Skin Deep Cosmetics

SLIM IT

SLIM-IT (Lipodissolve, PCDC, Kybella, Fat Dissolving)

SHRINK, SCULPT, AND DEFINE SHAPE

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise? Are you tired of your double chin? Are you ready to get rid of that muffin top and saddlebags? Is surgery just not your thing?

Fat-dissolving injections utilize PCDC to reduce unwanted fat in the face and body. It is an excellent option for men and women of any age with stubborn fat pockets that don’t respond to diet and exercise. It is commonly used to treat double chins, jowls, bra fat, abdominal fat and love handles, back fat, and inner and outer thigh fat (saddlebags). If you can pinch it, then we can slim it!

Melt fat in the treated areas. 

We will sculpt you skinny!

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Areas we treat with SLIM-IT

Utilizes PCDC (Phosphatidylcholine Deoxycholic Acid) to reduce unwanted fat in the face and body. If you can pinch it, we can slim it! Areas we treat:

  • Double chin
  • Jowls
  • Bra bulge
  • Back fat
  • Love handles
  • Jawline
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Banana roll
  • Cankles

What are fat dissolving injections?

Fat-dissolving injections are composed of PCDC (phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate). DC breaks down fat, and PC aids in fat breakdown and allows the fat through the liver and kidneys. PCDC can be used to reduce stubborn pockets of fat in the face, neck, and body. Common treated areas include jowls, double chin, bra fat, abdomen/love handles, back fat, and the inner and outer thighs (saddlebags).

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What is the difference between PCDC and Kybella?

PCDC was first used 60+ years ago to treat fatty blockages in blood vessels, high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease. Eventually, PCDC also began to be used for aesthetic purposes, such as reducing stubborn fatty pockets of the face, neck, and body. PCDC inspired the creation of Kybella. Allergan created Kybella, which only contains DC, but still works in the same way as PCDC. Allergan pursued FDA approval for Kybella for the reduction of submental (double chin) fat. However, like PCDC, it is used to treat many different areas. In our experience, PCDC has fewer adverse reactions, such as swelling, tenderness/soreness, and bruising, than Kybella.

Who is a candidate?

Anyone with stubborn fat pockets in the face or body. Those with evenly distributed fat (such as a high BMI) are better suited for lifestyle changes or liposuction.

What can be expected during treatment?

The area being treated will first be numbed with numbing cream, numbing injections, or both. Once you are adequately numbed, the PCDC will be evenly distributed into the subcutaneous tissue via a needle or a cannula. Treatments will require Multiple injections. The area is massaged after treatment to ensure even distribution of the PCDC. The procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes.

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What is the pain or discomfort associated with treatment?

Topical or injectable numbing makes the procedure itself very tolerable. It is normal to experience warmth or a burning/stinging sensation when the PCDC is injected. Tenderness/soreness is to be expected after the procedure. An ice pack can be used as needed for pain.

What is the downtime after treatment?

At Skin Deep, we define downtime as being unable to work or go out in public. Downtime is unique to every patient. Typically fat dissolving treatment has 24-72 hours of downtime. Redness, swelling, tenderness/soreness, and bruising can occur. Redness will typically resolve in 24-72 hours. Swelling, tenderness, soreness, and bruising usually go away within 1-2 weeks. Can use Arnica gel or capsules to treat swelling and bruising.

What is the aftercare?

Avoid smoking, exercise, UV light, and heat (saunas, steam, tanning beds, hot showers, etc.) 24 hours after treatment. Avoid alcohol and other substances that affect liver and kidney function for 3-5 days after treatment. It is normal to feel firmness at the injection sites for 24 hours after treatment. If a lump is present, massage it gently 2-3 times per day for up to 72 hours after treatment. If the face or neck were treated, sleep with the head slightly elevated as long as swelling persists. You should also wear compression garments for several hours per day until swelling resolves.

When will I see the results?

Results can be seen 4 to 6 weeks after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

2-3 treatments are typically required for desired results. Treatments can occur every 6-8 wks.

How long will the results last?

The fat cells in the treated area are permanently destroyed. Results will be permanent as long as you maintain your weight. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy may affect results.

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