Can you mix Kybella and cool sculpt mini?

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Kybella and Cool Sculpting

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Thank you for your question Q.marie. Kybella is the first and thus-far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. Cool Sculpting mini also works for this area. I find that Cool Sculpting Mini works well for severe to extreme fullness while Kybella works better for mild to moderate fullness. Some people start with a series of Cool Sculpting treatments followed by a series of Kybella treatments.

Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Kybella or CoolSculpting Will Remove Double Chin

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Both Kybella and CoolMini are terrific nonsurgical solutions for double chins. However, there is no reason to combine these therapies. Either is effective on its own. Both usually require more than one treatment, as they can only remove about 20% to 30% of fat at a time. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out whether CoolMini or Kybella is best for you.

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Kybella & CoolSculpt

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Yes, these two procedures can work well together. I would suggest that you wait at least 3 months after CoolSculpt before getting Kybella as you want to give your body time to completely heal. Hope this helps.


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Kybella plus Cool mini

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Great question.  The answer is yes.  Sometimes CoolSculpting can be used to get rid of the majority of the fat and then Kybella can be used in selected areas in moderation.  I would recommend waiting at least 3 months after CoolSculpting to try Kybella, and at least 6 weeks after Kybella to try CoolSculpting.  Best of luck!

Can You Mix Kybella and CoolMini?

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Both Kybella and CoolMini are effective non-surgical treatments of submental fat (also known as the "double-chin"). I would not recommend treating a patient with both modalities at the same time, however these treatments can be used in conjunction when spaced out across an appropriate amount of time. Speak with a board-certified dermatologist to understand which treatment options are right for you.

Sherry N. Ingraham, MD
Katy Dermatologic Surgeon

Both can be done

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Both are options, however mixing both at the same time adds risks to your face as the results would be unpredictable.

Coolsculpting mini, Kybella and Profound Sub-Q

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There are exciting non-surgical options for reducing the double chin area.  We have several options in our practice.  The big advantages for practices without the ability to bring on devices is that Kybella can be incorporated without the big capital expenditures and will more likely be more widely available.

Regardless of the treatment modality, patient assessment and an understanding of the underlying anatomy is the most important.  Also understanding the nuances and limitations of each procedure is essential.

Kybella works to dissolve fat in the injected areas.  Some of the biggest advantages is that you can customize exactly to the fatty areas that you want to treat, while being mindful of avoiding some critical underlying structures (e.g. your nerves).  While you develop swelling after the procedure, the procedure itself is fairly easy to tolerate and quick to incorporate.

The Coolsculpting mini uses a fixed-sized applicator and you can use 1-3 treatment applicators per session depending the assessment.   It may be harder to further refine or provide a differential treatment for smaller areas.  This is where Kybella may be a more customizable option.

The Profound SubQ uses micro needles to deliver radio frequency into the fatty tissues and has the benefit of both reducing the fatty tissue as well as stimulating collagen and elastin development and may the best option of the three to tighten the submental skin, especially when combined with the traditional dermal handpiece.

Combining the different treatment (albeit in different sessions) is a great way to use the benefits of all three.  As an example, you can use the Coolsculpting mini to provide an overall fat reduction of the region.  Four weeks later, you can do the Profound treatment to further reduce the fat and begin tightening.  Four weeks later, you can use Kybella to reduce any residual pockets of fat.

The most important aspect for your result is to go an experienced provider.  If you go to a board certified plastic surgeon who has made commitments to building non-surgical alternatives, then you can get a balanced consultation where your non-surgical and surgical options are explained.

Can you mix Kybella and cool sculpt mini?

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Hello Qweeny,

You really shouldn't mix the treatments.  I would start with one and see your result (I prefer Kybella) after finishing treatment.  Combining them during the actual treatment would not improve your results and may even lead to complications.  

I hope this helps and good luck.  

Combine Kybella & cool sculpt mini

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Do not combine both treatments at the same time. Choose one series of treatments (either coolsculpt mini or kybella) and assess your results after treatments are completed. Then decide whether you need or want more jawline definition. An alternative to both those treatments is liposuction, which I perform under local anesthesia in the office. Good luck. Best, Dr H

Can you mix Kybella and cool sculpt mini?

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Maybe BUT the added expense would be prohibitive! Why not jut do a minor local anesthesia operation of Smartipo Triplex + Lipo with Thermi Smooth 250 RF sessions - gives better results! Faster!

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