Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections

Effective treatment for double chins
Effective treatment for double chins
Made from plant-based compounds
Made from plant-based compounds
Non-invasive alternative to liposuction
Non-invasive alternative to liposuction
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What are Aqualyx Injections?

Aqualyx is a safe, effective fat dissolving injection treatment that reduces fat cells in the treated area. It produces long-lasting results, which means you can banish those unwanted areas of stubborn fat.

Aqualyx can be used to treat small, exercise-resistant, pockets of fat around the chin, chest, abdomen and thighs. It is beneficial for body contouring and skin tightening, but it is not the recommended treatment for weight loss. At the clinic, we have had the highest levels of training in this procedure from expert Professor Almeda with 20 years of experience in fat dissolving injections.

Treatment Overview

Treatment Duration
Procedure duration 20 minutes
Number of treatments
Recommended treatments 2-4
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Pain levels Minimal as local anaesthetic used but uncomfortable post procedure for 24 hours
Treatment side efects
Side effects Swelling and bruising clearing after 7 - 10 days
Treatment results
Expected results Around 2 cm of stubborn fat can be cleared after 4/5 weeks
Post treatment downtime
Return to work N/A
Treatment recovery time
Full recovery Up to 4 weeks for tenderness to clear. No demanding physical exercises for 7 days
How long do treatments last
Duration of results Permanent. The fat won’t come back if you maintain a healthy lifestyle

Treatment Areas

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What are the benefits of Aqualyx?

  • Aqualyx is a safe, effective fat dissolving injection treatment
  • It produces long-lasting results, which means you can banish those unwanted areas of stubborn fat.
  • Aqualyx can be used to treat small, exercise-resistant, pockets of fat around the chin, chest, abdomen and thighs.
  • It is very effective for body contouring and skin tightening
  • Starts to work straight away once the product is injected.
  • A non-invasive alternative to liposuction

How Does It Work?

Aqualyx is made from several different plant-based compounds – the active component is found naturally occurring in the human body. The product is a solution of deoxycholic acid which emulsifies fats. It dissolves the membranes of fat cells in the treated area.

Once the fat cells become unstable, they break down, and the body’s immune system then eliminates the fatty acids via the lymphatic system and liver. Unlike liposuction, the treatment will also cause skin tightening in the area, so you are less likely to end up with loose skin feeling more contoured and toned.

Aqulayx will break down subcutaneous fat over a month and in most cases starts to work straight away once the product is injected. The human body has fatty deposits in areas like the abdomen and thighs to supply energy in times of need. However, due to a genetical predisposition, some fatty deposits cannot be broken down by diet and exercises alone, and the weight cannot be shifted. This leaves small rolls of unsightly fat in certain areas in the body.

If you are struggling with these pockets of fat Aqualyx injections can be very effective at reducing them while creating body sculpting and contouring. If you are concerned about the downtime and pain of traditional fat reduction surgery like liposuction, then Aqualyx could be an excellent treatment for you.

What to Expect from your treatment?

The doctor will clean the area and apply numbing cream – we allow 15 minutes for this to work. The cream is wiped off, and a grid-like area will be marked out on the skin with a pen.

Small injections will be administered into the fat layer of the skin. These are generally minimally painful. Up to 10 small doses may be put into the fatty area under the chin. For large body parts, a large cannula will be placed in the area to disperse the treatment. This minimises bruising, discomfort and swelling.

The whole process will take 30 minutes, and you can return to normal activities straight away. If the double chin area is treated, swelling will start almost immediately. You can return to your normal activities once you feel ready, but the area may feel tender for up to 2 weeks. We advise no strenuous exercises for seven days to allow the treatment to settle in.

If you have the double chin treated we would also suggest you pick a time where you can avoid social events for seven days. You can wear a scarf or turtle-neck jump to hide the swelling for until it settles.

How much do the treatments cost?

Double chin

£350 per treatment

Course of 3 £750


Body areas

Love handles, Back fat, bingo wings and abdomen

£450 per treatment

Course of 3 £999


How safe is Aqualyx?

Aqualyx was developed by Professor Pasquale Motolese, President of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine. It has been CE approval for use in the UK, which means it meets the health and safety standards required by the European Union.

Since 2009 Aqualyx has been used in over 2 million treatments in over 49 countries. It has a strong safety record supported by sound medical science. There are very few adverse effects reported, other than swelling for 7-10 days after the treatment with can be uncomfortable. Complications are very rare but can include pain, bruising and itching.

If you have any concerns after your treatment, you are always welcome to contact us for follow-up care and advice.

Why Choose Look Lovely London for your Aqualyx treatment?

  • Only doctors and nurses trained by the manufactures of Aqualyx carry out this treatment 
  • We are fully certified in the procedure with high levels of safety
  • We take time to prepare you before the treatment with numbing cream and local anaesthetic to make it a very comfortable procedure
  • As Aqualyx often needs consecutive treatments. 
  • We have second to none follow-up care
  • Our staff are friendly, approachable and kind 

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Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections FAQs

If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight but have isolated stubborn areas of fat, then Aqualyx might be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, saddlebags, inner thighs, love handles, back and bra folds, and the abdomen. 

This treatment is not intended for weight loss. The area needs to have a good blood supply to it, so it is not suitable for those with a large overhang of loose tissue. We generally recommend treatments areas to be roughly the size of the hand palm. 

Aqualyx is not suitable if you:

  • Have diabetes
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have active skin problems in the area to be treated
  • Are taking blood-thinning medicine e.g. warfarin
  • Pregnant/Breast Feeding
  • Diabetes with Vascular complications
  • Severe Hepatic disease (liver can’t remove toxins from the blood)
  • Lowered Immunity
  • Obesity- BMI of over 32
  • Allergic to any of the ingredients
  • Blood Disorders
  • Clotting disorders

The number of Aqualyx treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. Typically, 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as under the chin, and 2-6 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs. 

Treatments are spaced at 6-8 weekly intervals. Your results will show in approximately 6 weeks after your final treatment. Please note results differ from patient to patient.

Please bear in mind that you may need more than one treatment for the best results. 

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells – the process is very slow. So once fat cells are removed from a localised area your results are as good as permanent. 

However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put on weight in other areas where fat cells remain.

Immediately after treatment, you may appear red and swollen with possible bruising on the treated area. You will feel the skin is sunburnt for a few days. 

Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in a fair amount of swelling for approximately 3-5 days. If you have a double chin treatment where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organise time away from work or social engagements for 72 hours. 

We advise resting from physical exercises for 3-7 days after the treatment depending on the body area treated (for example avoid spinning classes if the inner thighs are being treated). 

You will be able to reduce the swelling by using a cool pack wrapped in a cloth for 20-minute intervals each day. We do not recommend using anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen) for 48 hours after treatment as this will work against the treatment. The injected area may feel tender and firm for up to 4 weeks post-treatment.

Aqualyx is very safe if administered by a highly trained practitioner. Side effects can be bruising and swelling but these are only transient and clear.

If the product is injected at the wrong level or does not disperse correctly then a small tender nodule ( inflammatory nodule) can appear 2 weeks after the treatment. These are often minor and have no long-term effects. They clear within 2-3 months and do not return. Although they can be worrying to the patient these nodules almost always resolve.

By using a cannula to inject the product and going to a clinic fully trained in the procedure the risk of inflammatory nodules are minimal.

Aqualyx dissolves stubborn unwanted pockets of fat when injected directly into an area.

Aqualyx contains a product called deoxycholic acid which is found naturally occurring in the body. Deoxycholic acid is the main component in bile. Bile is secreted in the human gut when we eat a fatty meal to help us digest fat.

So deoxycholic acid breaks down fat. When this component, which is made up in Aqualyx, is injected into fatty areas it breaks down the fat cell wall and liquifies it.

The breakdown product is then easily cleared from the body via the liver and excreted.

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COVID safety policy

At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

Disclaimer  – Please note a lot of the visual on this website were manly for illustrative purpose and taken prior to the COVID outbreak. Rigorous usage of gloves and face masks are now in practice.