Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving
Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving
Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving
Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving
Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving
Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving

Aqualyx or Celluform Fat Dissolving

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  • Made from plant-based compounds
  • Non-invasive alternative to liposuction
  • Effective treatment for double chins

Fat dissolving is a safe, effective treatment that reduces fat cells in the treated area and it is one of the most popular and effective body sculpting procedures. It's best for people who are looking to remove stubborn areas of fat on the chin or body, that won't budge no matter how much you work out. At Injectual we use either Aqualyx or Celluform for fat dissolving in our London clinic.

The human body naturally stores fat, subcutaneous fat, in order to supply energy in times of need. Every body distributes the subcutaneous body fat by a genetically determined pattern. In almost all cases this inherent distribution cannot be remedied by a special diet or increased physical exercise. Aqualyx or Celluform injections contain an active substance called deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring acid within the body and its essential function is involved in the digestion of fat. If you do not want invasive surgery or simply do not want the down time and discomfort of invasive liposuction, this is a great alternative to consider.

Our Medical Director Dr. Veerle Rotsaert also offers surgical liposuction for patients who prefer a surgical solution or for those who fat dissolving injections wouldn't be suitable for.

Here's a step-by-step explanation of how fat dissolving injections work:

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified medical professional or aesthetic practitioner. They will assess your suitability for the treatment, discuss your goals, and determine the areas to be treated.

  2. Preparation: The treatment area is cleansed and marked to identify the specific areas where the injections will be administered.

  3. Injection: Using a fine needle, the deoxycholic acid solution is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat layer in the targeted area. The solution works by disrupting the fat cell membranes.

  4. Fat cell breakdown: Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid that helps break down dietary fat. When injected into fat deposits, it causes the destruction of fat cell membranes, leading to the release of the fat contained within.

  5. Inflammatory response: After the injection, an inflammatory response is triggered in the treated area. This response helps to further break down the fat cells and initiate the removal process.

  6. Fat elimination: Over time, the body's lymphatic system and other natural processes work to eliminate the released fat from the body. The fat is metabolized and eliminated through the lymphatic system and liver.

  7. Multiple treatments: Fat dissolving injections typically require multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart. The number of treatments needed depends on various factors such as the individual's goals, the extent of fat deposits, and the desired outcome.

Am I a candidate for fat dissolving?

Fat dissolving is used for stubborn areas of fat and can basically be administered over the entire body, except for the area around the eyes. 

  • Face: double chin and jowls
  • Body: upper arms, waist, hips, saddlebags, knees, buttocks, chest, inner thighs and buffalo hump

What happens after your fat dissolving treatment?

  • Directly after your treatment you may incur some swelling, this completely normal. Other treatment effects are: itching or a burning sensation, pressure, aches and soreness. 
  • Do not expose the treated area to extreme heat or sweat e.g. Sauna/Gym
  • Avoid heavy physical exercise for at least a week
  • No direct make up on the treated area for 24 hours
  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medication e.g. Brufen etc
  • Some bruising is very normal


Around 2 cm of stubborn fat can be cleared after 4/5 weeks.

Return to work

Straight away.

Full recovery:

Up to 3-4 weeks for tenderness to clear. No gym or sauna for 7 days

How Long does it last?

Permanent fat loss


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We just know you'll love your treatment with us so we're giving you £100 off your 1st treatment (over £300). Book your complimentary consultation below to start your aesthetic journey.



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Our Injectual Practitioners

Founder Plastic Surgeon Dr. Veerle

Our founder Dr. Veerle, MD, FEBOPRAS, FCCP, is one of London's leading female plastic surgeons and is the co-founder of London’s holistic clinic, Tempus Belgravia. As her favourite motto is 'To be the best you need to learn from the best', Dr. Rotsaert has been travelling the world on the hunt for the world's leading techniques. Her and her peers' knowledge and skill have been used to create 5 proprietary techniques that will be used in all INJECTUAL clinics and by all injectors.

As founder of Injectual, Dr Rotsaert’s knowledge and understanding of both the surgical and non-surgical landscape is invaluable, and her commitment to helping enhance her patients’ lives continues to inspire.

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Aesthetic Doctor Thivos

Dr Thivos is a qualified doctor with a strong passion in aesthetic medicine. He graduated from one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world - Imperial College London. As well as his specialism in facial aesthetics, he has a background of working in medicine, surgery, psychiatry and A&E and has a strong background of anatomy and physiology.

Dr Thivos takes a holistic approach for bespoke treatment planning with his patients, aiming to enhance their features and bring beautiful results while maintaining natural and harmonised outcomes.

Specialties: Under Eye + Noses + Facial Feminisation/Masculinisation

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Aesthetic Nurse Shantel

Shantel Noble is an Independent Nurse Prescriber (INP) and clinical trainer. Shantel has been working full time in aesthetics since finishing a masters qualification (level 7) in non-surgical aesthetic medicine in 2018. After finalising her Level 7, she decided to combine her passion for skin with teaching and become an aesthetics trainer for Harley Academy.

Shantel’s ethos is about achieving natural results, beautifying and restoring what was once had without changing your unique qualities.

Shantel prioritises patient safety, ethical practice and ensuring each person has a comfortable experience.

Specialties: Artistic Transformation + Profhilo + Skincare

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Dr Janine is an Aesthetic Doctor who graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Bristol in 2017 and has a Master’s qualification (the highest qualification for injectables) in non-surgical facial aesthetics. With a passion for teaching, Dr Janine thrives as a clinical trainer at the renowned Harley Academy.

Dr Janine is committed to maintaining facial balance and harmony, whilst creating a bespoke treatment plan. She also takes pride in treating patients holistically, thereby ensuring natural results that are both beautiful and elegant.

Specialties: Mid- and lowerface rejuvenation + Anti-wrinkle treatments

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aesthetic doctor nadia

Dr Nadia Taha, is a practicing GP, a General Medical Council registered Doctor and a Harley Academy trained Aesthetic Doctor. Having earned her medical degree from the University of Birmingham Medical School with a background in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, she believes in delivering excellence with her expertise in a safe and comfortable environment.

Dr Taha is passionate about helping clients and therefore, offers cutting-edge safe innovations and the best non-surgical treatments to achieve natural looking but profound results.

Specialities: Cheek, Nasolabial & Temple filler

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Dr. Goziem - Aesthetic Doctor

Introducing Dr. Goziem Onuchukwu a highly experienced facial aesthetic practitioner known for her natural and stunning results. With prestigious academic qualifications from Barts and London, and a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary's University of London, she brings a keen eye for detail and facial harmony. 

Dr. Goziem's approach emphasises the latest techniques and personalised care to address various skin concerns. Her warm and friendly demeanour ensures a comfortable experience for every client, while her commitment to safety and evidence-based treatments guarantees excellent results.

Specialities: Skin + Anti-wrinkle treatment 


Shima - Aesthetic Pharmacist

Shima Samivand is an Independent Pharmacist Prescriber (PIP) and a fully qualified Aesthetic Practitioner. Shima is particularly passionate about skin health and an advocate for medical-grade skincare.

Shima prides herself in providing personable advice supported by safe and evidence-based treatments and is a strong believer that subtle enhancements offer the best results. Having trained under some of the UK’s most respected aesthetic professionals, Shima combines the latest treatment methods with her patient centred approach to achieve her favourite aspect of the job - witnessing the confidence boost that non-surgical treatments offer to patients!

Specialties: Skin, lip enhancements and anti-wrinkle treatments

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We just know you'll love your treatment with us so we're giving you £100 off your 1st treatment (over £300). Book your complimentary consultation below to start your aesthetic journey.

Where are we located? 

Our lovely Westbourne Grove studio is easily reachable by public transport from most central London locations and is located in the heart of the iconic Notting Hill. Most of our clients come from nearby neighbourhoods: Paddington, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead, Hammersmith, Battersea or Nine Elms



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