What is the main difference between CoolSculpt Mini and Kybella?
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The Difference Between Kybell anad Coolmini
Difference between CoolSculpt Mini and Kybella
Kybella is an injectable form of deoxycholic acid that punctures holes in fat cells leading to cell death – and permanent reduction of fat in the injected area. Patients typically require 2-3 treatment sessions-sometimes more depending on the size of the treatment area.
Q: What is the main difference between Cool Sculpt Mini and Kybella?
A: Cool Mini is a Coolsculpting applicator designed specifically to treat the focal fat under the chin commonly referred to as a double chin. Coolsculpting is non-surgical and completely non invasive as there are no needles or downtime. It uses cold therapy to destroy the fat. Kybella is non-surgical , but requires needles to inject a substance called deoxycholic acid that helps break down fat cells.
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Coolmini Vs. Kybella
Neck Enhancement options including Surgery, CoolSculpting-Mini and Kybella
Many options for enhancing the appearance of a “Double Chin” and / or “Turkey neck” under the jawline and neck are available. These include:
a.“mini” lipo-contouringb.Facial lipo-contouring (of the lower cheeks, jowl, jawline, double chin and neck) and neck suspensionc.Facial lipo-contouring and neck muscle lift (platysmaplasty) with or without neck suspensiond.Smart (laser) liposuctione.Direct excision, ie. surgical incision with visual removal of the fat2.Non-Surgical procedure:
a.Fat freezing using the CoolSculpting Cool-Mini applicator for under the chin and small fat bulges3.And, now, a Minimally Invasive procedure:
a.Injecting a drug called Kybella.
While the alternatives are expanding for results in neck enhancement (as with other procedures) you should expect a far smaller improvement with non-surgical and minimally invasive options as you would from surgical procedures.
Kybella is a deoxycholic acid (a non-animal derived bile acid produced in the gastro-intestinal tract to breakdown ingested fat). It is injected into the subcutaneous fat for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness seen under the chin in adults. Once injected, Kybella physically disrupts the cell membrane, causing the destruction of fat cells. Kybella requires a minimum of 2 sessions of injections to achieve its best results.
“Cool-Mini” is the newest applicator in the line-up of CoolSculpting options specifically created for smaller areas such as the fat under the chin. It may also be used for non-surgical fat reduction in other small areas, such as the upper inner thigh, upper breast / armpit fat and equally smaller fat bulges. In this non-surgical alternative, like CoolSculpting, the fat is cooled to a temperature where it genetically breaks itself down. It may need 2 sessions to provide optimal improvement of a "Double Chin".
When improvement of the muscle bands and loose skin (Turkey Neck) become an issue, these minimally invasive and non-surgical options will not provide adequate tightening and lift. For these enhancements, a platysmaplasty, neck suspension and / or redraping and removal of excess skin are surgically necessary.
There are pro's and con's and limitations to each option.
Like any cosmetic medical desire, consult with a fully trained and well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to examine you and review with you the options and best recommendations for your need.
What is the difference between cool mini and kybella
Which is better for double chins? CoolSculpting or Kybella?
Kybella is a ten minute procedure involving tiny injections (like Botox) under the chin. One to two treatments has been effective in many of my patients but as with CoolSculpting additional treatments may be done.
Cost tends to be similar, there is more swelling with Kybella but there seems to be more skin tightening (not approved for skin tightening, this is an observation) with the injection method. Long term neither has any significant side effects.
So which is better? It depends on the individual, an assessment by a physician with experience in both treatments can guide you. Since both are great there isn't really a wrong way to go!
Coolmini vs Kybella
Both the Coolmini and Kybella are used to treat and reduce the fat under the chin. Coolmini usually only takes a single application of coolsculpting where your fat is frozen and the area reduced. However, you have to have the right anatomy for the piece to be effective. Kybella is an injection which takes a series of 3 treatments to reduce the fat in that same area. There is some localized swelling after the procedure. Neither procedure treats skin laxity. With both procedures you may require Thermage to complement the procedure for the best results. Best, Dr. Green