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Minimize & remove stubborn fat

Fat-dissolving injections are administered to dissolve stubborn fat in problem areas of the body. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to eat a healthy, balanced diet or what exercise you do, you can struggle to shift stubborn fatty deposits in certain areas of the body. Whether it’s a little belly pouch, a double chin or back fat, several parts of your body can keep hold of stubborn fat. 

Although liposuction or liposculpture may be an effective way to contour your body, it is also expensive and has serious associated risks and complications. So, if going under the knife is something you feel apprehensive about, non-surgical weight loss treatments may offer you a low-risk alternative solution to get rid of those annoying pockets of fat that just won’t budge.

One such weight loss treatment is injection lipolysis, also known as fat-dissolving injections. At Aesthetic Ace clinic we can expertly administer Aqualyx® weight loss injections to help you achieve the appearance you’ve been striving for. This non-surgical fat reduction treatment is quick and can provide noticeable results within approximately eight weeks. 


What Are Fat-Dissolving Injections?

Fat-dissolving injections are administered to dissolve stubborn fat in problem areas of the body. They are designed to target localised fat deposits and aren’t a substitute for losing weight. Instead, this treatment is intended to complement a healthy lifestyle, so for long-term results, you will need to maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise alongside this fat-reduction treatment.

How Do Fat Dissolving Injections Work?

The main component of Aqualyx is deoxycholic acid (DC). This is a secondary bile acid found naturally in the body. When deoxycholic acid is injected into the subcutaneous layer of fat, it disrupts the fat cells and causes them to dissolve permanently. They are then released and drained away by your lymphatic system, which is why we always recommend drinking plenty of water after your treatment and avoiding alcohol. 

Your comfort is always our priority, and we will stop at any time during your treatment. An anaesthetic agent is added to the Aqualyx solution to help relieve any discomfort, and we will also use topical numbing cream on your skin before injection.

Aqualyx can be used to treat the following areas:

• Face

• Jowls 

• Double chin

• Buffalo hump (behind the neck). 

• Upper Body

• Upper arms

• Armpits

• Chest fat

• Back fat.

• Lower Body

• Tummy bulges 

• Hips (love handles)

• Buttocks

• Inner and outer thighs

• Knees.

Procedure Time
30 minutes

Risks & Complications
Swelling, Redness, Bruising

Duration Of Actions

Onset Of Results

3 weeks after completing course

Course or one-off treatment
Course of 2-3 treatments each 3 weeks apart

Local Anesthetic


Am I a Suitable Candidate for Fat-Dissolving Injections? Fat dissolving Injection may be a good fit for you if you’re struggling to achieve your desired weight despite having made healthy lifestyle changes and still struggling to get rid of localised pockets of fat. It’s essential you don’t see fat-dissolving injections as a quick and easy way to lose weight. But if you’re close to your ideal body weight but need an extra push to achieve the look you want, Aqualyx fat reduction injections are an excellent option.  If you’re over the higher end of your ideal body mass index (BMI), a non-surgical medical weight loss treatment such as Saxenda medical weight loss injections, Orlistat tablets or appetite suppressants may be a better option. These can also provide more impactful results and accentuate the outcome of fat-dissolving injections. ​

How Soon Do Results Show after Fat-Dissolving Injections? Fat-dissolving injections are repeated every three to four weeks until your desired look is achieved. During your consultation, you will be advised of how many sessions you will likely require to obtain your desired body shape. Results are not immediate, because your lymphatic system has to drain away the dissolved fat deposits naturally, you can typically expect to see results around eight weeks after your first treatment. Normally at least two treatments are needed to see visible results. But this will also depend on other factors, such as the lifestyle changes you make to complement the procedure

Are Fat-Dissolving Injections Safe? Aqualyx fat-dissolving injections have very low associated risks and complications. Approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA),  minimal side effects have been reported globally since the introduction of Aqualyx. Minor side effects that may occur following Aqualyx are temporary skin irritation, mild bruising and swelling around the injection site. These will ease within a few days.

How Much Fat Can Fat-Dissolving Injections Remove? We always ensure you have a clear idea of what to expect from your treatment at Aesthetic Ace Clinic. The amount of fat dissolved by one Aqualyx fat reduction treatment will vary depending on different factors. Four of the main factors that will affect how much fat is removed are: 1. The area of the face or body treated  2. How many sessions you have 3. Drinking enough water to help with lymphatic drainage  4. Your individual physiology and general health

Do Fat-Dissolving Injections Work to Remove Fat Permanently? Once the fat is dissolved following Aqualyx fat reduction treatment and dispelled by your lymphatic system via your urine, it is permanently removed. However, fat reduction injections will not prevent you from putting weight on. The fat can return if you eat foods high in fat and sugar or do not regularly exercise.

Does Fat Dissolving Hurt? Although everyone’s pain threshold is different, you may experience some discomfort or a mild burning sensation. Most people do not report that it is too uncomfortable.

What Does The Fat Dissolving Procedure Involve? The practitioner will carry out a consultation before the procedure. Each session involves several injections depending on the individual. AQUALYX is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat tissue of a selected area.

Who Cannot Have Aqualyx Fat Dissolving? Those under the age of 18 Active infection near the site of the injection Known allergy to Aqualyx Pregnant or breastfeeding cannot have Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Those with abnormal bleeding (e.g. haemophilia, thrombocytopenia)

Will I Bruise After Fat Dissolving? It is not uncommon to bruise in area's that are large like the stomach, however under the chin it is very rare.

Will The Fat Dissolving Area Be Swollen? Swelling is common after the treatment. The practitioner will provide you with after care to limit/reduce the recovery time and swelling.


Can I Get Fat Dissolving Under 18? Although it is not illegal to get Fat Dissolving between the age of 16-18 with a perental guardians consent. We do not offer any service to anyone under the age of 18. If you are lucky enough to look under 18, we may request you to provide ID at your appointment.

Can I Go To Work After Fat Dissolving? Yes, Fat Dissolving will not stop your ability from

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