And remember, financing options are also available!

Call Dr. Ali for a CoolSculpting & Kybella Consultation: 248-335-7200