Aqualyx® is based on a formulation containing deoxycholic acid. This is a secondary bile acid which the body naturally produces to liquefy the fat in the gut.

Aqualyx® injections liquefy the fat cells, destroying them permanently and releasing lipids with are then expelled by the body through the lymphatic system.

Areas that might be treated include:

Tummy, stomach or abdomen

Hips or "saddle bags"

Thighs - including inner area

Upper arms 

Double chin

Fat cheeks

Key facts

Consultation and treatment time: 60 minutes

Number of treatments: 3-5 body, 1-3 face and neck

How often: 6 weeks intervals

Downtime: 7-10 days

Post treatment: swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness, sometimes numbness to the treated area for a few weeks and itchiness

Treatment is surprisingly comfortable as local anaesthetic is added to Aqualyx before the injection and it's injected through an extremely fine and flexible cannula