You may have heard that we recently introduced a brand new procedure to the VIVA Skin Clinics treatment menu. It’s safe to say we are more than a little excited about it! AQUALYX is our newest offering and adds something a little different to our repertoire: permanent fat dissolving injections. What’s not to love?
What is AQUALYX?
AQUALYX is a solution of deoxycholic acid which is used to destroy fat cells. Deoxycholic acid is naturally present in the human body and works to emulsify fat for absorption in the intestine. When injected, AQUALYX works to cause cell lysis meaning the fat cells start to break down, ready to be easily burnt off by the body’s natural metabolism.
Who can have treatment?
Persistent double chin? Unwanted fat between the thighs? ‘Bingo wings’? Sometimes it feels like no matter what we do we just can’t shift those little pockets of fat, regardless of how many spin classes we rack up.
AQUALYX is suitable for anyone wishing to target those small areas of fat which are unresponsive to a healthy diet and exercise.
It’s important to note that AQUALYX is not a weight loss alternative but rather a way of sculpting and shaping areas where stubborn fat persists. It therefore works best on a small area around the size of the palm of your hand. Popular treatment areas include the legs, hips, arms, tummy and chin/jawline.
What can I expect from treatment?
Your appointment is likely to last 40-60 minutes. Most of this time is spent in consultation and prepping for treatment.
The gel-based solution is injected into the area of concern in a quick and fuss-free procedure. You may experience some discomfort but the solution itself contains a local anaesthetic and we use a numbing cream to ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible.
You can expect swelling and bruising following treatment which is a completely normal part of the process. This should subside within a week, but some AQUALYX procedures take longer to settle so please get in touch with your VIVA doctor if you have any concerns.
How quickly will I see results?
AQUALYX starts to take effect straight away but takes 4-6 weeks to produce maximum results.
Depending on the area treated it’s likely you may require multiple sessions to achieve your desired outcome. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.
The effects of treatments are permanent provided you maintain a healthy weight; weight gain can unfortunately cause new fat cells to form but by continuing a healthy lifestyle you can ensure those pesky fatty deposits don’t come back.
Interested? If you would like to discuss AQUALYX injections in more detail, you can book a consultation with one of our experts today by using our handy online booking feature. You can also give one of our friendly team a call on 02037 332199 or email [email protected]