All you need to know about Aqualyx
What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is an injectable solution that dissolves small pockets of unwanted and exercise-resistant fat not yet approved by the FDA but widely used in Europe.
Clinical data shows that the application of Aqualyx is effective and safe, leading to an increasingly contoured appearance.
It can be used to treat fat pockets on the back, chin, stomach, underneath the buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, and pseudo-gynaecomastia, which is the development of fatty tissue around the nipple, resulting in a “breast”-like appearance in men.
What are the benefits of Aqualyx?
Aqualyx benefits include:
Elimination of localized fat
No anesthesia required
Results are typically permanent if you maintain a steady weight
What are the possible risks of Aqualyx?
Aqualyx has some possible side effects. Patients may experience some degree of pain, swelling, redness, skin irritation, and bruising.
The majority of the adverse effects are inflammatory and pretty mild.
People treated with Aqualyx will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction.
Some people may experience some slight 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.
How many Aqualyx treatments do most people need?
Aqualix treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes per session and multiple sessions may be needed.
While small fat pockets on the neck or chin may require only two or three sessions, larger areas, like the thighs, may require up to eight.
Talk to your doctor to determine how many you exactly need.
What happens during an Aqualyx treatment?
Your doctor will give you a local anesthetic such as lidocaine to minimize discomfort.
Then your provider will make a series of injections—typically 20 to 50 across the treatment area.
An ultrasound device is then applied over the surface of the skin in the targeted area and this causes the movement of liquids both inside and outside the fat cells.
The fat cells start to balloon and break up, leading to the drainage of microdroplets of fatty liquid into the body, which is then metabolized through the lymphatic system and excreted.
Afterward, you can expect swelling, tenderness, or slight bruising.
This process usually takes six to eight weeks, but you may see continued improvements for up to three months.
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