How Aqualyx fat dissolving injections can be used to reduce stubborn pockets of fat permanently
Updated: Aug 5
Aqualyx is a safe, effective fat dissolving injection treatment that reduces fat cells in the treated area. It produces long lasting results, which means you can banish those annoyingly wobbly bits.
Aqualyx can be used to treat small, exercise resistant, pockets of fat around the chin, chest, abdomen, thighs, knees and ankles. It is very effective for body contouring, but is not a treatment for weight loss.
What is Aqualyx? Aqualyx is made up from a number of different plant based compounds that dissolves the membranes of fat cells in the treated area. The fat cells become unstable and break open. The fatty acids contained within the cell are then eliminated by macrophages (part of the body’s immune system) and the liver.
Is Aqualyx suitable for me? If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight, but have isolated stubborn areas of fat then Aqualyx might be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, moobs, saddle bags, inner thighs, ankles and abdomen - including defining a six pack.
Aqualyx is not suitable if you:
Have significant weight
Have liver or kidney disease.
Have active skin problem in the area to be treated.
Are taking blood thinning medicine e.g warfarin.
Are Aqualyx results permanent? Once fat cells are removed from a localised area your results are as good as permanent. However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put on weight in other areas of your body where fat cells remain.
What is involved in treatment recovery? Immediately after treatment you may appear red and swollen with some bruising on the treated area. Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling for 3-5 days. Therefore, if you intend to have a facial treatment, e.g. double chin where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organise time away from work or social engagements.
You will be able to reduce the swelling by using a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth for a maximum of 20 minutes each day. You cannot use anti-inflammatory tablets for 48 hours after treatment as this will work against the treatment. The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to 8 weeks post treatment.
During recovery we recommend that you avoid:
Swimming pools, spas and saunas for 3 days.
Physical exercise for 10 days.
Any other aesthetic treatments for 2 weeks.
How do I know Aqualyx is safe? Aqualyx has been given CE approval for use in the UK which means it meets the health and safety standards required by the European Union. Since 2009 Aqualyx has been used in over 2 million treatments in over 49 countries. It has a strong safety record supported by sound medical science.