Dissolving Fat


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As a consumer, carrying out your own research on the products available to you, is an innate process. There are many factors to weigh up – cost, quantity, features. The difficulty in making a decision can be challenging, especially when marketing misleads consumers into trusting one brand over another, despite both serving the same purpose and achieving the same results. In this article I will discuss Aqualyx vs Kybella


A supermarket’s own brand of baked beans over the major brand Heinz can save you money without any considerable difference in taste. However, changing to an alternative can be difficult due to the comfort in familiarity of packaging. Change is not embraced by ourselves very easily, unless we can be persuaded of a significant advantage.

Advertisements by one company can swerve the target audience into thinking their brand is better. Psychologically, when we compare two tins of beans, we assume we pay a premium price for a higher quality brand, even if it is 20g less than the cheaper brand. If the taste test shows no difference then the cheaper brand should suffice.

We compare two brands used in lipotherapy, Aqualyx vs Kybella. Both achieve the same results in dissolving fat that is difficult to burn through exercise and dieting, but there are some differences we will let our customers be the judge on, read on to find out.


If you’ve never heard of Aqualyx before, its an injectable solution manufactured by Marllor Biomedical, an Italian laboratory. Aqualyx helps you dissolve stubborn pockets of fat: if you’ve tried every diet and weight loss program available to you, and still cannot get rid of fat on your thighs, knees, stomach, buttocks, back, arms and chin, then Aqualyx can permanently dissolve that fat.

Once the formula is injected into the desired site, it releases the fatty lipids shifting them into the lymphatic system and eventually urinating them out of the body. This process is known as Lipolysis. The beauty of it is that it’s a safe way with no reported major side effects. Moreover, it shows results and takes shape within only a few weeks.


Kybella is manufactured by Allergan, and can also dissolve fat via an injection. Its main indication is double chin removal, although it can also work on thighs, knees, stomach, buttocks, arms and back.


Both can treat more or less the same indications and parts of the body that fat is hardest to remove from. Both can define features such as the jawline by removing the double chin. Aqualyx is similar to Kybella, where Aqualyx is a compounded solution from the deoxycholate family and Kybella is deoxycholic acid. The main difference is that Kybella is FDA approved. So the products appear to be country specific, where Aqualyx is less well known within the US by existing Kybella customers.

In terms of cost efficiency, Kybella is available at $1750 for 4 x 2 ml vials, compared to Aqualyx available at only $610 for 10 x 8 ml vials. An easy comparison per ml, would be $8 per ml for Aqualyx and $219 per ml for Kybella! This is a staggering $211 difference between 1 ml of each, that appears to exploit American consumers that will do anything to lose unwanted fat and achieve a contoured body shape. Many Americans, especially those that don’t use the internet to research alternative products, will only know of what their medical professional uses.


Many patients will be reluctant to try something that is not FDA approved. However, Aqualyx is used worldwide and more and more US plastic surgeons and aesthetic practitioners use Aqualyx. So why isn’t Aqualyx FDA approved yet, you ask? The answer is simple: the tests and studies that need to take place for this are expensive and extremely rigorous.

How many vials would be sufficient per patient? Depending on the number of areas and size of areas that need to be treated, a pinch test of 1.5cm could be treated with just one 8ml vial of Aqualyx. Which is not going to be sufficiently treated by Kybella which would require another batch to be ordered. This can become quite costly.

To buy Aqualyx from Anna’s Cosmetics visit our online store. Shipping is via FedEx with a delivery in 2-3 business days.

Brand Composition Indications Availability Price Quantity FDA Approved
Aqualyx Compound from Deoxycholate family Thigh, Buttocks, Saddlebags, Chin, Arms, Back, Stomach Online $610 10 x 8 ml vials
Kybella Deoxycholic acid Mostly Double Chin Online $1750 4 x 2 ml vials


10 thoughts on “AQUALYX VS KYBELLA

  1. Dana says:

    Hi, Anna. is this legal to buy in the US? Do I need to be a Licensed Nurse Practionet? If not, what guage needle is used for these injections?

    1. Anna says:

      Hi Dana,
      As far as I know it’s not illegal to buy any of my products, be they medical devices, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals for personal use. You, as an adult, have the fundamental constitutional right to make informed and educated decisions related to your own health and well being. So, no, you don’t need to be a licensed NP.
      However, it’s a different story if you ARE a licensed NP because you are bound by the rules and regulations.
      The best needles for use with Aqualyx are Lipoinject intralipotherapy needles. They come in 24G x 100 mm and 25G x 70 mm sizes. You can find them by clicking on the following link: https://www.annascosmetics.com/aqualyx/

      1. Sheena Hall says:

        Hi, does this come with a protocal? Specifically how to reconstitute, and dose injected per square area? How vid should square area be?

        1. Anna says:

          Hi Sheena,

          Aqualyx comes in a box with 8 vials and a leaflet stating general guidelines. It doesn’t require reconstitution: it is a solution ready for use.

          Regarding the dosage, as far as I understand a 10 cm2 area requires a minimum of 8 ml of Aqualyx solution. The maximum number of ml for any size area is 25 ml. For best results, Aqualyx should be used with specially designed intralipotherapy needles Liponject.

  2. Pattianne Sheehan says:

    Can I get it compounded at 20mg? Kybella is only 10mg

    1. Anna says:

      Hello Pattianne,
      As far as I know, 10 mg is the highest.

  3. Dhuha says:

    Thank you so much for these information you Rock

    1. Anna says:

      You are welcome. Glad it is useful!

  4. Missxshhhh says:

    Are there any areas to avoid when doing the double chin area? Any specific nerve regions?

    1. Anna says:

      Definitely. You must be careful not to damage marginal mandibular nerve.

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