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Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Fat Dissolving

Fat Dissolving Treatment

Fat dissolving injections are a revolutionary treatment that can reduce fat in specific, stubborn areas. Both the face and the body can be treated and the product of choice at Anna Medical Aesthetics is DesoFace and DesoBody.

Fat Dissolving Quick Facts

  • Fat dissolving injections are a great solution for patients that have stubborn areas of fat

  • This treatment is not an alternative to weight loss – it works in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regime

  • Generally, a course of treatments are required – the number of treatments will depend on the area and amount of fat that is being treated

  • 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.

What Are Fat Dissolving Injections?

The active ingredient within DesoFace and DesoBody is Sodium Deoxycholate. Desoface consists of 0.5% Sodium Deoxycholate and Desobody is 1.25% Sodium Deoxycholate. This is the next generation of fat dissolver; it is a potent, purified form of the fat dissolving chemical.

How Do Fat Dissolving Injections Work?

The active ingredient disrupts cell membranes in adipocytes and destroys fat cells within the tissue. This liquifies the fat cells which are then broken down and naturally excreted through the lymphatic system within the body. This makes the product very effective on stubborn, localised pockets of fat.

What Is The Difference Between Desobody/Desoface And Aqualyx?

DesoBody® and DesoFace® Fat Dissolve Injections are the newest, second generation of fat dissolving treatments. There is an active ingredient within the product called Sodium Deoxycholate; a potent purified form of the fat dissolving chemical. It is very similar to Aqualyx®, but have been shown to be safer, more effective and more comfortable than other, older fat dissolvers on the market such as Aqualyx®. We also prefer to use the Deso product due to the different preparations for face versus body.

Who Is The Treatment For?

This treatment is for anyone that is concerned with localised stubborn areas of fat both on the face and the body. Facially, the area that is most commonly treated is the double chin and once treated, the drainage of excess fluids is an added benefit. When treating the body, skin firmness can also be improved. Common areas that are treated on the body are:  inner thighs,  back fat,  saddle bags,  abdomen,  arms and knees

What Does The Treatment Involve?

The treatment involves multiple injections directly into the area of concern. With all injectable treatments, there is an element of discomfort but most patients find the treatment tolerable. It can take up to 2-3 weeks for results to be visible – this is due to the fact that the body needs to destroy and drain the fat cells through the lymphatic system. Usually a course of 3 or 4 treatments is required every 4 – 6 weeks. Between 2 – 4 treatments are generally required to treat double chins. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of fat that is being treated and will be discussed during the consultation.

How Long Do The Result From The Treatment Last?

As the fat cells are being destroyed, the results are permanent provided you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime.

Side Effects & Aftercare

You will be able to carry on with your usual daily activities following treatment. It is normal for the area to feel sensitive after the treatment and Deso can result in inflammation, swelling and redness at the injection site. 

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Janet MehrezJanet Mehrez
20:50 15 Mar 23
I went for my first appointment with Anna nervous and not knowing what to expect. All the staff were friendly and professional, putting me at ease. Anna takes time to explain all the treatments available and listens to you, asking what you would like to achieve. It is a journey and she looks after you every step of the way.I am so happy with the treatments we decided on. Very subtle, boosting my confidence, my skin looks amazing. I can't stop looking in the mirror.A big thank you to Anna and her staff. An amazing experience from the very beginning.
Kerri LewisKerri Lewis
15:08 25 Jan 23
Dr Anna has changed my life, my confidence has been restored all thanks to her amazing work!The advice and guidance I received from herself and her team is invaluable, (particularly Kelly who went above and beyond to make me feel at ease each time I attended the clinic)The support and service I’ve received really is second to none. The clinic is immaculate and is also gorgeously furnished.I would very highly recommend Anna Medical Aesthetics to anyone looking to have an aesthetic procedure and rest assured it’s in the most professional of settings.Anna is very highly qualified, knows what she is talking about and has made me feel at ease during this entire process. I can quite confidently say I would never go anywhere else for advice or treatment!Thanks to Anna and her wonderful team!
Liss DLiss D
13:12 13 Nov 22
I have been seeing Anna for quite a few years for various facial procedures and the transformation from when we first met to now is incredible! This is all thanks to the amazingly talented Anna, who is a true professional, providing honest advice and guidance to get the best, natural looking results. I trust Anna implicitly and this, along with Anna’s wonderful team, is the reason I wouldn’t go anywhere else for help to age gracefully 😉 Thank you all for doing such an amazing job!
Katerina LeonidaKaterina Leonida
09:28 28 Sep 22
Went to Anna to get my skin ready for my wedding. I have had wonderful hydro facials, skin pen with Erica who has helped reduce pigmentation from scaring on my skin. My skin feels so smooth and looks amazing without make up. I also had a tear trough treatment with Anna. She promised me I wouldn't feel any to very little pain, and she was right. It was comfortable, and the end result looks natural. Everyone at Anna Medical Aesthetics are understanding, approachable and honest. I feel these are such great qualities to have that I will be returning for more facials and any future treatments. Thank you ladies
Michelle WMichelle W
09:19 19 Jul 22
I’m a new client with Anna Medical Aesthetics. After some research and reading lots of reviews I went to the clinic.I couldn’t have been more delighted with Anna, and her great team Kelly, and Erica.Anna is very knowledgeable and extremely patient, for many reasons I had to go back a few times. She was incredible kind.I would highly recommend this five-star clinic to anyone considering facial aesthetics.I look forward to returning in September!
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