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Claims for Patent: 8,846,066

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Claims for Patent: 8,846,066

Title:Methods and related compositions for reduction of fat and skin tightening
Abstract: Compositions and methods useful in the reduction of localized fat deposits and tightening of loose skin in subjects in need thereof using pharmacologically active detergents are disclosed. The pharmacologically active detergent compositions can additionally include anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, dispersion or anti-dispersion agents and pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. The pharmacologically active detergent compositions are useful for treating localized accumulations of fat including, for example, lower eyelid fat herniation, lipodystrophy and fat deposits associated with cellulite and do not require surgical procedures such as liposuction.
Inventor(s): Kolodney; Michael S. (Santa Monica, CA), Rotunda; Adam M. (Los Angeles, CA)
Assignee: The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Torrance, CA)
Application Number:13/917,450
Patent Claims: 1. A method for treating a benign, isolated collection of adipose tissue which method comprises injection of an effective amount of a composition comprising deoxycholate in the absence of phosphatidylcholine into the tissue under conditions wherein the size of said tissue is reduced.

2. A method for treating a lipoma which method comprises injection of an effective amount of a composition comprising deoxycholate in the absence of phosphatidylcholine into the lipoma under conditions wherein the size of said lipoma is reduced.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein said deoxycholate composition is administered as a solution.

4. The method of claim 3, wherein said solution comprises a concentration of deoxycholate of from 1 to 5 percent.

5. The method of claim 3, wherein said solution comprises a concentration of deoxycholate is 1 percent.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein said composition is administered to the patient more than once.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein said deoxycholate is sodium deoxycholate.
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