Aqualyx London

AQUALYX is a non-invasive treatment for removing unwanted and stubborn fatty deposits from the body that often don’t respond well to diet or exercise, including:

  • love handles
  • chin
  • hips
  • buttocks
  • knees
  • stomach
  • thighs


AQUALYX injections break down and destroy fat cells in the targeted area, which your body then naturally expels. It has been extensively used in the UK and EU for more than ten years, becoming increasingly popular during that period. As the sole approved product of its kind for fat reduction in the UK and EU, and bearing a registered medical CE mark, AQUALYX is considered safe and reliable, making it a popular choice for shaping and contouring the body.


Here at Finchley Cosmetic Salon, all AQUALYX procedures are carried out by a fully qualified medical doctor and you’ll receive a free 1-1 consultation prior to treatment to thoroughly go over your objectives and to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.


Find out more below:

AQUALYX works by dissolving the targeted fat cells and damaging their outer layer. It is administered directly into the fat layer via injection, leading to their breakdown which the liver then expels naturally via urine.

AQUALYX stands out from other surgical or more invasive fat removal procedures in several ways:

– It is virtually pain-free and is often more effective

– It does not require invasive surgery

– It can eliminate persistent fat in as few as 3 to 6 treatments

– It is secure and approved by EU wide medical CE marks

– You can resume your daily activities immediately

AQUALYX is highly effective at treating the following areas:


  • Upper arms, focusing on the triceps area
  • The folds on the back (below the ribcage)
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs, including the inner and outer areas
  • Buttocks
  • Knee area
  • Double chin / jawline

Typically, 3 to 6 sessions are required for optimal outcomes, depending on the individual.

The best outcomes from AQUALYX treatment typically occur in people who are not excessively overweight and who have only localised fat deposits. The ideal age group usually falls between 18 and 60. Please note that we do not treat under 18’s.


While AQUALYX is considered safe for the vast majority, there are certain groups of people who are not suitable and who will likely be unable to be treated. These include:

– Individuals who are breastfeeding

– Pregnant women

– People who cannot produce fat (lipodystrophy)

– Those with certain skin conditions or infections

– Individuals with conditions that could impact fat metabolism in the body


During your free 1-1 consultation with our doctor, we will discuss these factors with you in more detail and determine if you are a suitable candidate for AQUALYX treatment.

Although there are no major complications associated with AQUALYX, as with any type of injectable treatment, AQUALYX may come with potential side-effects, though these will normally subside after a few days. These can include:

– Bruising in the treatment area

– Redness and irritation of the skin

– Swelling

– In some cases, scarring has been reported but is rare.

– In very rare instances, its possible that some clients may develop an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients in AQUALYX, however, our fully qualified medical practitioner will thoroughly assess your medical history with you during your consultation before deciding if you are suitable for treatment, helping to mitigate any such complications.

Since AQUALYX effectively destroys the targeted fat cells, results are permanent. It’s important to note however that this treatment does not protect you from future weight gain.

This is why it’s crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. It’s also important to remember that each person is unique and results may vary from one individual to another.


Also note that AQUALYX is for the targeting of localised fat deposits in smaller parts of the body, it’s not meant for treating large regions of the body. Nonetheless, it’s considered an appropriate solution for eliminating persistent fat deposits in the areas highlighted above.

Although AQUALYX gets to work immediately, you’ll typically start to notice the effects after 3-4 weeks depending on the individual. As AQUALYX is a cumulative treatment, the benefits become more pronounced with each additional session. A course of treatment typically consists of 3-6 sessions.

Following AQUALYX treatment, you may experience some slight redness, swelling, itchiness or tenderness, which is entirely normal. There may also be some discomfort as the local anaesthetic begins to wear off but this is typically short-lived and subsides within a few days. You may take paracetamol if you wish.


We also recommend the following steps:

– Avoid touching the injection site for at least 6 hours after treatment. After that, you can lightly cleanse the area with soap and water.

– 24 hours after the procedure, you may apply a light layer of makeup if you wish to the neck or jaw area if you wish.

– Keep the treatment area away from direct heat, such as sunbathing or tanning beds or extreme cold temperatures until any swelling goes down.

– Note that if you are on aspirin or any similar blood-thinning medication, please follow our doctor’s post treatment advice on this.

– We also recommend avoiding vigorous exercise for the first week after treatment as and maintaining a healthy diet to aid the treatment’s efficacy.