Procedure Time
30 minutes (estimated)
Course or one-off treatment
Course of 2-3 treatments, each 3 weeks apart
Full recovery
7 days
Results visible
3 weeks after completing course
Duration of results
Side effects
Bruising, swelling, skin discolouration, tenderness

How do aqualyx® fat dissolving injections work?

Aqualyx® is an injection that works by breaking down fat cells, destroying them permanently. The broken down cells are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system.

It is commonly used to treat pockets of fat under the chin (double chin) and can also be injected to remove arm fat (bingo wings), bra back fat, stomach fat and love handles.

Aqualyx fat dissolving injections are ideal for those who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet but have pockets of fat that remain present irrespective of weight.

The procedure works through injecting Aqualyx directly into the double chin to remove the stubborn fat pockets. The result is a slimmer, more defined chin and jaw area.


  • You will have a consultation with one of our Aqualyx® expert doctors, if you are deemed suitable for treatment and wish to go ahead then treatment can be performed on the same day as consultation or you can book a future appointment for treatment.
  • On the day of treatment, the area to be treated is marked out. The Aqualyx® solution is mixed with lidocaine (an anaesthetic) before injection for your comfort.
  • A number of injections are administered to ensure the area of fat under the chin to be removed is fully covered.
  • After treatment the doctor will manipulate / massage the areas and you will have to continue this massage at home for several days after your treatment
  • You will experience swelling /discolouration of the skin and tenderness, on some occasions you can have some bruising. The area under the chin will feel tender for 7- 10 days and appear swollen for this time- wearing a scarf or high neck top is advisable to disguise the swelling.
  • You will require 2 or 3 treatments, with improvement normally becoming visible after the second treatment.


  • Aqualyx ‘fat dissolving injections – chin is suitable double chin removal treatment for those who do not wish to have more invasive procedures such as chin liposuction.
  • Chin Fat dissolving treatment is popular for both males and females
  • Suitable for those who want to improve jawline and chin definition - commonly combined with jawline filler for this purpose
  • Suitable for those who wish to treat ‘turkey wobble’ – commonly combined with ultherapy neck treatment for this purpose
  • There is swelling and tenderness for 7-10 days after so it is not suitable for clients who are not willing have under-chin swelling for that time

Double chin treatment/double chin removal Aqualyx® fat dissolving injections Reviews

Here’s what our clients have to say…
I had Aqualyx fat dissolving injections to remove double chin with Dr Sheila at the Moorgate clinic, I had three treatments in total and the results are so good! I was swollen and sore after each, but it is totally worth it to have my double chin gone forever! I cannot thank you enough.

Simone, 33
I train and keep a healthy diet, but my jawline has always lacked definition due to the fat under my chin and jaw, Dr Sheila removed the fat using Aqualyx and Rasa did ultherapy treatment to tighten the remaining skin and I am delighted with my new jawline.

Carol, 36

Treatment Price

Aqualyx® First Vial
Aqualyx® Second Vial

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Who can and can’t have Aqualyx treatment?

As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the treated area, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo Aqualyx fat dissolving injections treatment. However, Aqualyx® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or are immunocompromised for any reason including type 1 diabetes.

How long will my results last?

The results of an Aqualyx® fat dissolving injections treatment are permanent as long as you maintain a constant weight measurement i.e. you eat healthily, exercise regularly, and do not gain weight.

Are there any side effects?

Because Aqualyx® double chin removal is a non-surgical treatment ( no incisions or stitches required), there are no general anaesthetic risks and scarring is very unlikely. People treated with Aqualyx® will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction. There is likely to be swelling, bruising and tenderness which lasts 7 days after treatment.

It is advisable when choosing this treatment to allow some time off work for the swelling to decrease as it may be quite pronounced.

The manufacturers report that, to date, no major side effects of Aqualyx® use have been reported to them.

What will I need to do after my Aqualyx® fat dissolving treatment?

Do not apply any cosmetics to the treated area within a 12-hour period. Avoid all direct sources of heat and radiation e.g. sunlight, UV radiation, saunas. You should also abstain from particularly demanding physical exercise for 7 days.
As the released fatty acids are converted into additional energy, it is especially important that you keep a healthy diet, otherwise your body will simply store the fat in an alternative fat depot.

Why not just exercise more, or go on a diet?

The ideal candidate for Aqualyx® treatment already lives a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet, but has one troublesome pocket of fat that simply won’t disappear. The cause for this lies within our genetics – the double chin is a good example of fat that is often present even on very slim individuals.

Kybella UK vs Aqualyx

The rival fat dissolving injection to Aqualyx is called Kybella.
Kybella UK is not yet approved for use in the UK and it is commonly argued that Aqualyx is an equally effective if not better treatment for double chin removal without going under the knife.

At Dr Leah Clinics, you’re in safe hands

Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team

Dr Leah Totton
Medical Director
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Dr Sheila LI
Associate Medical
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Dr Ana Barragan
Senior Cosmetic
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Dr Manav BAWA
Senior Cosmetic
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Dr Sidra Shakir
Senior Cosmetic
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Jenna Bugeja
Lead Aesthetic Practitioner
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Rasa Cernova
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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Kim Vu
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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Katie Barrett
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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Ewa Skowron
Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner
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*Results may vary from person to person

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