Frequently Asked Questions
What is Aqualyx and what happens during a treatment?
Aqualyx is a non-surgical treatment used to reduce localised, stubborn fat deposits. Aqualyx is injected directly into the fat tissue via thin, flexible cannulas. There will be a little discomfort but this is minimised by including a local anaesthetic.
Which areas can be treated with Aqualyx?
Areas such as the chin, stomach, outer and inner thighs, hips, knees etc can be treated with Aqualyx.
How many treatments are required?
The amount of treatments vary according to the amount of fat to be reduced and the number of areas. Plus everyone reacts slightly differently to the treatment so this will need to be monitored and assessed on an ongoing basis. On average most people will need around 3 to 5 appointments with 3-week intervals.
What is the aftercare?
For 12 hours you will need to avoid any cosmetic products on the treated areas as well as all direct sources of heat and radiation such as sunlight, UV-radiation, and saunas for instance. Exercise can be resumed after 7 days. It’s important to eat healthily to prevent the released fatty acids being stored once again as fat in another area of the body.
How quickly will I see results?
A reduction can be noticed after just one treatment, however we recommend 3-8 sessions to see the best results. The speed at which results are seen will vary from patient to patient.
I suitable for Aqualyx?
If you are not keen on surgical procedures such as Vaser Lipo and if you don’t have have large amounts of fat to remove, then this could be the treatment for you! We treat patients from 18 years to 60 years of age, subject of course to a full assessment and medical history. The treatment is not suitable for pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding, neither is it to be used as a weight loss method; it is not appropriate for overweight or obese patients. Aqualyx is also not recommended for someone suffering from an acute or chronic skin disease in the areas to be treated, nor is it advised for anyone who is diabetic.
Are there any side effects of Aqualyx?
You can typically expect a little bruising, swelling and redness but this should dissipate after a few days.
How much does Aqualyx treatment cost?
Treatments start from £350 per treatment, per area and a course of 3 starts from £950. Please click here for a full list of prices.
Is it is safe treatment?
If the treatment is performed by a specialist who has the relevant training and experience then it is a safe treatment. Aqualyx is the only product available for Aqualysis with a registered medical CE mark.
Is there any down-time?
For the first three to four days, there will be some discomfort and so it is usually a good idea to just rest and take it easy for the first few days. But after that, there is minimal down time.
Will the fat come back?
The fat won’t come back as long as you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment can be uncomfortable, however, local anaesthetic mixed in with the Aqualyx to minimise this discomfort.
Is there any discomfort after treatment?
After the treatment you can expect some swelling/bruising and a little discomfort. Read more here on how to reduce the swelling and bruising after treatment and help with recovery.
At what point should I consider a surgical fat removal procedure instead?
Aqualyx is designed for localised ares of fat which are more stubborn and difficult to get rid of if you’re maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. So if there are multiple areas that need treating then it may be worth a surgical opinion.
Does Aqualyx help internal (visceral) or external (subcutaneous) fat?
Aqualyx is designed to absorb subcutaneous fat – the more superficial areas of fat. It won’t dissolve internal (visceral) fat and is not designed to do so.
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