CoolSculpting vs. Kybella: What’s the Best Treatment for a Double Chin?

Coolsculpting vs kybella in AspiraBody | Fall River, MA

You exercise, you eat well, but every time you look in the mirror, all you see is a double chin. What can you do? Fortunately, there are some options for double chin treatment. CoolSculpting® and Kybella® are both nonsurgical, FDA approved treatments that can improve the appearance of a double chin, and both offer excellent results. But which one is the best treatment? Here’s the rundown on both options, so that you can make the choice that’s right for you.

  • How do they work? Kybella uses injections of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, to destroy the fat cells’ membranes and get rid of that fat for good. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, freezes fat cells to death in a process called cryolypolysis. A specially designed applicator that delivers controlled cooling to the area is used to break down fat cells, which break down further over the next three months.
  • How are the products similar? Both treatments destroy fat cells permanently, both produce best results a few months after the last treatment, and both require more than one session for best results. Despite these similarities, though, there are many differences between the two.
  • Kybella takes less time than CoolSculpting. Using a series of about 20 injections, Kybella is administered in 20-30 minutes. CoolSculpting takes about 45 minutes to an hour of controlled cooling.
  • CoolSculpting requires fewer treatments. For each service, the treatments are spaced approximately four weeks apart. While CoolSculpting requires two treatment sessions, however, Kybella typically has an average of four treatments, with a maximum of six.
  • The side effects illustrate the most significant differences between Kybella and Cool Sculpting. While CoolSculpting, requires little to no recovery time, Kybella’s recovery time is about a month long. Kybella can cause swelling, bruising, itching, numbness, redness, trouble swallowing, hypertension, and nausea, that can last 2 to 4 months, CoolSculpting has side effects that are temporary and resolve themselves within four weeks. CoolSculpting side effects include redness, tingling, numbness, swelling, bruising, and, rarely, muscle cramping, and diarrhea.
  • What’s the bottom line? Deciding between Kybella and CoolSculpting is completely subjective and personal. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the medspa, you may want to go with Kybella, because the treatments take less than half an hour to complete. If you’d prefer a more comfortable treatment that doesn’t use needles, though, CoolSculpting is a better option. Talk to your practitioner, discuss the side effects, and you’ll be able to decide which one is the right one for you.

Whichever option you decide to pursue, you can have it done at Aspira Body, the nation’s number one medspa. Our team of medical experts has performed over 6 million treatments, and we offer a range of comprehensive wellness services. Using FDA-approved, non-invasive treatments that provide natural-looking results, our team of skin, face, and body specialists works with you to help you look and feel your best. Call or contact us through our website to schedule a free consultation.


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