Fat dissolving is a great for those stubborn areas which diet and fitness just can’t shift. Aqualyx® fat dissolving injections are used to remove stubborn pockets of fat around the face and the body.
Harley Cosmetic London
This one-stop clinic does injectables and skin treatments, to surgical procedures. I met the Founder Chrystianna Filis, who did my treatment. Throughout the whole process she made me feel so much at ease especially at the first consultation as I am very new to the world of cosmetics.
Chrystianna has over 14 years’ experience in advanced aesthetics but what makes her stand out is her knowledge and relentless attention to detail. We talked about the results, the risks and basically decided if this was the best treatment for me. She is friendly, kind and very efficient. She has the experience and you really can’t buy that as she has seen it all before and will advise you on the best solution.
At Harley Cosmetic London, you are in the very best hands with the most trusted experts who have your best interests at heart, from initial consultation through to aftercare. I also love that Harley Cosmetic London are proud supporters of the LGBTIQ+ community and have transformed the lives of many with beauty boosting enhancements (like facial masculinisation and feminisation) through to transformative and reconstructive surgery.
What actually is Aqualyx fat dissolving?
It is made from several different plant-based compounds – the active component is found naturally occurring in the human body. The product is a solution of deoxycholic acid which emulsifies fats. It dissolves the membranes of fat cells in the treated area. The treatment will also result in skin tightening in the area, so you are less likely to end up with loose skin feeling more contoured and toned.
Aqulayx will break down subcutaneous fat over a month and in most cases starts to work straight away once injected. It can be used to treat pockets of fat around the chin, chest, abdomen and thighs.
The first consultation
Chrystianna and I talked about the treatment and decided we would target the areas under the chin and around the jowl lines. We talked about what the process would involve and importantly, after care.
Chrystianna explained that Aqualyx® is based on a formulation containing deoxycholic acid which the body naturally produces to liquefy the fat in the gut, destroys them permanently and releases lipids which are then expelled by the body through the lymphatic drainage system.
This is not a weight loss treatment or an alternative to diet and exercise; but Aqualyx® injections are very helpful in refining body shape by tackling those areas that are stubborn. The body is designed to store fat and it can be difficult to reduce this fat through other means such as diet and training.
I arrived and we went over the consultation before to recap what we were going to do. The actual process itself doesn’t take long at all. The area is cleaned and Chrystianna marks up with a pencil the areas she is going to inject. The Aqualyx® is mixed with a local anaesthetic and then small injections were made into the fat layer of the skin, under my chin and neck area. It didn’t hurt too much and the actual injecting took a few minutes.
With each treatment, Chrystianna and I assessed the area and agreed what we would do. I did a total of four sessions and the result is impressive.
After the treatment
Bruising and swelling is a good thing and shows your body is reacting to the treatment. Immediately after treatment, I felt fine and had a little bit of swelling but no bruising. Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling for approximately 3-5 days.
I was also advised not to do any physical exercise for 7 days to minimise the risk of internal infection or bleeding. As well as the injections, diet and exercise is still important.
I could see the results within a few weeks. The jowl line was more defined and the fat under my neck was significantly reduced. This kind of result just motivates me to keep that fat away forever with a decent diet and keeping fit.
This is a great treatment if you want to achieve fat removal as it produces long-lasting results, which means you can banish those unwanted areas of stubborn fat.
The jawline and chin treatment costs £370 per session.
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