If you have a double chin that you’ve been trying to shrink, then you already know that it’s almost impossible to spot reduce the area. No doubt the experience has left you so frustrated that you’re wondering – How can I reduce my double chin. Luckily, there are minimally invasive treatments now available that can get rid of that double chin for good.

Excess fat beneath the chin is often an inherited trait, that’s why even some men and women that are otherwise slim and healthy can have a double chin. A double chin may also be due to weight gain or aging.

How can you reduce your double chin?

CoolSculpting and Kybella are two excellent non-surgical treatments that can reduce your double chin, with minimal pain and downtime. These treatments not only trim fat below the chin, they also improve chin and neck contours, and refine the jawline. However, they use different techniques to achieve these goals.

Let’s take a look at CoolSculpting and Kybella and find out how they work.

How CoolSculpting reduces your double chin

CoolSculpting is an FDA approved treatment that uses cold temperature to reduce fat. The CoolMini is a smaller applicator that is specially designed for treating the double chin, and other hard-to-reach pockets of fat. It’s unique shape and size makes the CoolMini a perfect fit for the area below the chin.

CoolMini reduces a double chin by freezing the fat cells. The treatment does not harm the surrounding tissue, since fat cells are more susceptible to low temperatures.

The CoolMini applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the area below the chin, targeting only the fat cells. The treated cells then crystallize and die, and are naturally processed by the body and expelled over time. Patients report feeling intense cold within the first few minutes of treatment, but this usually eases as soon as the area numbs.

CoolMini sessions are normally completed within 30-45 minutes. Patients typically experience 20-25% fat reduction with each session of CoolMini. It requires 2-3 treatments to achieve the desired results. Sessions are spaced about 4 weeks apart.

Ideal candidates

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are men and women that have small, pinchable bulges of excess fat. The system uses a suction technique to pull the fat towards the cooling applicator, so it is better suited to individuals that have enough chin fat that can be sucked into the device.

How Kybella reduces your double chin

Kybella is an injectable treatment that is FDA approved for moderate-to-severe submental fat, or fat below the chin. Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that the body uses to breakdown and digest dietary fat.

How Kybella works
A thin needle is used to inject Kybella into the fatty deposits below the skin, and the deoxycholic acid breaks apart the membrane of the fat cells. The fat dissolves, and is then absorbed by the body.

A series of 2-4 Kybella treatments may be needed for maximum results. Each session consists of multiple injections, and take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Results can be seen within 3 months.

Ideal candidates

Ideal candidates for Kybella should have good elasticity, as the injectable treatment only reduces fat, it does not tighten the skin. As a result, the skin must be able to contract on its own after the fat dissolves. Kybella is therefore not a good option for people with loose skin.

For best results, Kybella must be administered by a trained and skilled medical professional, preferably a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

CoolSculpting and Kybella both produce long lasting results, as the fat cells that are treated are gone for good.

More and more patients looking for a way to reduce their double chin are choosing non-surgical options like CoolSculpting and Kybella. These treatments are preferred because they are completely non-surgical requiring no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime.

Are you ready to get rid of that double chin with CoolSculpting or Kybella?

If you are in the Memphis, Germantown or Collierville, TN areas, contact Levy Dermatology for more information on both procedures.

Call (901) 295-0047 today to schedule a consultation.