Our fat dissolving injections consist of deoxycholic acid (DA) . Deoxycholic Acid (DA) is found naturally in our bodies to aid in the digestion and absorption of dietary fats. When the injectable drug is injected into a fat pocket, it breaks down fat cells that are then absorbed by the body and excreted. The procedure is tailored to each patient’s specific needs. This solution is typically injected into the submental region, commonly called the “double chin.”to get rid of that stubborn fat that won’t budge despite diet and exercise.
It can also be used in other areas of the body such as:
A cold compress is applied to the treatment area while DA is first mixed with lidocaine to assist in “freezing” the area to provide comfort during the treatment. A grid pattern is then made by your practitioner to provide safe margins for injection. Each treatment typically consists of 20-30, or up to 50 injection sites.
Swelling, redness, bruising, numbness, and lumps can be expected after treatment and considered normal. The area will be sensitive to touch. The degree of swelling and discomfort varies between patients and will resolve within 1-2 weeks. Ice packs can be used post treatment to aide in the discomfort. Full effects of the treatment will be seen in 4-6 weeks.
This treatment generally requires multiple sessions, but once completed, results are considered permanent due to the lasting destruction of fat cells. The number of treatments is dependent upon the amount of fat in the treatment area. We recommend a minimum of three to six treatments. Treatments should be performed every 4 weeks.
*Individual results may vary
Single Session $400+ Consult required for treatment quote