Fat Dissolving Injections (Aqualyx®)
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 won’t 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.