Kybella Specialist

Boost Your Beauty Medispa

Expert Botox and Juvederm Cosmetic Injector located in Merrick, NY

If you have extra fullness under your chin that just won’t budge with diet and exercise, Kybella® may be the right treatment for you. At Boost Your Beauty Medispa located in Merrick and Huntington, New York, physician assistant Mena Abitino-Howe and the team of aestheticians offer this injectable treatment to reduce excess fat in the submental (chin) area. Call one of the offices or book a consultation online to find out if Kybella is right for you.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription injectable that reduces excess fat or fullness under the chin. It contains the active ingredient deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.

When injected underneath the chin, the medication destroys fat cells permanently, and they’re naturally evacuated from your body using your waste removal systems.

Who is a candidate for Kybella?

Kybella reduces excess fat in the chin area. You might be a good candidate if:

  • You feel excess fat under your chin makes you look heavier or older than you actually are
  • You’re self-conscious or embarrassed by fat under your chin
  • You don’t want to have surgery to correct the fullness


Kybella is a good choice if you have tried but can’t reduce submental fullness despite exercise and dieting efforts.

What should I expect during Kybella treatment?

Mena or a qualified member of the team applies several small injections under your chin. The procedure lasts about 15-20 minutes and is well-tolerated by most people. Exactly how many injections you receive depends on the amount of fat under your chin and your desired aesthetic goals.

How many Kybella treatments will I need to notably reduce chin fat?

Mena customizes a treatment plan for you, depending on your desired profile and how your body responds. In general, however, most people receive between three and six treatments, each spaced about one month apart.

What recovery time is associated with Kybella?

Recovery from Kybella treatments is minimal and requires no prescribed downtime. Expect to experience mild swelling, bruising, or temporary numbness under your chin for a week or two following treatment. Compared to alternative chin-reduction treatments, such as liposuction, the downtime is easy.

How long do the effects of Kybella last?

The chin-reducing effects of Kybella are permanent. The fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from the body, so they cannot re-plump or regenerate. If you gain a notable amount of weight, however, other fat cells in the area may swell, so maintain a healthy lifestyle following Kybella treatment.

To learn more about how Kybella can help you get a slimmer chin, call Boost Your Beauty Medispa or book an appointment online.