TruSculpt ID vs. Kybella for Double Chin Fat Removal

TruSculpt ID vs. Kybella for Double Chin Fat Removal

The notoriously stubborn double chin has plagued men and women for decades.

Double chins can develop for a number of reasons - including age, weight gain, and genetics.

Believe it or not, double chins are often hereditary - which means you might be genetically predisposed even if you’re in great shape.

If you struggle with a double chin, you know this pesky bulge of neck fat is extremely resistant to diet and exercise.

While going under the knife may be an option for some people, it's not always the most feasible solution.

The demand for non-surgical alternatives skyrocketed in recent years, leading to the development of innovative, noninvasive chin fat removal procedures.

Today, two of the most popular non-surgical procedures for reducing chin fat and contouring the chin area are TruSculpt ID and Kybella.

So, which one is better?

We'll put these two treatments head-to-head in the ultimate showdown to see which method comes out on top when it comes to eliminating chin fat.

TruSculpt ID for Double Chin

TruSculpt ID is an FDA-approved, noninvasive body contouring procedure, clinically proven to permanently eliminate fat cells by an average of 24% per 15-minute treatment. 

In addition to fat reduction, the revolutionary TruSculpt ID technology also has a skin-tightening effect.  After each treatment, your skin look tighter, firmer and smoother overall. 

Results will begin to appear anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks post treatment, with full results at 12 weeks. 

How does TruSculpt ID work on chin fat?

Before/After TruSculpt ID treatment on double chin at Flash Lab.

Before/After TruSculpt ID treatment on double chin at Flash Lab.

During your appointment, the TruSculpt ID applicators will be placed on the submental area (the layer of fat below the chin). 

Using radio frequency energy, TruSculpt ID delivers heat to the entire targeted fat layer, without damaging your skin’s surface layers. The targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed and naturally eliminated from your body through the lymphatic system, leaving you with a smoother, firmer jawline.

The procedure is so precise that it can be used in multiple areas at once with no downtime and minimal discomfort. 

Because TruSculpt ID has a skin-tightening benefit, your skin will also look smoother and firmer overall. TruSculpt ID is safe and extremely effective in treating any body area with stubborn fat including the arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, love handles, and double chin.

Is there any downtime after TruSculpt ID?

The TruSculpt ID procedure is virtually painless, and there is absolutely no downtime, no needles, and no bruising. Many clients report that TruSculpt ID treatments feel similar to a hot stone massage.

Clients may experience slight redness immediately following the procedure, but this resolves within hours. You can resume normal activities immediately following TruSculpt ID treatments.

Since TruSculpt ID treatments are only 15 minutes, you can easily have it done during your lunch break (without taking any PTO).

How many TruSculpt ID treatments do I need?

Before/After results from TruSculpt ID on the chin at Flash Lab.

Before/After results from TruSculpt ID on the chin at Flash Lab.

Your TruSculpt ID provider will determine the number of sessions you need based on your chin profile and unique goals.

For double chins, it takes between one to three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Most clients achieve desired results on the chin after two TruSculpt ID treatments.

TruSculpt ID results are permanent - the targeted fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from your body for good.

Kybella for Double Chin

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to improve the appearance and profile of fat below the chin.

This injection uses deoxycholic acid to dissolve submental fat cells, which results in a noticeable reduction in the appearance of a double chin.

Following treatment, fat cells are typically eliminated from the treatment area through the lymphatic system within four to six weeks.

How does Kybella work on chin fat?

During your Kybella treatment, 20 to 30, and up to 50 injections are used in the submental area (under the chin). The deoxycholic acid gradually kills fat cells, which are then naturally metabolized by the body over the following weeks.

Is there any downtime after Kybella?

While Kybella does not require significant downtime, there are some side effects to be aware of.

The most common side effects following Kybella injections include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area.

These side effects typically resolve in one to two weeks, but downtime will vary from person to person.

Serious side effects are rare, but may include injection site problems, hair loss, open sores, trouble swallowing, and nerve injuries in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.

How many Kybella treatments do I need?

Your provider will determine the exact number of Kybella treatments you need based on the amount of fat present, and your desired goals.

Treatment plans will require several appointments spaced one month apart. You may receive up to six Kybella treatments in total.

Each session involves multiple small injections, taking about 15 to 20 minutes.

Once the patient reaches the look they desire, the result is permanent.

The Winner

If you are struggling with your double chin, but don't want to undergo surgery, TruSculpt ID and Kybella are both safe, and effective non-surgical alternatives for chin fat reduction.

But, TruSculpt ID is superior in terms of comfort and convenience.

TruSculpt ID is ideal for clients that want to get rid of a double chin, with absolutely no downtown, no bruising, and no swelling.

In addition to eliminating chin fat, the radio frequency energy used in TruSculpt ID firms and tightens loose skin - giving you a smoother, more contoured look.

If you have more tolerance for a little more downtime(like bruising, swelling, redness), then Kybella may be a good choice as well!

The flexibility of both treatments is exceptional. You can even choose to combine TruSculpt ID treatments with Kybella injections to achieve optimal chin fat reduction.

Ready To Get Sculpted?

Flash Lab offers the best pricing for TruSculpt ID in NYC - guaranteed. 

Book online or call our office at 646.998.5277 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!


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