What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is an injectable fat loss treatment. It is a gel-based solution, derived from cholanic acid, which is produced by our bile duct to help up break down fats.
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.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
Aqualyx can be effective at removing small pockets of stubborn fat. It is not an alternative for liposuction for large areas of fat removal and is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. The results will last if a stable weight is maintained. One thing to consider, if you have very lax skin, is that removing fat may leave you with excess skin which may require skin tightening afterwards. Some practitioners may combine Aqualyx with skin tightening treatments such as HIFU or radiofrequency.
How does the treatment work?
Aqualyx is a non-surgical way of body-shaping. This gel-based solution is injected into areas of unwanted fat. The solution works by disrupting the surface of the fat cells, causing them to weaken and become permeable. An ultrasound treatment is then used to push the fats out of the cells. The fat is then absorbed by the body and excreted. It is a permanent result assuming the person having the treatment doesn’t gain weight after the treatment.
What does the treatment involve?
Dr Rory will inject the area with a local anaesthetic or mix it with the solution to reduce any discomfort. Each treatment will take 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
Which areas can be treated?
Aqualyx is suitable for treating: double chin, jowls, upper arms, armpits, waist, hips, knees, chest, inner tights, buttocks as well as folds on the back.