ATX-101 (Deoxycholic Acid Injection) Treatment in Men: Insights From Our Clinical Experience

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

Excess submental fat (SMF), also called a double chin, is an area of concern for men that can be addressed clinically. ATX-101 (deoxycholic acid injection; Kybella in the United States and Belkyra in Canada, Australia, and various European countries) is the first injectable approved for reduction of SMF.

OBJECTIVE

To share the authors' clinical experience using ATX-101 in men with submental fullness and offer insights regarding how this treatment may be presented to men as an option to improve their submental profile.

METHODS

Retrospective review of the authors' medical records for male patients treated with ATX-101.

RESULTS

To allow for fewer ATX-101 treatments, it is recommended that a large surface area be treated at the first session. The positive changes and outcomes achieved with ATX-101 build confidence between the physician and patient, which often leads to male patients seeking other aesthetic treatments to improve their overall appearance.

CONCLUSION

ATX-101 treatment is often an effective introduction to aesthetic medicine for men.

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