Beauty Q and A: Trim Stubborn Double Chins and More with Targeted Fat Reduction

Question: ‘Despite losing two stone since January, I can’t shift my double chin. Facial exercises, creams, massage, gadgets, etc. haven’t worked and while I am happy with my thinner body and face, my chin really doesn’t match the rest of me. Do you know of a fat reduction treatment that’s perfect for stubborn double chins?’ – Angela, London

Answer: Aqualyx is the perfect targeted fat reduction treatment for can’t-budge bulges on the face, such as double chins, jowls and turkey necks, and on the body, such as gynaecomastia (man boobs), love handles, tummies, bra folds and more. Hence, this targeted fat reduction treatment is made for people whose healthy diet and exercise regime can’t whittle away those wobbly areas.

How does it work? Aqualyx’s fat-reducing injections target stubborn fat with naturally occurring ingredients that are biocompatible and biodegradable. A plant polymer called deoxycholic acid helps to dissolve the stubborn fat by binding and rupturing the fat cell without affecting muscle and other tissues. So what happens to the fat?  It’s removed by the lymphatic system (part of the circulatory system) and eventually will pass through your urine. Beauty bonus: the fat reduction treatment’s inflammatory process has the beauty benefit of stimulating collagen production in the skin and deep tissue, which can also give a tightening effect.

Before the targeted fat reduction treatment, an anaesthetic cream is placed over the area for comfort. (The number of injections and the amount of Aqualyx in each cannula depends on the area of stubborn fat being treated per session.) After the targeted fat reduction treatment, patients will feel a stinging sensation and skin tightness and the area will swell, which will subside in three to four days. Other side effects include: redness, burning, itching and more. Patients are advised to massage the area after the targeted fat reduction treatment and will get a firm massage during the session as well. This will help the body process the dead fat cells.

People with renal liver failure should avoid having this targeted fat reduction treatment.

Aqualyx’s targeted fat reduction treatment, from £200, is available at Revere Clinics on Harley Street in London and Riverside. Note: while some practitioners may perform the treatment in four to six sessions with six weeks between each session and vary in the quantity and number of injections, Revere Clinics, however, attempt to achieve a complete result in one or two sessions at most.

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(3) Readers Comments

  1. I had this done for my double chin and it was fantastic! Yes, there was some swelling and the massage was a little painful but it was worth it. Not only does my jawline look toned and defined, the injections also helped with the asymmetry on the underside of my chin, which I’ve loathed for years. The sessions were simple and over so quick!

  2. Hi EB,
    The article says it can be done on the body and not just the face. Can the injections work on saddlebags?


  3. Hi Amanda,
    Thank you for posting a comment. Yes, the injections can be administered to saddlebags (outer-thigh fat) and inner-thigh fat and other areas, such as the tummy, love handles, etc.

    If you have more questions, please email me or speak to the lovely people at Revere Clinics.

    All the best!

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