Can I get Kybella if I am on Accutane?

I started accutane a week ago and wanted to see if it was ok if I were to get kybella. The doctor I consulted with thought it was fine, but I wanted to double check. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 13

Kybella & Accutane

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Honestly, there haven't been any studies done yet on the safety of using Kybella on patients who take Accutane. Personally, I would probably advise you to wait until you've been off the Accutane for at least 6 months before condsidering injections just to err no the side of caution. Hope this helps.


Kouros Azar

Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella while on Accutane

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Thank you for your question dseem13. Kybella is a great treatment for the double chin and Accutane is an oral medication used for acne resistant to other therapies. The safety and efficacy of Kybella has not been studied in patients taking Accutane so we do not know the answer to your question. Accutane leads to slower healing in the skin and I recommend my patients not to have treatments for six to twelve months after completing a course of Accutane. Although Kybella targets the fat, injections do go through the skin, so healing of the skin is the concern. For my patients I do not recommend treatments when I don't know about the healing of the skin. But some doctors are comfortable with it. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Accutane and Kybella

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Using Kybella should be fine if you are on Accutane,  as targets the fat layer underneath.  We do avoid dermabrasion in patients who have had Accutane for 6 months or longer after the Accutane is stopped because the Accutane dries up the glands deep in the skin and may slow the healing process,  But Kybella should not be a problem.

Jonathan Hall, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella with Accutane.

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Thank you for your question. It is okay to use Kybella with Accutane. The Kybella injection will be targeting the fat and will not affect your acne treatment.

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Kybella and Accutane

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I see no reason you could not have Kybella while taking Accutane. Please consult with an expert for treatment. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
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Should be ok

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Kybella should not affect the process of Kybella.  Accutane works on the skin while the Kybella is working on the fat.   Consult with your plastic surgeon

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Kybella and Accutane

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Kybella is a wonderful injection for the submental fat.  You can have Kybella when you are on Accutane. Please consult an expert.  Best, Dr. Green

Kybella and accutane

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My only hesitation is that accutane slows down your healing time & thus it may slow down how fast you heel right after a kybella injection (lumps, firmness, and bruising). Contact your injector and make sure you also seek a board certified dermatologist for that particular questions. 

Sincerely, Anita Gill MD

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Kybella injection and Accutane Use

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There is no reason that Accutane should interfere with your Kybella treatment. No reported contraindications. Go ahead with it. Great treatment option for submental fullness. 

Accutane and Kybella

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I am not aware of any contraindication to using Kybella in patients taking accutane. Accutane works to decrease the activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin. It can affect the skin's ability to heal after laser treatments, but Kybella is injected below the skin into the submental fat which it then dissolves. Nothing in the healing process for Kybella injections requires sebaceous gland activity.

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