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Fat Dissolving

Fat Dissolving

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What is Fat Dissolving?

Aqualyx, Deso or Lipo Lax are safe, effective fat dissolving injection treatments that reduce fat cells in the treated area. It produces long lasting results, which means you can treat stubborn areas.Fat Dissolving can be used to treat small, exercise resistant, pockets of fat around the chin, chest, abdomen, thighs, hips, knees and ankles. It is very effective for body contouring, but is not a treatment for weight loss.


The Fat Dissolving solution is made up from a number of different plant based compounds that have been refined in a lab environment. It works by dissolving the membranes of fat cells in the treated area. The fat cells then become unstable and break open. The fatty acids contained within the cell are then eliminated by macrophages (part of the body’s immune system) and the liver.


Is Fat Dissolving suitable for me?

If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight, but have isolated stubborn areas of fat then this treatment may be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, moobs, saddle bags, inner thighs, cankles and abdomen - including defining a six pack. If you have lost significant weight and have loose skin then fat dissolving will not be suitable for you.


A consultation with one of our practitioners will determine the correct treatment plan for you.

Other conditions preventing treatment are :

  • Diabetes.

  • Liver or kidney disease.

  • Have active skin problem in the area to be treated.

  • Are taking blood thinning medicine e.g warfarin.

  • Pregnant or Breast Feeding.

  • Untreated Water Retention conditions.


How soon do you see results?

The number of fat dissolving treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit and how well your body responds to the solution. Typically 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as the jowls and under the chin, and 2-8 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs. Treatments are spaced at 6 weekly intervals. Your results should show 6 weeks after your final treatment.

Not everyone sees dramatic results with these treatment and your results will be affected if you do follow the advised aftercare. 

Are results permanent?

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells - the process is very slow. So once fat cells are removed from a localised area your results are as good as permanent. However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put on weight in other areas of your body where fat cells remain.


What is involved in treatment recovery?

Immediately after treatment you may appear red and swollen with some bruising on the treated area. Fat Dissolving works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling for 3-5 days. Therefore, if you intend to have a facial treatment, e.g. double chin where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organise time away from work or social engagements.

You will be able to reduce the swelling by using a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth for a maximum of 20 minutes each day.  You cannot use anti-inflammatory tablets for 48 hours after treatment as this will work against the treatment. The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to 8 weeks post treatment and some post treatment inflammatory nodules may be felt under the skin for several weeks.

During recovery we recommend that you avoid:

  • Swimming pools, Sunbeds, spas and saunas for 3 days.

  • Physical exercise for 3 days.

  • Any other aesthetic treatments for 2 weeks.

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