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Aqualyx is a fat dissolving injection which can be used on most areas of the body, with the most popular being the chin, upper arms, waist, hips, inner thighs and buttocks. It is a non-surgical way of body shaping using a gel based solution which is injected into areas of unwanted, difficult to shift pockets of fat. Fat dissolving injections are not intended for weight loss, but rather for those with localised fat tissue which is not responding to a healthy diet or increased physical exercise to improve the contour of the body by removing stubborn areas of fat.


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AQUALYX is injected directly into the fat tissue. The molecule is encased in a sugar coating which helps to release the substance slowly and minimise side effects.

The procedure is generally not uncomfortable and most patients report discomfort levels of 1-3 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being severe). The solution is mixed with a local anaesthetic to keep any discomfort to an absolute minimum while we are dissolving away the stubborn areas of fat. After dissolution of the targeted fat cells, the body expels the fatty acids naturally through the urine.

Following treatment, you will experience swelling and redness in the area where the fat has been dissolved for a few weeks. This starts to settle after a few days and is normally gone in 3-4 weeks. You may have some discomfort, but this is not usually severe. A little bruising is expected. You should not exercise for 5 days and some patients find mild compression clothing helps for non-facial treatment areas. A low-fat diet can help to increase the effectiveness of AQUALYX.

While results can’t be compared to surgical liposuction, where large amounts of fat are permanently removed from the body, the results of AQUALYX are still permanent. The treatment takes time to reach its full effect but patients that have undergone follow-up examinations seven years after therapy still show reduction in fat tissue in the treated areas. As with all medical therapies there is no guarantee of fully successful treatment. Some patients get good results from a single treatment, but many required 2-3 treatments for facial areas. Up to 8 sessions are required for body areas. The recommended interval between repeat treatment is 4-6 weeks.


Are fat dissolving injections safe?

Aqualyx is a safe and effective fat dissolving procedure. No major untreatable side effects have occurred in over 2 million treatments worldwide so far and not one single incidence of overdose or toxic effects has been recorded.

Is everyone suitable for fat dissolving injections?

Fat dissolving injections are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for those who have lipodystrophy or any pathological conditions. If you are unsure if this treatment is recommended for you, please get in touch.

How quickly will I see results following fat dissolving injections?

Results can be seen after four to five weeks. There is often swelling following treatment so once that has settled down you will start to see some results.


Having the right dermatologist is important especially when you have a chronic skin condition that will require ongoing treatment. We want you to feel confident that we’re providing you with the best possible care. We also want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your dermatologist.

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic specialises in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment and support in London.

The clinic is conveniently located in Central London, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.


Finding Us

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
35 Devonshire Place

The clinic can be accessed by public transport, on foot or by car. There is paid on street parking around the Harley Street district. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street, and Marylebone train station is a 15 minute walk away.

Opening Hours

While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday : 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed


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