Kybella vs. CoolSculpting Mini: Which Double Chin Treatment is Right for You?

Before and After Kybella Double Chin Treatment
Before Kybella Treatment and After Three Kybella Treatments. No Weight Loss.

It’s time to toss out those turtlenecks because two new medical spa treatments promise to blast the fat from under the chin; essentially eliminating the dreaded double chin with no downtime and no surgery.


Kybella® was the first double chin treatment to receive FDA approval earlier this year. Kybella is an injectable treatment that permanently eliminates unwanted fat from under the chin. Customized to the clients’ needs, each injection contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring fat-busting substance found in the body. When injected, Kybella destroys the fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat again.

Most people will need two to four treatments, with each treatment occurring at least one month apart. Side effects include swelling of the injection site (meaning your double chin may temporarily be just a little bit bigger), slight bruising, redness and lumpiness – all of which dissipate within hours to a few days after the treatment.

Progressionof Kybella
Progression of Kybella Treatments. Three Kybella Treatments for Double Chin spaced one month apart. No weight loss.

As see in local news, The Skin Center’s expert Kybella injector Nellie Sicher, RN and board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD are featured on WTAE-TV news with Michelle Wright and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, “Chin Eraser in a Syringe”. 

CoolSculpting Mini®

Everyone’s favorite fat freezing treatment is now just a little bit smaller and a little more compact! The CoolSculpting Mini® applicator is the perfect size for those hard-to-treat areas like under the chin. Using the same technology as the full-size applicator, CoolSculpting Mini suctions the skin and fat into the applicator while the cooling plates chill the fat to the point of freezing, killing off the fat cells while leaving the skin unaffected.

Results can be seen six to eight weeks after treatment, however most people will need an additional treatment to achieve the desired result. Side effects include temporary numbness, redness and swelling in the treatment area.

So, How Do You Choose Which is Right for You?

Deciding which double chin treatment is right for you should be determined during a consultation with a qualified professional. Both treatments eliminate unwanted fat and improve the contour and definition of the neckline, but neither treatment addresses excess skin. If you have both excess fat and excess skin, neck liposuction may be your best bet for a slimmer neckline and defined jawline.

CoolSculpting Mini is the ideal treatment for the person who really does not like needles, while Kybella is a great option for people who have a very small pocket of under-the-chin fat because the injections can target a specific area.

So, whether the slim-chin craze is driven by posting selfies to social media, FaceTiming your friends or video conferencing with business associates, the trend is here to stay!  Call The Skin Center today at 1-800-429-1151 to schedule a free consultation and find out if CoolSculpting or Kybella is right for you!

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