An ideal patient is one who is close to their ideal body weight but has isolated stubborn areas of fat deposition. These can be genetically predetermined and can prove very difficult to get rid of in other ways. You must be able to pinch at least 1.5cm of fat for an area to be suitable for treatment.
The Aqualyx solution will be mixed with a small amount of a local anesthetic drug called lidocaine to make it more comfortable. The needle used is very fine. Most people describe the procedure itself as a little uncomfortable but not painful. If you are concerned, you may take 2x 500mg Paracetamol tablets 1 hour prior to the treatment to ease the discomfort.
From today’s scientific knowledge no dissolved fat cell will ever return or be redeveloped by the body. Nevertheless remaining fat cells can dramatically increase their size. Therefore it is important to stay on a balanced nutrition protocol and keep on moving.
- Have some Paracetamol available should you feel you need it.
- Buy some supportive pressure garments for the treated area as you will find the extra support will make you feel more comfortable following the treatment.
- Avoid tight clothing as you will be swollen.
The number of treatments is dependent on the personal response of every individual and the area being treated. As a rough guide 2-6 treatments may be required 4 to10 weeks apart.
You will start to notice an improvement anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks, and could notice ongoing improvements up to 6 months.
- As the local anesthetic starts to wear off you may feel quite tender. Having some Paracetamol will help, but avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin.
- The treated area will look swollen initially, but you should expect this swelling to double in size within the first 24-48 hours. The swelling will go down over the course of the next week, although in rare cases may persist longer.
- The treated area will look red and feel warm afterwards, and this may persist for a few days.
- You may develop some bruising in the treated area, may feel itchy, and may have some minor aches and pains.
- The skin overlying the treated area will feel numb, even after the local anesthetic wears off. This can persist for up to a month.
- We recommend wearing pressure garments over the treated area for a period of 2-3 weeks.
- Drink plenty of water after your Aqualyx™ treatment.
- Maintain a well balanced diet with regular exercise.
- Avoid exercise on the day of treatment. After this you can resume gentle exercise as and when you feel ready. You may not feel ready for strenuous exercise for the first week, as you may feel a little sore and tender.
- Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medication as this will dampen your body’s response to the AqualyxTM and potentially mean you do not respond to treatment as well as you would otherwise have done.
- Avoid exposure to extremes of temperature (including saunas, steam rooms and sunbathing) for a week after treatment.
- When having a shower, massage the treated area. This will improve the body’s response to the Aqualyx™.
If you eat anything you want the dissolved fat will simply appear on other parts of your body or remaining fat cells will increase their size. The success of any fat dissolving treatment (AQUALYX™, liposuction, cryolipolysis) is dependent on a balanced nutrition protocol.
No, AQUALYX™ is not a treatment for weight reduction. Subcutaneous fat accounts for a small proportion of our overall body fat, and dissolving this in one area will not produce a change in your weight.
• Patients who are pregnant or during lactation
• Patients with diabetes
• Patients with allergies against one or more of the contained components
• Patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions and/or severe allergies
• Patients with an autoimmune disease
• Patients with acute or chronic skin diseases in the affected area
• Patients with other severe organic disease