Common questions on Aqualyx fat dissolving injections

Common questions on Aqualyx fat dissolving injections

We are frequently asked about the effectiveness and benefits of Aqualyx® Injections.

The treatment of removing localised fat and tightening the skin may appear to be too good to be true. But the results speak for themselves and the outcomes are both natural and long-lasting.

So, if you're seeking for a non-surgical alternative for focused and localised body contouring then carry on reading as we answer the most frequently asked Aqualyx queries. We want to throw more light on this and assist you in determining whether Aqualyx is something you wish to consider.


How does Aqualyx work?

Aqualyx injections are a non-surgical, less invasive alternative to standard liposuction. This process aids in the removal of resistant fat in both the face and the body. 

Fat dissolving products are injected into the target area to liquify the fat cells. The product itself acts like a bile acid (a synthetic version) to break down the cell.  This allows the lipids to be flushed out of your body naturally and permanently via your lymphatic system. The outcomes are effective, rapid, and less intrusive.


Is Aqualyx suitable for men and women?

Yes, it works for both men and women. Many of our male clients find this to be a simple, risk-free, and cost-effective non-surgical alternative for removing belly fat, "love handles," and chest fat pockets or "man boobs.”  (Man boobs or “moobs” must be checked by a medic to ensure they are not hormonal prior to treatment being carried out.)


Can Aqualyx be used for weight loss?

Aqualyx® is a skin tightening and body reshaping technique. It is not a weight loss programme. However, it is an excellent method for reducing fat in specific, targeted parts of the body or face.


Does Aqualyx hurt?

An anaesthetic is generally incorporated into the solution before the injection during treatment, offering improved comfort.  It is a relatively discomfort free process. 

Our practitioner administers injections through a cannula, which makes the procedure safe and painless.


Are there side effects to Aqualyx

Aqualyx has no major negative effects.

Aqualyx may cause skin irritation & redness, and sometimes a little itchiness, but low discomfort in the treated regions. These adverse effects are likely to subside three to six days after therapy. 

Some people may have bruising, although this and other side effects normally heal within several days.


Are there reasons someone can’t have Aqualyx?

If you are pregnant or breast feeding, or have lipodystrophy or other disorders such as auto-immune diseases, you may not be a suitable for Aqualyx® Fat Dissolving Injections.


Are the results from Aqualyx permanent?

Yes, the effects of Aqualyx® are long-lasting. The procedure permanently kills localised body fat cells. 

However, keep in mind that it will not prevent you from storing more fat in the future. Because the residual fat cells might expand with weight gain, we consistently emphasise the significance of leading a healthy lifestyle to maintain a stable weight after treatment.


What body areas can be treated with Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is intended for local usage, and the injections are effective in treating practically all minor fat deposits. The chin, thigh, hips, arms, stomach and lower abdomen, "man-boobs (moobs)," and knees are the most commonly treated locations. 

Aqualyx is used to treat pockets of fat that are difficult to remove with exercise and diet alone; nevertheless, it should be noted that it is not a weight loss treatment. The injections work on dissolving localised fat, but the extra benefit is that this therapy tightens your skin from the inside out. As a result, the bulges that bother you begin to shrink and, eventually, disappear, and your skin becomes smoother.  The benefits are both natural and long-lasting.


How long before results show?

The number of Aqualyx treatments needed is determined by the amount of the fatty deposit in a given area. In general, 1-3 treatments are required for tiny areas like the chin, and 2-6 sessions for bigger areas like the thighs.

Repeat treatments should be scheduled six to eight weeks apart, and customers should start seeing changes three to six weeks after the initial treatment. 

It's also worth noting that when Aqualyx treatments are combined with Ultrasound Cavitation Therapy, outcomes are optimised and accelerated because the solution is spread faster in the targeted area.


What is the aftercare for Aqualyx?

Clients are advised to follow aftercare instructions in order to maintain treatment results and reduce the chance of side effects. These can include avoiding intense exercise on the day of treatment and not applying cosmetics to the region for at least 12 hours after your treatment. 

If you do encounter any discomfort you can take paracetomol.



If you are looking at reducing unwanted fat from stubborn areas then Aqualyx is one of the most popular fat loss injection treatments around. 

Our expert skin clinicians are always available to help with questions like the ones discussed in this article. We hope you found the answers useful, but if you want to learn more about Aqualyx fat dissolving injections, why not schedule a no-obligation appointment with one of our clinicians? 

Simply book a consultation or call us on 02392 382000 to speak to one of our team who will be happy to assist you.