What is Aqualyx™ Aqualyx is an injectable fat loss treatment. It is a gel-based solution, derived from cholanic acid, which is produced by our bile duct to help up break down fats.
It is licensed for use in the UK for localised or spot removal of fat from areas such as the chin, thighs or under the buttocks (list of areas below). Aqualyx has been used for many years.
How does it work?
Aqualyx is a non-surgical way of body-shaping. The solution is injected into areas of unwanted fat. The solution works by disrupting the surface of the fat cells, causing them to weaken and become permeable. It is a permanent result assuming the person having the treatment doesn’t gain weight after the treatment.
What to expect during your treatment
Small injections are administered in to the treatment area. Each appointment will take 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area. Lidocaine is added to the Aqualyx so it’s a comfortable procedure to have and the area will feel warm afterwards.
Which areas can I treat?
Upper Arms Laxity (Bingo Wings)
Upper Arms (Bra Fat Area)
Flanks (Love Handles)
Some clients may see an improvement after 1-2 sessions but you may require up to 8 sessions depending on the amount of fat in the area. Treatments times are normally 4 weeks apart.
What is the downtime?
There may be redness, bruising and swelling that could last up to 48-72 hours. You can take over-the-counter painkillers but are advised not to take anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen as they will work against the treatment. Aftercare instructions will be provided to you following your treatment.
How quickly will I see the results?
A reduction in fat deposits can usually be seen after one treatment, however you may require more sessions to achieve the optimal effect of the treatment.
Outcome of Treatments
Aqualyx can be effective at removing small pockets of stubborn fat. It is not an alternative for liposuction for large areas of fat removal and is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. The results will last if a stable weight is maintained.