When will ATX-101 become available? Will it be used off label for other areas of the face?
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Kybella, previously known as ATX-101, is currently available across the United States. My practice was one of the first to acquire and offer this treatment, as we were involved in the clinical trials, and we have extensive experience injecting Kybella safely and effectively for treatment of submental chin fat. Currently, Kybella is only FDA approved for fat under the chin, and it is not recommended to use it off-label until further studies and trials have been done that prove its safety in other areas.
ATX-101 a.k.a. Kybella’s Availability
Hi! Thanks for your question! ATX-101 also known as Kybella today has already been made available. It is available all over the US. Kybella is a safe and effective product approved by the FDA. However, along with its approval are its limitation wherein it can only be utilized to reduce or eliminate fat under the chin.
Some spas and clinics use Kybella to eliminate fats in other parts of the body, but I would not personally recommend this, as there are many risks and dangers in doing so. This is especially true in reducing fats in the cheeks. One of the dangers in using Kybella for this purpose is acquiring nerve damage, which could result to a crooked smile. Buccal lipectomy may be a better alternative in this area.
I would highly recommend using Kybella as what it was intended for. Moreover, do consult a board certified physician for further advice as to what the best treatment is for your case.
Kybella use off label
Kybella is FDA approved for the treatment of under chin fat. It can certainly be used and is being used in other ares of the body like body lipomas, small areas of irregular fat spots after liposuction, bra rolls and even banana roll. I personally would be very cautious injecting Kybella under eye area as it can affect the nerves of the eyes and affect your vision. Hope this helps, Best, Dr.Avaliani
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Kybella is FDA approved for the permanent reducing of submental fat. When it was in clinical trials it was called ATX-101. It is not yet approved for other areas of fat in the face or body. Allergan is currently studying use of Kybella for other areas of the body. Best, Dr. Green
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Time will tell - Kybella other treatment areas
Kybella has now become available to physicians who have undergone the training classes that have been offered this summer 2015. It is important to explore all cosmetic options. Kybella is designed for the fat areas beneath your chin and other surgical and nonsurgical techniques are targeted for the upper cheeks area. The benefit of Kybella is that it is a quick 15-20 minute in-office nonsurgical treatment that can provide relatively quick results.
Please consult a board certified facial plastic surgeon in your area to receive the highest quality knowledge, treatment, care and results and also to explore the option of combining Kybella with other cosmetic procedures to address all of your desired facial needs.
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