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SculpSure vs. Kybella for Double Chin Reduction

Many people carry extra weight under the chin. Unfortunately, this area can be tricky to reduce, even with a healthy diet and exercise. If you have excess submental fat (AKA a double chin), minimally invasive body sculpting treatments could contour the area and help you achieve the defined profile you want. Here’s what you need to know about two popular options: SculpSure® and Kybella®.

What’s the Difference Between Kybella and SculpSure?

Both Kybella and SculpSure can reduce stubborn fat pockets, but they work in different ways. Kybella is a nonsurgical double chin treatment made of deoxycholic acid, an enzyme that occurs naturally in your gut. When injected, Kybella destroys submental fat cells to slim the area under the chin. 

SculpSure, sometimes called WarmSculpting, is a body contouring treatment that uses laser lipolysis to reduce unwanted fat. In addition to minimizing volume under the chin, SculpSure can sculpt the abdomen, flanks (or love hands), back, and thighs.

Kybella removes about 25 percent of the fat cells in the treated area, while SculpSure removes about 24 percent, so patients will need a similar number of treatments with each option to achieve their desired results. The length of time needed to see results is also comparable. Most patients notice changes in about four to six weeks with Kybella, with full results apparent at about three months. SculpSure results are also first visible at about six weeks and continue to improve for three months.

Is Kybella or SculpSure Better for a Double Chin?

There are benefits and limitations to both SculpSure and Kybella, so the best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to meet with a skilled provider like board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nina Patel

If you’re sensitive to heat, Kybella is likely the better option. Though the SculpSure device keeps your skin at a safe temperature, the treatment feels undeniably warm. On the other hand, if you’re not a fan of needles, SculpSure could be a better fit. SculpSure also comes with more skin-tightening benefits, so it could produce better results if you have loose skin.

Book Your Body Sculpting Treatment in Marina del Rey

If you’re ready to enjoy a slimmer, more contoured profile, call 310-577-7544 to schedule your Kybella or SculpSure appointment in Marina del Rey, California. As a provider of both body sculpting treatments, Dr. Patel loves helping her patients achieve the look they want with the safest and most effective options for their unique needs.

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