Fat dissolving injections , Deoxycholic Acid, can help you to achieve a slimmer, more contoured body shape, with long-lasting results. Most commonly it. is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” Off label, it can also be used effectively to treat other stubborn fat pockets such as “Bra fat” on back and “the banana roll” just below the buttocks or for contouring areas such as the jawline and jowls.
Treatment usually requires more than one vial and 2-3 sessions, 6 weeks apart. Results can be seen as soon as 3 weeks , but maximum results will be seen at 6 weeks. Common side effects are swelling, temporary numbness and discomfort. At Advanced SkinCare we use a lidocaine mixture to minimize the discomfort.
Many people find they have increased levels of fatty tissue under their chin creating the appearance of a “double chin”. This is known as submental fullness and is common in men, women, and all races and ethnicities. Submental fullness is difficult to improve with diet and exercise, and not everyone is a candidate for surgery. Deoxycholic acid injections is an option for treatment of submental fullness.
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, naturally found in our body, which breaks down and absorb fats in our diets. Kybella, is a commercially available injectable deoxycholic acid, is a nonsurgical, FDA approved injection used for contouring and improving the appearance of submental fullness.
Small amounts are then injected in in the treatment area into the fatty tissue. Patients will need multiple sessions for optimal correction of their submental fullness. Treatments with injectable deoxycholic acid are spaced every 4-6 weeks.