What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is a non-surgical solution to help reduce and remove stubborn localized pockets of fat. It is ideal for those who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet, but who have pockets of fat that won’t shift, even with focused exercise.
Aqualyx is an aqueous compound solution, with slow-release sugar that minimises side effects. It contains deoxycholic acid which has been used in various fields of human medicine since its discovery. Present also in the human body, deoxycholic acid is used in the emulsification of fats for the absorption in the intestine.
Aqualyx Treatment Areas:
- Stomach (inc. six pack definition)
- Love handles
- Flanks and waist
- Inner and outer thighs
- Underarms and armpits
- Under-bra area
How does it work?
The Aqualyx solution is injected into the treatment area. An ultrasound device is then applied over the surface of the skin in the targeted area and this causes the movement of liquids both inside and outside the fat cells. The fat cells start to balloon and break up, leading to the drainage of micro droplets of fatty liquid into the body, which is then metabolised through the lymphatic system and excreted.
What happens during treatment?
One Aqualyx treatment typically consists of two injection sites. A local anaesthetic, will usually be administered before the treatment or together with the Aqualyx solution. Either method should minimise discomfort during the procedure. The practitioner will use an ultrasound device in conjunction with the Aqualyx injections to assist in the dissipation of the fat cells.
The time taken for a treatment session will depend upon the size of the area being treated. Treatment can take between 30-60 minutes and you will typically require 2 – 8 treatments, 4 weeks apart. Some people may see significant results after 1 or 2 sessions. Treatment for fat pockets underneath the neck and chin, for example, may require 1 – 3 treatments of 2 – 3 injections, while treatment for fat pockets on the hips and thighs may require 8 treatments.
What is it used to treat?
Aqualyx can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in a number of areas, including the hips, thighs and knees, the area underneath the buttocks, the stomach and back and the chin and the area underneath the chin. It is used to treat pockets of fat that are difficult to remove through diet and exercise alone. Aqualyx is not a weight loss solution.
How long does it last?
The results of an Aqualyx treatment are permanent under the condition of maintaining a constant weight measurement (i.e. assuming you do not gain weight). Once the freed fatty acids have been processed through the body’s lymphatic system, they don’t reappear. However, the procedure is only permanent if you follow a healthy diet and exercise requently following treatment. If you regain weight, it is likely that the fat pockets will reappear. If a healthy lifestyle is maintained, the results should be permanent.
Side effects & risks
People treated with Aqualyx will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction. Side effects include some redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area. Some people may experience some light bruising, but this and any other side effects will usually resolve within a few days. You may need to take over the counter painkillers to control any pain-related side effects.
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment. However, Aqualyx is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breast feeding; patients with auto-immune disease, diabetics and patients who have had severe anaphylactic reactions and allergies. It is also not recommended for those people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or any pathological conditions.
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