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  • Those under the age of 18

  • If you have an active infection near the site of injection 

  • Patients with a known allergy/hypersensitivity to Aqualyx or with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions or severe allergies (see the full ingredients of Aqualyx at the end)

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

  • Those with abnormal bleeding (e.g. haemophilia, thrombocytopenia)

  • It is not recommended for patients with autoimmune conditions. This is due to the potential risk of difficulties with healing. You may wish to discuss this treatment with your GP as they will have your full medical history. If they do approve you to have this treatment a letter must be obtained and sent to us before your appointment. 

  • Thyroid diseases. Some patients with thyroid such as Hashimoto disease can receive treatment, but only in cases when the level of antibodies is normal / low or equals zero). A GP letter or recent blood results will need to be shown to the practitioner before treatment 

  • Patients with severe liver or kidney disease should not be treated with Aqualyx. This is as the extra fat processes through the organs 

  • Diabetes. Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are not recommended to have this treatment.  This is because it is a sugar-based preparation and may cause complications

  • Patients using Ibuprofen, Nurofen or similar. It is recommended to stop 48hrs before and after treatment. (Do not stop any prescribed medication without seeking GP advice) 

  • Patients with rashes, psoriasis, eczema, pustular or nodular rosacea or fungal infections

  • Contagious skin conditions.

  • Skin cancer 

  • Keloid scars are a strict contraindication.

  • Anti-coagulant medications as these prevent the blood from clotting. 

  • Any medications that cause photosensitivity as this can lead to Post Inflammatory Pigmentation (PIP) 

  • Areas where topical medication is being applied as the product can be forced trans-dermally and may cause unwanted side effects.

  • Cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels or cosmetic surgery until all signs of inflammation have gone or at least 2 weeks

Possible side effects

People treated with AQUALYX will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction as after the treatment, no down time is require. 

Side effects include some redness, swelling, rash and tenderness in the treated area. Swelling may be more prominent in the chin area. Swelling usually lasts 3-4 days. Aftercare advise will be given after the treatment. The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to eight weeks after your treatment.

Adverse reaction awareness: Pain and discharge is not normal. 

Some people may experience some light bruising, but this and any other side effects will usually resolve within a few days. You may need to take over the counter painkillers to control any pain-related side effects (not anti-inflammatory).


  • Flying for 48hrs

  • 3 days - extreme temperatures, swimming pools / spas / saunas

  • 7-10 days - extreme physical exercise

  • 14 days - laser, cryolipolysis or radiofrequency treatments

  • Flying for 48hrs

Aqualyx ingredients

  • AQUALYX is an aqueous compound solution, with slow-release sugar that reduces the biological half-life of the solution, minimising side effects.

  • The ingredients are a polymer from 3, 6-Anhydro-L-Galactose and D-Galactose (0.5%), buffer systems (4.2%), sodium salt of (3α, 5α, 12α) - 3, 12-dihydroxy-5-cholan-24-acid (7.5%), water for injection purposes (87%) and sodium chloride (0.8%).

  • The buffer system within AQUALYX ensures that the 12alfa-dihydroxy-5beta-24oico cholanic acid sodium salt is delivered to the target area.

  • Deoxycholic acid has been used in various fields of human medicine since its discovery. Present also in the human body, deoxycholic acid is used in the emulsification of fats for the absorption in the intestine.

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