Is Kybella or CoolSculpting Better for a Double Chin?

Is Kybella or CoolSculpting Better for a Double Chin?

We’ve all been there at some point. Catching a glimpse of your reflection in a window, opening up the camera on your phone to an upshot of your face, you name it.

Double chins are stubborn. It doesn’t take much for one to start showing, but getting rid of one? It seems impossible, at least on your own.

Thankfully, science continues to bring transformative technology. So we try, test, and improve solutions until we see the best results.

Two of the most popular solutions for double chin fat are Kybella and CoolSculpting. They are sought-after because of how well they work for body contouring overall. But which one is going to bring the best results?

Kybella or CoolSculpting? Non-Invasive Double Chin Removal

Let’s go through each noninvasive double chin removal option so you can make an informed decision for your facial profile.

Kybella Treatment: Double Chin Fat Removal

The human body has a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid. This is responsible for supporting the breakdown and absorption of fat.

The formula in a Kybella treatment contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, which further helps the body expel excess fat under the chin. Fat cell death leads to tighter skin in the area. After the procedure, patients notice an improvement in their profiles as their neckline looks smoother.

These results are nearly instantaneous, as most patients leave their appointment feeling more confident than when they came in.

How Kybella Works

During a Kybella treatment, a series of injections are made into the fatty tissue below the chin. The deoxycholic acid triggers a natural process known as adipolysis or cell death. This process breaks down the fat cells and permanently disables the cell from storing lipids. Over time after your injections, the body naturally absorbs the dead fat cells and processes them out of the body. Kybella injections result in long-lasting fat reduction. Treatments are given as a series of injections, with most patients having anywhere from two to four treatments to achieve optimal results.

Before and After: Results From Kybella Treatment

Kybella results gradually appear over time as the body naturally collects and disposes of dead fat cells. Results may vary per person. With that in mind, many people begin visibly noticing fat reduction within four to eight weeks after their first session.

Woman's before and after treatment results from kybella to double chin at Always Beautiful.

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Kybella patients enjoy long-lasting results with no additional treatments in the future. Results are noticeable immediately after the treatment but take several months to fully manifest.

CoolSculpting Double Chin Fat Removal

Many individuals freeze fat cells with CoolSculpting, eliminating excessive fat bulges without surgery. Essentially, the treatment stops cells from receiving blood and oxygen. CoolSculpting is popular since its cold sculpting technology removes fat from many areas.

A newer, more treatment option, CoolSculpting Elite eliminates twice the amount of fat cells in half the time.

An easy procedure, a healthcare provider will place an applicator pad (or two, depending on which treatment you choose) on the area you’d like reduced. The CoolSculpting machine has adjustable intensity so that you have control over your comfort during your appointment.

The process does take patience before seeing results since your body needs time to detach the dead cells from the treatment area. However, you will notice a firmer contour around the neck and under the face after a few months.

CoolSculpting Double Chin Results

Depending on your body’s response and the level of intensity, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to see full results. Also, it’s important to remember that CoolSculpting does not eliminate all the pesky fat cells. It will remove many cells, especially if you continue to receive treatment, but not every cell gets exposure to the freezing technology.


Even though either CoolSculpting treatment will safely and efficiently remove excess fat, it does not stop the possibility of weight gain in the future. In addition, fat cells still exist in the treatment area, so it’s a good idea to follow your treatment with healthy lifestyle adjustments to help prevent unwanted fat return.

Before and After CoolSculpting

These before and after images showcase real patient results. CoolSculpting can work wonders on the double chin!

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Most patients require a minimum of two CoolSculpting sessions, if not more, to begin reaching their body contouring goals.

Why Kybella is Better for a Double Chin

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable for reducing submental fat. It was designed to dissolve fat cells in the neck and chin by attacking the fat cells using a synthetic formula of deoxycholic acid. This molecule aids the body in breaking down dietary fat. Kybella treatments lift and tone lax skin tissue under the chin for a firmer, toned profile and a more youthful look.
Standing out from alternative cosmetic options, Kybella does not require clients to get treatment every few months to maintain stunning results. In addition, once fat cells die off, fat does not accumulate under the chin. Results can be seen right away and continue to get better with time.

So, while CoolSculpting and Kybella are excellent choices for stubborn fat removal in the double chin area, we recommend Kybella injections. Not only do you see faster results, but you don’t need multiple treatment sessions to reach your goals.

CoolSculpting and Kybella For Jowls in Denver

Always Beautiful Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetics is the premier provider of Kybella injections and CoolSculpting Elite in Aurora and Denver. Coloradans trust us for their cosmetic treatments because we deliver outstanding results and make our patients feel comfortable.

If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, you don’t need to struggle alone. Our team is here to offer advice so you can make the right decision for your body and exceptional services so you feel confident in your choices.

Schedule a free consultation by calling (720) 280-7016. We are happy to discuss your options and address any questions. Then, if you are a suitable candidate, we will take steps to help you say goodbye to your double chin.




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Ali McCoy
Ali McCoy

Meet Ali McCoy Stengel, LE, RN, BSN

Denver Area Aesthetic Injector, Speaker, and Trainer

My name is Ali and I am the founder, owner, and Master Nurse Injector at Always Beautiful® Medspa. I have been in medicine since 2002, although my passion for facial aesthetics began much earlier. Growing up with acne and self-esteem issues, it became my mission to help others feel comfortable in their skin. Bringing beauty and medicine together became the ultimate pairing to educate the patient, staff, and injector for a safe experience and natural results.

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