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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

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Louise McCaffrey
Louise McCaffrey
Great, friendly service! Always happy with my results!
Jenna Rae
Jenna Rae
Dr Rupert was amazing! He made me feel really comfortable and explained how all the products worked over time as well as the correct aftercare. The clinic in chelsea is nicely decorated and very clean.
Simone Murphy
Simone Murphy
Such a lovely team and Dr Rupert is absolutely amazing! Completely honest and understands exactly what you want to help you achieve natural looking results. Highly recommend!
Shazia
Shazia
Dr Rupert is incredibly knowledgeable, kind and caring. I am absolutely elated with my results. Thank you so much :)
M J
M J
I have been coming to Viva Skin for just over a year and see Dr Rupert. I am always made to feel so welcomed from when I first step through the door to when I leave my appointment with the most relaxing vibe. Dr Rupert is incredibly knowledgable and understanding and will always listen and is always there for you if you need anything before or after my treatment. I have had to phone a few times to rearrange my booking and the team at the other end of the phone make it so easy and effortless I can’t recommend Dr Rupert and the team enough. Thanks again!
RO Jordan
RO Jordan
Dr Rupert was absolutely amazing. I would 100% recommend him. He know exactly what he is doing, hes proffession and very friendly at the same time. It can be very daunting doing these procedures but he made me feel assured. I couldn’t thank you enough!!Results are amazing .. i would highly reccomend 👌🏻
Sanaa
Sanaa
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Ellie Kane
Ellie Kane
I have been seeing Dr Rupert for about a year now. I’ve had tear trough fillers, non surgical rhinoplasty, lip fillers and temple fillers. I did thorough research before I decided who I would see for my aesthetic procedures which is super important. It’s your face don’t take any risks!Dr Rupert is very knowledgeable, experienced and has proven results. He makes you feel at ease and comfortable, very friendly and gentle. Provides honest advice and helps you gain the look you desire. Super impressed with the results every time. You can see an instant difference. Well worth it! Thanks Dr Rupert!
Taz Anand
Taz Anand
Dr. Rupert is an absolute gem. Every visit is the most positive experience, he listens to your goals and helps you to accomplish them in the most natural way. So grateful!
Saskia
Saskia
I had my lip filler injections with Dr Rupert Critchley. It was my first time so I was nervous about the end results. However the experience has been fantastic!I decided to do it because my lips seemed quite thin to me and I have a long philtrum.I really like that the doctor advised me against filler in both of my lips. He told me he thinks I would look nice with filler only in my upper lip as it would look more natural. He definitely was right 0 I love my new look because it is natural but it also has boosted my confidence.The recover was swift. It has been almost 2 weeks since my injection. Everything is fine and the swelling disappeared after less than a day. I am extremely pleased with the result and would highly recommend Dr Critchley!
Marta K
Marta K
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Rosie van Someren
Rosie van Someren

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