If you’ve stumbled across off-label cosmetic injectable treatments, you know people are using injectables outside of the areas they’re approved to treat. And although FDA approval is necessary for licensed injectors to use these products, that approval doesn’t always encompass all the potential uses of an injectable.
If you’ve thought about using a cosmetic injectable like Sculptra, Kybella, fillers, or Botox for an off-label treatment area, read on to find out whether it’s safe or even effective.
What Exactly Does Off-Label Use Mean?
Off-label use of a cosmetic injectable simply refers to use of the product in an area that it’s not FDA-approved to treat. For instance, some people use Sculptra for cellulite reduction and others use Kybella to reduce fat on the back of their triceps. Since Sculptra is only FDA-approved for the face, and Kybella is only approved for reducing excess submental fat, using these products in any other fashion is ...
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