AQUALYX is designed to breakdown localized fat beneath the skin's surface, targeting areas like the back, chin, stomach, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, and addressing pseudo-gynaecomastia in men—a condition where fatty tissue around the nipple creates a breast-like appearance due to weight gain.

How does it work?

The solution is injected into the treatment area whereby AQUALYX alters the surface tension of the fat cell membrane and increases the permeability of the membrane. The fat cells start to balloon and break up, leading to the drainage of micro droplets of fatty liquid into the body, which is then metabolised through the lymphatic system and excreted.

What happens during treatment?

One AQUALYX treatment typically consists of several injection sites. The practitioner will add the lidocaine anaesthetic to the AQUALYX solution so that the two are injected together. This should minimise discomfort during the procedure.

Treatment regime

The time taken for a treatment session will depend upon the size of the area and the 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, while treatment for fat pockets on the hips and thighs may require 8 treatments.

AQUALYX should only be used by fully trained medical professionals.

AQUALYX can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in a number of areas, including the hips, thighs and knees, the area underneath the buttocks, the stomach and back, the chin and the area underneath the chin. 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.

The results of an AQUALYX treatment are permanent under the condition of maintaining a constant weight measurement (i.e. assuming you don`t gain weight). Once the freed fatty acids have been processed through the body’s lymphatic system, they don’t reappear. However, the procedure is only permanent if you follow a healthy diet and exercise frequently following treatment. If you regain weight, it is likely that the fat pockets will reappear. If a healthy lifestyle is maintained, the results should be permanent.

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. The manufacturers report that to date no major side effects of AQUALYX use have been reported to them.

Not to be used in

As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment. However, AQUALYX is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for those people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or any pathological conditions.

It should only be used in people aged 18 – 60

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March 2023

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