Frequent Asked Questions

PCDC (Phosphatidylcholine 50mg/Deoxycholate 42mg)

What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness due to submental fat sometimes referred to as "a double chin", is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older and heavier look.

Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men and women or average weight and can be caused by aging,   genetics, and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over 2/3 of consumers are focusing on the submental fullness, nearly as many as those concerned about the lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

What is PCDC (Phosphatidylcholine 50mg/Deoxycholate 42mg) Injection?

PCDC injection is an FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat. PCDC is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. The safe and effective use of PCDC for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended. 

How does PCDC (Phosphatidylcholine 50mg/Deoxycholate 42mg) work?

PCDC is a non-human and non-animal formulation of Phosphatidylcholine 50mg/Deoxycholate 42mg, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with PCDC is not expected. Due to its cytolytic activity, PCDC should not be injected into or near vulnerable anatomic structures.

How is PCDC administered?

PCDC is administered by injections into the fat under the chin. Each in-clinic treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes. Treatment with PCDC is customized by our medical team to the client's aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.

What are the side effects of PCDC?

Side effects may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, or formation of small areas of firmness. Adverse events with PCDC to avoid the risk of marginal mandibular nerve injury and dysphagia.