Does the appearance of your double chin in photos and your reflection make you cringe? Would you prefer to avoid liposuction and have a non-surgical treatment instead? You’re not alone. Submental fullness is often genetic, which means that patients who are in good shape can still have a noticeable double chin. Liposuction used to be the only option; however, with the advancements in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, our patients now have more choices. Below, we’ll discuss Kybella vs Cool Mini for non-surgical double chin reduction in our Indianapolis dermatology practice.
Kybella vs Cool Mini for Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction in Indianapolis
Are you ready to lose that double chin? At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer one surgical solution and two non-surgical solutions for double chin reduction. Tumescent liposuction has been the standard for the removal of submental fat. While tumescent liposuction is considered the safest liposuction option, many patients prefer non-surgical cosmetic treatments whenever possible. As a result, we now offer Kybella and Cool Mini for double chin reduction.
Kybella Fat Melting Treatment
Kybella was the first non-surgical double chin reduction treatment to be FDA-approved. Using deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in the body, Kybella breaks down fat cells. After breaking down the unwanted fat cells, the body’s natural waste elimination system permanently flushes the fat cells from the body. After a series of treatments, typically six treatments over a period of six months, Kybella provides significant double chin reduction for most patients.
Cool Mini Fat Freezing Treatment
CoolSculpting, the #1 non-surgical fat reduction system in the United States, developed a new Cool Mini applicator to provide patients with non-surgical double chin reduction using the trusted CoolSculpting system. All CoolSculpting treatments use cryolipolysis that, when applied, goes deep into the fat cells to freeze and eliminate them. Once the fat cells die off, the body’s natural waste elimination system will flush them through. Fat cells removed through CoolSculpting treatments will never return. After a series of treatments, CoolSculpting’s Cool Mini non-surgical double chin reduction system provides visible results. The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient.
Kybella vs Cool Mini: Which is right for me?
There are several factors that affect which treatment is right for each patient, including medical history, allergies, skin health, and other concerns that Dr. Hanke and our team will assess during your consultation. For most patients, the decision to try Kybella or Cool Mini boils down to the preference of the patient. However, our providers will also give you a recommendation based on the extent of submental fat, the number of treatments you will require to see results, and other factors.
Which treatment provides the best results?
This also varies from patient to patient. Results depend on the extent of submental fullness and other factors as determined during your consultation. Both Kybella and Cool Mini are FDA-approved for both safety and efficacy, which means that are both effective treatments for unwanted double chin fat. We will help you choose the treatment that will provide the best results.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient and between each treatment option. Patients require an average of 2-4 treatments with Cool Mini and 4-6 treatments with Kybella. This may also be a deciding factor for patients evaluating Kybella vs Cool Mini for double chin reduction.
Ready to Try Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction in Indianapolis?
Dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke is one of the leading experts in liposuction and cosmetic fat reduction. In addition to offering tumescent liposuction at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Dr. Hanke has lectured and contributed to peer-reviewed publications regarding fat reduction and liposuction. Additionally, Dr. Hanke and our team participated in the clinical trials of Kybella. The combined experience of Dr. Hanke’s track record with liposuction and being one of the first physicians in the country to use Kybella makes our team uniquely qualified to perform non-surgical double chin reduction treatments at the LASSI.
Choose the best in cosmetic fat reduction. Choose the LASSI. Contact us today for a consultation.
While it may seem like a subtle feature, your jawline is a major part of your face. As the years go by, the effects of gravity, reduced facial volume, and a reduction in skin elasticity can cause sagging jowls, while stubborn fat deposits accumulate just below the chin. If you’re ready for a smoother jawline without the double chin, a jawline transformation is possible. Even better, it can be done without hours of contouring with makeup every day or surgery!
Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation With Botox, Kybella, CoolSculpting and Fillers
Board-certified dermatologic surgeons use proven cosmetic treatments to give patients a non-surgical jawline transformation. This type of change of appearance involves skin tightening, the destruction of fat cells below the chin and an increase in facial volume using:
- Botox, a localized injectable muscle relaxer,
- Kybella, an injectable double chin reduction treatment
- CoolSculpting, a fat freezing liposuction alternative device
- Dermal Fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft
Botox for Jawline Tightening
With the proper injection technique, Botox can work to tighten your jawline and slim the lower face for a more feminine appearance. To achieve this, your dermatologic surgeon will inject the substance using a fine gauge needle into your masseter muscle, which is used to clench or grind your teeth.
Kybella and CoolSculpting for Double Chin Reduction
To reduce a double chin without surgery, consider Kybella or a CoolSculpting treatment. Kybella’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that develops in your body naturally. Kybella is FDA-approved to break down and absorb double chin fat. When your dermatologic surgeon injects the substance below your chin, Kybella eliminates the fat cells, diminishing your double chin.
A CoolSculpting CoolMini treatment is a process of freezing fat cells. This treatment option is gentle and targets the fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. Once they are frozen, fat cells die. When they do, your body eventually eliminates them. This leaves the face looking trimmer and more sculpted. CoolSculpting is also FDA approved to treat other areas of the body, removing unwanted fat without liposuction from the abdomen, thighs, back and more.
CoolSculpting treatments are noninvasive and safe. A treatment takes just 45 minutes to complete, and you should see results after just one or two sessions.
See Dr. C. William Hanke give a Kybella treatment here at the LASSI
Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft to Lift Sagging Jowls
If gravity and lost facial volume have produced sagging jowls, then Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft can help. Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring antigen-free tissue adhesive that keeps your skin looking and feeling soft. Hyaluronic acid also helps your skin hold onto moisture while giving your face added volume. When this thick, gel filler is injected into the cheeks, the product can last for as long as two years. When the cheeks are enhanced, the lower face is naturally lifted to provide a non-surgical lower facelift and jawline transformation.
Restylane Lyft is another injectable facial filler similar to Juvederm Voluma. The difference is in the chemistry, and this difference can cause it to create a different lift than Juvederm Voluma. Also, while Voluma is injected mainly in the cheek area, Restylane Lyft can be injected into the lower face.
Which is right for you? Our dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke will provide you with a full consultation to determine which filler is best for your needs.
Are You Ready for Your Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation?
A jawline transformation is possible with the right cosmetic treatment, and you don’t even need surgery! Injectable substances like Botox tighten up the skin while Kybella and CoolSculpting are able to decrease the accumulation of fat beneath the chin. Consider Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma to lift sagging jowls while restoring lost facial volume to enhance your cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer all of these non-surgical cosmetic treatments and more. Not only do we offer a wide range of cosmetic anti-aging and rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Hanke also participated in the original clinical trials for Botox and Kybella, making the LASSI an especially wise choice for your jawline transformation in Indianapolis. Contact us for a consultation today!
Turkey neck, wattle, double chin, dewlap…whatever you call it, unwanted fat and loose skin on the neck can be a pain in the…well…neck! But how can you get rid of the loose hanging skin and extra fat beneath the chin without neck lift surgery or liposuction? For years, patients’ only option was elective surgery; today, however, non-surgical turkey neck lift options are numerous, giving patients more choices in their cosmetic care.
Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift Treatments in Indianapolis
At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer patients with loose skin or excess fat on the neck several non-surgical options, including cosmetic injectables and newly FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction treatments. While these treatments are non-surgical, all procedures are provided by board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. This provides patients with the best possible cosmetic results, as Dr. Hanke is an experienced liposuction surgeon and board-certified dermatologist who conducted clinical trials on a few of the treatments discussed below.
Cosmetic Injectables for Neck Rejuvenation
Botox Neck Lift: Botox is commonly used as a localized muscle relaxer, or what is commonly referred to as a wrinkle relaxer. However, Botox is also administered as an off-label solution for neck tightening. When injected into the platysmal bands of the neck, patients see a marked improvement in skin laxity and wrinkling. Results are temporary, lasting 3-4 months. However, most patients say that returning for repeat treatments is worth it to avoid turkey neck lift surgery.
Dermal Fillers for Neck Lines and Tech Neck: For patients who have tight, youthful skin in the neck, but are dealing with horizontal lines associated with tech neck, dermal fillers like Belotero Balance can help. When injected below the skin by a dermatologic surgeon, the thick gel filler plumps up the area to smooth out lines and folds, revealing a smooth, youthful neck.
Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction
Kybella Non-Surgical Double Chin Injections: Before 2015, the only solution for double chin fat was liposuction. However, after clinical trials were conducted across the United States, including here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Kybella was FDA-approved and placed on the market as a non-surgical double chin reduction treatment. After a series of 4-6 treatments provided at one-month intervals, patients see a dramatic reduction in submental fullness.
CoolMini Double Chin Reduction by CoolSculpting: Not long after Kybella received the first ever FDA-approval for non-surgical double chin reduction, CoolSculpting received FDA-clearance for their new CoolMini applicator. Using a technology known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting was already a popular choice for non-surgical body contouring to reduce fat around the midsection and thighs. With the addition of the CoolMini applicator, patients now have more choices for double chin reduction.
Seeking a Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift in Indianapolis?
Whether you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to correct loose skin, lines, and wrinkles, or just want to eliminate your double chin, there are a variety of turkey neck lift options available here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. With options such as Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, and CoolSculpting, patients can work with Dr. Hanke to determine the best non-surgical turkey neck lift options for them. Contact us for a consultation and start on the path toward a more youthful neck.
What Causes a Double Chin, and How to Get Rid of it
Striking a pose for a selfie sounds quick and easy, but some of us need to position ourselves just right so our double chin doesn’t photobomb us! Even though our bodies may showcase an hourglass figure, that pesky double chin can continue to haunt us. So what causes a double chin, and how do you get rid of it?
What Causes a Double Chin?
Technically, double chins are caused by a layer of fat that gathers around the neck and forces the skin to sag. Some families are predisposed to double chins through genetics, which can affect where fat is stored in the body or determine the bone structure of your chin, while others develop a double chin due to weight gain. For some, even after weight loss, the double chin doesn’t go away.
How to Get Rid of Double Chin Fat
No matter what causes a double chin, there are many solutions to get rid of it. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer cosmetic treatments to eliminate double chin fat in Indianapolis.
Double Chin Reduction With Liposuction
Liposuction is the process of removing fat cells from areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise. A dermatologic surgeon makes a small incision in the desired area and uses a tube called a cannula to suction out the pockets of fat. This is done using tumescent local anesthesia. The patient is totally awake and conversant throughout the procedure. Because this is a surgical procedure, your recovery time depends on your overall health and can last up to two weeks. You can usually resume normal activities within a week of having a tumescent liposuction procedure, which is our preferred method here at the LASSI.
Kybella: The First Non-Surgical Double Chin Eliminator
If you are not a good candidate for liposuction, or you prefer a non-surgical alternative, Kybella may be an option for you. Kybella is the first non-surgical, FDA-approved double chin eliminator designed to naturally break down fat cells, which are then removed from the body through the lymphatic system. The procedure includes injections of deoxycholic acid, a substance identical to the acid our bodies already use to break down fat cells for absorption.
Kybella treatments take about 20 to 30 minutes, during which time your dermatologic surgeon will use a small-gauge needle to inject the substance into the fat layer. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you could receive anywhere from 1-5 or more painless injections to ensure full coverage. You may also need between three and six sessions. Patients may experience slight swelling and tenderness at the injection site, but this discomfort is easily managed without prescription pain killers.
Freeze Away the Double Chin With CoolSculpting’s CoolMini
A non-invasive, FDA-approved alternative also exists for double chins called CoolSculpting Mini, a controlled cooling technology referred to as cryolipolysis that gently cools the fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. A small vacuum applicator called CoolMini is placed on the area, and the skin is brought into contact with the cooling panels. The cold creates an anesthetic effect on the area while the fat is cooled over an hour to a fat-freezing temperature. The frozen fat cells are then absorbed by the body and removed, never to return.
This technique has no recovery time. You may experience redness or slight bruising in the area treated, but those effects will be gone within a few hours. You may need multiple treatments, but you will see a noticeable difference in two to three months.
Ready to Get Rid of Your Double Chin?
Now that you understand what causes a double chin and the methods available to get rid of it, where do you go? The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana (the LASSI) provides both of these wonderful procedures in our Indianapolis dermatology practice. You will meet with dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke, a pioneer and innovator in fat reduction techniques, to explore your options. Our team of cosmetic experts will take into account your full medical history to ensure you receive the safest procedure for you, whether that’s Tumescent Liposuction, Kybella or CoolSculpting’s CoolMini. Each option will be discussed with you based on your medical history and the size of the area you want to be reduced.
The first step in ridding yourself of that double chin is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hanke to see which method is appropriate for you. Call us at (317) 660-4900 to set up an appointment for evaluation today. You have nothing to lose but that extra chin!