AQUALYX™ is an injectable treatment developed to treat localised pockets of fat underneath the surface of the skin. It can be used to treat fat pockets on the back, chin, stomach, underneath the buttocks, hips, thighs and knees. Clinical data shows that the application of AQUALYX™ is effective and safe, leading to an increasingly contoured appearance. It is used to treat pockets of fat that are difficult to remove through diet and exercise alone. AQUALYX™ is not a weight loss solution.
Despite exercising and healthy diet, some patients find one troublesome area of fat remains. The cause for this lies in our genetics and the structure of our fat cells in certain areas.
How is AQUALYX™ different to other fat-dissolving treatments?
AQUALYX™ is unique in that it causes adipocytolysis - the actual destruction of the entire fat cell itself, not just the fat inside it. This means that once the cell is gone, no more fat can be stored so the results are permanent. It contains Deoxycholic Acid, which is a secondary bile acid.
How is the procedure done?
It is an almost painfree procedure, with minimal injection sites.
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.
After the treatment
People treated with AQUALYX™ will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction.
Side effects include some redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area.
Some people may experience some light bruising, but this and any other side effects will usually resolve within a few days. You may need to take over the counter painkillers to control any pain-related side effects.