Struggling with that extra bit of wobbly fat here and there, that just won’t shift? No matter how good our intentions are to eat healthily or how many hours we spend at the gym, stubborn pockets of fat tend to remain in problem areas such as love handles or bra rolls, muffin tops around the tummy, saddle bags on the outer thighs etc.

Well the good news is that Dr Wikus Pretorius has just launched the NEW generation of Fat dissolving injections at Aesthetics 11 Skin and Body Clinic. DesoBody fat dissolving injections offer a fast, safe, non-surgical fat reduction solution designed to treat stubborn pockets of fat which are not responsive to diet and exercise alone. 

Read on to find out more….

How does it work?

DesoBody 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 through the body’s lymphatic system .

How is DesoBody different to the older fat dissolvers on the market? 

DesoBody is the newest body fat dissolving injection formula on the market to date. It contains the active ingredient sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) which is a special, FDA- approved, medical detergent to break down fat cells. It has been shown to be safer, more effective and more comfortable than other older fat dissolvers on the market. 

Am I a candidate? 

This treatment is ideal for patients with moderate body weight or who are slightly overweight with stubborn, localized fatty deposits, which appear resistant to diet and physical activity.

What areas can be treated? 

Target areas that can be treated with Deosbody fat dissolving injections include abdomen, flanks, saddlebags, inner thighs, inner knees, upper arms, back rolls and underarm bra fat. 

How many vials will I need?

DesoBody treatments are priced per vial, which can be viewed here: 

The number of vials required varies with each individual and will be determined at your consultation, depending on the type, size and number of areas to be treated. On average between 2 to 4 vials may be required per area per session. Dr Wikus will provide a final price at your medical consultation.

Treatment Area             Estimated number of vials required per session per area

Abdomen                          2 – 4

Love handles                    2

Bra Fat                               1 – 2

Inner Thighs                     2 – 4

Outer Thighs                    2

Inner Knee                       1 – 2 

Upper Arms                      2

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How many sessions will I need? How frequently do I need treatments?

A course of at least 3 – 4  DesoBody treatment sessions is recommended at 6 week intervals  depending on how much fat there is to treat.

What does it feel like?

As it is a medical, minimally invasive treatment there may be some level of mild to moderate discomfort or sensitivity especially at the start of the treatment, but it shouldn’t be painful and is easily tolerated . The injectable does contain a local anaesthetic inside to minimise discomfort as much as possible. 

What can I expect immediately after my DesoBody treatment? 

The treatment may be followed by initial redness, localised swelling, bruising, tenderness and sensitivity in the treated area. Some patients describe feeling “strange” – this is the inflammatory response and is completely normal. You may continue with normal day to day activities and physical activity 

How long before I see results?

Each patient is different however you should start seeing results from 2 to 3 weeks after your treatment. The gradual action of the solution needs time to achieve the treatment aim. A course of treatments is required for optimal fat reduction results.

What is the downtime involved for the DesoFace treatment?

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

What instructions must I follow after my DesoBody treatment?

  • Patients need to wear a compression garment after the treatment for 72 hours e.g. spanks
  • Your normal daily routine may carry on and you may exercise as normal.
  • Avoid hot showers or baths on the day of your treatments
  • 3 Days after your DesoBody you will be recommended to do an Endermologie body target treatment and continue with Endermologie twice a week for 2-3 weeks, to reduce swelling and speed up recovery. 
  • Only use the home care products recommended by your Doctor or therapist for the duration of your healing period and avoid active creams and exfoliants for 1 week until the skin has fully healed. Avoid self tan in the area for at least a week.

How long will the results last?

Results are permanent with a sensible lifestyle, as the fat cells are being destroyed.    

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