Aqualyx® Fat Dissolving Injections are used to ‘dissolve’ stubborn pockets of fat which remain resistant to diet or exercise. The Aqualyx® Fat Dissolving treatment is suitable for tackling areas around the face and the body. Aqualyx® Fat Dissolving Injections are a non-surgical treatment that is administered by a fine and flexible cannula. Fat Dissolving Injections reduce localised fat under the skin. Aqualyx® is based on a formulation containing deoxycholic acid which the body naturally produces to liquefy the fat in the gut, destroys them permanently and releases lipids which are then expelled by the body through the lymphatic drainage system. This is not a weight-loss treatment or an alternative to diet and exercise, but Aqualyx® injections are very helpful in refining body shape by tackling those areas that are stubborn. The body is designed to store fat and it can be difficult to reduce this fat through other means such as diet and training. Fat Dissolving Injections are a great way to reduce fat in stubborn areas. Treatment areas include, but are not exclusive to under the chin, upper stomach, lower stomach, belly pouch, underarm, love handles, inner thighs and outer thighs.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take Fat Dissolving Injections to work?
If taking the recommended course of treatment, Fat Dissolving Injections can take up to six weeks to notice the fat-reducing effects.
How often can you have Fat Dissolving Injections?
A course of 3-5 treatments on the body and 1-3 on the face is usually advised for the best results. These treatments should be four to six weeks apart and each treatment session takes around half an hour to complete.
How long do Fat Dissolving Injections take to heal?
The amount of swelling will vary from person to person, but you can expect the initial swelling to go down within 48 hours. The full healing process can take up to three weeks.
How safe are Fat Dissolving Injections?
Fat-dissolving injections contain synthetic deoxycholic acid (which naturally occurs in the body) or liquid lecithin (derived from soya beans or egg yolks) and are a non-surgical treatment, they are very safe and side effects are extremely rare. You may experience: Swelling / Minor bruising and tenderness / Mild painItchiness / Redness / Numbness. All these side effects would subside within a week.
Do Fat Dissolving Injections hurt?
Fat Dissolving Injections are surprisingly comfortable with only a mild sting. An extremely fine and flexible cannula is used for the injection itself, which makes it more comfortable than a traditional hypodermic syringe. Finally, fat tissue is relatively free of sensation anyway, so there is very little discomfort throughout.
Should I just diet and exercise instead of having Fat Dissolving Injections?
Of course, a balanced diet and regular exercise is always recommended. However, regular exercise and a balanced diet may not be enough to get the streamlined physique that is desired by many clients. This can be down to genetic reasons and you may just find it difficult to reduce fat in certain areas of the body.