Can Kybella be used for under eye bags?

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Currently, Kybella is only FDA approved for reduction of submental fat underneath the chin. The safety of other, off-label uses has not been tested yet, so I would not recommend using it on other areas of the body, especially the eye area, which is very delicate. There are other treatments that may be better for reducing the appearance of undereye bags, including dermal fillers. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist to see what other treatments may be good for you.

San Diego Dermatologist
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Kybella is NOT used for under eye bags

Kybella works extremely well for the submental fat and "double chin".  It is FDA approved for this area and is not recommended for the eye bags. There is concern in the area under the eyes about the nerves and delicate tissue that might be permanently affected in this area.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist with years of experience with cosmetic injections for the best results. Best, Dr. Green

Can Kybella be used for under eye bags?

While Kybella® is currently only FDA-approved for fat reduction in the neck, licensed PHYSICIANS are allowed to use it, based on their medical discretion on other areas of the body. Please consult an expert board-certified aesthetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is experienced in using Kybella®, as it is a very new product.

Manjula Jegasothy, MD
Miami Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Kybella for neck only

Kybella is currently only approved for injection into the submental (neck) fat pad.  As we gain experience with this treatment, it is possible it may emerge as an option for other areas.

Kybella for underwhelming bags

# Kybella should not be injected under the eyes. While it would be likely to reduce protuberant fat, nothing is known about the appropriate dose, diffusion characteristics, and effect of the inflammation that would result from the injection in this area. One would not want Kybella to diffuse to the fat around or behind the eyes, as this could result in sunken eyes, nor to myelinated nerves (nerves with a wrapping of rat) nearby as this would effect their function for some months afterward.

Sheryl D. Clark, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Under Eyes

This is an interesting question.  If not for the delicate structures below the eyes and risk for bleeding, one could think Kybella would help shrink this fat for a non-surgical blepharoplasty. This has yet to be approved by the FDA but opens the question of what other uses Kybella will have in the future.

Sean Paul, MD
Austin Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Kybella Treatments Treats Chin Fat

Kybella is an exciting new FDA approved treatment for submental fullness, or double chin. Kybella is Deoxycholic Acid and it is injected into the fat pad under the chin. At this time, Allergan has not received clearance for any other areas .

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Kybella Treamtments Specifically for Double Chins

Kybella is an exciting new FDA approved treatment for submental fullness, or double chin. Kybella is Deoxycholic Acid and it is injected into the fat pad under the chin    At this time, Kybella is not recommended for under-eye fat treatments.

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella for Under Eye Bags?

No, at this time Kybella(R) is not used to treat undereye "bags," which represent fat that has pushed through deeper layers in the skin to become visible.  Treatment options do include blepharoplasty (surgically repositioning the fat) and possibly the use of dermal fillers in the area around the "bags" to camoflage their appearance.  The best course of action would be to schedule a consultation with a board certified dermatologic or plastic surgeon to learn which options would best address your specific condition.

Tina B. West, MD
Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Kybella for Undereye Puffiness

Kybella is only FDA-approved for submental fullness, or double chin.  I would not advise using it off-label under the eyes.  You should have a consultation, because there are other options.  Many times I inject the hollows under the eyes to hide the bags.  Other options include lasers for tightening the skin, and surgery.

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