Mary Byron By Mary Byron • June 21, 2017

Body Contouring: CoolSculpting, Kybella or Cellfina?

Next time you face a full-length mirror, wouldn’t it be nice to marvel at your WOW transformation - reduced or totally gone belly fat, double chin, dimply thighs and love handles? CoolSculpting, Kybella and Cellfina, currently the latest buzzwords in the Aesthetic world are like a fairy’s wand that promises visible changes, even after just one session. This trio of innovative, minimally invasive and safer techniques yield results that approach those achieved by surgical liposuction. And, as a Juvly Member you get an unbelievable deal for these treatments.
Now is the chance to have that youthful silhouette that matches your rejuvenated face - specially when you aren’t a big fan of bootcamp fitness sessions, extreme dieting or surgery! According to Denise Mann in Practical Dermatology, “Non-surgical fat reduction was No. 2 for all minimally invasive treatment groups (just behind fillers)” and Real Self reports that in 2015, there were over 26 million page views for non-surgical fat reduction content.
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The big question is, which fat-reducing technology is the best? To cut through the confusion, we compared these three options which can be used alone or in tandem with another procedure. For instance at Juvly, where we make it easy to look your best, a free consultation with any of our professionally-trained Providers can help you come up with a treatment plan that can customize the “how, when and what of fat removal” to achieve your goal.
For example, if you have sufficient “pinchable fat” on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arm, and hips, CoolSculpting, an FDA cleared procedure that can debulk and contour is definitely a good choice. For those who are afraid of needles, freezing the fat and eventual fat cell destruction (cryolipolysis) is a brilliant way to get rid of that pesky double chin and love handles. Over a couple of months, all the affected fat cells which include those “sucked” by the applicator dies, leaving you with a trimmer silhouette. The good news! The fat cell death is permanent and it can’t store fat ever again.
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Kybella, the only FDA approved fat-dissolving procedure in the chin area, is done by injecting synthetic deoxycholic acid which in its native form causes . It destroys fat cells by dissolving them and is perfect for double chins, submental area fullness and the so-called “bra fat area”. Just like CoolSculpting, the fat cells are unable to accumulate fat after treatment and you can expect permanent results.
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Tired of dimples that mar that smooth perfection? Check this Cellfina evaluation if it’s right for you. Like CoolSculpting and Kybella, Cellfina is FDA cleared. It is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure specifically designed for cellulite. Cellfina breaks up the connective tissue bands that form throughout the thigh and buttocks area. Once released, "puckering" or dimpling is reduced and the silhouette appears smoother. Results are long-lasting and reportedly last up to three years. Better still, results can be seen in as early as three days.
Check out this drawing from the Cellfina site - think of it as cutting a rubber band which releases the stress and tautness.
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Combination approaches in the expert’s hands can have a synergistic effect - meaning greater patient satisfaction, better outcomes, reduced pain and fast recovery. Transformation involves fat reduction, skin tightening and cellulite control. Obviously, when fat is reduced significantly, there is a greater tendency for cellulite to be more visible. Individualized treatment will manage different areas for optimal results. That said,you can reach your ultimate goal aided by proper diet and exercise.
Contrary to what patients expect, the choice is not as simple as choosing between Coke and Pepsi; it’s more like matching the patient to the right procedure or combination of procedures. Are you happy with a 20% (or more) reduction and do not expect drastic, instant fat loss that only surgery can do? Then, this is definitely a good choice for you. Don’t want the downtime and risks of surgery but want to replicate the results? Then these non-invasive treatments are right for you.
As for which treatment should come first in combination procedures, Dr, Harper, one of only 100 doctors worldwide to receive RealSelf 100 Award For Enduring Commitment to Consumer Education advises, “come in for a free consultation and we’ll help you choose the right treatment to get started with”.
This cool infographic from Juvly the takes guessing out of the equation. Print this handy guide and bring it to your next consultation with your Provider for even more amazing transformations!
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