In the age of selfies, it’s common to be more self-conscious than ever about the way your chin looks. If you have a double chin even though you’re at a healthy weight, it can be especially frustrating. Fortunately, there are a few treatment options that can help you achieve a slimmer, more defined look. Here’s what to know about two of the most popular ones – CoolSculpting® and Kybella®.

How CoolSculpting and Kybella Work

Both CoolSculpting and Kybella are FDA-approved treatments that have been around for a few years now. Because both processes will kill fat cells, losing a double chin in as little as two or three sessions is possible. To decide which one is best for you, it’s important to know the differences in how each works.


The first treatment option for a double chin is CoolSculpting. This process involves a cooling process that freezes fat cells, which are slowly flushed from your body over time. The entire procedure takes about an hour, and you can relax with only mild discomfort throughout. The entire fat-killing process can take up to six months, but some patients notice results as soon as after the first treatment.


Kybella works by essentially destroying your double chin with chemical injection. The treatment kills fat cells, but the sessions are much quicker than CoolSculpting and only take about 20 minutes. You should be aware of some risks associated with Kybella, though. The most common side effect is that the treated area could become temporarily swollen, which only lasts for about two weeks. A more serious risk is trouble swallowing, lasting up to six months.

Differences of Kybella and CoolSculpting

Kybella and CoolSculpting can both help you get rid of a double chin, but some important differences may influence your treatment decision. Kybella is quick and easy, and it only requires 1-3 injection sessions, while CoolSculpting can take between 2-4 sessions. When it comes to pricing, Kybella is often cheaper than CoolSculpting, especially when considering multiple treatments. During a consultation with our team, you’ll choose the right option for you based on your goals.

Which Treatment Should You Choose?

The best treatment for you will depend on your preferences and needs. If you want to get rid of your double chin in the shortest amount of time possible, then Kybella may be the best option for you. If you’re worried about any discomfort during treatment, CoolSculpting may be your best option because there are no needles involved. Whichever treatment you choose, both of these procedures can help you get rid of your double chin.

Schedule a Consultation

At Kwan Dermatology, our team of medical professionals will work with you to help you decide which treatment is best for your needs. Contact us by calling or filling out our online form to learn more about how we can help you get the body you want.