Deoxycholic acid is one of the secondary bile acids, made naturally by your body to break down fats for absorption in the intestines. It breaks up fat cell membranes, making it easier for the body to eliminate stubborn fat. Deoxycholic acid has been shown to improve moderate to severe fullness under the chin often called “double chin”. It is extremely safe and effective in permanently destroying fat cells.
A certified and experienced injector will first do an assessment during your consultation to determine the area(s) that require treatment. A topical numbing agent is used and an ice pack is applied to the area to minimize discomfort. The target area is marked for more uniform results, and the acid is scrupulously injected into the fat tissue using a fine needle.
The procedure often takes less than 15 minutes, but the results are permanent. Swelling and some tenderness are expected after the procedure, and can be minimized with the application of an ice pack as well as the use of oral anti-inflammatory medication.
After treatment, an ice pack must to be applied to the site of injection. Clients note a moderate amount of pain for the first 15 – 30 minutes after injection, and an aching pain after that. It is recommended to book a follow up appointment to assess improvement, and to determine whether the client requires further treatment with to achieve the desired results. Based on current research, most individuals require a minimum of 2-4 treatments spaced between 4-6 weeks in order to achieve optimal results.