Treat stubborn, difficult to shift areas of fat at So Medical Aesthetics in Colchester.


DESO fat dissolving injections reduce localised pockets of fat that are resistant to normal methods of weight loss. Non-surgical and highly effective, these injections contain a compound called Deoxycholic Acid that is proven to break down and eliminate fat. They targets and destroys the fat cells, which the body then naturally processes and eliminates through the lymphatic system

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Where Can I Get Fat Dissolving Injections?

Fat dissolving injections are a simple and effective way to achieve a more contoured look without surgery. In our aesthetics clinic in Colchester, we offer both DESO Face & DESO Body for the:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Jowls 
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Inner Knees 
  • Inner & Outer Thighs 
  • Back

However, it’s important to note that fat dissolving injections aren’t a ‘quick fix’. To preserve the results of your treatment, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re obese or underweight, you may not be suitable in the first place. That’s why we’ll ask you to attend a consultation for a thorough health assessment beforehand. 

Treatment overview


The treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes from start to finish.


Results are permanent so long as you follow up with a healthy lifestyle and avoid weight gain.


The treated area may be tender for up to 3 weeks, but this shouldn’t stop you from resuming your normal daily activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do DESO Face & DESO Body Fat Dissolving Injections Work?

DESO Face and DESO Body fat dissolving injections damage the fat cell membranes in the treatment area. The destroyed fat cells are broken down and naturally expelled by the lymphatic system. The outcome of fat dissolving injections is different for everyone, depending on the injection site and other lifestyle factors.

Am I Suitable For Fat Dissolving Injections?

This treatment is best suited for individuals who have difficulty eliminating stubborn fat pockets even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. DESO Face and DESO Body treatments aren’t intended for overall weight loss, so candidates who are medically obese won’t qualify. Likewise, pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as those with advanced autoimmune conditions, aren’t suitable for fat dissolving injections.

What Can I Expect During A DESO Treatment?

Before the treatment, we’ll ask you to attend a medical consultation to ensure that you’re a suitable candidate. Nurse Sophie will explain the procedure in full, before cleaning and marking the treatment area. She’ll carefully administer the injections using a fine needle to minimise discomfort. Afterwards, she’ll provide a bespoke aftercare plan to support your recovery.

Are There Any Side Effects From Fat Dissolving Injections?

Whilst side effects are minimal, they can include redness, localised swelling, mild bruising, tenderness and sensitivity in the treated area. Despite this, you should be able to continue with your day-to-day activities immediately after.

Are Fat Dissolving Injections Safe?

Yes, fat dissolving injections are entirely safe so long as they are administered by a registered medical practitioner like Nurse Sophie. DESO fat dissolving injections are made from a compound called Deoxycholic Acid which is naturally occuring substance found in the body. 


“I went to Sophie for an initial consultation and she spent a lot of time explaining the procedures that would give me the results I was looking for. A few weeks later I went back for the treatments and I am thrilled with the results. Many thanks Sophie for your patience and understanding.”

Your Treatment Journey

Step By Step


Consultation is our chance to get to know you, understand your concerns, and agree on a personal treatment plan. Taking your medical history into account, we will agree on the best pathway to your desired outcome.


This is where we bring all our skill and experience to bear. From chemical peel to Botox® injections to skin boosters, your expert clinician will deliver the treatments agreed during your consultation, making sure you are comfortable and at ease.

3. Aftercare

Though many treatments are walk-in, walk-out processes, some require downtime and a carefully considered aftercare regimen. We will advise you of activities, substances, and medications to avoid, while ensuring you know the best way to look after your treated skin.

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