Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections
What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is an effective and safe fat dissolving injection treatment that reduces fat cells in the targeted area.
Aqualyx is made from a number of different plant-based compounds that have been refined in a lab environment. It dissolves the membranes of fat cells in the treated area, causing the cells to become unstable and break open. The fatty acids contained within the cell are then eliminated by the lymphatic system.
Aqualyx was developed by Professor Pasquale Motolese, Vice President of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine who presented it at the Aesthetic Medical International Congress in Milan in 2004. It was first launched in the UK in 2013.
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, jowls, bingo wings, stomach, love handles, back, inner thighs and ankles.
If you have significant weight and are looking for a dramatic weight loss then Aqualyx is not suitable for you.
Aqualyx is also not suitable if you:
- Have diabetes.
- Have liver or kidney disease.
- Have an active skin problem in the treatment area.
- Are taking blood-thinning medicine e.g warfarin.
How soon do you see results?
The number of Aqualyx treatments required varies depending on the size of the area to be treated. Typically 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as the jowls and under the chin, and more for larger areas such as the thighs. There is a 6-week interval between each treatment. Your result will show 6 weeks after your final treatment which is when you will have a complimentary review with your practitioner.
Are Aqualyx results permanent?
The body is able to regenerate fat cells, however the process is very slow. 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 about recovery after treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, your skin may appear red and swollen with some bruising on the treated area. Aqualyx works by dissolving 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 might want to book your treatment with a couple of days break from work or social events.
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 (such as ibuprofen) for at least 48 hours after treatment as this will work against the treatment, however painkillers such as paracetamol are fine. The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to 8 weeks post-treatment.
During recovery we would recommend that you avoid:
- Swimming pools, steam rooms, 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 more than 2 million treatments in over 49 countries. It has a strong safety record supported by sound medical science.
How much does the treatment cost?
Prices start from £140 for smaller areas, rising to £300 for large ones. Just get in contact for more details or for a price on a specific area.
What is your booking and cancellation policy?
Currently we take a £20 non-refundable booking fee for your appointment.
If work or other commitments prevent you from attending, we ask you to give us a minimum of 48 hours notice so that we can allocate your appointment slot to another customer, and your appointment can be rescheduled with no loss of the booking fee.
When we book an appointment for you, we commit that time and our resources to your treatment. If you do not attend that appointment or give insufficient notice, we are unable to allocate the time to someone else. The booking fee therefore covers the cost of our time and overheads.