Everything you need to know about Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections

What exactly is Aqualyx?

In a nutshell, it’s a series of injections which can permanently get rid of stubborn areas of fat. It’s a really effective treatment and is a safer alternative to surgery.  It’s particularly successful for getting rid of pocket of fat on double chins, upper arms and the tummy area. 


How do they work?

The active ingredients in the injections are derived from plant-based compounds which cause the breakdown of fat cells by dissolving their cell membrane. The fatty acids are then released into the body to be broken down by the usual metabolic process in the liver.


Can any area of the body be treated?

Yes, providing there is sufficient fat there. Aqualyx injections can also work well on dissolving stubborn pockets of fat such as bra rolls on the back, or any area of fat which is hard to get rid of with just exercise and diet.


Is it painful and are there any side effects?

The pain level is minimal as the one we use has local anaesthetic in it. There may be a bit of swelling in the area which can last for a few days up to about a week. So it’s a good treatment to have during the winter months when we’re wrapped up anyway! If you’re being treated for a double chin, you can disguise the swelling afterwards with a scarf.


How many sessions will I need?

Obviously it depends on the individual but usually two or three sessions (of a series of approximately 6 injections) are needed.



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