Deoxycholic acid

Deoxycholic acid is administered as an injection to reduce fat underneath the chin, also known as submental fat. Swelling, bruising, redness and numbness is to be expected following the treatment, which can last up to 7 days. Up to six treatments may be required, spaced at least one month apart.

Deeks ED. Deoxycholic Acid: A Review in Submental Fat Contouring. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Dec;17(6):701-707. 

Farina GA, Cherubini K, de Figueiredo MAZ, Salum FG. Deoxycholic acid in the submental fat reduction: A review of properties, adverse effects, and complications. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Oct;19(10):2497-2504.

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