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02037 332199

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VIVA Skin Clinics

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Harley Street

10 Harley Street
London W1G 9PF

02037 332199

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Chelsea

402 Kings Road
London, SW10 0LJ

02037 332199

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Kent

40 High Street
Chislehurst BR7 5AQ

02082 952088

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VIVA Skin Clinics
Fat Dissolving Injections

Fat Dissolving Injections

Melt away your excess fat

Melt away your excess fat

AQUALYX Fat dissolving injections are incredible plant based compounds that work to break down the membranes of the fat cells beneath the skin that are typically resistant to exercise. Once the membranes are disturbed, the fat cells become unstable, begin to break down and are flushed out through the body via the lymphatic system. This treatment can be permanent as part of a healthy lifestyle. Commonly used to treat submental fat (double chin) or fat around the jawline and jowls, fat dissolving injections can give dramatic results to help re-contour the face.

AQUALYX Fat dissolving injections can also be used as a body contouring treatment for stubborn areas of fat around the knees, abdomen and flanks as well as thighs, buttocks, bra fat and arms.

At a glance

Treatment time:
40 minutes

Duration:
Can be permanent

Return to work in:
Next day

Anaesthetic:
Topical anaesthetic

Common questions

  • Some mild discomfort may occur during treatment application due to the nature of this being an injectable treatment. Although discomfort is generally minimal, we can use a numbing cream to help with pain management should this be required.

  • Fat dissolving injections work by causing an inflammatory reaction, and therefore you may experience some swelling for up to 5 days post treatment. This is usually mild, and can be controlled using cool pads. Due to how the treatment works, you should not manage any side effects with anti inflammatory medicines as this will be counter intuitive to the treatment. You may notice some temporary reddening of the skin, or itching, but this is normal and will gradually reduce over a few days

  • You can expect it to take approx 2-3 weeks before you start to see a reduction in fatty deposits around the chin and jawline, giving a slimmer and less wobbly appearance to the face, helping to eliminate double chins and jowls. For larger areas, you will begin to notice the effects after 2-3 weeks, but should allow up to 8 weeks for the final result to be apparent. Typically 1-3 treatments will be required to achieve your desired result, but this will be discussed in your pre-treatment consultation along with your expectations. This treatment has a high patient satisfaction rate. We will only treat patients who are within 1 stone of their ideal body weight and around 3cm of pinchable fat, as this treatment is not intended as a weight loss solution.

  • This treatment should only be administered by a medical professional. Fat dissolving injections carry the CE mark, and have a strong safety record.

Client reviews

Everything about my experience was wonderful. I suffer from anxiety, so I was extremely anxious beforehand, but Dr Critchley immediately put me at ease with his calming, friendly, and fun demeanour. I noticed a few reviewers saying that they had to wait a while to be seen, but this wasn't the case with me. I had a 3-5 minute wait at most. The procedure itself is very brief and I have absolutely no bruising. Before having treatment it's important to have a realistic expectation of what can be achieved. Dr Critchley was honest with me and said that my under eye circles really weren't that bad, but that we all have some sort of creasing under our eyes, meaning that no amount of filler can completely obliterate ALL traces of under eye circles. However, the fillers have done wonders for my self-esteem, as the improvement to the appearance of my eyes is substantial. Now I can happily go outside without 5 layers of concealer! I definitely wouldn't go anywhere else for my fillers. Thank you Dr Critchley!
Antonia Georgiou
Antonia Georgiou
Within 5 minutes of meeting Dr. Rupert, I knew he had the answers to what I’ve been searching for! This was my first time ever getting any cosmetic work done, so I was a little nervous, but Dr. Rupert was very reassuring. He was informative in every step throughout the process, from educating me beforehand to what exactly was happening during each injection.I really appreciate his attention to detail to ensure the most natural enhancements. Overall, I had the absolute best experience and am beyond thrilled with my results!
Ashlea Chandler
Ashlea Chandler
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Chris
Chris
I am not sure about the treatment itself although Dr. Rupert as a person is nice and professional. Had to top up the Botox as did not work and still not good work after the second top up, plus I am having new wrinkles now after the dermal fillers around the mouth. Left side of the face looks different to the right side after dermal fillers. Overall, not impressed. I subsequently heard dermal fillers don't really work to get rid of marionette lines( this is my primary concern) and I can see why now. I also wish all face treatment salons/clinics start using proper day light angle rather than showing me my "before and after" photos taken in a place with no natural light.
Shara Kabdul
Shara Kabdul
Love love love Dr Rupert and what he does, I recommend him to all my friends. People have commented how surprised they are I’ve had Botox/fillers as it looks so natural. He makes you feel so comfortable and at ease and I trust him 100% with my face. I won’t go to anyone else.
Nina Evans
Nina Evans
Great professional clinic. Dr was great with consultation. Love the results. Much better experience from start to finish than other places I looked at.
Sophie Stafford
Sophie Stafford
(Translated by Google) It does not work(Original)Ça marche pas
Cindy Dumain
Cindy Dumain
Excellent and professional - Dr Rupert put me at ease at my first time with dermal fillers.
Mi Sa
Mi Sa
Dr Critchley is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He tailors the experience to your specific needs and never advise anything that would not suit.Fillers look amazing a long lasting. Extremely advised!
Flavia Olivieri
Flavia Olivieri
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Elisa Cridford
Elisa Cridford
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Harriet Hawksworth
Harriet Hawksworth
I had been considering tear trough fillers for a while because I was very unhappy with the darkness of my under eyes. After doing some research I found the VIVA Skin Clinic and decided to book a consultation. As a newbie to cosmetic enhancements world, I was scared of what to expect and how it would all go but once I met Dr. Rupert Critchley I really felt put at ease and comfortable so I decided to go ahead not only with the tear through filler procedure but also with botox for my gummy smile. Neither of the treatments were painful, just a little unconfortable. All I can say is that Dr. Critchley is amazing and the results for both procedures made me very happy, my confidence has been boosted, I haven't felt this good about myself in a long time. Highly recommended :-)
Juliana Vasconcelos
Juliana Vasconcelos

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