Face Fat Dissolving

Deoxycholic acid injections are an effective treatment for targeting unwanted fat under the chin to reveal a more contoured jaw and neckline, restoring youthfulness to your appearance and reinvigorating your confidence.

The treatment works by breaking down cells in fatty tissue, administered through injections which precisely target the unwanted fat cells and permanently destroy them in a controlled way, meaning results are long-lasting.

Following the procedure, the appearance of the chin and neck area will greatly improve over time providing longevity to your restored, lifted jawline. This is a suitable treatment for anyone who has noticed an increase in fat under the chin and wants to address their concerns under the guidance of an experienced team of medical practitioners. For optimal results, a maximum course of 6 treatments at 4 week intervals is recommended.

Procedure time
30 minutes


Approx recovery time
1-3 days



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Deoxycholic acid injections are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment used for reducing submental fat, commonly referred to as a "double chin." Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid that helps the body break down and absorb dietary fats. When used as an injectable treatment, deoxycholic acid is carefully injected into the submental fat to disrupt the fat cells and reduce their volume.


Deoxycholic acid is injected into the submental fat using a fine needle in a series of small injections. The injections are typically spaced apart in a specific pattern to ensure even distribution of the product. Deoxycholic acid works by disrupting the cell membrane of the fat cells, causing them to break down. This process results in the destruction of the fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body's lymphatic system.

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Over time, as the body metabolises the destroyed fat cells, the submental fat gradually reduces, leading to a more contoured jawline and a reduced appearance of a double chin. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired results, typically spaced several weeks apart.


Bringing together unrivalled expertise spanning multiple medical specialities, Galen offers a holistic wellbeing solution to clients who aspire to physical, emotional and mental happiness. Under the guidance of Dr. Andreas Androulakakis, a world leading authority in Aesthetic Medicine, our team of practitioners see scientific innovation as going hand in hand with the natural potential of the human body, providing cutting-edge treatments that preserve vitality, elevating overall health and happiness.