- Who can and can’t have Aqualyx treatment?
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the treated area there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo Aqualyx fat dissolving injections treatment.
However, Aqualyx® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or are immunocompromised for any reason including type 1 diabetes.
- How long will my results last?
The results of an Aqualyx® fat dissolving injections treatment are permanent as long as you maintain a constant weight measurement i.e. you eat healthily, exercise regularly, and do not gain weight.
- Are there any side effects?
Because Aqualyx® is a non-surgical treatment (no incisions or stitches required), there are no general anaesthetic risks and scarring is very unlikely. People treated with Aqualyx® will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction. There is likely to be swelling, bruising and tenderness which lasts 7 days after treatment.
The manufacturers report that, to date, no major side effects of Aqualyx® use have been reported to them.
- Why not just exercise more, or go on a diet?
The ideal candidate for Aqualyx® treatment already lives a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet, but has one troublesome pocket of fat that simply will not disappear. The cause for this lies within our genetics – the double chin is a good example of fat that is often present even on very slim individuals. Other particularly stubborn pockets of fat that can be harder to resolve with exercise alone include love handles, stomach fat, bingo wings (fat under the arms), knee fat pads (fat knees), and back fat (bra fat).
All of these areas can be treated with Aqualyx.
- Kybella uk versus Aqualyx
The rival fat dissolving injection to Aqualyx is called Kybella.
Kybella UK has just been approved for use in the UK and is considerably more expensive than aqualyx (over double the price, with results comparable).