Deoxycholic Acid

Deoxycholic Acid is an injectable treatment used to dissolve fat and reduce double chin. It is administered by trained dermatologists or plastic surgeons.

Deoxycholic Acid Overview

Reviewed: May 4, 2015

Deoxycholic Acid is a prescription medication used as a treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat. Deoxycholic Acid belongs to a group of drugs called cytolytics. These work by destroying fat cells when injected into fat. 

Deoxycholic Acid is available as an injection and is injected into the fat below the chin. Patients may receive up to 50 injections in a single treatment.

Common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness. 

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Deoxycholic Acid Brand Names

Deoxycholic Acid may be found in some form under the following brand names:


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