If you feel insecure about your double chin, you Are Not Alone. According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly 67% of people admit they are “bothered by fat beneath their chin.” Also known as submental fullness, double chins are notorious for resisting diet and exercise, making them very hard to get rid of through lifestyle changes. Until recently, the only medical solution for people with submental fullness was liposuction. fortunately, new technology in the field of non-invasive fat reduction now offers several options for reducing double chins without surgery or downtime.
The two most popular non-invasive options for reducing double chin fat are Kybella and CoolSculpting. Read on to learn more about Kybella and CoolSculpting to discover which of the treatments is best for you
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It reduces unwanted bulges by freezing fat cells with precisely controlled temperatures delivered by a CoolSculpting applicator. Once fat cells are frozen, they undergo apoptosis also known as cell death. Over the course of several weeks, the lymphatic system collects the destroyed fat cells and processes them out of the body resulting in long-term fat reduction.
CoolSculpting can target stubborn fat deposits from nearly any place on the body using specifically designed applicators. One of the most popular applicators is the CoolMini. In a 2015 press release, Zeltiq, the makers of CoolSculpting explained, “The CoolMini applicator’s unique size, shape and curvature is specifically designed to treat smaller pockets of fat. It’s perfect for under the chin where what is known as submental fat accumulates giving rise to a double chin.”
What Is KYBELLA?
First cleared by the FDA in 2015, Kybella is the first and only injection for the treatment of submental fullness. Kybella works by injecting a synthetic form of Deoxycholic Acid directly into the fatty tissue below the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that helps the body break down and absorb fat. Once fat cells are destroyed, Kybella triggers a similar response as the CoolSculpting treatment. The lymphatic system collects and metabolizes the destroyed fat cells leading to a significant reduction in the appearance of double chin fat.
KYBELLA vs CoolSculpting
Kybella and CoolSculpting both provide non-invasive options for reducing submental fullness. Both treatments are scientifically proven safe and effective, so the only question left is which treatment is best for you. The infographic below can help you learn more about the pros and cons of each treatment. However, the best way to determine whether CoolSculpting or Kybella is the best treatment to solve your double chin problem is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Anca Tchelebi from Park Avenue Medical Spa. Specializing in non-invasive fat reduction, Park Avenue Medical Spa is the Premier provider of CoolSculpting and Kybella treatments in Westchester.