Fat-dissolving is a new fat dissolving injection that is intended to address those persistent localised pockets of fat that resist diets and exercise.


The injections liquefy the fat in the targeted area, which then flows into the lymphatic system and is easily eliminated from the body. It doesn't matter if it's inch loss, body sculpting, or shedding a few more inches.


Sodium Deoxycholate is the active ingredient in the therapy. A needle is used to administer the fat dissolving injection into the fat. As previously stated, the fat is subsequently dissolved so that it can be eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system. Because the substances in the injection take time to operate in the tissue, the process of breaking down fat can take several weeks before you see the desired results and a more defined you.


Deso Face and Deso Body fat injections, as well as fat dissolving injections, could be the answer you've been waiting for. If you have stubborn fat on your body or face that refuses to budge no matter what you do, these injections may be something you should explore. Before being evacuated through the lymphatic system, the injections liquefy the fat and permanently destroy it.


A needle will be used to inject the fat dissolving injection into the fat deposit. The fat liquefies and breaks down as a result, and is subsequently evacuated by the lymphatic system. Because one of the components in the injection takes time to work in the tissue, you may have to wait a few weeks before you get the kind of effects you want. Ultimately the result would be a more contoured, structured and toned appearance. 


An alternative to liposuction is Aqualyx Lipotherapy: a fat removal therapy which reduces stubborn fat deposits in notoriously tricky areas such as the stomach, outer and inner thighs and the chin area.

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections are a specially-formulated compound solution which is injected by an expertly trained doctor into the problem area. It works by attaching to fatty deposits, breaking them down over time.


The fat is then naturally dissolved and flushed out by the body. Results are effective, quick, and minimally invasive.

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections can be used to treat almost all small deposits of fat, but the most popular treatment areas include the chin, thighs, arms, and stomach.


The next generation of injectable ‘fat dissolver’ with active ingredient Sodium Deoxycholate, is a precursor to deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring bile acid present within the body. It’s ability to affect cell membranes in adipocytes when injected makes it perfect for fat dissolving procedures of fat difficult to lose despite improving diet and exercise. The product is conveniently separated into a face and body concentration Desoface and Desobody. 

Deso is a unique formulation which benefits from:

- Minimal pain when injecting

- Minimal surface trauma

- Ability to spread between 2cm per injection point

- Fast breaking down of adipocyte membrane

- Active ingredients firm skin

- Reduces fluid build up in tissues

How do fat dissolving injections work?


The injection contain a specially designed chemical to dissolve the fat by separating the molecules down into tiny particles. The particles then pass through the lymphatic system and the waste cells are passed into the lymph system and out of the body through sweating and urination.

When treating the body, localised adiposity is reduced, and skin firmness is improved. Desobody reduces fat from difficult areas such as:

inner thighs

back fat

saddle bags




top of the back


When treating the face, the drainage of excess fluids takes place as well as reduced localised adiposity resulting in fat reduction for the right patients and improving areas such as double chin.

Frequently asked questions

How do fat dissolving injections work?

Fat Dissolving injections, also known as lipolytic injections, destroy fat cells by damaging the fat cell membrane and liquifying the fat in the treatment area. The destroyed fat cells are then broken down and removed naturally by the bodies lymphatic system. They are based on the formulation containing deoxycholic acid, which is a secondary bile acid which the body naturally produces to liquify fat in the gut.

Are fat dissolving injections safe?

They are perfectly safe when administered by a qualified practitioner using products with a good safety record. Aqualyx and Deso Face, Deso Body has been given CE approval for use in the UK which means it meets the health and safety standards required by the European Union.

Is the fat dissolving injections painful?

As fat dissolving injections are minimally invasive, there may be some level of mild to moderate discomfort, but it should not be painful and is easily tolerated. As with all treatments that involve needles, the injections may sting for a few seconds, but generally, pain is minimal. You can of course be given the option of applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to minimise discomfort but this will add a cost and increased time allocation for the treatment.

What does the treatment involve?

Prior to your first treatment, you will be given a consultation to assess your suitability for treatment and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. The treatment itself involves a series of small injections of the fat dissolving products directly into the pockets of unwanted fat.

What areas can be treated with the fat dissolving injections?

Target areas that can be treated with fat dissolving injections on the body include the abdomen, love handles, muffin top, saddlebags, inner thighs, knees, upper arms, back rolls, buttocks and underarm bra fat.
Target areas on the face include double chins and the jawline.

When are fat dissolving injections not recommended?

For safety reason, all clients are given a full consultation and medical history checky to ensure they are suitable for the treatment. Typical contraindications to the treatment include those with a history of anaphylaxis, severe allergies, severe physical illness, autoimmune disease, as well as someone who are pregnant or breastfeeding or anyone under the age of 18.

How long does the treatment take?

Depending on how many areas are treated, a treatment session takes between 45 minutes to 2 hour.

Are there any side effects?

Initial localised swelling and redness in the treatment area usually resolves within 3 to 4 days. There may be minor bruising at the injection sites and/or sensitivity and tenderness around the treated area. This will generally resolve in up to 10 to 14 days.

What is the downtime after fat dissolving treatment?

There is no down time as such; clients can go back to their normal routine straight after treatment. However, it is recommended that an elastic compression garment is worn post treatment for several days to get the best results and reduce swelling.

How soon will I see results?

Fat loss results take approximately 3 to 6 weeks to show, however, the treatment area will continue to improve over the coming weeks and months. A course of treatments is required for optimal fat reduction results.

How many treatments will I need?

A number of treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit and from client to client. Most clients will need at least two treatments to see the results they are after. Fat dissolving injection treatments are recommended between 4 to 6 weeks apart, which is usually how long any swelling can potentially last. A course of 3 to 6 treatments on the body and 1 to 4 on the face is usually advised for the best results.

Are the results permanent?

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells – the process is very slow. Once fat cells are removed from a localised area, your results are as good as permanent. However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put on weight in other areas of your body where fat cells remain.
Destroying fats cells leads to a long lasting solution provided patients retain a stable weight and continue to exercise as usual.

How to prepare myself for fat dissolving injections?

We advise you not drink alcohol or take ibuprofen within the preceding 24 hours of your appointment as this can increase the risk of bruising.
If you intend to have a facial treatment e.g. double chin where swelling may be obvious you may wish to organise some time away from work or social engagements.