Double chins, technically known as submental fullness are notorious fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. Just a decade ago, the only way to get rid of a double chin, seemed to be liposuction. But now, advancements in fat reduction technologies provide non-invasive treatments for reducing submental fullness.
The two most popular, non-invasive treatments for double chin reductions are CoolSculpting with the CoolMini applicator and Kybella.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment. This revolutionary procedure uses a scientifically developed process to reduce fat without surgery, needles, or downtime. CoolSculpting works by exposing stubborn bulges to freezing temperatures via a proprietary applicator. The CoolMini gently suctions the bulge up into the applicator and holds it there while exposing the tissue to controlled cooling. This effectively chills the subcutaneous fat cells below the skin. Chilled fat cells rupture and are collected and metabolized by the body, resulting in a dramatic reduction of fat from the treatment area.
Different CoolSculpting applicators are specifically designed to contour to different areas of the body. One of the most recent applicators to be released by Zeltiq, the makers of CoolSculpting is the CoolMini applicator. According to a 2015 press release by Zeltiq “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?
2015 also saw the FDA clearance of Kybella, a cosmetic injectable intended as a “treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat.” While CoolSculpting reduces submental fullness by “freezing” fat cells, Kybella reduces double chins by “melting” fat cells. Kybella’s injectable formula consists of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that aids in the break down and absorption of fat cells. Before the procedure, the treatment area is numbed and treatments may involve as many as 50 separate injections.
CoolMini V Kybella
Both CoolSculpting with the CoolMini and Kybella are safe and effective solutions for reducing a double chin without surgery or downtime. But which double chin reduction treatment is right for you?