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What’s Better for a Double Chin: CoolSculpting or Kybella?
A double chin can be so very frustrating, since it is usually hereditary – and virtually impossible to lose with diet or exercise. The good news is that we offer TWO exceptional, non-surgical treatments to reduce or eliminate your double chin! Both Kybella Injections and CoolSculpting “fat freezing” are great options for getting rid of “jowls” and fat below the chin.
For many years, surgical procedures – including liposuction and neck lifts – were the only methods available for getting rid of extra fat (“submental fullness”) under the chin. However, we now offer our patients multiple non-surgical options..
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of men and women in the Detroit area – including Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak & Troy, MI get the sleek, defined jawline that they have always wanted. In this article we explain teh differences between double chin treatments Kybella and CoolSculpting?
Coolsculpting for Double Chin
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body sculpting treatment. This procedure literally freezes unwanted fat. The destroyed fat cells are then gradually elliminated from the body through natural processes. With Coolsculpting, the fat removal is permanent and your double chin will not come back.
Very recently, the FDA approved CoolSculpting for treatment of fat on smaller areas of the body, including under the chin. We offer a specialized applicator called the CoolMini, that targets fat cells in double chins to freeze them off.
Kybella for Double Chin
Kybella is the only injected medication that is approved by the FDA for eliminating unwanted fat beneath the chin. Kybella’s formula is a synthetic version of a substance called dexoycholic acid. When injected, this medication causes the rapid destruction and absorption of fat cells – and also prevents future fat accumulation! After the injection, the destroyed fat cells are slowly eliminated by body’s natural metabolism over time.
Kybella & CoolSculpting Similarities
Both Kybella and Coolsculpting Coolmini can substantially improve the chin area, and dramatically define the jawline.
In both procedures only the unwanted fat cells are targeted, while and all other cells and tissues are not affected.
Both Kybella and Coolsculpting are non-surgical – which means no scarring, no anesthesia, and no downtime. Any side effects of both treatments are very minimal, and may include mild swelling, bruising, redness, or discomfort that typically subsides in less than a week.
Kybella & CoolSculpting Differences
- Kybella is performed through a series of injections. So, individuals who are squeemish about needles may prefer CoolSculpting treatments.
However, because Kybella is injected into small areas at a time, it can treat more precise or isolated areas of the chin. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, treats the whole chin area at once, rather than smaller targeted areas.
Another important difference is that CoolSculpting has recently been proven to have some skin tightening effects on “lax” neck skin. For this reason, CoolScupting CoolMini may be preferable over Kybella for patients with loose or mature skin.
Kybella & CoolSculpting Treatments Required
While some improvement will be seen after just a single treatment of Kybella or CoolSculpting, most patients will require a series of treatments in order to achieve their complete and total results.
- normally last 10 to 20 minutes
- involve multiple injections most patients require multiple sessions
- three to six sessions of Kybella is typical to fully treat a double chin.
- lasts approximately 45 minutes.
- most patients require two sessions to fully eliminate unwanted double chin fat
- generally a noticeably stronger jaw after just one treatment.
Kybella & CoolSculpting Results Time
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. Because Kybella requires the dead fat cells to be metabolized and eliminated by the body, it takes three or four weeks after each treatment before you see the fat start to melt away.
Your first CoolSculpting Mini session can reduce neck fat by up to 20-25 percent, with similar results acheived in each successive treatment. It typically can take up to 8-12 weeks for your body to break down and metabolize crystallized fat cells after a CoolSculpting CoolMini session.
Best CoolSculpting in Birmingham & Troy, MI
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. He can also discuss surgical double chin remedies such as liposuction and neck lifts.
Dr. Ali will examine your double chin and help you choose the best treatment for your unique needs.
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men across the Birminbgham and Troy, MI 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!
Schedule your CoolSculpting or Kybella treatment – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa – while we get rid of stubborb unwanted fat, and help you look and feel like the most attractive version of you!