What is Aqualyx?
AQUALYX was 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. It can also be used to treat pseudo-gynaecomastia, the development of fatty tissue around the nipple, resulting in a “breast”-like appearance in men, (due to weight gain rather than the growth of actual breast tissue as seen in genuine male gynecomastia).
Clinical data shows that the application of AQUALYX is effective and safe, leading to an increasingly contoured appearance.
A reduction in fat deposits can be seen after just one treatment, however, between three and eight sessions are required to see the optimal effect. The speed at which results are seen will vary depending on the stability of the cell membranes; younger patients are more likely to see results after a longer period.
Patients report good tolerance of the treatment and an anaesthetic is normally mixed into the solution prior to the injection for greater comfort. As this is a non-surgical treatment there is minimal downtime and no general anaesthetic risks. The specialised elastic needles allow small areas to be tackled effectively such as double chin and jowls. As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is unlikely. After each treatment patients can expect some swelling, redness and skin irritation and tenderness in the area treated, which will reside after 1-3 days.
The treatment should be repeated between every three to four weeks for two to eight times depending on the number and volume of pockets of fat tissue to be eliminated. Destroying the fat cells leads to a long-lasting solution provided patients to retain a stable weight and continue exercise as usual.