Aesthetics

WHAT IS AQUALYX?

Aqualyx Lipotherapy is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. A fat removal therapy which reduces stubborn fat deposits in those difficult areas such as the stomach, outer and inner thighs, and even the chin area.

It works by sticking to fatty deposits, breaking them down over a period of time. The fat is then naturally dissolved and flushed out by the body.

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections are administered by an trained doctor. Results are effective, quick, and minimally invasive.

Where can be treated using Aqualyx?

Popular areas that we can treat are double chins, moobs, saddle bags, inner thighs, cankles and abdomen – including six packs.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of Aqualyx treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. Typically, 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as the jowls and under the chin, and 2-8 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs. Treatments are spaced at 6 weekly intervals. Your result will show 6 weeks after your final treatment which is when you will have a complimentary review with your practitioner

Who cannot have Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is not suitable if you have

  • Diabetes
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have active skin problems in that area
  • Are taking any blood thinners including warfarin

How long does the treatment last?

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells, the process is very slow. So once fat cells are removed from a localized area your results are as good as permanent. However if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put weight back in other areas of your body where fat cells remain

What are the side effects and aftercare?

Immediately after the treatment you may appear red and swollen with some bruising in the treated area. Aquaylx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling for 3-5 days. Therefore, if you intend to have a facial treatment, eg, double chin where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organize time away from work or social events.

You will be able to reduce swelling  by using a cold compress for a maximum of 20 minutes a day. You cannot use anti inflammatory tablets for 48 hours after the treatment as this will work against the treatment. The treatment area may feel tender and firm for up to 8 weeks post treatment.

During recovery you should avoid

  • Swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms for 3 days
  • Physical exercise for 10 days
  • Any other aesthetic treatment in the area for 2 weeks

Does the treatment hurt?

The treatment can be uncomfortable and feel like a burning sensation for a few minutes. Numbing cream is applied to the area beforehand to maximize comfort. The area can be tender for up to 8 weeks post treatment. 

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