Don’t you just hate it when you’re looking down at your phone, and you forgot that the camera was facing you selfie-style—only to see your big double chin? It happens to everyone, but it’s a cruel reminder of that pocket of excess skin below our chin.
But you may have also been hearing about CoolMini, which is a new procedure for double chin removal. Many of our clients want to know the difference between the two, and which one works best.
Let’s take a look.
What Is CoolMini?
By now, everyone has heard of CoolSculpting, the procedure that seems to magically freeze body fat away.
While this treatment was originally designed to help reduce fat in the abdomen, thighs, and love handles, the applicator it uses has always too large to achieve the same results for double chin removal. But now, with Cool Mini treatments, there’s a new applicator that can easily fit this area. It works like regular CoolSculpting—by using concentrated cold therapy.
Fat cells are frozen so that they die, and are eventually absorbed by the body. Results from CoolMini treatments take about 3-4 months to be fully revealed, with many patients experiencing a fat reduction of 20%-25%.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella has been hailed as a wonder drug for double chin removal. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps with the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Many people like that Kybella harnesses the power of a molecule that already exists within the body, as opposed to introducing something foreign into themselves.
The results from Kybella take anywhere between 2-4 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
CoolMini And Kybella: The Differences
Both CoolMini and Kybella absorb fat; they just do it in very different ways. Here is a breakdown of their key differences. Keep in mind that this is a generalization, and every patient will be different, with different side effects and result times.
CoolMini: An applicator
Kybella: Small needles
CoolMini: Approximately 60 minutes
Kybella: Approximately 20 minutes
CoolMini: Numbness, tenderness
Kybella: Numbness, tenderness, bruising, swelling
CoolMini: 1-2 sessions; results seen in 12 weeks
Kybella: 3-6 sessions; results seen in 12 weeks
If you’re interested in a double chin treatment to get rid of that unwanted excess skin, the decision between CoolMini and Kybella is a personal choice you’ll need to make for yourself. However, our experts at Pure Touch would love to speak with you about it. For a free consultation, please contact us to find out more about which one is best for you!