Stubborn fatty deposits are often very difficult to get rid of, even if you exercise regularly and take a healthy diet. Even if you are having an ideal weight, it is sometimes quite challenging to achieve satisfactory and contoured body shape without double chin, bingo wings and saddle bags.
What is the reason that such stubborn fatty areas are so difficult to remove? Fat Removal with AqualyxThe major reason is often our genetics. Sometimes these fatty deposits are formed in childhood and are stored in the subcutaneous fat layer. As we lose weight, the volume of fat cells decreases (shrink) however their number does not reduce. They are often very difficult to remove completely and serve as a depot for storing extra fats so that they can release energy when body requires.
Aqualyx injections are a relatively new and non-surgical cosmetic treatment to do away with these stubborn fatty deposits through lipolysis which show resistance to even regular exercise and healthy dietary habits.
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The body naturally produces desoxycholan-acid which is a bile acid. It is produced in the liver and helps in fat digestion. Aqualyx has this special bile acid which helps in dissolving the fat cells. Aqualyx compound solution is injected into the problem area of stubborn fatty deposits. It induces a process known as ‘lipolysis’ in which the fat cells break-up and die. It works by attaching to the fatty deposits and breaking them down, over time. The body naturally flush out the liquefied fat cells along with aqualyx solution through lymphatic system, with the passage of time.
Aqualyx injections were developed in Italy and introduced in 2009. These injections are made to specifically target the small areas of fatty deposits in a minimally invasive manner. In mainland Europe, more than 2 million Aqualyx procedures have already been carried out.
Aqualyx is generally used to target small areas of stubborn fatty deposits in the entire body. These areas include;
Aqualyx injections treatment procedure almost takes 30-60 minutes depending on the body areas which require treatment. In order to minimise the number of injections, a cannula is used to inject Aqualyx solution which is directly injected into the targeted subcutaneous fatty tissues. Although discomfort is minimal, local anaesthetic may be used to reduce it further. Most of the patients feel mild stinging and warm sensation and are able to tolerate it well.
Instantly after the treatment, there may be slight redness and swelling in the treated area which is temporary and will disappear in 1-3 days.
At CosmeDocs, we give every patient an individualized appointment for a complete review. Another treatment may be required depending on the target area and amount of fat. Generally, 2-5 treatments may be required to completely remove the fat deposits with almost 4 weeks intervals.
It is important to note that, Aqualyx is not a weight loss treatment instead it is used to improve the contours of the body. It sculpts the particular area of the body which results in the thinning of that (only that area) particular area which appear physically thinner than before.
The results of the treatment in most of the patients can be seen after 1-2 treatments depending on the area and amount of fatty deposits. The fatty deposits underneath the neck and chin may require 1- 3 treatment sessions while the fat pockets treatment on thighs, hips and buttocks may require 7-8 treatments.
The treatment has permanent results if followed by healthy diet and regular exercise regime. Once the body’s lymphatic system process the fatty acids, they don’t reappear.
Most of the patients treated with Aqualyx injections experience minimal side effects as compared to other more invasive treatments like liposuction. Some of the common yet temporary side effects include redness, swelling, tenderness and stinging sensation in the treated area. In some cases, there may be slight bruising but all these side effects normally eliminate in few days.
There is little or no downtime of the treatment in most of the patients. In some rare cases, if swelling and sensitivity increases, patients may be advised to take a rest on the following day after the treatment. Results will show up with the passage of time.
The cost of Aqualyx injections depend on the area of treatment and number of injections required. Our doctor will tell you about the complete cost of treatment during the initial consultation session. For additional information you can check our price tab or can contact us.
The pictures given here of real patients who received Aqualyx treatment. You can clearly observe the difference in before and after pictures of the patients. The fatty deposits has been removed as a result of the treatment in after pictures.
Pregnant or lactating women should not undertake this treatment. Also, those people who have any history of pathological conditions, allergies or skin disease, are under the age of 18 or over the age of 60 or suffer from liposdystrophy are not recommended to take Aqualyx treatment.
Aqualyx injections can be used for wide variety of patient types. It is noteworthy that it is primarily meant to target the small areas of fatty deposits and is not meant to treat large fatty areas. It is meant to improve the contours of the body and not to reduce weight. Therefore, it is very important to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maintain its results.
The treated area, after the treatment, will appear slimmer and smaller with decreased fats. It may take almost 2-3 weeks for you to notice full effects of the treatment. The treatment breaks down the fat cells in the treated area and the released fatty acids our flushed out by body’s natural system therefore it depends on your body how long it takes to flush out released fatty acids, completely.
Aqualyx is not a weight loss treatment. It is meant to remove the small and stubborn fatty deposits and contour the body.
There are no evidences supporting the return of the removed fat cells. However, there is a probability that the existing fat cells increase in their size if healthy diet and regular exercise regime is not followed.
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You may have slight swelling or bruising in the treated area for few days but it does not interfere with the normal routine working and will disappear in few days.
The number of treatment sessions required varies from individual to individual depending on the individual’s personal response to treatment.
According to the scientific clinical studies, the dissolved fat cells do not redevelop or return once removed from the body. However, the fat cells in other parts of the body other than treated area may increase in size, dramatically. Therefore, it is of vital importance that you should take a healthy diet and do proper exercise.
We highly recommend a balanced diet and nutrition along with exercise on regular basis. The ultrasound application immediately after the Aqualyx injections can greatly support the success of the treatment as well as lymph drainage, the amino acids intake and the pressure therapy.
If you eat without taking into consideration healthy diet, you may develop fat cells in some other body part or the existing fat cells may increase in volume. For the success of any of the fat dissolving treatments including Aqualyx™, liposuction, cryolipolysis balanced nutritional protocol is necessary.
Aqualyx treatment gives most effective results when the fat amount is not much dense. It is an ideal option for cellulite or small fat deposits. In case of serious weight issues or if you intend to lose weight, it will not help. A healthy lifestyle should be maintained to compliment the treatment.