If you are self-conscious about excess fat under your chin, you are not alone. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by Allergan, 2/3 of Americans are bothered by submental fullness. Fortunately, there are several nonsurgical ways to ditch a double chin, including CoolSculpting and Kybella.
To help you make a well-informed decision, continue reading as we compare CoolSculpting vs. Kybella for double chin reduction.
What’s the Difference in Treatment Process?
When it comes to CoolSculpting vs. Kybella, it’s important to understand how each treatment works.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive body contouring treatment that uses its CoolMini applicator to gently suction fat in between two cooling panels and apply a patented cooling technology. This causes fat cells to undergo apoptosis (cell death), before being gradually eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system.
Kybella is an injectable treatment comprised of deoxycholic acid – a naturally-occurring substance that breaks down dietary fat. When injected beneath the chin, it destroys the fat cells’ membrane and reduces submental fullness.
CoolSculpting and Kybella: How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments needed can vary and depends on amount of excess fat and patient goals.
That being said, most patients achieve optimal fat loss with 1-2 CoolSculpting treatments.
On the other hand, the average number of Kybella treatments is 4-6.
The Cost Difference Between CoolSculpting and Kybella
An in-person consultation is the best way to determine the cost of your specific double chin treatment.
With that in mind, the average cost of Kybella is $2,175, while the average cost of CoolSculpting for double chin is $1,300.
Side Effects: CoolSculpting vs. Kybella
It’s also important to consider possible side effects when comparing CoolSculpting vs. Kybella.
CoolSculpting side effects can include numbness, tenderness, bruising, and redness. Numbness typically resolves in a few days to 2 weeks, and redness usually subsides within an hour. Other effects are mild and temporary and are not expected to interfere with daily functioning or normal activities.
Kybella side effects are often more pronounced and longer-lasting. They include bruising, swelling, and pain that can last 2-4 weeks. For some individuals, swelling mimics a “bullfrog neck” and can persist for up to 2 weeks.
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