NON-INVASIVE BODY-CONTOURING WITH FAT-DISSOLVING INJECTIONS
Aqualyx® is a non-surgical solution to minimize and remove stubborn localized pockets of fat. It is ideal for those who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet but have pockets of fat that will not shift, even with focused exercise.
This technique, known as Aqualysis™ or Aquaplasty™, consists of injecting the solution into localised fat deposits. Aqualyx® consists of phosphatidylcholine – a natural substance which, when given in higher doses, can cause the destruction of fat cells.
Destroying the fat cells is a long-term solution provided you retain a stable weight, eat healthily and continue exercise as usual. Aqualyx® leads to a permanent reduction of fatty tissue; once removed, fat cells will not reappear.
Important: Aqualyx® is a body contouring treatment not a weight loss solution. Treatments with Aqualyx® are only applicable for small, localized areas. Clients must be within one stone of their recommended body weight to have treatment and be able to pinch about 3cm of fat.
Aqualyx® can be used on the following areas:
- Stomach (inc. six pack definition)
- Love handles
- Flanks and waist
- Inner and outer thighs
- Underarms and armpits
How does Aqualyx® work
Aqualyx® works by breaking down cell membranes to liquify the fat cell, destroying it permanently, releasing the lipids that are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system.
The procedure consists of a set of injections, administered 3-4 weeks apart, whereby Aqualyx® is injected into the targeted area.
What Can I Expect in Treatment?
After a pre-treatment consultation your nurse prescriber or doctor will mark out the area of concern. Aqualyx® is mixed with Lidocaine (anaesthetic) before injection for greater comfort and a number of injections in a fan effect make sure the area if fully covered. The elastic needles allow small areas to be tackled effectively such as double chin or jowls.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As Aqualyx® a non-surgical solution it means no downtime and no general Anaesthetic risks. As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is very unlikely.
There are some temporary side effects, which include bruising, swelling, redness and irritation in the injection area. Sometimes it may feel a slightly tender to touch, numb or itchy but these side effects usually reside after 1-3 days.
How Many Treatments Would I Need?
A reduction in fat deposits can be seen after just one treatment, however three sessions are recommended to achieve desired results.
What Results Can I Expect To See?
A reduction in fat in the targeted area can be noted a number of weeks post-treatment. The speed at which noticeable results are seen will vary depending on the stability of the cell membranes; younger clients are more likely to see results after a longer period. In very small fat pads, the desired results can already be seen after one treatment.
How long does Aqualyx last?
This will last for around 3-5 days and subside dramatically. Once the initial swollen phase is over, there will possibly be small lumps and bumps which are bruises under then skin that will take a couple of weeks to resolve. These are not usually visible or only slightly visible.
Fat dissolving injections can help you to achieve a slimmer, more contoured body shape, with long-lasting results of between two and four years. The results are even longer if you maintain a healthy diet and regularly exercise!
How long do fat dissolving injections take to work?
The swelling will usually go down within 48 hours but can take up to a week. For best results, two to three treatments one month apart are recommended. Dr Hunt explains that as with many other cosmetic treatments, “it takes up to six weeks for you to notice the effects.”
How often can you have Aqualyx?
AQUALYX typically requires a course of two to four treatments with four to six-week intervals between each session. Although the procedure doesn’t hurt, you should expect some swelling which can take up to three weeks to subside.
Does Aqualyx get rid of cellulite?
Aqualyx is a non-surgical injectable treatment, which allows you to get rid of that muffin-top and cellulite for good. This non-surgical fat reduction treatment is perfect for area such as the neck, tummy, thighs, and any other place that harbours stubborn fat.
How safe is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is marketed as a 2-step product: immediately following injection (step 1), it is recommended that external ultrasonography be performed (step 2). However, various physicians have demonstrated that Aqualyx solution is safe and effective without the application of external ultrasonography.
How long does it take to see results from Aqualyx?
You will see the results after about four to five weeks. Normally there is swelling after the treatment and once that has settled down you will start to see results.
Can I exercise after Aqualyx?
What should I do after treatment? Do not apply any cosmetics to the treated area within a 12-hour period and avoid direct sources of heat and radiation (UV radiation, sunlight and sauna etc). We recommend you avoid any strenuous exercise for 7 days.
How do you reduce Aqualyx swelling?
Swelling can be reduced with the use of a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth and used for a maximum of 20 mins. Do not use any anti-inflammatory tablets for 48 hours. Do not apply make-up or skincare to the treated area for 12 hours – then only use a clean brush or sponge for application until day five.
Can you drink alcohol after Aqualyx?
Maintain a healthy diet while released fat is being metabolised to avoid fat storage elsewhere. Drink plenty of fluids following treatment and avoid alcohol/non- steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or aspirin for 24 hours.