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Aqualyx – Fat Dissolving Injections

Dr Sarah Shah Aqualyx - Fat Dissolving Injections

Aqualyx injections are used as a fat loss treatment to help dissolve stubborn fat deposits easily without the need for liposuction surgery. Some stubborn areas of fat remain resistant to regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Sometimes even a strict diet and exercise regime fails to reduce areas of fatty deposits. This is due to the way that fat cells are structured in certain areas. The body naturally stores fat so that it can be used to release energy when required.

Some of these fat depots are laid down in childhood, therefore later, these fat cells that are stored in the subcutaneous fat layer and only change in size and volume (i.e shrink) when dieting and exercising. They are difficult to diminish completely which is why they serve as a reliable depot so that the body can store fat.


How does the Aqualyx treatment work?

The body produces desoxycholan-acid; a bile acid which is made in the liver and helps the digestion of fat. The Aqualyx solution contains this bile acid and its fat dissolving properties are utilised in this treatment.

Aqualyx works by locking onto the wall of the fat cell and making it unstable. This releases the content of fatty acid inside. The body then uses up the fatty acid as energy and removes the cell residue in its normal way.


Treatment areas for Aqualyx

Aqualyx injections can be used on the entire body. Areas include:

  • Double chin
  • Pre jowl sulcus
  • Upper arms
  • Arm pits
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Saddle bags
  • Knees
  • Fat depots on buttocks, chest and inner thighs

It can also treat the condition called buffalo humps.


How many treatments are required

The amount of treatments vary according to the volume of the fat deposit, the desired correction and the individuals response to the treatment.

Treatments are done every 3 weeks and on average 3 to 5 are required. Results are usually visible within this time period.*


The treatment

Aqualyx is injected into the subcutaneous fat tissue and is usually painless as the procedure contains a local anaesthetic. The area may be slight red or swollen directly after the treatment and usually settles within 1-2 days.


After the treatment

There is no downtime following treatment. You should avoid extreme heat and avoid strenuous exercise for the next seven days. As the fatty acids that are being released are utilised into additional energy it is essential to maintain a healthy diet as alternative fat depots in the body may be used to store fat.

*Treatments are bespoke for every individual and results may vary.







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