Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections
What are Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections?
Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections are a highly effective treatment in break down subcutaneous fat within a month can help contour your body by targeting stubborn pockets of fat without the need for anaesthesia or downtime. Unlike liposuction, Aqualyx treatment can cause skin tightening in people with good elastin and collagen structure resulting in a more contoured and toned appearance. This injectable solution liquefies fat cells, permanently destroying them and allowing the body to naturally eliminate them through the lymphatic system.
For those struggling with excess fat in specific areas despite diet and exercise, Aqualyx can provide a solution. The active component deoxycholic acid solution occurs naturally in the human body. The treatment uses deoxycholic acid solution (plant-based compounds) to destroy fat cells that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods. With stable weight maintenance, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, the results of Aqualyx can be long-lasting.
Popular treatment areas for Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections include the chin, thighs, arms, and stomach. The treatment is quick, convenient, and minimally invasive, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
How safe is Aqualyx?
Professor Pasquale Motolese, President of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine, developed Aqualyx, which has received CE approval for use in the UK, indicating that it complies with the European Union’s health and safety requirements. Aqualyx has been utilized in more than 2 million treatments across 49 countries since 2009, with a strong safety record backed by robust medical research. Apart from swelling, which can be uncomfortable and typically lasts for 7-10 days following the procedure, there have been few reported adverse effects. Pain, bruising, and itching are among the rare complications that may occur. If you have any concerns following your treatment, please contact us for further care and advice.
What to Expect from your treatment?
Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections will be administered with insulin needles into the fat layer of the skin. These are minimally painful, minimum bruising at the injection site, some discomfort and swelling is felt and skin tightness in the treated area.
The entire process can take 30 minutes to 1 hour, and you can return to normal activities immediately. If you are treating the double chin area, swelling will begin almost immediately. It is recommended to wait until you feel ready to resume normal activities, but the treated area may feel tender for up to 2 weeks. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for seven days to allow the treatment to settle in.
Schedule a complimentary consultation. During this consultation, we will address any additional questions you may have, assess the areas of concern, determine the number of Aqualyx vials required, estimate the necessary treatments, and establish the last price.
The number of Aqualyx treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. Typically, 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as under the chin, and 2-6 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs and stomach. Treatments are spaced at 4-6 weekly intervals. Your results will show in approximately 6 weeks after your final treatment. Please note results differ from patient to patient.
If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight but have localized areas of stubborn fat, then Aqualyx could be a suitable option. Some of the most popular areas for treatment include:
- Double chin (submental fat)
- Inner thighs
- Iove handles
- Back and bra folds
- Gynaecomastia (sometimes referred to as “man boobs”)
It is important to note that Aqualyx is not intended for weight loss purposes, and the treatment area must have good blood supply. As a result, individuals with a significant overhang of loose skin may not be suitable candidates.
Aqualyx is not suitable if you:
- Have diabetes
- Have liver or kidney disease
- Have active skin problems in the area to be treated
- Are taking blood-thinning medicine e.g. warfarin
- Pregnant/Breast Feeding
- Diabetes with Vascular complications
- Severe Hepatic disease (liver cannot remove toxins from the blood)
- Lowered Immunity
- Obesity- BMI of over 32
- Allergic to any of the ingredients
- Blood Disorders
- Clotting disorders
The required number of Aqualyx treatments varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. For small areas, such as under the chin, typically 1-3 treatments are needed, while for larger areas such as the thighs, 3-6 treatments may be required. The treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and the results can be seen approximately 6 weeks after the final treatment. It is important to note that the results may vary from person to person, and multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal results as the results are accumulative. Aqualyx comes in 8ml vial, maximum recommended doses (4 x 8ml vials for one area in one session). Treatment can be repeated every 4-6 weeks up to 8 times.
The results are permanent. However, if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, your body may gain weight in other areas where fat cells remain.
Following an Aqualyx procedure, the treated area may experience redness, swelling, and bruising. It is common for the skin to feel sunburned for a few days post-treatment due to inflammation in the fat cells. Patients receiving Aqualyx injections for a double chin may experience more pronounced swelling, requiring up to 72 hours of downtime. Hydrating with 1 to 2 litters of water per day is crucial for proper lymphatic drainage.
To prevent loose skin in individuals with poor elasticity and collagen, wearing compression garments such as spanks or stockings can aid in lymphatic drainage and help with elasticity and collagen. Massaging the treated area can also help alleviate swelling. After 4 to 6weeks, patients may opt to undergo another cycle of treatment to further reduce fat in the targeted area.
Aqualyx is an injectable solution that targets and eliminates stubborn pockets of excess fat in certain areas of the body and face. It contains deoxycholic acid, a substance found in bile that aids in fat digestion. By injecting Aqualyx into fatty areas, the fat cells are broken down and the fat is liquefied form for removed through your lymphatic drainage and through the liver and excreted from the body.
Common reaction side effects include
Swelling, bruising, itching, pain, discomfort, sensitivity to pressure and excessive warmth at the injection site are possible side effects, but they typically subside within three to five days. In some cases, it may take a few weeks for these symptoms to disappear.
Very rare adverse side effects include
dizziness, allergic reaction, and permanent redness of the skin, hyperpigmentation, lumps or dents in the treated area and permanent damage of nerve tissue as well as inflammatory reactions and infections that may result in irreversible scarring.
After receiving Aqualyx treatment, the treated area may appear swollen, red, and miner bruising pain and the skin may feel like it has been sunburnt for a few days. This is because Aqualyx causes an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells, which can lead to swelling that typically lasts around 3-5 days.
If your skin has poor elasticity, it may appear saggy or wrinkled. Aqualyx is suitable for individuals with good skin elasticity so that their skin can bounce back to its original shape after the fat has dissolved. However, if your skin has poor elasticity, it may result in sagging skin after the fat has been dissolved in the treated area.
To avoid further sagging of the skin you can wear compression garments like spanks or stockings (depending on the area treated)
After your Aqualyx® fat dissolving treatment, please avoid applying cosmetics to the treated area for at least 12 hours. Direct sources of heat and radiation such as sunlight, UV radiation, and saunas should also be avoided. Additionally, refrain from engaging in strenuous physical exercise for 7 days as Aqualyx can get eliminated from the pores.
In certain cases, the removal of fat from a specific area may result in loose skin. To avoid sagging of the skin you can wear compression garments like spanks or stockings (depending on the area treated) and we can utilize RF Microneedling or Plasma Pen to tighten the skin. To deal with loose skin, we can alternate between injections and RF Microneedling until we achieve the desired outcome.
Once the initial swelling has gone down, you may notice small lumps and bruises beneath the skin that can be massaged away and typically dissolve within 1 to 2 weeks. These side effects are usually not very noticeable, if noticeable at all, due to the small amount of solution needed for the face.
For the abdominal and body areas are 4-6 Aqualyx treatments are recommended but this depends on how much fat deposit you may have in that area, treatments are spaced 6 weeks apart. You may start to see noticeable results after 2-3 sessions. Once you complete the recommended treatments, you can expect to enjoy permanent results.
The procedure has potential benefits and risks and results may vary with each individual and in rare cases the desired results may not be reached. It is impossible to predict how you will respond to the treatment and how many sessions may be required due to unknown factors such as underlying medical conditions and lifestyle factors.