The decision about the best treatment for your double chin is yours obviously. But before you make that decision, here’s a comparison of the results, cost and side effects of Kybella and CoolMini.
A single treatment with CoolMini typically produces faster results – the gradual fat reduction can be seen within 90 days with significant improvement seen around two months. You can choose to have a follow-up treatment for better results, if you want to, but many patients don’t.
With Kybella, the results take longer to see. This is because it requires multiple treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart for noticeable results to be seen. You may take five months before you see similar results as with the CoolMini in two months.
Keep in mind, nonetheless, that the results aren’t the only factors for consideration. You have to look at the downtime required, the overall cost, and the risk of side effects, too. You should also consider that CoolMini is a truly non-invasive procedure (i.e., no anesthetic, no needles needed) while Kybella requires multiple injection per treatment sessions.
There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan for both CoolMini and Kybella. As such, the actual costs will vary from one person to the next depending on the location and size of the treatment area, the number of sessions required, and the professional fees of the surgeon, among other factors.
In general, a CoolMini treatment session can cost between $1,000 and $2,000 and up. You may or may not stop with a single treatment depending on your expectations.
The cost of a Kybella treatment depends on the amount of solution used or per vial. The average costs are between $600 and $750 per vial with a typical patient requiring two vials per session. Again, the actual cost in your case will be different.
In terms of cost, Kybella is likely to be more expensive than CoolMini in the long run.
In both treatments, the risk of side effects is always present. The side effects include mild bruising, soreness, swelling, and redness in the treatment area. These are usually resolved a week after the treatment and without extra medical treatment needed.
The best one for you will depend on your unique circumstances. You may want to undergo a CoolMini procedure, for example, because it provides quicker results and require lower cost. You may, however, opt for Kybella injections because these are likely to provide longer-lasting results.
The bottom line: Discuss the pros and cons of each method as it applies in your case. You will then be more likely to enjoy the desired results since the treatment plan was tailored to your needs.