There was a time when surgery was the only way to reduce your double chin, but then the first non-invasive alternative known as Kybella came along. Now there is CoolSculpting Mini. Both treatments can minimize the appearance of your double chin, but which should you choose. CoolSculpting Mini vs Kybella: Which is best for under chin fat?
Kybella is an injectable derived from deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. Kybella works by dissolving the fat cell membrane, and this essentially destroys the cell. A treatment session lasts 15 to 20 minutes, and it typically takes 4-6 sessions to see optimal results.
CoolSculpting is already known as an effective solution for non-invasive fat reduction, in areas such as the thighs and hips. It has now gained FDA approval for Coolsculpting Mini to treat smaller areas of the body including under the chin. CoolSculpting uses a system known as cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells. Treatment time is about 1 hour.
Which is best for your double chin?
The reports to date suggest that both CoolSculpting Mini and Kybella produce similar outcomes, which take about 1-2 months to appear. Here are a few things to consider when deciding between them:
- If you don’t like injections then CoolSculpting Mini is probably the better procedure for you.
- There are no needles with CoolSculpting Mini, so bruising is much less likely than with Kybella.
- Kybella costs less, but the overall cost will depend on the number of sessions required, based on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.
Both CoolSculpting Mini and Kybella treatments are available in Tupelo, MS, at Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Craig