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Deoxycholic injections

April 29, 2022 Blog, Skin Treatments Comments Off on Deoxycholic injections

What are fat dissolving injections and how are they used?

Fat dissolving injections are composed of deoxycholic acid, a natural substance found in our body, that is injected into the skin to reduce submental fat (fat under the chin area). The acid works to break down fat pockets that won’t budge, typically those that, even with proper diet and exercise, aren’t going away. 

While it is most commonly used in the “double chin” area, deoxycholic acid can be injected into other areas such as your thighs, love handles, back, abdomen and back of the arms. 

Many enjoy this treatment as it’s a great way to improve the appearance of submental fat. It’s relatively harmless and easy, so why not give it a shot?

Procedure and Treatment

Before injecting the skin area with deoxycholic acid, a cold compress is applied to assist with freezing. Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, is also mixed with the acid to provide additional comfort during the procedure. It’s also important to note that each treatment consists of anywhere between 20-50 injection sites. 

The treatment requires multiple visits, but results are immediately permanent. Treatments should be performed every four weeks, for a maximum amount of six treatments total (depending on the level of fatty tissue that needs to be dissolved). 

While the treatment is very low risk, side effects can include bruising, numbness, redness and swelling, and the area will likely be sensitive to the touch. The swelling will likely subside after 1-2 weeks, with the full results of the procedure being visible after 4-6 weeks.

After the procedure, clients are likely to fall more in love with their body than ever before, thanks to the wonders that these injections work on the skin. 

Looking to book your first consultation with us? Email to learn more about deoxycholic injections today!


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