What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is a fat loss treatment which helps to dissolve fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise. This is achieved using a series of injections of a gel based solution (aqualyx) without the need for surgery. The solution is biodegradable.It was developed by Professor Motolese and is produced by the Italian manufacturer Marllor.Aqualyx is the only injectable fat treatment with CE approval for use in the UK and must be administered by a trained doctor.
How does Aqualyx work?
Our bodies produce a bile acid in the liver called desoxycholan- acid which breaks down fat. Aqualyx is a gel based solution that contains this bile acid by making the fat cells unstable and so dissolving the fat.The treatment is injected into areas of resistant fatty tissue, it destroys fat cells which are then transported to the liver and excreted through the kidneys.
What is the procedure?
The solution is injected into the fat through a special cannula. On average 2 insertion or injection sites are needed with the amount of product injected into each site dependent on the area of fat being treated. The treatment is relatively painless with redness,slight swelling, slight burning, itching and a warm sensation at the treated area generally lasting 1-3 days .A local anaesthetic can also be added to the product to improve patient comfort further during the procedure.
Who can be treated with Aqualyx?
Aqualyx gives the best results in patients with adequate weight or slightly overweight with areas of fatty deposits which do not respond to diet and exercise.
Which areas can be treated?
Aqualyx can be used over the whole body for dissolution of resistant fat deposits and body shaping.
Areas commonly treated:
- Jaw contouring
- Double Chin
- Pre Jowl Sulcus
- Upper Arms
- Arm Pits
- Saddle bags
- Buttocks/ Chest/ Inner thighs
- Folds on the back
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments or sessions vary depending on the area that is being treated and can range from 1-2 treatments up to 8 treatments.Sessions are recommended to be 3-4 weeks apart. On average 3-6 sessions every 3-4 weeks are recommended to give the best results.Results are usually visible during this time. The results are permanent provided you follow a good diet and exercise regime.
A treatment with aqualyx does not result in weight loss it is a body shaping treatment to remove stubborn areas of fat.
What Can I expect After treatment?
After the procedure you may experience light burning, itching redness and tenderness to the area treated which is a normal response after the procedure. There is likely to be swelling in the area treated for several days.
What will it cost?
The cost depends on the area to be treated and number of sessions needed. Sessions start from £350 per area per session.The doctor will advise of the cost and number of sessions you can expect at your complimentary consultation.
Clinic Locations in Ascot, Surrey, London and Newcastle