Localized Fat Reduction
Deoxycholic Acid is a form of bile salt which helps to dissolve fat. Using multiple small injections into the fat layer below the surface of the skin, deoxycholic acid helps to breakdown fat and minimize fatty deposits. Product is injected using small needles either under the chin or in the desired body area (Lipodissolve) to breakdown fat globules. Immediately after the procedure there will be swelling and tenderness for up to 4-6 weeks when the next treatment can be performed. A minimum of 2 treatments will be required to visualize results for the chin and more than 2 treatments are recommended for spot treatments on the body.
Fullness under the chin affects both men and women. This submental fat can be influenced by genetics, weight gain and aging, unfortunately this fat can be resistant to diet and exercise on its own. Submental fullness often referred to as a “double chin”, is a common yet under-treated area of the body. This procedure gets rid of this chin fat without surgery. It is both FDA and Health Canada approved non-surgical treatment that eliminates a double chin.
The active ingredient in our product is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, it causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells cannot store or accumulate fat. A consultation will be done to decide how many treatments you will need for maximum results. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
How long is each session?
The treatment sessions typically last 15 to 30 minutes for injection time.
What happens during the treatment?
During your treatment sessions, it will be injected directly into the fat under your chin using multiple subcutaneous injections.
How long does it take for me to see results?
Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions and up to 6 treatments may be administered spaced no less than one month apart. The number of injections and the number of treatments is tailored specifically to the individual patients submental fat distribution and treatment goals.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effects include: pain, bruising, swelling, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
What if I had previous procedures or medical conditions?
Before receiving injections, let us know if you have had or plan on having surgery on your face, neck, chin; if you have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, chin; or have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
I'm currently taking medication, am I able to get this treatment?
Tell us about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, especially if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (anti-platelet or anticoagulant medicine), and we will help you!