DESO BODY and DESO FACE are the next generation of injectable Deoxycholic Acid ‘fat dissolvers’ in the UK.
What is Deoxycholic Acid?

Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid which emulsifies and solubilizes dietary fats in the intestine, and when injected subcutaneously, it disrupts cell membranes in adipocytes and destroys fat cells in that tissue making it the perfect agent to remove stubborn pockets of fat.


Sodium deoxycholate solutions have been used worldwide for many years and there is a lot of evidence proving its safety. When injected the fat cells are liquefied and permanently destroyed.


The fat is then removed naturally by the body’s lymphatic system and by combining the fat dissolving injections with ultrasound cavitation, the results are greatly enhanced.

Please note that injections can potentially cause harm to the skin or surrounding tissue including muscle, nerve and blood vessels therefore it is important it is carried out by a Registered and qualified practitioner.
Side effects include:



Injection site pain



Indenting of the skin

Following the treatment...

There will be some transient redness, swelling and tenderness which may last for a few days but often described as mild to moderate and not interfering with normal activities. swelling will usually go down within 48 hours but can take up to a week. Occasionally there may be some bruising which may last for a week or longer. Pain, numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity or altered sensation can occur if the injection damages a nerve, this is rare and recovers over time in almost all cases.


It takes time for the fat to be eliminated from the body and although some results may appear in the first few days it is normal that the final result is not seen until 6 weeks post treatment and in most cases further treatments will be required. For best results, two to three treatments one month apart are recommended.

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You may not be suitable for treatment if you have any of the following:


Infection/inflammation at the injection site

An impaired immune system or undergoing treatment for cancer

Certain medication such as blood thinners or immune-suppressing medication

Previous allergic reaction to lidocaine or DesoFace/DesoBody

Moderate or severe kidney or liver impairment

Excessive skin laxity

Lipid disorders

Uncontrolled diabetes or other medical conditions that affect healing

Please note:

It is important to avoid anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac) for at least 5 days prior to treatment unless this is prescribed for a medical indication. If you are taking any other blood thinning agents, this should be specified on your medical history form. Similarly, avoid alcohol for 48 hours prior to treatment.

After treatment, it is not recommended to spend time in the sun or use sunbeds and although exercise is encouraged to help enhance the effects, vigorous and demanding physical activity should be avoided for 4 weeks. Gentle massage of the areas treated may help encourage fat drainage.


Neck Area

1 treatment: £60

Course of 3 treatments: £170

Body Area

1 treatment: £80

Course of 3 treatments: £210