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Deoxycholic Acid Fat Disolving Injections are Permanent!

This fast-paced time of year can wreak havoc on our skin from dehydration, a poor diet, lack of sleep, and anxiety. Along with those issues, many of us might be noticing a little more submental fullness in our faces. Is it the overindulgence, or is it aging? If you’re growing tired of the “double chin” that’s formed, there is an FDA-approved treatment that’s easy, efficient and highly effective.  Other areas such as bra fat, male chest fat, knees, back, stomach, and thigh fat can be injected.

What is injection lipolysis?
Injection lipolysis uses the chemical deoxycholic acid to disrupt and kill fat cells in the treatment area. KYBELLA® also known as Deoxycholic Acid, has FDA approval for this purpose and is an effective alternative to surgery.

Your practitioner marks a grid pattern on the skin under your chin and numbs your skin with a local anesthetic. They then inject the deoxycholic acid into the grid to ensure even distribution. After the procedure, you may experience some:
• Swelling
• Bruising
• Mild pain
• Redness

You may also feel some hard spots under your skin, but these diminish quite quickly.

When will I see the results of my fat-reduction treatment?
After your injection lipolysis session, it takes 6-8 weeks for most patients to see a visible reduction in their double chin. Typically, patients need a second treatment 4-6 weeks after the first, and some patients need as many as six treatments in total.

At first, your double chin is likely to look worse because of the inflammation, but once this subsides and your body disposes of the dead fat cells, you’ll see the final results. Unless you gain a significant amount of weight, the results of deoxycholic acid treatments are permanent.

 

Author
Amy Ingle, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C Amy is the owner of Sweet Spot MediSpa and has been a nurse for over 20 years. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner with a specialty in esthetics and facial rejuvenation. She enjoys meeting new clients, helping clients obtain their goals, and providing a safe and welcoming environment in a medical spa setting.

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