Kybella for under-eye bags
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Kybella under the eyes
I would make sure you consider any off-label use with an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon.
Kybella not for under eye area
While Kybella may one day be FDA approved for other areas of the body than the chin, I would definitely not recommend it for the under eye area. That area is beyond delicate and must be handled with extreme care.
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Kybella not approved for injection to under eye bags
Kybella is not approved to treat the under eye bags. In fact, it is only FDA approved to treat the submental area(under the chin). When I treat the submental region, I always tell my patients that it will take at least 2-3 treatments before they start appreciating any noticeable results. Be cautious about doing this treatment in off label areas as it has not been studied and you are at risk for increased complications.
Kybella for bags under the eyes?
That is a very interesting question but I would not recommend it there. Kybella has only been approved for the submental fal, and yes it can be used off-label in other areas of fat. But the eyelid anatomy is delicate- not only is this an area rich in nerves and blood vessels that may increase the risks, but any tightening of the orbital septum ( the innermost layer of the eyelid) could cause a severe retraction of the lower eyelid (ectropion) that could be difficult to fix. So as an intellectual question it is interesting, but as a practical matter the risks would outweigh the potential benefits. There are many other well developed ways to treat this area with and without surgery. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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