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Fat Dissolving (Aqualyx)


Fat dissolve treatments are intended for the use on small pockets of fat and not to be used as a solution for large surface area body contouring.

The term lipolysis describes the hydrolysis, or degradation, of lipids into their constituent fatty acid and glycerol building blocks. Fat dissolve lipolysis results in the reduction of fat cell volume while still maintaining cell viability.

Fat dissolve treatments are not without their side effects. These may include:

  • Injection site erythema
  • Tenderness
  • Numbness
  • Oedema/Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Burning or stinging sensation

These effects will be temporary and will disappear in a matter of minutes to days.




There are few side-effects in Mesotherapy. In most cases, they are minor and reversible:

Potential General Effects

  • Tendernessurning or Itching
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Potential Side Effects

  • Flushing
  • Vagal Response (drop in heart rate/blood pressure)
  • Allergy
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Potential Local Effects

  • Hematoma
  • Necrosis
  • Abscess
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Infections
  • Mycobacterium














  • Any open skin wounds including broken skin, scabs, wounds, bleeding skin and blisters should be
  • Rashes, psoriasis, eczema, pustular or nodular rosacea and fungal infections should all be
  • Contagious skin conditions should be
  • Raised moles, warts or moles that have changed shape or colour and unidentified skin growths should be
  • Bruised skin can be painful to treat and should be
  • Skin cancer must be
  • Keloid scars are strict
  • Anti-coagulant medications as these prevent the blood from
  • Any medications that cause photosensitivity as this can lead to Post Inflammatory Pigmentation (PIP)
  • Areas where topical medication is being applied as the product can be forced trans-dermally and may cause unwanted side effects.
  • Cosmetic treatments such as micro-dermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels or cosmetic surgery until all signs of inflammation has
  • Pregnancy is a contraindication. It is advisable to leave fat dissolve treatments until 6 months from the birth or 6 months post breast feeding to allow the clients hormones to
  • Haemophiliacs are strict
  • Recent use of Ibuprofen, Nurofen or
  • Liver or kidney


Prohibited Medications

  • Bupivacaine liposome
  • Dofetilide
  • Eliglustat
  • Flibanserin
  • Lomitapide
  • Axitinib
  • Bosutinib
  • Cobimetinib
  • Eliglustat
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl intranasal
  • Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system
  • Fentanyl transdermal
  • Fentanyl transmucosal
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Ivabradine
  •  Ivacaftor
  • Mefloquine
  • Naloxegol
  • Olaparib
  • Pefloxacin
  • Phenytoin
  • Pimozide
  • Pomalidomide

Typically, two treatments are required for each area being treated: patients report good tolerance of the treatment. The treatment will be repeated between two and eight times depending on the number of small pockets of fat tissue to be reduced. The treatment is repeated every three to four weeks. After each treatment patients can expect some swelling, redness and skin irritation and tenderness in the area treated. Which will subside after four to six days.



What will Aqualyx treatment feel like?

The treatment area will be cleaned and topical anaesthetic may be applied for comfort. The solution will be injected using a fine needle. The area will feel warm and you may experience a slight burning or stinging sensation. We add lidocaine to Aqualyx for local anaesthetic so is a comfortable procedure to have.


How long will my results last?

By following a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy living the fat should not return in that area.


What is Aqualyx® used for?

It used for Aqualysis or Aquaplasty treatment to reduce localised. stubborn fat deposits in areas such as the chin, stomach, outer and inner thighs, hips, knees etc


How quickly will I see results?

A reduction in fat deposits can usually be seen after just one treatment, however between three and eight sessions are required to see the optimal effect. The speed at which results are seen will vary depending on the stability of the cell membranes: younger patients are more likely to results after a longer period. Results may vary from physician to physician and case by age.


Who is the treatment suitable for?

It is suitable for patients who do not want the more invasive liposuction or laser lipo treatments, who do not have large amounts of fat to remove and who are over 18 years and under 60 years of age. The treatment is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women or those with a pathological condition.


Is the treatment suitable for overweight patients as a weight loss method?

No. Aqualyx® and Aqualysis are aimed at reducing stubborn pockets of fat.


What are the side effects?

Minimal side effects have been reported globally since its introduction. but patients can expect a little skin irritation. Swelling, bruising and edema, which will ease after a few days.


Areas with localised deposit of fat:

  • Double chin
  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Saddle bags
  • Chest
  • Hip
  • Inner thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Pseudo-gynocomastia in men



  • There may be itching, stinging, redness, or warmth in the treatment area post This will last between a few hours to a couple of days.
  • Swelling and bruising are normal and can reside for several days post
  • The skin may feel tender to touch.
  • It is important to drink plenty of water to help the body remove the excess We recommend 1-2 litres per day.
  • Avoid sun exposure or sunbeds for a week post treatment to reduce the chance of hyper-pigmentation.
  • A healthy diet and light exercise should be maintained throughout the course of
  • In rare cases nodules, necrosis, abscesses, hematomas, or infection may If you experience anything that concerns you, please seek medical attention immediately.


During recovery we recommend to clients that they should avoid:

  • Swimming pools
  • Spas and saunas for 3 days
  • Physical exercise for 10 day
  •  Any other aesthetic treatments for 2 weeks


Side- effects and risks to be aware of:

People treated will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction.

Side effects include some redness, swelling. pain and tenderness in the treated area. Common temporary side effects during recovery are red. swollen and itchy, burning skin. Some people may experience some light bruising. but this and any other side effects will usually resolve within a few days.


  • You may need to take over the counter painkillers to control any pain related side effects
  • Potential Side Effects
  • Flushing
  • Vagal Response (drop in heart rate/blood pressure)
  • Allergy
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea


Potential Local Effects

  • Hematoma
  • Necrosis
  • Abscess
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Infections
  • Mycobacterium


AVANA Cosmetic & Beauty Clinic is a professional, non surgical beauty clinic located in West London.


The collection is available only from our main address: No 10 Bond Street, Ealing Broadway, London,  W5 5AA

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