The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) showed that in 2014 approximately 68% of people were concerned with chin and neck fat. If you have thought about getting rid of your double chin there are now a variety of solutions available without going under the knife. But, how does one decide which solution is best? Two great options are the CoolSculpting Mini and Kybella. And, in a busy practice like the one I have, we have a need for both of these effective options.

Kybella Coolsculpt Mini
Procedure Non-Surgical; Injection that dissolves the fat cell’s membrane to effectively kill the cell, which is then disposed of through the body’s lymphatic system Non-Surgical; Freezes stubborn fat cells, which the body disposes of through the lymphatic system
How It’s Performed Series of injections An applicator is placed on the treatment area which attaches by vacuum suction and gradually freezes the targeted fat
Number of Treatments Required Typically 2-3 treatments Typically 2 treatments
Length of Treatment 30 minutes per treatment; 2nd treatment is 6 weeks after the 1st 45 minutes per treatment; 2nd treatment is 2 weeks after the 1st
Cost Approximately $2,500 (for 2 treatments) Approximately $2,000 (for 2 treatments)
Side Effects Swelling for 5-10 days, bruising likely to occur Swelling for 1-2 days, bruising may occur
Recovery 5-10 days Redness for 1 hour after treatment, possible swelling for 1-2 days
Results 10-12 weeks 16-20 weeks (3 months)
Ideal Candidate For all chin shapes and sizes Specific chin shape, smaller chin
Tightening of Chin Minimal Minimal
Duration of Results Permanent, with sensible diet and exercise Permanent, with sensible diet and exercise

*Each individual’s treatment and/or results may vary based on the patient’s anatomy.

So the bottom line is that for the patient that is concerned about downtime and may be willing to sacrifice efficacy, I may recommend the CoolSculpting Mini. For the patients that want more efficacy but still non-surgical and they are willing to tolerate more downtime and swelling, I would recommend Kybella. I foresee that I could mix and match both techniques as well. It is possible to treat a patient first with the CoolSculpting Mini and, as their fat gets localized, then add the Kybella procedure. There is a role for a combination of treatments.

Call us for additional information and to schedule a consultation to see which treatment is right for you at (732) 842-3737.