Question: I often hear about injectable fillers being used for treatments that are “off-label”, which I understand refers to a use not approved by the FDA. This sounds fairly common, but is it something to be concerned about?
Answer: Depends on the off label use. Most products are used off label as the time, money and efforts in submitting research for every single use of a product to the FDA for their approval is not realistic for most companies and as such when the product gets FDA approval, off label uses follow thereafter. Some off label uses may be safe and others may not. This depends on the doctor and his clinical judgment and expertise.