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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 229-233

Deoxycholate (ATX-101) mixed with lidocaine to minimize pain/discomfort in nonsurgical treatment of submental fullness appearance

Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy

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Raffaele Rauso
Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Piazza Miraglia, 80138 Naples
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_9_18

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In the present study pain/discomfort reduction in submental fullness treatment with the injections of a DC based drug (ATX-101, Allergan, Dublin, Ireland) premixed with lidocaine 2% on a sample of 12 patients retrospectively evaluated has been performed All patients indicated improvement in skin tightening from the 2nd month postinjection. Three patients had minor ecchymoses at the injection sites, which resolved spontaneously within 10 days posttreatment. One patient experienced dysesthesia of the treated area, which lasted approximately 40 days and resolved spontaneously. No other complications—such as nerve paresis or alopecia—were recorded. No patient required analgesic drugs postinjection.

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