AQUALYX™

Aqualyx™ is an injectable non-surgical treatment to minimize and remove stubborn localised pockets of fat. It is ideal for clients who regularly exercise and maintain a healthy diet. Aqualyx™ is a body contouring treatment not a weight loss solution.

Aqualyx™ can be used on the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Flanks
  • Waist
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Under-bra
  • Knees

Aqualyx™ works by breaking down cell membranes to liquify the fat cells destroying it permanently releasing the lipids that are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic  system and the liver.

Treatment Overview

Whether it is used to treat stubborn pockets of fat that just don’t seem to go despite diet and exercise, fat dissolving injections cause fat cells to be liquified and permanently destroyed. Aqualyx™ dissolves the membrane of fat cells in the treated area. Intralipotherapy (as is the technical name for this treatment) involves the injection fat dissolving substance, containing sodium deoxycholate, into localised fat deposit duding either s needle or cannula. The solution causes destruction of the fat  cells which then undergo degradation and are removed by the lymphatic system and the liver. Sodium deoxycholate works gradually within the tissue and the process of removal takes time and results can take several weeks to fully appear.

Treatment protocol is 4 treatments 6 weeks apart.

Results are permanent however if weight is gained it may go on in other areas of the body, it is therefore recommended to follow a healthy diet and exercise programme.

Procedure details

Local anaesthetic is added to the fat dissolving solution to reduce and discomfort. The solution is then injected into the areas being treated. There is likely to be some minor pain during the procedure and some tenderness for a few days afterwards.

Side Effects

Following treatment, there will be some transient redness, swelling and tenderness which may last for a few days but often described as mild to moderate and not interfering with normal activities. Occasionally there may be some bruising which may last for a week or longer. Pain, numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity or altered sensation can occur if  the injection damages a nerve, this is rare and recovers over time in almost all cases.

Due to the action of fat dissolving injections, it takes time for the fat to be eliminated from the body and although some results may appear in the first few days it is normal that the final result is not seen until 6 weeks post treatment.

Post-Treatment

After treatment, it is not recommended to spend time in the sun or use sunbeds and although exercise is encouraged to help enhance the effects, vigorous and demanding physical activity should be avoided for 2 weeks. Gentle massage of the areas treated may help encourage fat drainage.

Following treatment, there will be some transient redness, swelling and tenderness which may last for a few days but often described as mild to moderate and not interfering with normal activities. Occasionally there may be some bruising which may last for a week or longer. Pain, numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity or altered sensation can occur if the injection damages a nerve, this is rare and recovers over time in almost all cases.

Due to the action of fat dissolving injections it takes time for the fat to be eliminated from the body and although some results may appear in the first few days it is normal that the final result is not seen until 6 weeks post treatment.

Aftercare

  • Avoid applying cosmetics to the treated area for 24 hours
  • Avoid vigorous or physically demanding exercise
  • Moderate exercise, a healthy diet and other lifestyle modifications are encouraged and may enhance results
  • Avoid other cosmetic or beauty treatments in the same area for at least a week.
  • Use a high SPF sun protection after treatment and avoid sun exposure and tanning.
  • Avoid extremes of hot and cold to the treated area.
  • Gentle massage may encourage fat drainage.
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