Looking for a solution as soon as possible to get rid of belly fat and hips without any incisions and no recovery time?
Developed for the non-surgical reduction of subcutaneous adipose tissue, Aqualyx is an injectable, gel-based aqueous solution, which dissolves fat and is biocompatible and biodegradable. It works by causing the dissolution of fat cells, the body then expels the released fatty acids naturally.
Aqualyx Fat Removal treatment is an exciting new product to help target localised areas of fat, which are all too often resistant to diet and exercise.
Get rid of stubborn fat for good in as few as 3-8 sessions with Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections by calling us now on 01274 307040.
WHAT IS AQUALYX?
Aqualyx is a non-surgical solution to minimise and remove stubborn localised pockets of fat. It is ideal for those who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet but have pockets of fat that won’t shift, even with focused exercise.
This technique, known as Aqualysis or Aquaplasty, consists of injecting the solution into localised fat deposits. Aqualyx consists of phosphatidylcholine – a natural substance which, when given in higher doses, can cause the destruction of fat cells.
Destroying the fat cells is a long-term solution provided you retain a stable weight, eat healthily and continue exercise as usual. Aqualyx leads to a permanent reduction of fatty tissue; once removed, fat cells will not reappear.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
Aqualyx can able used over the entire body for dissolution of fat deposits.
Upper limbs – around triceps
Folds on the back (below the ribs)
Outer buttocks region
The inner side of thighs
The inner side of knee
Double chin / Jaw contouring
Only 2 to 8 sessions are normally required to get the best results and what’s more – once you have completed your treatments the results can be maintained through a healthy lifestyle.
In your initial consultation we will discuss your desired results and advise the number of treatments accordingly and discuss price.
Price: Start from £230 Per Treatment
WHO IS THE AQUALYX INJECTABLE FAT TREATMENT FOR?
There are some other interesting uses for Aqualyx:
For those people who are regular gym goers but cannot shed the last bit of fat to define a six pack, Aqualyx can be used very successfully to give that definition.
For people with lipomas, Aqualyx can be injected into these.
For people with a buffalo hump, Aqualyx can be used to reduce the size of this.
People with uneven lumps of fat after other treatments such as Vaser or liposuction can have smoothness restored with Aqualyx.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
The time taken for a treatment session will depend upon the size of the area and indication being treated. Treatment can take between 30 – 60 minutes per treatment and you will typically require 2 – 8 treatments, 4 weeks apart. Some people may see significant results after 1 or 2 sessions. Treatment for fat pockets underneath the neck and chin, for example, may require 1 – 3 treatments of 2 – 3 injections, while treatment for fat pockets on the hips and thighs may require 8 treatments.
WHICH CLIENTS ARE MOST SUITABLE FOR AQUALYX?
An ideal client is one who is close to their ideal body weight but has isolated stubborn areas of fat deposition. These can be genetically predetermined and can prove very difficult to get rid of in other ways. You must be able to pinch at least 1.5cm of fat for an area to be suitable for treatment. Clients who have lost considerable weight often have loose skin rather than significant fat deposits. If we feel this is the case for you then we will suggest Aqualyx is not appropriate for you.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN AQUALYX TREATMENT?
Initially we will have a consultation to discuss your areas of concern and to take a thorough medical history. This will also involve weighing you, examining you to make sure treatment is appropriate, and taking some photographs as a record of your starting point.
We will then mark the area of the fat deposit and ask you to look in a mirror and confirm that this is the area that bothers you. You will then be positioned on the couch in a way that gives best access to the area to be treated.
The treatment itself takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area we are treating. Usually each area only requires one or two needle insertion points, although we will fan the product in several directions from this one point.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT DONE?
Typically, two injection spots are required for each area being treated; patients report good tolerance of the treatment and an anaesthetic solution is normally added prior to injection for greater comfort.
The treatment will be repeated between two and eight times depending on the number of small pockets of fat tissue to be reduced. The injections are repeated every three to four weeks.
After each treatment patients can expect some swelling, redness and skin irritation and tenderness in the area treated, which will subside after four to six days.
DOES AQUALYX HURT?
We mix the Aqualyx solution with a small amount of a local anaesthetic drug called lignocaine to make it more comfortable. The needle we use is very fine. Most people describe the procedure itself as a little uncomfortable but not painful. You could take some Paracetamol tablets an hour before treatment if you are concerned.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR AN AQUALYX TREATMENT?
Have some Paracetamol available should you feel you need it. Buy some supportive garments for the treated area – Spanx are an excellent option. This is because you will find the extra support will make you feel more comfortable afterwards. Avoid tight clothing – you will be swollen and wearing your tightest jeans may be uncomfortable.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER AN AQUALYX TREATMENT?
Once the local anaesthetic starts to wear off you may feel quite tender. Make sure you have some Paracetamol you can take, but avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin).
The treated area will look swollen initially, but you should expect this swelling to double in size within the first 24-48 hours. The swelling will go down over the course of the next week, although in rare cases may persist longer. Remember – SWELLING IS GOOD! The more you swell the more you are responding to treatment.
The treated area will look red and feel warm afterwards, and this may persist for 2 days.
You may develop some bruising in the treated area, may feel itchy, and may have some minor aches and pains.
The skin overlying the treated area will feel numb, even after the local anaesthetic wears off. This can persist for up to a month.
Rarely you can develop systemic symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea, intracycle menstrual bleeding (in women) and hyperpigmentation.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF AQUALYX?
Side effects include swelling, and there’s always a possibility of infection, there can be some bruising as well and pain and discomfort. The pain and discomfort usually last up to a week or so and then generally it settles down.
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
For the first three to four days, there will be some discomfort and so it is usually just better to rest and take it easy for the first few days. But after that, there is minimal down time.
WHO SHOULD AVOID AQUALYX?
Aqualyx should not be administered to pregnant women, or to breast-feeding mothers.
Diabetic patients should avoid treatment with Aqualyx, as the potential complications of diabetes can complicate treatment.
Clients with autoimmune conditions such as scleroderma should avoid treatment.
Clients with severe liver disease should not be treated with Aqualyx, as the extra fat it has to process could overwork the liver.
Any client with a history of an allergic reaction to an ingredient of Aqualyx should avoid treatment.
Clients with acute or chronic skin diseases in the affected area, or with infection in the skin overlying the treatment area are not suitable for treatment.
Clients on blood thinning medication, in particularly warfarin, will almost certainly not be suitable for treatment due to the risk of severe bruising.
Clients with severe kidney disease are not suitable for treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS OF AQUALYX WILL I NEED?
This will depend on the protocol we follow after discussion with you at our consultation. Traditionally between 3 and 8 treatments were suggested, depending on the area being treated. These treatment sessions would be spaced around 2 – 8 weeks apart. It is possible to use a modified technique where we would inject a much higher volume in one treatment, but you should expect to only require one treatment. This will obviously carry a higher initial cost, as more product is being used. However, you will only need to deal with the side effects on a single occasion.
ARE THERE ANY INSTRUCTIONS I SHOULD FOLLOW AFTER AQUALYX TREATMENT?
We recommend wearing pressure garments of some description to improve your comfort. This could be a pair of Spanx, or we may suggest using an old pair of tights tied around your chin overnight to help reduce swelling.
Drink plenty of water after your Aqualyx treatment.
Follow a low-fat diet for the period between your Aqualyx treatment and your follow-up appointment. This is because you do not want to cause additional stress to your liver by having to cope with processing two sources of fat.
We would suggest avoiding exercise on the day of treatment. After this you can resume gentle exercise as and when you feel ready. You may not feel ready for strenuous exercise for the first week, as you may feel a little tender.
Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medication as this will dampen your body’s response to the Aqualyx and potentially mean you do not respond to treatment as well as you would otherwise have done.
Avoid exposure to extremes of temperature (including saunas, steam rooms and sunbathing) for a week after treatment.
Keep pinching the treated area to continue stimulating it. This will improve the body’s response to the Aqualyx.
WILL I LOSE WEIGHT AFTER MY AQUALYX TREATMENT?
No, you will not see any difference on the scales after Aqualyx treatment. Subcutaneous fat accounts for a small proportion of our overall body fat, and dissolving this in one area will not produce a change in your weight.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN SEE RESULTS OF MY AQUALYX TREATMENT?
You will start to notice an improvement anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks, and could notice ongoing improvements up to 6 months.
ARE THE RESULTS OF AQUALYX PERMANENT?
The fat cells that have been destroyed by Aqualyx are permanently eliminated from the body. If you gain weight in the future you may put it on in a different distribution to where you would have done prior to Aqualyx treatment.
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