Aqualyx® is a non-surgical solution to reduce and permanently remove stubborn localized pockets of fat. It is the best alternative to surgery and suitable for people who do not want to go under the knife, and for those with pockets of fat that won't budge with diet or exercise. It works by dissolving fat cells which are then expelled by the body through the lymphatic drainage system.
How does it work?
Aqualyx® is a gel based on a formulation containing deoxycholic acid, a secondary bile acid naturally produced by the body to liquify fat in the gut. It acts by dissolving fat cells, destroying them permanently and releasing lipids which are then expelled by the body (through the lymphatic drainage system).
Which areas can it be used on?
Thighs – including inner thigh area
Excess breast tissue in men
What does the treatment entail?
We start by using a topical anaesthetic cream to numb the area, then use a cannula (blunt needle) to administer the product to the desired area. The treatment session takes approximately one hour to complete.
Multiple sessions are required at 4-6 week intervals for optimal results. The number of treatment sessions required varies according to the desired degree of amendment, amount of fat in the area and individual responses. Usually 3 - 5 sessions are required for body areas and 1 - 3 for sessions for the face.
Does it hurt?
We use a topical anaesthetic to numb the area so you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. Aqualyx® itself contains a local anaesthetic and additionally, we use a fine, flexible cannula when injecting.
Is there any aftercare?
Avoid taking aspirin or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen and diclofenac) in the days preceding injection (unless for medical reasons).
Avoid tap water on the injection site for 24 hours after treatment.
Avoid exposing the area to extreme cold or heat sources for 2 weeks following injection.
What should I expect after treatment?
Swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness are common post procedure. This should settle after a few days. Sometimes numbness to the treated area for a few weeks and itchiness
How long will it take for me to see an improvement?
Most people see an improvement after 1-2 sessions, dependent on the area, but up to 8 may be required depending on the amount of fat in the area.
How long does Aqualyx® last?
Aqualyx® is used to permanently reduce the fatty tissue and once removed, fat cells will not reappear unless the patient gains weight.
What are the benefits of Aqualyx®?
No surgery/scalpels/general anaesthetic
Contours and improves the body
Permanent result (as long as no weight gained)
Am I suitable to have Aqualyx®?
Our Clinican will assess you during your consultation