CoolSculpting® vs. Kybella®, How Should I Reduce My Double Chin?

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Fat accumulation under the chin can create a “double chin” appearance that may make you feel self-conscious. You have several treatment options for reducing this submental fat. Two of our favorite choices are non-invasive and involve little to no downtime. If you want more contour under your chin and around your neck and jaw, we can help you achieve it. 

CoolSculpting® vs. Kybella®, How Should I Reduce My Double Chin?

These treatments effectively reduce a double chin, but they work differently. 

CoolSculpting® uses cold temperatures to freeze and damage fat cells. It has small applicators designed for use on areas like the double chin. Treatment lasts about an hour, and some people may need two or three treatments. 

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that uses deoxycholic acid to break up fat cells. This molecule occurs in your digestive system, breaking down dietary fats. When injected, it targets fat cells and damages them. 

Both treatments result in damaged fat cells. The body will remove these over a few months, filtering them away through the lymphatic system. Both use non-invasive methods with minimal downtime. Your Levy Dermatology experts will help you decide which treatment matches your needs and lifestyle. 

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How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® applicators chill the skin and underlying fat, but only the fat freezes. The skin may feel cold, tingling, or numb, but you can relax and read or watch a movie during treatment. This treatment can target stubborn fat in many parts of the body, including the submental area. People who love CoolSculpting® often mention the effectiveness and the lack of recovery time. 

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable for submental fat. This treatment requires two to four sessions, depending on your goals. A series of injections only takes a few minutes, making this a quick procedure that fits into almost any schedule. The active ingredient in Kybella® is recognized by the body and works safely on the targeted fat.

What Results Will I See With Kybella® or CoolSculpting®?

After you finish your treatment or series of treatments, both methods require some waiting. The body can take three to six months to remove the denatured fat cells. Your results will develop slowly during this time and improve after each treatment session. 

Is There Any Downtime With Reducing My Double Chin?

After treatment with CoolSculpting®, typical effects include redness or sensitivity that lasts a few hours. You can return to work or other activities immediately. After Kybella®, most people experience some swelling that may last a week or more. This swelling results from Kybella® working on the targeted fat cells. Some people also have minor bruising or soreness.  This will not prevent you from going back to your usual activities. 

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To learn more about double chin reduction, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas

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