Autumn’s arrival brings falling leaves (somewhere, if not Southern California), longer nights, and, of course, pumpkin spice everything. It also calls for a change in wardrobe. While Beverly Hills and West Hollywood aren’t known for their sweater weather, some people look forward to these late-in-the-year days as an excuse to hide their neck under a scarf. But with Kybella® and CoolSculpting®, Los Angeles residents don’t have to worry about obscuring their double chin behind thick layers of wool.
Either treatment is ideal for getting rid of submental fullness, that stubborn pocket of fat that becomes more pronounced when you look down.
Kybella® is an injectable that has deoxycholic acid as an active ingredient. That’s the body’s chemical for breaking down dietary fat, and when used in a dermatologic setting by a qualified physician, it can be precisely introduced into the neck area to destroy the unwanted fat cells there.
CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive treatment that pulls the heat out of a targeted area, chilling the fat cells to the point of death, but leaving everything else intact. There are a variety of CoolSculpting® applicators for use on various parts of the body, but the CoolMini™ is specifically designed for use on small pockets of fat cells, such as those found under the chin.
Both CoolSculpting® and Kybella® are effective, safe, and popular. Repeat treatments may be necessary with either method in order to achieve the full desired results. With each session scheduled weeks apart, you may actually need to wear a scarf to compensate for your lack of extra padding come winter.
Learn more about Kybella® and CoolSculpting® in Los Angeles, and discuss which treatment might be best for you, by calling Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills at 310-246-0495.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.