Deoxycholic acid injections, commonly known as DCA Fat Dissolving Injections, are a cosmetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin,” in adults.¬†

Treatment Process

  • Deoxycholic acid: DCA is a naturally occurring bile salt in the human body, primarily responsible for aiding in the digestion of dietary fats.
  • Fat cell breakdown: When deoxycholic acid is injected into the submental fat area (under the chin), it works by disrupting the cell membranes of fat cells. This disruption causes fat cell breakdown. The released fat is gradually metabolised and cleared away by the body’s natural processes, primarily the lymphatic and circulatory systems.

Expected Results

  • The primary goal of DCA injections is to reduce fullness under the chin, leading to an improved profile and a more defined jawline.
  • After the treatment, it is common to experience some side effects such as bruising, redness, and swelling. These side effects usually subside over time.
  • Results are not immediate and occur gradually as the body’s lymphatic and circulatory systems clear away the cellular debris produced by the injections.
  • The number of treatments and injections required can vary depending on the amount of submental fat present. On average, patients may need 2-5 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart to achieve their desired results.
  • It is essential to note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, is crucial for maintaining the results.

Procedure overview

  • Procedure Time: 30 minutes¬†
  • Downtime required: 24-72 hours
  • Result Duration: Once the fat cells have been destroyed your body can no longer store fat in that area. The results are considered long-lasting, as long as the patient maintains a stable weight.
  • Cost of Treatment: $800 for first treatment, $600 for 2nd treatment, $400 for 3rd treatment, $200 until maximum results.

Pair this treatment with: HIFU, RF Tightening, Bio-Remodelling

It’s important to consult with a licensed healthcare provider to determine if Fat Dissolving Injections are a suitable option for you, as they can provide personalised advice and recommendations based on your specific needs and goals.

Like to know more about your treatment options? Contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Clinics Australia on 02 9054 0887.

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