Alopecia is an increasingly recognized adverse effect of deoxycholic acid treatment. A retrospective review of 66 male patients demonstrated an incidence of alopecia of 15% (8 patients).1 The alopecia was first noticed approximately 4 weeks after injection and in this series, 5 of the 8 patients reported improvement or complete resolution of the alopecia. Review of the literature identified 4 other cases with varying degrees of regrowth observed.2-4 Herein, we report a case of alopecia following deoxycholic acid treatment.
Sebaratnam DF, Wong XL, Kim L, Cheung K. Alopecia Following Deoxycholic Acid Treatment for Submental Adiposity. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 22, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0640
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