AQUALYX® Fat Dissolving Injections
What is Aqualyx / fat dissolving injections?
AQUALYX is an injectable, hydrous, micro-gelantuous solution, which is biocompatible and biodegradable. It causes the dissolution of fat cells, after which the body then expels the released fatty acids naturally.
It can be used anywhere on the body including, arms, thighs, abdomen and even chin.
How does Aqualyx work?
During Aqualyx treatment, the medicine is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat tissue using very thin, sharp cannulas. Within the following weeks the treated fat cells are gradually dissolved and metabolised by the body.
The results of Aqualyx are permanent, however, the procedure takes time to reach its full effect. More than 1 session may be needed to gain the best results.
Is this treatment right for me?
Aqualyx is great for those patients who have reached or are close to their target weight but struggling with areas of stubborn fat which have not responded to diet or exercise. It can be great to improve the contour of the body.
It can be used for any area on the body, including arms, thighs, abdomen and even the chin.
What to expect from your appointment?
A full consultation takes place to assess what the main concern is. A full assessment is completed to assess the concern and how best to address it and the best method to achieve the desired effect. The procedure, aftercare instructions, and costs are explained to the patient before we begin.
The skin is cleaned thoroughly first before the treatment. Markings are made on the skin for optimal placement of the Aqualyx medicine. The Aqualyx medicine is injected directly into the fatty area of concern. The treatment itself usually takes 10 minutes, but the appointment is 45 minutes – 1 hour to answer all your questions and discuss post operative instructions.
The results begin to show after approximately 4 weeks. A second Aqualyx treatment will be organised after 4 -6 weeks, if needed.
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 5-15 minutes to complete the injections in the appropriate places. Your appointment will usually be booked for 45 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment has a minimal level of discomfort.
How long does the treatment last for?
The dissolving of the fat cells treated is permanent. However multiple sessions may be needed to reach your desired goal.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 4 week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the treatment. Before and after photos are usually taken at this stage to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
The effects of the treatment are seen after approximately 4 weeks.
What are the most common side effects?
Common side effects of treatment include:
- Swelling – this is expected as the fat cells are dissolving. This is a good sign and usually lasts approximately 2 weeks.
- Pain – mild to moderate tingling is most common. Some aches and pain can also occur after the treatment.
- Bruising – this will resolve after approximately 2 weeks.