Aqualyx Injections

Aqualyx is a safe, effective fat dissolving injection treatment that reduces fat cells in the treated area.

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.



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 4-6 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. If consecutive treatments are needed these are offered at a discounted rate (usually 30 % off).

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.