Non-surgical ways to treat the double chin
There are many non-surgical ways to treat the double chin. You can have Kybella which is great way to permanently dissolve the fat under the chin through a series of two to four injections. Cool-mini is highly effective at treated a larger bulge under the neck in just one hour without any needles. Thermage tightens the skin around the neck and jowls and improves the appearance by producing new collagen. Please consult an expert in treating the neck. Best, Dr. Green
Kybella Can Replace Surgery for a Double Chin
If you have a small amount of fat underneath your chin, you may want to avoid a surgical procedure and opt for Kybella. Treatment with Kybella consists of a series of well-placed injections of deoxycholic acid – a substance found naturally in our bodies – to dissolve the fat cells underneath the chin. It usually takes about three to four series of injections to obtain optimal results, but I have had patients with little to no fat that respond in just 2 treatments. The final look of your chin is visible after two to three months. It is a fast procedure, usually taking just about 5 minutes in the doctor's office. Kybella has minimal downtime and minor side effects, such as slight bruising and swelling. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a good candidate for nonsurgical removal of your double chin with Kybella.
Thank you for your question, izzy.styles6. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that beats all other competitors in clinical trials. It is only offered in US and Canada so you will be required to travel to the states for the treatment. Please consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Double chin treatment options
Thank you for your question. There are many great options to treat a double chin, both surgical and non-surgical. As
the principal investigator for the FDA trials on Kybella, and with over 400
treatments performed, we found that Kybella injections result in significant
improvement in the appearance of convexity or fullness associated with
submental fat. Kybella is injected as a solution below the skin surface into the
fatty tissues. It acts by destroying fat cells in the area injected. The lysed
fat cell contents create an inflammatory reaction, resulting in skin
contraction and tightening (in addition to reduction of fat). Kybella
treatments consist of a series of injections (usually 4-5) to improve contour
in even the fattest of necks without surgery. Another nonsurgical option to
destroy fat is Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting technology safely delivers
precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin while
leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystalized
(frozen) and then destroyed. Over time, your body naturally processed the fat
and eliminated these dead cells, leaving you with a more sculpted appearance. Coolsculpting
also may require multiple treatments. Both liposuction and Kybella injections
are equally effective in treating the fat underneath the chin. For patients who
do not mind a surgery and want instant results, submental liposuction may be a
better option. Submental liposuction is a 1-hour procedure with 3 small
incisions (underneath the chin, and behind both ear lobes). There is minimal
swelling and minimal bruising, and we do recommend wearing a compression
garment for 2 weeks. In summary, Kybella, Coolscupting, and submental
liposuction are all excellent option for the removal of unwanted fat underneath
he chin. Kybella is ideal for patients who prefer to avoid surgery, who cannot
afford a few days of down time, and are ok with results that will gradually
improve over time with repeat injections. Liposuction is probably ideal for
patients who are ok with a small procedure, who have a few days available to
wear a compression garment, and are looking for a 1-time treatment. Prior
to any intervention, a proper physical exam is necessary. I hope this information helps, and I wish you the best of
There are several other treatments currently on the market that you might want to consider. The main two are Kybella and Coolsculpting. Kybella is a series of injections into the fat that breaks down the fat cells. It is best for people who have isolated areas of fat beneath their chin. The other treatment, Coolsculpting, uses cold temperatures to destroy the fat cells. Both of these treatments should produce permanent results. The question comes down to cost and time. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who can explain these two treatments and determine which, if any, would be most appropriate for you. Best of luck!
Kybella vs Coolmini vs Liposuction
Fantastic question! Good to know all of your options.
There are multiple factors that go into answering this question...
If there is a lot of fat, liposuction is your best bet. This can be done in-office under local anesthesia.
If surgery is not something you are comfortable with, Coolsculpting would be your best bet financially... as long as the Coolsculpting applicator fits and you are okay with more time to see full results (than liposuction). If your jaw is too small or the amount of fat too little, the CoolMini may not fit.
Lastly, if you have a small amount of fat and the CoolMini applicator doesn't fit your face, I would go with Kybella. There is a significant recovery period with Kybella and the product is not cheap. That is why I reserve it for people with a small amount of submental fat.
All three will give you some skin tightening.
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Options for Double Chin Treatment
Kybella can result in 10-15% reduction of fat similar to Coolshape. Younger patients usually don't need skin tightening after fat reduction as the skin shrinks enough on its own.
Liposuction typically reduces 50% of fat in one session. RF treatments like Velashape and Thermitight plus Deoxycholic Acid the main ingredient of Kybella can result in somewhat more than 15% reduction in the amount of double chin fat with three to five sessions. Most non-invasive treatments have not been proven safe nor FDA approved for treatment of the jowls.
The most dramatic results in the neck and jowls are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx or Smartlipo; results noticeable at ten days.
Patients should do the math (all these treatments cost nearly the same) and go for what is in their best interest and most reliable.
No treatments are guaranteed; legitimate physicians should not promise results. Each option has the possiblity of side effects.
Please use this information when consulting in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They will be most capable of advising what is best for you.
Treatment of skin laxity
From your description, it seems that you have more skin laxity than submental fat. If this is the case, depending on the extent of skin laxity, a great nonsurgical alternative is ThermiTight. It is a radiofrequency device that heats the deeper layers beneath the skin to cause overall tightening. If you are looking for something more definitive, a necklift/facelift may be an option. This is where the consultation becomes essential at determining the most optimal treatment for you. Best of luck.
Consider to remove the fat. Patients are good candidates if they have had no prior surgery, small to moderate amounts of fat and little excess skin. The injections are FDA approved and very effective.
Non-Surgical Treatment for Skin Versus Fat Under the Chin
In patients with more skin than fat under the chin, there are several non-surgical devices that may be used to tighten the skin and contour the jawline. Ulthera high intensity focused ultrasound delivers tightening ultrasound energy as deep as 4 mm below the skin's surface to tighten the underlying layers that are typically addressed in a surgical facelift. Other devices used to tighten skin under the chin and on the neck include Thermi-RF, Infini radiofrequency microneedling and Precision Tx.