Fat dissolving treatments are becoming increasingly popular to remove small pockets of stubborn fat.  Aqualyx is one of the fat dissolving solutions that can used as a targeted fat loss treatment, whereby tiny injections are injected into unwanted pockets of fat, which are then destroyed and dissolved in the body. It is a gel based solution derived from cholanic acid, which produced by our bile duct to help break down fat.  It is used for localised pockets of fat from area such as chin, hips, thighs, arms, back fat. The treatment is quick, safe, comfortable and sterile needles are used.  Visible treatments after 1-2 treatments, though depending on area and client more treatments may be required, results vary from each person.

A consultation prior to treatment is required to ensure suitability.

Fat Dissolving Injections (Aqualyx) £100 per area

After each treatment you can expect some slight swelling, redness and tenderness in the area treated, which will subside after four to six days.

Contraindications for treatment: pregnancy, breastfeeding, diabetes, liver/kidney disease and for anyone under 18 years or over 60 years.

Aftercare Advice

The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort and to help achieve the best possible results from the treatment.

  •  You can resume your normal daily activities after fat dissolving treatment.
  •  Immediately after treatment with fat dissolving you may notice some redness, swelling, tenderness and a painful sensation in the treated area, as well as numbness from the local anaesthetic. These symptoms generally improve significantly over the next few days.
  • The swelling occasionally may last for up to 2 weeks, if symptoms persist or other reactions occur, please contact your practitioner.
  • Drink plenty of fluids after treatment, you should aim for at least 2 liters per day.
  • If the area is tender, you can use simple over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol.
  •  Avoid makeup for 24 hours and any creams or skin oils, this will reduce the risk of infection at the injection sitesA cold compress may help with swelling and inflammation.
  • Eating a healthy diet and taking regular physical exercise will help to improve fat loss and limit new fat gain.
  • Try to reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption to help prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid sunbeds, swimming, UV light and saunas until the initial skin redness and swelling has settled.
  • Avoid any extremes of temperature for the first week following treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will Fat Dissolving treatment feel like?

Skin is cleansed and sterilised, the Aqualyx solution is mixed with a small amount of Lidocaine (local anesthetic) and injected into the treatment area using a very fine needle.  The area may feela little warm and you may experience a slight tingling sensation.  The added Lidocaine into the solution makes the treatment more comfortable.

What is Aqualyx used for?

To help reduce localised, stubborn fat deposits in areas such as chin, stomach, outer/inner thighs, back fat, upper arms

How quickly will I see results?

A reduction in fat deposits can usually be seen after the first treatment, a further 2 to  sessions maybe required depending on the area and amount of fat in the local area. The speed at which results are seen will vary to each person due to stability of cell membrane and age.

How long will my results last?

By following a healthy lifestyle with exercise and healthy balanced diet the fat should not return in that area.

What are the alternative treatments?

LaserLipo is less invasive, pain free, no side effects and can treat bigger areas effectively. LaserLipo does require exercise and clean eating post treatment to help speed up the fat removal from the body.

What are the side effects?

Minimal side effects have been reported globally since its introduction, but patients can expect a little skin irritation, bruising and oedema, which will ease after a few days.

Can I have fat dissolving injections if I’m under 18?

We do not treat anyone under the age of 18 or over 60 for Aqualyx fat dissolving injections.

Can I get fat dissolving injections while pregnant or breast feeding?

It is advised not to carry out injection treatments whilst pregnant or breast feeding.