While surgical procedures have long been used to remove extra fat under the chin, there are two relatively new non-surgical treatments that are becoming popular options to eliminate submental fullness – Kybella and CoolSculpting.
Now your clients have options when it comes to non-surgical double chin treatments.
So, which double chin treatment is best, and what is the difference between the two?
Kybella vs. CoolSculpting for Double Chin
Kybella is the only cosmetic injectable FDA-approved to minimize the appearance of a double chin.
Kybella is a proprietary injection that contains a synthetic version of dexoycholic acid, which dissolves the fat and is flushed out via the body’s natural metabolic process. A series of double chin injections typically takes between 15 and 20 minutes to perform. Up to 6 sessions may be needed for the desired outcome.
CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses cryotherapy to eliminate unwanted fat that is disposed through the lymphatic system. The non-invasive applicator — called the CoolMini — delivers controlled cooling to the surface of the skin to freeze fat cells to the point of destruction.
For clients who dislike needles, there is one major difference between the two modalities: Kybella is performed through a series of injections.
Both aesthetic treatments can dramatically improve underneath the chin to create a smooth and defined jawline. Kybella and CoolSculpting are non-surgical and require little to no downtime.
Medical Aesthetics: A Growing Industry
Statistics don’t lie: The medical aesthetics industry is currently worth $16 billion, and it’s expected to grow over the next decade.
When it comes to double chin reduction treatments, Kybella increased by 32 percent from 2015 to 2017. And CoolSculpting increased by 12 percent during the same period.
Of course, those aren’t the only medical aesthetic treatments that are popular. Earlier this month, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published its 2017 Plastic Surgery Report. Here are the most popular aesthetic treatments:
- Botox (7,230,967 treatments)
- Soft tissue fillers (2,691,265 treatments)
- Chemical peel (1,376,703 treatments)
- Laser hair reduction (1,086,830 treatments)
Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute
With over a decade of excellence, National Laser Institute offers medical aesthetics training that can be completed in just two weeks!
Each course is led by the industry’s leading physicians, nurses and cosmetic laser experts who have over 20 years of experience. For the ultimate learning experience, each course includes didactic education and clinical hands-on training.
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular course for estheticians and career changers. It covers the most in-demand cosmetic treatments, including laser hair reduction, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, body contouring and more.
For the physicians, nurses and medical professionals, our CE/CME courses will teach them Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and other cosmetic injectables.