What is it?
The treatment with Aqualyx® injections is a non- surgical solution to minimize and remove stubborn localized pockets of fat. This technique, known as Aqualysis™ or Aquaplasty™, consists of injecting the solution into localised fat deposits in areas such as:
- saddle bags
- stomach and lower abdomen
- chin and jowls
- pseudo-gynaecomastia in men (“man-boobs”)
Aqualyx® injection lipolysis is today the world’s only registered product for Aqualysis with a medical CE mark for the safest injection technique to reduce localized body fat.
Aqualyx® liquefies the fat cell, destroying it permanently, releasing the lipids that are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system. This treatment can be used in conjunction with Ultrasonic Cavitation Therapy (offered in our clinic) to support and disperse the Aqualyx® liquid solution in the area treated. As with all treatments, the procedure is performed by a specialist and certified doctor.
A reduction in fat deposits can be seen after just one treatment, however between three and eight sessions are required to see the optimal effect. The speed at which results are seen will vary depending on the stability of the cell membranes; younger patients are more likely to see results after a longer period.
Patients report good tolerance of the treatment and an anesthetic is normally mixed into the solution prior to the injection for greater comfort. As this is a non-surgical treatment there is minimal downtime and no general anesthetic risks. The specialised elastic needles allow small areas to be tackled effectively such as double chin and jowls.
As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is unlikely. After each treatment patients can expect some swelling, redness and skin irritation and tenderness in the area treated, which will reside after 1-3 days.
The treatment should be repeated between every three to four weeks for two to eight times depending on the number and volume of pockets of fat tissue to be eliminated. Destroying the fat cells leads to a long lasting solution provided patients retain a stable weight and continue exercise as usual.
Are there any risks?
Contra-indications for this treatment are pregnancy and lactation, lipodystrophy, and some other pathological conditions, such as auto-immune diseases. During your free consultation, our specialist doctor will discuss your options and advise you about your suitability, the amount of vials recommended for your individual case, and the estimated repeat treatments.