”AQUALYX” is one of the most popular and effective fat removal and body sculpting procedures . It is for those who want to loose fat at stubborn areas of the body.
. Aqualyx injections are very effective and is a non-invasive treatment for face and body sculpting. If you do not want invasive surgery and cannot afford the down time and discomfort of invasive liposuction, this is a great treatment to consider.
Indications for AQUALYX™
AQUALYX™ is used for the dissolution of fat deposits. It can be administered over the entire body, except the area around the eyes
Face : double chin, prejowl sulcus
Body : upper arms, armpits, waist, hips, saddlebags, knees, shackles, augmented fat deposits located on buttocks, chest and inner thighs
Other : lipoma, buffalo hump
- What is AQUALYX™?
AQUALYX™ is an injectable, hydrous,micro-gelantuoussolution, which is biocompatible and biodegradable. It causes the dissolution of fat cells, after which the body then expels the released fatty acids naturally. AQUALYX™
is a complex containing detergent from the desoxycholate family that has been physically modified in order to reduce the biological half-life and the sugar-based slow release system results in minimal side effects
- How does it work?
The solution is injected into the fat through a special AQUALYX™sharp cannula using a unique trained technique.Usually 2 injection spots are required per region with the amount of product used differing according to the area of fat being treated. Lidocaine can be added to the solution before injecting to improve patient comfort levels; the treatment is relatively painless with a warm sensation. Itching, slight burning, slight oedema and reddening can occur post treatment and last for 1-3 days within the treated area.
The number of treatments required can vary dependent on the area/amount being treated with as little as 1 or possibly 2 treatments required up to 8; repeat treatments occur every 4 weeks
- When will I see the result?
Swelling and minor bruising can sometimes occur directly after the procedure, but they should disappear within days, if not hours, of leaving the recovery room. The swelling will reduce within a week. Once the swelling disappears, your recovery is finished and you will be able view the results in a matter of 2 months.
Lower face slimming & Buccal fat removal
This treatment is ideal for small fat deposits on the face and neck. It may be used to reduce a double chin, chubby cheeks and jowls.
The number of treatments required differ from one person to the next. Generally two to four treatments are required, with intervals of 4 to 6 weeks, to obtain successful results.
How does it work?
The active substances, deoxycholate cause the breakdown of fat cells and the release of fatty acids which are eliminated by the body‘s normal metabolic processes. This process takes arround 4 to 6 weeks and therefore, one should not expect any results prior that time period.
Patients usually experience swelling, redness and possible bruising after the treatment. Whithin a couple of days, any discomfort or pain in the treated area usually desappears.
Non-invasive fat removal: What can you expect?
Small bulge of belly fat: Non-invasive fat removal treats stubborn fat that remains despite diet and exercise.
If you have an area of fat that diet and exercise won’t budge, you may want to consider non-invasive fat removal. Without making an incision, a dermatologist can permanently remove a pocket of unwanted fat.
Non-invasive fat removal can be used on just about any area of the body. The belly, flanks (love handles), thighs, chin, neck, back, upper arms, and knees are all treatable.
What exactly is non-invasive fat removal?
When you get non-invasive fat removal, a dermatologist uses either a handheld device or injections to destroy fat cells.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several handheld devices for this purpose. All devices are placed on or just above the skin. They work by sending cold, heat, or sound waves directly into the fat cells. Without injuring the skin, nerves, and other parts of the body, the devices can destroy fat cells.
The injections contain an acid similar to bile acid, the substance that allows our bodies to digest fat. Like bile acid, the acid in these injections dissolves fat cells. The FDA has approved these injections to treat a double chin.
Because these treatments kill or dissolve the fat cells, the results are permanent.
How can the results be permanent?
We are born with a certain number of fat cells. No matter how much weight we gain or lose, we still have the same number of fat cells. We look heavier when we gain weight because the fat cells expand. When we lose weight, our fat cells shrink.
Because non-invasive fat removal kills some fat cells, the targeted cells are gone forever. You’ll still have some fat cells in the treated area though. If you gain weight, these cells will expand, but you’ll see less fat in the treated area.
How long does it take to see results?
With non-invasive fat removal, the results appear gradually.
If you are treated with a device, you may notice some changes as early as 3 weeks. Most people see the full effect between 3 and 6 months after the last treatment.
You’ll usually see the full effect from the injections used to treat excess chin fat about 3 to 4 months after the last treatment. Some people see the full effects earlier.
What is the recovery time for non-invasive fat removal?
Most people find that they can return to their everyday activities immediately after treatment. You may have some swelling, bruising, or discomfort afterwards, but this usually doesn’t cause downtime.
After getting the injections to treat excess chin fat, some people will be extremely swollen for as long as 2 weeks. Still, they can return to their normal activities.
How long does non-invasive fat removal take?
While there is usually no downtime, most people need to schedule time for office visits. Non-invasive fat removal generally requires more than one treatment session, and each session tends to last between 30 and 90 minutes. Some sessions take longer.
Cryolipolysis: Device uses cold to freeze the fat, which destroys the fat.
Usually 2 treatment sessions
Ultrasound therapy: Device uses sound waves, which causes the fat to dissolve over time.
Between 1 and 3 treatments, depending on the device used
Radiofrequency: Device uses heat to destroy the fat.
Between 4 and 10 treatments
Injections: Used to dissolve excess chin fat.
Usually 2 treatment sessions, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart
What are the possible side effects?
After treatment, most people have some swelling, bruising, or discomfort. These are temporary. After getting the injections to dissolve excess chin fat, the skin on the chin may feel firm or lumpy. This, too, will fade.
It’s also possible that you’ll feel burning or stinging in the treated area. This may feel like the pins-and-needles sensation that you get when your leg or arm falls asleep. This, too, is temporary.
In rare cases, freezing the fat can cause long-term pain or increase the amount of fat in the treated area. You can reduce this risk by getting non-invasive fat removal from a dermatologist. These doctors understand the skin and what lies beneath. A dermatologist can also tell you if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Who is a good candidate for non-invasive fat removal?
Good candidates for non-invasive fat removal have a small bulge of fat that remains despite diet and exercise and their weight falls within the normal range for their height.
Your dermatologist may also recommend another procedure to give you the results you seek. For example, if you also have loose skin, your dermatologist may recommend treating this first. That way, you’ll get better results from non-invasive fat removal.
Taking the Next Step
If you have questions about AQUALYX or would like to schedule a consultation,
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