INJECTABLE FAT DISSOLVING TREATMENT FOR SMALL AND STUBBORN AREAS
Aqualyx is a fat dissolving treatment that targets fat removal from small areas. Excess fat in stubborn areas can be an issue for many men and women, despite exercise and a good diet. These fatty areas sometimes just don’t want to budge, but the likes of liposuction may seem too extreme a solution. That’s when Aqualyx Injections can help!
WHAT IS AQUALYX?
It is a gel-based solution, derived from cholanic acid, which is produced by our bile duct to help up break down fats. The fat is then naturally dissolved and flushed out by the body. Results are effective, quick, and minimally invasive.
It is licensed for use in the UK for localised or spot removal of fat from areas such as the chin, knees, hips, thighs or under the buttocks and is generally regarded as safe. It is not a weight loss solution and is suitable for smaller, stubborn pockets of fat, not large area fat reduction.
This solution was developed by Professor Pasquale Motolese, president of the Italian Society of Aesthetics and Medicine, and has been in use since 2009 as an alternative to liposuction for small pockets of stubborn fat. The results will last if a stable weight is maintained.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Some people may see an improvement after 1-2 session but up to 8 may be required depending on the amount of fat in the area. Chins, where there is less fat for example, may require one treatment while hips or thighs may require repeated treatments.Treatments will usually be spaced 4 weeks apart.
Our skin clinic has a dedicated injectable specialist Chris Davidson specialising in this treatment.
AQUALYX INJECTABLE TREATMENT AT GLANCE:
Consultation: £20 reservation fee payable in advance which is then redeemable against the treatments
Procedure Time: 30min -60min depending on the amount of injectables needed
Recovery Time: Medium. There may be redness, bruising and swelling that could last up to 48-72 hours. You can take over-the-counter painkillers but are advised not to take anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen as they will work against the treatment.
Prices: Depending on the number of injections and the size of the area being treated you could pay between £250-500 per treatment.