Deoxycholic Acid2024-03-28T23:10:00-05:00
Patient receiving Deoxycholic Acid injection

Deoxycholic Acid

Deoxycholic Acid injections permanently dissolve excess fat cells. It’s FDA-approved to be used under the chin–AKA the “double chin” area. You can also use Deoxycholic Acid on any fat: armpit fat, bra line fat, knees, thighs, arms, etc. Deoxycholic Acid is helpful for patients with stubborn excess fat, but it doesn’t treat loose skin–it only destroys fat cells.

Deoxycholic Acid Before & After Photos

What to Expect

RESULTS: Seen in 4-6 weeks. 2-4 treatments may be needed depending on the area. Each treatment is 6 weeks apart.
LASTS: Permanent
RECOVERY: Swelling, tenderness and possible bruising
PAIN: Local lidocaine injected prior to treatment


Deoxycholic Acid FAQS

How long does it take to see results from Deoxycholic Acid?2021-06-11T13:31:38-05:00

Results from Deoxycholic Acid are typically seen in 4-6 weeks. 2-4 treatments may be needed depending on the area, with each treatment scheduled 6 weeks apart.

Do Deoxycholic Acid injections hurt?2021-06-11T17:14:30-05:00

You may experience swelling, tenderness, and possible bruising after the treatment, but local lidocaine is injected prior to the injection to treat any pain.

Before + After Care Tips

Tips to avoid bruising2023-11-15T13:03:00-06:00

One week prior to injections avoid the following medications/supplements:

  • Asprin
  • NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, etc.)
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Vitamin E
  • Multivitamins
  • Krill Oil
  • Fish Oils
  • Flaxseed Oils
  • Omega-3
  • Gingko
  • Ginseng
  • Garlic
  • Glucosamine

Eat FRESH pineapple, as it contains bromelain that has been known to decrease bruising. You can also take bromelain supplements 2 weeks prior to injections.

Start taking Arnica tablets 5 days prior to injections.

No Alcohol consumption 2 days prior to injections.

After Care Instructions2021-06-11T13:29:30-05:00

Apply ice after your injections to help prevent swelling and bruising.

No heavy exercise for 24-48 hours.

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4220 North Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72212

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