CoolSculpting® vs. KYBELLA®: Which is Better for Double Chin Reduction?

Is CoolSculpting® better than fat-dissolving injections? Our Madison, WI-based Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center team sometimes sees patients who are confused about which type of treatment is best to reduce double chin fat and restore a sleeker, more defined jawline area.

Although weight gain can cause fat to accumulate around the neck and chin, even people who are very slim may dal with submental fat—a layer of bulk beneath the chin. Genetics can make a person prone to having excess fat below the chin, while a weak jawbone structure or recessed chin due to genetics can also make someone look like they you have a double chin.

Two of the most well-known non-surgical options for reducing stubborn fat in this area are CoolSculpting® and KYBELLA®.

No one wants to struggle with double chin fat, but there’s no one specific option that’s right for everyone. The most suitable approach for you depends on how much fat you want to reduce, as well as other factors.

See below for a basic comparison of these two options to help you understand which one may best approach for you. 


CoolSculpting® involves cryolipolysis, a contour-sculpting technique that freezes and destroys fat cells. It is FDA approved for reducing stubborn fat on several areas of the body, including double chin fat. CoolSculpting® can only address small amounts of fat, making it ideal for isolated pockets. Results are gradual, since it takes time for the fat cells to break down.


KYBELLA® is an injectable that contains deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that’s naturally found in the digestive system. In this minimally invasive procedure, small amounts of a fat-dissolving compound are injected into the area beneath the chin. This treatment is FDA-approved solely for treating submental fat and is designed to target pinchable fat beneath the chin. It’s also ideal for smaller pockets of fat that are too small for CoolSculpting®, such as the jowl area.

Our team at Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center can tell you more about these treatments. Call us at (608) 240-0088 or fill out a contact form if you are interested in learning more about ways to reduce double chin fat. 

Anne Pientka

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Madison WI 53713
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