Fat Dissolving

Procedure time

20-30 minutes (dependent on number of areas being treated)


Lidocaine is injected with the Aqualyx and numbing cream is applied before treatment

Common treatment areas

Love handles, Stomach, Underarms, Double Chin

Additional areas

Back, Knees, Thighs, Male Chest, Elbows, Ankles, Buttock

Pain and discomfort

Minimal as aneasthetic is injected with the Aqualyx and numbing cream applied before hand

Risks (rare)

Allergies, nerve damage (if not administered by a qualified health professional)

Time off work


Follow up appointments

4-6 weeks after treatment

Sports & exercise

Encouraged post treatment to increase reduction of fat cells.


Take approx 14 days to see initial results and these can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle, further treatments can be undertaken after 4 weeks.

What is Fat Dissolving?

At Achieve Aesthetics we work with Aqualyx fat dissolving injections. Aqualyx is a non-surgical treatment for reducing small, localized pockets of fat. It involves the injection of a solution containing deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally produced by the body to help break down and absorb dietary fat.

The solution is injected into the targeted area using a very fine needle, and works by causing the fat cells to break down and be removed from the body through the lymphatic system. The treatment is typically used to reduce fat in areas such as the chin, abdomen, thighs, and hips.

Aqualyx is considered a safe and effective alternative to liposuction for those who are not good candidates for surgery, or who prefer a non-invasive approach. However, like any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential side effects, so it’s important to discuss the treatment thoroughly with one of our qualified practitioners before proceeding with treatment.


What is Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is a fat-dissolving injectable treatment that can help reduce small areas of stubborn fat.

How does Aqualyx work?

Aqualyx contains a solution of deoxycholic acid, which works to dissolve fat cells. The solution is injected into the area of fat to be treated, causing the fat cells to break down and be eliminated from the body.

Which areas can be treated with Aqualyx?

Aqualyx can be used to treat small areas of fat, such as under the chin, on the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, and upper arms.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments needed varies depending on the individual and the area being treated. Typically, 2-4 treatments are needed, with each treatment spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Is Aqualyx safe?

Aqualyx is considered safe when administered by a trained and qualified medical professional. As with any medical treatment, there are risks and potential side effects, which should be discussed with your doctor prior to treatment.

What are the side effects of Aqualyx?

Common side effects include swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. Other potential side effects include itching, redness, and numbness.

Is there any downtime after Aqualyx treatment?

There is typically no downtime after Aqualyx treatment, and most people are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

How long do the results of Aqualyx last?

The results of Aqualyx are considered permanent, as the treated fat cells are eliminated from the body. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the development of new fat cells in the treated area.

Who should not have Aqualyx treatment?

Aqualyx is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with certain medical conditions, and those who are allergic to any of the ingredients in the solution. It is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor prior to treatment.