Aqualyx – All you need to know

The UK Aesthetics Clinic is welcoming a brand-new treatment, Aqualyx! This is the perfect solution for anyone who is within their weight goals, but still finds stubborn areas of fat that even with a healthy diet and exercise just won’t go. It can be used on many areas of the body including the chin, legs, hips, arms and stomach. The fat dissolving solution is directly injected into subcutaneous tissue using very thin, sharp cannulas (similar to needles). The treated fat cells will then be naturally broken down, by your body into fatty acids and excreted out of the body, through the kidneys. In this blog we are going to answer some of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question on Aqualyx, that you can’t find here or on the Aqualyx page on our website, please make sure to give our clinic a call on 01706 254173.

Is the treatment suitable for everyone?

It is intended for people who have localised areas of stubborn fat, that despite a healthy diet and increased level of exercise. It is not to be treated as a weight loss solution but rather a treatment which can be used to improve and alter the contour of the body. It is not to be used when large amounts of fat are required to be removed, we would suggest you look at other surgical alternatives such as liposuction. Please be aware that if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and those with systemic illnesses are not suitable for the treatment.

How long does the treatment last and how many treatments will I need?

Aqualyx is a permanent treatment, providing that you maintain a healthy diet and regularly exercise. Often people will require 2-3 treatments every 4-6 weeks, but this will be unique to you and will be discussed in depth when you have a consultation at the clinic.

Is there any downtime after the treatment?

Once you have had Aqualyx you must not apply any cosmetics to the area for at least 12 hours and avoid direct sources of heat or radiation (sunlight, UV-radiation, sauna etc). You should also abstain from demanding physical exercise for 7 days after the treatment. Bruising is normal and should subside within a few days. It is crucial that you adhere to a strict healthy diet after treatment as the broken-down fat is converted into additional energy and could be stored otherwise in your body in an alternative place.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

Expected side effects include swelling the redness of the area. There may also be moderate pain, itching, pressure sensitivity and haematoma formation.

Possible but vary rare adverse effects include dizziness, allergic reaction, permanent redness of the skin, hyperpigmentation, lumps or dents in the treated area and permanent damage of nerve tissues as well as inflammatory reactions and infections that may result in irreversible scarring.  Although, to date there have been no recorded cases of permanent redness or hyperpigmentation.