DesoBody® and DesoFace® Fat Dissolve Injections are the newest, second generation of fat dissolving treatments. The injections contain deoxycholic acid; a bile salt produced by the gallbladder, which is used to break down the fats that we eat. Areas that can be treated include a ‘double’ chin, the arms, abdomen, flanks, buttocks, knees, thighs and back or bra ‘rolls’. Depending on the area to be treated and the amount of fat, several sessions may be required to achieve your desired result.
In line with similar injectable treatments like Aqualyx®, the active ingredient is Deoxycholic Acid, proven to reduce fat deposits for the right patients. The product is conveniently separated into a face and body concentration and side effects are minimal. In addition, DESO is known to result in much less swelling than Aqualyx®.
When treating the body localised fat is reduced and skin firmness is improved.
Esthetica is proud to be one of the first clinics in Hertfordshire to be offering this revolutionary treatment.
How do they work?
When injected locally into adipose tissue (fat), DesoBody® and DesoFace® dissolves the outer membrane of the fat cells, thus no longer providing a structure for the injected fat cells, which then dissolve and are safely and naturally excreted from the body over 3 - 6 weeks.
Although results can be seen from one treatment, a course of at least 3 treatments is typically required. This is a revolutionary, amazing treatment which has just arrived in the UK (known as KYBELLA® in the US).
What are they used for?
Fat dissolve injections are used for fat reduction, body contouring and inch loss.
DesoFace® can be used to reduce localised fat deposits found under the chin, neck, jowls and jawline. This can be taken as an individual treatment or along with with dermal fillers to provide a complete jawline restructuring/rejuvenation service. DesoBody® can be used on the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, hips, upper and lower back ('love handles'), inner and outer thighs, arms, buttocks and calves.
A thorough consultation is essential to establish that you are a good candidate for the treatment and there are no medical reasons to discontinue treatment. You have the opportunity to leave things as they are to consider matters further (a ‘cooling off’ period), or to proceed with the treatment on the day following fully informed written consent. This means that following thorough discussion, you consent to the treatment with full understanding of the benefits and risks.
Following your consultation, an assessment will be necessary to confirm that the area desired for treatment is suitable - this depends on the thickness of the fat, measured by ‘pinching’ with a calliper. Too little fat and the procedure carries unnecessary risk. Generalised obesity is also inappropriate for DESO treatment. This assessment will allow me to calculate the amount of product required, the number of sessions, the safest session interval and the final cost of your treatment plan.
The treatment areas are then marked and baseline photography is taken with your permission. The sterile product used is mixed with local anaesthetic and drawn up into a small syringe. The skin in the treatment area is cleaned then disinfected and the product is injected with a needle. Multiple injections are required per treatment area. The procedure causes minimal pain and lasts around 20-30 minutes, depending on the area or areas that are treated. You may notice tiny puncture marks and it is common to have localised soreness and redness. A compression garment may be recommended, depending on the treated area.
Prior to departing, a follow-up appointment is arranged and you receive aftercare instructions.
Each appointment will be between 60 and 90 minutes (including pre treatment consultation), however, the actual treatment is generally 30 minutes per area. Fat loss results take approximately 3 - 6 weeks to show, however, the treated area will continue to improve over the coming weeks and months.
A course of at least 3 – 4 DesoBody treatment sessions is recommended at 6 week intervals depending on how much fat there is to treat.
Fat dissolve injections are suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who is not pregnant or breastfeeding and has a BMI under 30. A full clinical consultation is required to determine suitability and rule out any contraindications to this treatment.
For DesoBody®, candidates need to have between 1.5 cm and 10 cm pinchable fat (as measured by callipers). DesoBody® is not suitable for general weight loss - the ideal candidate would be someone who has localised pockets of fat, resistant to dieting.
For DesoFace®, the treatment area would need to be sufficient to be able to pinch the fat away from the chin and jawline.