ATLANTA RESIDENTS ASK: IS COOLSCULPTING® OR KYBELLA® MORE EFFECTIVE FOR A DOUBLE CHIN?
The appearance of a double chin can be troublesome, especially because it is so stubborn to diet and exercise. Fortunately, there are multiple treatment options that can eliminate a double chin that don’t require surgery or other invasive techniques. In fact, two of the leading double chin treatments, CoolSculpting® and Kybella®, can address submental fullness without any downtime whatsoever.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE PROCEDURES?
Kybella® is a minimally invasive treatment that injects a unique formula into the neck area to eliminate fat. CoolSculpting® is a completely non-invasive treatment that uses cooling energy to freeze and destroy fat cells under the chin. During the Kybella® treatment, a topical anesthetic is first applied to prevent any discomfort during the injection process. Then, deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps break down fat in the body, is injected into the neck area. This formula breaks down fat over time to reduce the appearance of a double chin. During the CoolSculpting® treatment, no anesthetic is required. The CoolSculpting® device will emit cooling energy to the neck area, freezing fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. Over the weeks following treatment, the body will naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells, resulting in a reduction in submental fullness.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE AFTER THESE TREATMENTS?
Both Kybella® and CoolSculpting® are popular treatments for addressing the appearance of a double chin because they require absolutely no downtime. After Kybella®, patients may experience minor redness, swelling or bruising in the treatment area due to the injections. However, these effects typically fade within a few days. Similarly, CoolSculpting® can cause minor redness or sensitivity in the treatment area. These effects also fade within a few days of treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?
After treatment, patients will notice a gradual reduction in fat under the chin. Most patients will develop optimal results about one to two months following their treatment. For Kybella®, a series of two or three treatments is typically recommended for optimal results. For CoolSculpting®, one or two treatments are often enough to produce the desired results. However, both treatments result in a permanent reduction in fat, assuming that patients maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits after their treatment.
HOW MUCH DO THESE TREATMENTS COST?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the number of treatments necessary to deliver your desired results, as well as the treatment method used. To determine the cost of your treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Atlanta Aesthetics. We are proud to offer CoolSculpting®, Kybella® and other effective cosmetic treatments to men and women living in Atlanta, Cumming, Forsyth County and the nearby areas of Georgia.