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

Aqualyx treatment is a fat dissolving injection which works by liquidating fat cells, and destroying them permanently. The broken down cells are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system. This treatment is performed by one of our Aqualyx® expert doctors.

Aqualyx fat dissolving infections are an excellent treatment for those looking to treat areas on the body with stubborn, localised fat. Please note that Aqualyx® fat dissolving injection is a body contouring treatment, not a weight loss solution. Aqualyx® treatments are only applicable for small, localised areas, and patients should be already be within 1 stone of their ideal weight. For larger areas such as rolls on the stomach we recommend fat freezing and for overall reduction of an entire area we recommend inch loss 


Dissolving injection


Dissolving injection
Dissolving injection


Dissolving injection
Dissolving injection


Dissolving injection
Dissolving injection


Dissolving injection


  • 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 perfomed on the same day as consultation or book a future appointment.
  • 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 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 most occasions you will have some bruising. The area will feel tender for 7- 10 days and appear swollen for this time.
  • You will require 2 or 3 treatments, with improvement normally becoming visible after the second treatment.


We can treat a number of different areas with Aqualyx®. Here is a full list of body fat dissolving injection treatment areas:

  • Double chin (pocket of fat under chin)
  • Back fat - Bra back fat
  • Arm fat (bingo wing area) – an alternative to arm liposuction
  • Fat dissolving injections for stomach fat and six pack definition/six packs abs
  • Love handles
  • Flanks and waist
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Area under the buttocks
  • Bingo wings
  • Fat knees /fat above knees

Aqualyx® Body Fat Dissolving Injection 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
After years of hating my arms I finally did something about it, I had Aqualyx and then profhilo on my arms and the results are amazing, I finally feel confident to show my arms.

Jan, 48

Treatment Price

Aqualyx fat dissolving injection

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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® 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.
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. Other particularly stubborn pockets of fat that can be harder to resolve with exercise alone include love handles, stomach fat, bingo wings (fat under the arms), knee fat pads (fat knees), and back fat (bra fat).
All of these areas can be treated with Aqualyx.

Kybella UK vs Aqualyx

The rival fat dissolving injection to Aqualyx is called Kybella.
Kybella UK has just been approved for use in the UK and is considerably more expensive than aqualyx (over double the price, with results comparable).

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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