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Deoxycholic Acid Fat Dissolving

This injectable treatment is used to treat "chin fat".  Repeated treatments are often necessary for best results.  Assessment is needed prior to determine if you are a candidate.



Preparing For Your Deoxycholic Acid Injection

Do NOT consume alcohol at least 24 hours prior to treatment.  Alcohol may thin the blood and increase risk of bruising and bleeding.


Avoid anti-inflammatory /blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks prior to treatment.  Please discuss further with NP if you are on prescription blood thinners. Examples of over the counter medications and supplements, may be: aspirin, vitamin E, gingko biloba, ginseng, St Johns Wort, Omega 3/fish oil, ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve and naproxen.  These may also have a blood thinning effect and increase risk of bruising and bleeding.


Schedule your neuromodulator, microneedling, filler, deoxycholic acid appointment at least 4 weeks prior to a special event which you will be attending.  Examples are wedding or vacation.  Effects will  take approximately 4-7 days to appear and up to 2 weeks for full effect.  Bruising and swelling may also be apparent in the week following treatment.


Discontinue Retin A two days before and after treatment (to treatment area).


Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, skin breakouts to area of service or any active infections (filler).


If you have a history of cold sores and are planning on a service involving the lip area, we may put on prophylactic oral treatment with an antiviral to prevent an injection/trauma outbreak.


Be sure to have a good breakfast and hydrate prior to procedure.  This will decrease your chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.


You are not a candidate for treatments if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Post Care For Deoxycholic Acid Injection

After the injections you may notice that the treatment area is reddened, has a burning feeling and swelling.  This is a normal and expected response and the swelling amount varies between patients based on the amount of fat tissue requiring treatment.  The swelling may last for several days and the area will begin to recede in one to two weeks, with the maximum reduction seen at 5 weeks.


Avoid exaggerated facial expressions for 4 hours post procedure.


Avoid vigorous physical activity for 24 hours after procedure.  


Avoid extensive heat or sun exposure for 2 days post procedure (no tanning salons, saunas).


Do not massage the area around the injection sites.


You can apply ice for comfort (this will not reduce swelling, swelling is the medication "working" to dissolve fat).


You can apply makeup and skincare products the day after the procedure, but be sure to keep skin clean.


Follow up will be planned at around 5-6 weeks to determine if another treatment is required!

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