Double Chin Duel: Battle of the Selfie-Hater’s Bulge
Question: Which treatment is better for treating a double chin or under-chin fullness–Kybella or CoolMini?
Answer: They’re both great new non-surgical treatment options, and in some cases you can get the best result by combining both treatments.
Most of us over 30 years of age have some selfie-anxiety. If we dare take selfies at all, we know that exact position (high!) to avoid seeing more of our under-chin area than desired.
It is true that there is some distortion with the selfie angle, but in all honesty many of us do have at least a few extra fat cells down there that have overtaken our once-smooth, chiseled jawline.
So how is a person to know which treatment is right for them?
The good news is that now we have a choice of treatments other than liposuction–specifically a fat-freezing device known as CoolMini (a type of CoolScuplting procedure that freezes and permanently reduces fat), and an injectable fat-dissolving enzyme called Kybella that uses a natural substance that is produced by our bodies to digest fat cells.
Kybella Chevy Chase – CoolMini Chevy Chase
In order to determine the best treatment option for you, you should make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has BOTH technologies. To be a candidate for CoolMini, you must have enough fat to fit into the device’s “applicator.”
For people who are good candidates, the device may be used several times in one session with some overlap to achieve the best results. After treatment results are visible (about six weeks), Kybella injections may be used to further refine the area by contouring specific areas where some fat cells may remain.
Alternatively, if there is not enough fat for CoolMini’s applicator, then you are a good candidate for Kybella. Kybella induces more swelling than CoolMini, but the swelling resolves in 7-21 days and is a good sign that skin will show significant tightening.
If you are bothered by “submental fullness,” AKA double chin, call us to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out which treatment is best for you now, during scarf and sweater weather, to reveal your new smooth, contoured jawline by spring!
Dr. Tina West was a chosen by the manufacturer as a physician trainer for Kybella when it was released last year, training over 50 Washington DC area dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Kybella treatment technique at The West Institute in Chevy Chase, MD.
She also lectured on the podium at the 2016 meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology where she presented Kybella to her colleagues and performed a live injection demonstration.