Fat Dissolving (Aqualyx®)
Aqualyx® is a safe effective fat dissolving injection that reduces fat cells in the desired area. It produces long-lasting results which means you can eliminate areas of concern. Although Aqualyx® is not a treatment for weight loss it is highly effective for body contouring and can be used to treat small pockets of fat around the chin, chest, abdomen, flanks and back, thighs, knees and ankles.
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Aqualyx® simply dissolves the membrane of the fat cells in the treated area. These cells then become unstable, breaking open and the fatty acid within the cell is eliminated by the macrophages and liver.
If you have isolated stubborn areas of fat, but are close to your ideal body weight Aqualyx® may be a suitable treatment for you. Popular areas we treat are double chin, muffin top, inner thighs, cankles, stomach (including abdominal definition), bra strap bulge, male chest area.
A consultation with the doctor will determine if Aqualyx® is suitable for you as not everyone is a candidate.
The solution is injected in small amounts directly under the skin. The patient has the choice of whether topical anaesthetic is used.
The number of sessions required vary depending on the size of the area to be treated. Usually one to two treatments for small areas such as under the chin or ankles, more would be required for larger areas such as thighs or abdomen.
Results can usually be seen after week 4 post treatment, with maximum results expected 6 weeks after the final treatment.
The results of your Aqualyx® treatment can be considered permanent as long as you maintain your healthy weight and lifestyle
Treatment for fat pockets under the neck and chin are usually pain free, however on large areas of the body some patients experience mild discomfort, which can be avoided by the use of local anaesthetic either applied topically or added directly to the Aqualyx® solution.
Patients treated with Aqualyx® typically experience minimal downtime and side effects, such as redness, swelling and some tenderness to the treated area. More significant swelling can occur when treating the chin and jaw, which is worth considering when scheduling your treatment.
Immediately after the treatment the area may appear red and swollen which can be reduced by the application of a cool pack. The area may also feel tender and firm to the touch and we recommend avoiding exercise for 7-10 days and heat treatments such as saunas or steam rooms post treatment.
Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our doctors, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed