Aqualyx and 3D LIPO Ultrasound Cavitation

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Do you have stubborn areas of fat that will just not budge? Do they refuse to disappear, despite your best efforts at maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine? We all have those areas of our bodies that we wish we could change or alter slightly, and the Aqualyx fat removal injection followed by state-of-the-art 3D LIPO Ultrasound Cavitation could be the perfect solution that you are looking for.

The combination therapy can help banish those stubborn areas of fat for good, using unique techniques combined together for maximum results. The human body naturally stores excess energy as subcutaneous fat and the distribution of these fatty deposits under the skin are determined by our genetics. Aqualyx fat dissolving injections are very effective in dissolving and sculpting stubborn areas of fat – which means that we can reduce the appearance in any problematic areas you might have.

How Do Aqualyx Injections Work?

Aqualyx can dissolve fat cells when injected into the regional deposits of adipose tissue under the skin, it can help remove and reduce the appearance of fatty areas of the body. The product was developed and patented by a renowned Aesthetic Surgeon – Professor Pasquale Motolese.

Aqualyx  is administered through a unique injection technique known as ‘Aqualysis’, that follows a precise protocol. The treatment should only be performed by a competent doctor who has undertaken specialised training in using long, flexible Aqualysis cannulas. Aqualyx is very versatile and can be injected into almost anywhere with localised fat deposits.

The main component of Aqualyx is Deoxycholic 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 deposits can be noticed when the released fatty contents are removed naturally through the lymphatic system.

Do I Need More Than One Session?

Depending on the chosen area, and how well your body responds, will dictate how many sessions you need. During one session, up to 4 vials of Aqualyx solutions are typically used to treat one area. The treatment will be repeated typically between 2-5 times depending on the thickness of the fatty layer.

We recommend that 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.

Where Can You Have an Aqualyx Injection?

The injection can be given anywhere, but popular areas are stomachs, love handles, hips, knees, and chins. It can also be used to treat buffalo humps and pseudo-gynaecomastia (chest fat) in men.

Most people have areas of their body that they wish were slimmer, or more stream-lined, and Aqualyx injections are a fantastic way to contour the body and get the shape you desire.

Why not book an appointment today to discuss how this treatment can help you to get rid of the stubborn fat?

Our Ultrasound Cavitation Equipment

Here at Harley Street MD, we use an upgraded 4 cyclone cavitation transducer hand-piece that will ensure a large area is treated with maximum intensity. During the cavitation phase, ultrasound waves mechanically disrupt the cell membrane of the fat cells, forcing them to break down and release their fatty contents. It’s a great way to ensure you see big results, and it’s the reason our clients love this treatment course so much.

3D technology is certainly one of the most advanced and complete devices of its kind globally. It was recently awarded a rating of 9/10 in OK! Magazine, and it came first against other treatments on the market. We provide ultrasonic cavitation at no extra charge to complement your Aqualyx treatment if there are no contraindications to the treatment.

If you have any questions about Aqualyx injections

At Harley Street MD, we go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the most effective, bespoke treatment package. If you have any questions about the treatment, or what to expect from it – we’d love to chat to you. Contact us to book an appointment today.

About Your Treatment

Your treatment

  • PROCEDURE TIME 45-60 minutes

  • BACK TO WORK Same day


  • FULL RECOVERY 1-2 weeks


  • RESULTS 4-8 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)
Do not consume large meals immediately before your procedure, or directly afterwards
This treatment is not suitable for use in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected for the injection
Topical numbing cream will be offered to ensure comfort.
In addition, local anaesthetics will be mixed with the Aqualyx
Injections are done through very fine needles
The procedure takes around 30 minutes on average
Results appear within 3-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks.

3D Ultrasound Cavitation:

If there are no contraindications and the treatment area is below the heart, 3D Ultrasound Cavitation will be offered to potentiate the effect of Aqualyx treatment
Ultrasound gel will be applied to the treatment area
Using the cavitation transducers, the doctor will then massage the treatment area in to enable the ultrasound waves to reach the fatty layer. The treatment is not painful, and often feels very therapeutic.
The procedure takes around 10-15 minutes on average
Aqualyx should not be administered during pregnancy or breast feeding
It is not advisable in the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites 
Avoid concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peel or micro-needling.
The side effects are very rare, although mild bruising might occur locally. This usually fades very quickly.
Swelling may occur & usually subside in a period between seven to ten days.
Redness, tenderness, itchiness & firmness around the injection areas are common but usually disappear within 7-10 days
3D Ultrasound Cavitation is not painful, you may hear loud noises during the treatment because sound wave travels faster in solid matter than air.
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 treatment
You may resume exercise as soon as you are feeling comfortable
Do drink plenty of water
Massaging the treated area helps
3-5 sessions might be required depending on the area and the individuals’ response to treatment.

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