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Double Chin? The Kybella-CoolMini Faceoff

July 31, 2019

When you consider the power of gravity – physicists tell us it can actually bend light and might even be the basis of time itself – it’s a wonder our face and body don’t lose the battle even sooner than they do. When gravity begins to get the upper hand on our youthful profile, it often shows up first under the chin.

In fact, one of the biggest targets of early facelifts was the double chin, and it proved to be one of the hardest to pull off persuasively by surgery. For a whole lot of reasons, non-surgical solutions to the double chin have grown rapidly in popularity. As interest and experience grew, two relatively new options have joined the field. In our view, like most treatments, they cannot be said to be better or worse without considering a person’s own goals and characteristics. Kybella and CoolMini treatments are both worthy of consideration for different people at different times.

An Injectable that Makes Things Smaller

Usually when we think about injectables for restoring youthful appearance, we are thinking about filling a line, or plumping a lip, or supporting an area where collagen might need help or replacing to restore volume. In the case of Kybella, the purpose and effect are both quite different. Kybella is an FDA-approved injection containing molecules that break down the cell walls of fat, so that it can be naturally expelled by the body’s own cleansing system.

This fat-disrupting effect has been achieved using heat, cold, and electromagnetic waves in processes that now have been in use for years. As an FDA-approved injectable, Kybella is a different – and some might say more direct – way to achieve the same effect.

CoolSculpting Moves North

A new kind of applicator is what made the proven results of CoolSculpting available under the chin. A wand that takes in less tissue than those used for tummies and thighs made CoolMini possible, and that wand (a magic wand, perhaps, considering the results it provides?) now offers those same advantages right under the foundation of the face.

Which is better? Depends. Your board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology Consultants are well-prepared to discuss the advantages of each in light of your own outlook. The angle under the jaw, the cervicomental angel, is what makes a jawline attractive – or not. It has a powerful effect, too, on perceptions of the face above it. So, it’s no wonder the interest is so substantial in non-invasive ways of sculpting that angle.

At Dermatology Consultants, we’re dedicated to helping you feel your best, look your best, and experience the satisfaction of seeing your goals come to life – even if that means toning the skin on fewer chins! Just click here to get started.


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