Deso Fat Dissolving Injections

Deso fat dissolving injections are suitable for patients with normal body weight or who are slightly overweight with stubborn, localized fatty deposits, which prove difficult to lose by diet or regular physical activity. A course of 3-4 treatments is recommended, spaced 6-8 weeks apart.  It takes 4 weeks for treated fat to dissolve and drain in the lymphatic system. Improvements can be seen after the first treatment, however, full results are generally seen after the 3rd or 4th treatment.


Deso offers two types of fat-dissolving injectable treatments, Desobody and Desoface containing the active ingredient sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) an FDA approved medical detergent. It works by inducing adipocytosis, damaging the cell membrane and liquifying the fat in the treatment area. The fat cells are permanently destroyed then broken down and removed naturally through the body’s lymphatic system.

Deso Body

  • Targets stubborn body fat such as abdomen, flanks, bra fat, lipomas and arm fat.


  • This treatment is used to target areas of the face including double chins and jowls.

Frequently asked Questions

Is it Safe?

Yes, Deso fat dissolving injections are safe when administered by a medically trained practitioner. A thorough medical consultation will be under taken prior to any treatment, where the treatment and aftercare is is explained in full.

What happens during treatment?

The area is measured and marked out. We use Deso and a prescription of 2% lignocaine which is mixed with the Deso to aid comfort. A very small amount of local anaesthetic will be injected to the area prior to the fat dissolving injections which depending on the area, are carried out with a long cannula or needle. Following injections a firm massage is carried out.

What happens after treatment?

Shortly after treatment the area may show signs of redness, tenderness, sensitivity and localised swelling, this usually lasts 3-4 days. It’s important to follow the aftercare advise which includes applying ice, wearing compression for 3 days and firm massage from day 3 for 2-3 weeks.

Does it hurt?

We aim to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, a small amount of  local anaesthetic is injected into the area before the treatment injections. The Deso product is also mixed with a local anaesthetic to aid comfort.

Are there any side effects?

With any treatment there is a risk of side effects, whilst minimal they can include: initial redness, localised swelling, bruising, tenderness and sensitivity in the treated area. However all effects are normal and you should be able to continue with day to day activity and physical activity after the treatment.