Choosing the Right Treatment for Double Chin Reduction

Submental CoolSculpting vs. Submental Kybella

The presence of a “double chin,” also known as submental fat, can be a source of self-consciousness for many individuals. Fortunately, advancements in clinical aesthetics treatments have provided effective solutions for reducing submental fat. Two popular options, submental CoolSculpting and submental Kybella, have gained acclaim for their ability to target and reduce fat in the chin area. In this blog post, we will compare Submental CoolSculpting and Submental Kybella to help you decide which treatment may be proper for you.

Understanding Submental CoolSculpting

Submental CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that uses controlled cooling technology to freeze and eliminate fat cells beneath the chin. The procedure involves the application of a specialized applicator to the targeted area, which delivers precise cooling to break down the fat cells. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the permanently destroyed fat cells, resulting in a more contoured appearance.

The advantages of Submental CoolSculpting include the following:

  • Non-invasive
  • Minimal discomfort during and after the procedure
  • No downtime is required for recovery
  • Permanent results

Many individuals see noticeable improvements in their chin profile after just one to two treatments. However, it’s important to note that the results may take several weeks to manifest fully.

Understanding Submental Kybella

Submental Kybella, on the other hand, is an injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce the fat beneath the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella destroys the fat cells, leading to a more sculpted jawline and reduced double chin.

Submental Kybella typically requires multiple treatment sessions, and the results gradually improve over time as the body metabolizes the permanently destroyed fat cells.

The advantages of this injectable treatment include the following:

  • Customizable to the individual’s specific needs and desired outcome
  • Injected precisely into particular problem areas
  • Permanent results

However, it’s important to note that Kybella treatments may cause swelling, bruising, and discomfort at the injection site, which typically subsides within a few days.

Choosing the Right Treatment

When deciding between submental CoolSculpting or Kybella, there are several factors to consider. These include the desired outcome, treatment preferences, and individual suitability. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • Submental CoolSculpting may be a good option for individuals who prefer a non-invasive treatment with minimal discomfort and no downtime. However, the submental CoolSculpting applicator cannot be customized. 
  • Submental Kybella may be more suitable for those who prefer an injectable treatment that can be precisely injected into a custom treatment pattern. However, this treatment does have a more extended period of downtime.

It’s essential to consult with a qualified aesthetics clinician to determine what treatment plan best addresses your needs. They will evaluate your chin area, discuss your goals, and recommend the most suitable option based on your situation.

Effective Solutions for Double Chin Reduction

Submental CoolSculpting and Kybella offer clinically effective solutions for reducing submental fat and achieving a more contoured chin profile. Submental CoolSculpting harnesses the power of controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells, while Submental Kybella utilizes injectable deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells. Ultimately, the decision between the two treatments should address your individual preferences and the recommendation of a cosmetic professional.

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AALC in Rockville, Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland, is a leading medical spa providing today’s most popular aesthetic, laser and wellness treatments. To learn more, call 301-975-2729 to schedule a consultation.


Disclaimer: This blog post provides general information about Submental CoolSculpting and Submental Kybella. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. We recommend consulting a qualified clinician for personalized advice and guidance tailored to your needs.