Fat Dissolving injections

Fat dissolving injections typically contains Deoxycholic acid and is injected directly into adipose tissue. When injected into the targeted fat deposits, this solution disrupts the fat cell membrane, causing the fat cells to break down and eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system over time. The treatment consists of a couple of treatments (recommeneded two or three), administered 3-4 weeks apart.

Targeted Fat Reduction: Ideal for areas like the chin, abdomen, thighs, and love handles, these injections target and reduce stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Minimally Invasive: Unlike surgical procedures, fat dissolving injections are minimally invasive, with no need for incisions or general anesthesia.

Quick and Convenient: The treatment sessions are relatively quick, often taking less than an hour, with minimal downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities promptly.

Natural-Looking Results: The gradual breakdown and elimination of fat cells result in natural-looking improvements in body contour.

The Fat Dissolving Injection Procedure:

Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough consultation where we assess your specific concerns and determine if fat dissolving injections are the right treatment for you.

Preparation: On the day of the treatment, the targeted area is cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to ensure your comfort.

Injection: Using fine needles, the fat dissolving solution is carefully injected into the fat deposits. Multiple injections may be needed, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Post-Treatment Care: After the procedure, you might experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising, which typically subsides within a few days. Detailed aftercare instructions are provided to maximise your results.


Cost of Fat Dissolving Injections:

The cost of fat dissolving injections can vary widely depending on the area being treated, and the number of sessions required. On average, prices can range from £90 to £400 per session depending on the area treated. We also offer discounted packages, which is great if wanted more than one treatment.

Common Fat dissolving treatment areas:

1. Chin, Jowls and Jawline:

Fat accumulation in the chin, jowls, and jawline can be frustrating and is often resistant to diet and exercise. Fat in these areas doesn’t look great especially when you loose your jawline and definition from the profile side view. Fat here can be a result of genetics, aging, weight gain, poor posture, and hormonal changes. Fat dissolving injections offer an effective, non-surgical solution to target and reduce these fat deposits. Often referred to as “double chin” treatment, fat dissolving injections can significantly improve the contour and definition of the jawline. With minimal downtime and long-lasting results, they are an attractive option for those seeking to improve their facial contours without invasive surgery.

2. Abdomen (INC. SIX-PACK DEFINITION) and under bra-area

We understand fat in the abdomen area can be challenging to get rid of, but with a combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and potentially fat dissolving injections, achieving a defined four-pack is possible. Sometimes clients may not have fat in abdomen area but loose muscle after giving birth which may appear very similar to fat. Pregnancy can lead to a condition known as diastasis recti, where the muscles separate and create a bulging appearance, making the abdomen appear larger or as though it has extra fat. It’s important to identify the underlying cause to choose the appropriate treatment. Make sure to book consultation with our practitioners to choose the best approach tailored to your body and health goals.

3. Inner and outer thighs:

Fat accumulation in the inner and outer thighs is a common concern, especially among women. To enhance and maintain the results of fat dissolving injections, incorporating targeted exercises for the thighs can be beneficial:

  1. Squats: Work both the inner and outer thighs, helping to tone and strengthen the muscles.
  2. Lunges: Target multiple muscles in the legs and thighs, aiding in fat reduction and muscle building.
  3. Leg Lifts: Effective for targeting the inner thighs and improving muscle tone.
  4. Side Lunges: Focus on the outer thighs, helping to reduce fat and enhance muscle definition.
  5. Resistance Training: Incorporating weights or resistance bands can increase the effectiveness of these exercises by building more muscle mass.

Fat accumulation in the inner and outer thighs can be challenging to address through diet and exercise alone. Fat dissolving injections provide a non-surgical, effective solution to target these stubborn fat deposits. When combined with a healthy lifestyle and targeted exercises, individuals can achieve and maintain a more toned and contoured appearance.

4. Love Handles and Flanks:

Fat dissolving treatment is very effective in reducing fat around the waist and flanks, helping to achieve a more streamlined silhouette. You may need 3/4 sessions depending on your BMI. Fat around this area can be due to various factors including:

  • Diet: Consuming high-calorie, sugary, and fatty foods can lead to fat storage in the abdominal area.
  • Lack of Exercise: A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the buildup of belly fat.
  • Genetics: Some people are genetically predisposed to store fat in their midsection.
  • Hormonal Changes: Hormones, especially cortisol (the stress hormone), can increase fat storage in the abdominal area.
  • Age: As we age, our metabolism slows down, making it easier to gain weight in the stomach area.
5. Back

Back fat is a common concern for many individuals, often accumulating around the upper back, lower back, and along the sides, creating a bulging appearance. This area can be particularly stubborn, making it difficult to target through diet and exercise alone. While reducing back fat can be challenging, a combination of targeted exercises, a balanced diet, and modern treatments can help achieve desired results. For those struggling to lose back fat through diet and exercise alone, fat dissolving injections offer a promising solution.

6. Underarms and armpits

Fat dissolving injections are an excellent choice for those who have tried traditional methods for underarms and armpits weight loss without success. This treatment provides a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, offering effective results with minimal disruption to your daily life. Fat accumulation in the underarms and armpits is a common concern for many people. To address these areas you need to reduce overall body fat and strengthen arm muscles, by  exercising, eating healthy, reducing sugars and blah blah blah.. you probably heard many times. Here are couple diet tips:

  1. Proteins helps build muscle and can increase metabolism.
  2. Reducing sugar and refined carbs can help decrease fat storage.
  3. Healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and olive oil.
  4. Fiber-rich foods can help you feel full longer, reducing overall calorie intake.
7. Area under the buttocks (Banana roll)

Fat accumulation under the buttocks, often referred to as the “banana roll,” can be particularly stubborn and challenging to reduce. These injections use compounds like deoxycholic acid to break down fat cell membranes in the “banana roll” area, which the body then metabolises and removes naturally. These injections precisely target fat deposits in the banana roll area, making them ideal for localised fat reduction. Most patients can return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure, with minimal side effects like swelling and bruising that subside within a few days. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they do not regenerate. With a healthy lifestyle, the results can be long-lasting.

Brands used in our clinic:

  • Aqualyx® Is one of the most widely used fat dissolving injection brands in the UK. It contains deoxycholic acid and is specifically designed to target localized fat deposits. Aqualyx unlike other fat dissolving solutions has a tingling sensation throughout the procedure and you can really feel that product working.
  • Lipolab® Unlike Aqualyx, Lipolab has no tingling sensation a creates less swelling. When the Lipolab fat dissolving solution is injected into the areas you wish to target, it effectively breaks down the fat cells in that area. Over the following weeks, your body’s natural lymphatic system eliminates the fat cells by flushing them out of the body.  As the fat cells shrink and are removed, you'll notice a reduction in the volume of the treated area. This leads to a more sculpted and toned appearance.
  • Lemon Bottle® Is a little bit more natural option to choose due to its unique formulation and the ingredients. Lemon Bottle injections are known for a blend of natural enzymes and compounds that are biocompatible with the human body. This reduces the likelihood of adverse reactions and makes the treatment gentler on the body. The active ingredients in Lemon Bottle injections often include enzymes that occur naturally within the body or in nature. These enzymes can effectively break down fat without the need for harsher synthetic substances, leading to a treatment that is perceived as being more in harmony with the body's natural processes.
Who is suitable for Fat Dissolving Injections?

Fat Dissolving Injections is suitable and popular with men and women, of all adult ages. It is especially effective for people who maintain healthy lifestyles through exercise and diet, but who have fat bulges they can’t get rid of. Fat Dissolving Injections are not suitable for you if any of the following apply: pregnancy and lactation, lipodystrophy, and various pathological conditions, such as auto-immune diseases.

During your consultation, our doctor will discuss your options and advise you about your suitability for this treatment. You will also be able to discuss an estimation of the amount of product vials recommended for your individual case, and the estimated number of repeat treatments.

Why Choose Us?

Our clinic is at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology, with a team of experienced professionals dedicated to providing personalised care. We understand the intricacies of body types and conditions, ensuring that our treatments are safe, effective, and tailored to your unique needs.

If you’re looking to achieve a more sculpted and contoured body without the need for surgery, fat dissolving injections at InstaBeauty Aesthetic Clinic may be the perfect solution for you. Schedule a FREE consultation and take the first step towards your aesthetic goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are fat dissolving injections?

Fat dissolving injections are non-surgical treatments designed to reduce localised fat deposits. They involve injecting a solution (deoxycholic acid) that naturally occurs in the body, which breaks down fat cells. The destroyed fat cells are then processed and eliminated by the lymphatic system.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions varies depending on the treatment area and the amount of fat to be reduced. Typically, 3/4 sessions are needed to achieve the desired results.

Are the results permanent?

Once the fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from the body, they do not return, under the condition you maintain stable weight, assuming you don’t gain weight, eat healthily and continue to exercise as usual. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to preserving the results. Fat injections lead to a permanent reduction of fatty tissue; once removed, fat cells will not reappear.

Is there any downtime?

There is minimal downtime associated with fat dissolving injections. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. Some swelling, redness, and bruising may occur, but these side effects generally resolve within a few days to a week.

Is the procedure painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort. A topical anesthetic is often applied to the treatment area to reduce any pain during the procedure. Post-treatment soreness and swelling are common but typically subside within a few days.

How should I prepare for the treatment?

  • Avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications for at least 24 hours before the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising.
  • Inform your practitioner of any medical conditions or medications you are taking.
  • Avoid other treatments in the same area couple weeks pre or post treatment.

How long does it take to see results?

Results can start to become visible within a few weeks as the body processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells. Optimal results are typically seen after multiple sessions over several months.

Is there any aftercare for fat dissolving injections?


  • Avoiding vigorous exercise for 24-48 hours.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking water.
  • Using cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  • Limiting alcohol and caffeine intake.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet.
  • Following any specific instructions from your practisioner.

These steps can help optimise results and minimise any discomfort during recovery.

What is diastasis recti?

Diastasis recti is the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, often occurring during pregnancy and resulting in a bulging belly postpartum.

How can I tell if I have diastasis recti or just fat?

You can perform a simple test by lying on your back and gently lifting your head. If you feel a gap or a soft spot along the midline of your abdomen, it might be diastasis recti.

Can fat dissolving injections help with postpartum belly fat?

Yes, fat dissolving injections can help with postpartum belly fat. Ideally would be best to tighten up abdomen muscles the surgical intervention way this should address diastasis recti.

Why is Lemon Bottle considered more natural?

Lemon Bottle uses enzyme-based natural ingredients, making it a gentler and more biocompatible option for fat reduction.

Are there any known allergic reactions to fat dissolving?

While allergic reactions are rare, it’s always best to consult with your practitioner and conduct a patch test if worried.

Is fat dissolving suitable for post-pregnancy fat reduction?

Yes, it can be used for post-pregnancy fat reduction, but consult with a healthcare provider to ensure it’s appropriate for your situation.

Are fat dissolving injections safe?

Yes, when administered by a qualified professional, they are safe and effective. Very minimal risk factors comparing to other non-surgical treatments.