Aqualyx Treatment - Injection Lipolysis

Local Fat Dissolving Injections

Aqualyx® is a CE marked medicine that dissolves fat cells when injected into the regional deposits of adipose tissue under the skin. It was developed and patented by a renowned Aesthetic Surgeon -Professor Pasquale Motolese. Aqualyx® was first presented at the Aesthetic Medical International Congress in Milan and subsequently entered the international market with great success.

The human body naturally stores excess energy as subcutaneous fat. Distribution of subcutaneous fatty deposits a determined genetically. Some of these areas are particularly stubborn and difficult to dissipate despite diet and exercise. Aqualyx® injections are very effective in sculpting these particular areas without the downtime and discomfort of invasive liposuction.

The main component of Aqualyx® is desoxycholic acid (DC), a secondary bile acid naturally present in the body. When injected into the subcutaneous layer, it destabilises the fat cell membrane and causes permanent dissolution of fat cells. A reduction in fat deposit can be noticed when the released fatty contents are removed naturally through the lymphatic system.

Non Surgical Fat Removal

Aqualyx ® is administered through a unique injection technique known as ‘AqualysisTM’, following a precise protocol. The treatment should only be performed by a competent doctor who has undertaken specialised training in using long, flexible AqualysisTM cannulas. Aqualyx is very versatile and can be injected into almost anywhere with localised fat deposits. Popular areas are stomachs, love handles, hips, knees and chin. It can also be used to treat pseudo-gynaecomastia (chest fat) in men.

Comfort of the administration is increased by adding anaesthetic agent to the Aqualyx® solution as well as application of topical numbing cream on the target areas prior to injection. 4-5 vials of Aqualyx solutions are typically used to treat per area each time. The treatment will be repeated between 2-8 times depending on the thickness of the fatty layer. The injections are repeated every 3-4 weeks until the desired outcome has been achieved. After each treatment, patients can expect some swelling, redness, itchiness and tenderness in the area treated. These symptoms are common and will subside after a few days.

Approved with CE mark to verify its safety, it is not hard to understand why Aqualyx® has entered the UK market with such popularity. Dr Chia Tan is a certified Aqualyx® intralipotherapy injector; why not book an appointment at Harley Street MD today for a free consultation with him today?

Your treatment

  • PROCEDURE TIME 45-60 minutes

  • BACK TO WORK Same day


  • FULL RECOVERY 1-2 weeks


  • RESULTS 3-4 weeks

Treatment price

Aqualyx - Single session
Aqualyx - 3 sessions
Aqualyx - 5 sessions

More information

Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine for at least two days (e.g. ibuprofen)
Avoid vitamin E and Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid all alcoholic beverages for one day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please first consult with your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected for the injection
Topical numbing cream will be offered to ensure comfort, it takes about 10 minutes to work
Injections are done through very fine needles
The procedure takes around 30 minutes on average
Results appear withing three to four weeks
Aqualyx should not be administered during pregnancy or breast feeding
Not advisable in the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Avoid concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, botulinum toxins injections
Current anti-coagulation, such as warfarin, LMWH injections.

The side effects are very rare, although mild bruising might occur locally. This usually fades very quickly.
Swelling may occur & usually subsides in a period between seven to ten days.
Redness, tenderness, itchiness & firmness around the injection areas are common but disappear within 7-10 days
You can carry on with your day as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid using skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid)
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days after the Aqualyx treatment
You may resume exercise as soon as you are feeling comfortable
Book a complementary check up in 3-4 weeks time to review your progress
3-5 sessions might be required depending on the area and the individuals’ response to treatment.
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