Aqualyx® is an injectable fat-dissolving treatment at The Clinic Holland Park, West London.

It is a solution containing deoxycholic acid, which is a bile acid that is produced by our livers naturally in order to aid the digestion of fat.

Aqualyx® Fat-Dissolving Injections, West London

The active substance in Aqualyx® binds to the fat-cell wall, causing the cell wall to become unstable. The cell wall breaks down and the fat stored within it is released. Your body then absorbs and excretes this fat.

The effect of Aqualyx® is permanent, assuming that you do not gain weight after the treatment. Nonetheless, it is important to recognise that Aqualyx® is not a weight loss treatment; healthy eating and exercise are required to ensure the success of this treatment.


The number of Aqualyx® treatments varies according to the amount of fat that needs to be dissolved to achieve the desired aesthetic result. The individual reaction of the fat tissue can also influence how many treatments are needed. On average, you should expect to require between 3-5 treatments, approximately 3-4 weeks apart.

Aqualyx® is regarded as a safe treatment. The manufacturers have reported no major side effects. Complications with Aqualyx® are rare. Swelling, redness and bruising are expected side effects which resolve within 1-2 weeks. You may experience some discomfort during the treatment; however, we do add a local anaesthetic to the solution to make it more comfortable.

As with any injection, there is a risk of bleeding and bruising, as well as the possibility of infection. Good injection technique and keeping the procedure sterile will minimise these risks, as will your following of our aftercare advice.

The Aqualyx® procedure takes 45 minutes, including a pre-treatment consultation.

Any swelling, redness or bruising generally settles within 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

There is some discomfort during the Aqualyx® injections, but this is short lived and most clients tolerate it very well. We add a local anaesthetic to the solution to make the treatment more comfortable.


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