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Procedure Details

double chin treatment

What Is Double Chin?

Double chin is a concern of many patients. Even with weight loss, dieting and exercise, these fat pads can be very stubborn. Previously, the only treatment for double chin reduction was surgically removing the fat. However, there are new double chin treatments that are much easier and safer, but which is right for you?

Double Chin Treatments | Kybella vs CoolSculpting


Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure that uses deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat under the chin. The procedure consists of a few injections which only take a couple of minutes. It is easy to personalize this treatment to each patient and target the troublesome area effectively.

CoolSculpting CoolMini

CoolSculpting is a popular body contouring treatment. It is proven to be effective and reliable at permanently eliminating unwanted fat from the body. The procedure is comfortable and safe. With the CoolMini device, CoolSculpting can be used to treat underchin fullness (AKA double chin).

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that both Kybella and CoolMini are effective and safe double chin treatment options. Each offers a permanent elimination of submental fat. If you are ready to say goodbye to your double chin, contact Reston Dermatology. Our experienced providers can help you decide which option is best for your needs. Come in to meet one of our experts and discuss your vision for your body. The consultation is complimentary!

Treatment Details

double chin treatment

Kybella Treatment

First, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the treatment area. Then, the treatment is administered by a local injection to the fat pad under the chin. The treatment area varies by patient. Each person is unique and the number of treatments you will need depends on your case. Some patients may experience mild pain and swelling immediately following the procedure, but this resides quickly.

One month after your double chin treatment, you will begin to see results, and these will continue to progress with additional sessions. Unlike with surgery, there is no downtime, and the results are gradual rather than drastic.

CoolMini Treatment

CoolMini is a handpiece that delivers cold technology to the treatment area to get rid of double chin fat. It is a good option for patients who do not want to undergo surgery or don’t tolerate injections well.

Each session is around 60 minutes and patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling. Since the device is a set size, it is not as customizable as Kybella. However, CoolMini has a unique ability to treat other stubborn areas of fat like under the arms and knees.

Treatment Cost

Treatment cost varies based on your unique body and desired outcome. Come in for a free consultation for a treatment quote.

Before & Afters

Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting has the ability to eliminate up to 24% of fat cells in the treated area. Women and men can expect to see visible slimming and sculpting effects within 4-6 weeks.

Results will continue to improve and usually peak by 12 weeks.



I read many reviews before deciding to try coolsculpt for myself. Some reviews were positive, some were negative. The negative ones said “didn’t work for me.” I am so glad I tried it myself because my results are more than I imagined. It wasn’t a one time treatment--it took twice on one side, and three times on the other, but what a difference! I think if you aren’t getting the results you want, it could be that it needs more sessions. Thank you, Reston Dermatology! -LM

I was skeptical of trying Coolsculpt because I exercise, eat right, etc. But I still had fat in my lower abdomen, no matter how many crunches, or how much time I spent on the elliptical. My weight was good, but that little pocket of fat would not budge. Cool Sculpt took care of it for me! I wish I had done it earlier. My advice: don’t wait! -CA

If you are considering having fat freezing done, I recommend Reston Dermatology. Their technicians are experienced. I went somewhere else for my saddle bags but I really couldn’t see any difference. At my consultation at Reston Dermatology for another area, she looked at my saddle bags and said she used to have them too, and the coolsculpt worked. Her hips were smooth and straight, so I ended up doing the treatments, and guess what? My clothes fit so much better now! I couldn’t be happier! - BU

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