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Double Chin Treatment

A double chin isn’t always avoidable and can be near impossible to lose without some extra help. For many, this feature is genetic, and losing weight the old-fashioned way — with diet and exercise — won’t necessarily have an effect on the submental fat that’s responsible for a double chin. When you’re ready to let your jawline see the light of day again, double chin treatment can help.

Why Choose SpaVie?

  • Headed by one of the top female plastic surgeons in the country, SpaVie is a premier medical spa for non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
  • Conveniently located for easy travel, our facility in Plymouth serves the Twin Cities as well as outlying communities including Wayzata, Minnetonka, St. Cloud and Sartell.
  • With our highly trained staff, we’re ready to help you bring out the best in your appearance with a full menu of customizable procedures.

Best Candidates for Double Chin Treatment

Candidates for double chin treatment should be in good overall health. If you’re interested in losing weight, you should be at or near your target weight range before getting treatment for a double chin. Most people get double chin treatment to smooth away excess fat under the chin, achieve better jawline definition and reveal a sleeker neck.

Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Harrington might recommend additional or alternative treatments. Profound® RF skin tightening treatments can help resolve sagging skin below the chin that may appear similar to that of a double chin. If you’re looking for a more extensive correction, you may be a good candidate for submental liposuction, which Dr. Harrington performs at her plastic surgery practice.

What to Expect

At SpaVie, we treat submental fullness (the “official” name for a double chin) using one of two methods:

  • Double Chin Treatment img 1Kybella® is an injectable product designed specifically to smooth away a double chin. During your Kybella appointment, you’ll receive a series of deoxycholic acid injections directly into the area below your chin to dissolve the responsible fat cells. Most people get a series of 2 to 6 treatments to meet their goals.
  • Double Chin Treatment img 2CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical alternative for liposuction, uses controlled cooling to destroy fat cells. During treatment, your provider will use a CoolSculpting applicator specifically designed for the double chin area. Most people get 2 to 4 CoolSculpting treatments to get rid of a double chin.

Recovery & Results

Your recovery process will depend on the method used to treat your double chin, although neither treatment option requires downtime. After your Kybella appointment, you may develop some redness, swelling or bruising around the injection sites. These side effects should fade within 1 week.

Following a CoolSculpting session, you may develop similar side effects of redness, swelling and bruising, but these should fade within a few days. The area under your chin may feel slightly sore, but most people don’t find the procedure or its aftereffects to be painful.

After your results develop, you should notice a smoother better-defined jawline. Any excess fat in the area should be noticeably decreased, and you may even appear younger due to altering this one feature.

Double Chin Treatment FAQs

Q. Will double chin treatment help me lose weight?
No. Double chin treatment, with either Kybella or CoolSculpting, is not a weight loss procedure and the amount of excess fat under the chin is not enough to make a significant difference in your overall body weight.
Q. Can either of these treatments be used elsewhere on the body?
Kybella is only FDA-cleared for treatment under the chin. However, CoolSculpting can be applied virtually anywhere on the body to slim down stubborn pockets of fat, and is commonly used on the abdomen, thighs, back, upper arms and buttocks.
Q. Are the results long-lasting?
Yes, your results from either double chin treatment option should be long-lasting. However, neither Kybella nor CoolSculpting can prevent future weight gain, so you should maintain your results with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Q. How do I know which treatment option is best?
Either treatment can produce excellent results in the right candidate. The best option for you depends partly on your preferences and availability. Kybella treatments can be as quick as 15 minutes, while a CoolSculpting session may take longer. Your aesthetic professional can help you decide on the best treatment for your needs.
Q. How long until my results develop?
With both Kybella and CoolSculpting, you should see your results developing within a few weeks of your last treatment. Neither procedure produces instantaneous results, and both treatments require you to wait around 4 weeks for your next session, so keep that in mind as you plan your double chin treatment.

*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

Double Chin Treatment
Service Type
Double Chin Treatment
Provider Name
Dr. Jennifer Harrington,
2855 Campus Drive, Suite 520,Plymouth,Minnesota-55441,
Telephone No.(612) 268-6997
Twin Cities
Plymouth medical spa SpaVie offers non-surgical treatment options so Minnesota patients can get rid of a double chin, including both Kybella and CoolSculpting.
Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models, not actual patients.
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