Aqualyx main active ingredient is deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, synthesized in the human liver. Naturally occurring bile acid is used by the body to emulsify fat. Aqualyx comes in a water based injection that dissolves fat cells that it comes into contact with.
The treatment involves injections of Aqualyx using a syringe and cannula into targeted pockets of fat. Before the injections you would receive a local anaesthetic. The whole treatment should take no longer than 30 minutes. Before any treatment you would have a full consultation.
This will depend on the amount of fat to be dissolved and the area that the fat is located. Some people can get excellent results from just one treatment whilst others may require 2 or 3 treatments. Each patient will have a full consultation first and the potential number of treatment estimated. You would normally wait 4-5 weeks between treatments, so progress could be fully reviewed.
Yes, it is permanent. The dissolved fat cells cannot come back. However for maximum effective patients should aim to maintain or lose fat between treatments. Aqualyx is very targeted and will not help with general weight loss.
Aqualyx can be injected into almost all fatty areas apart from the areas around the eye. Examples of common treatment areas area below.
Smaller areas requiring less Aqualyx like the chin and neck cost £350. For larger areas such as waist, thighs, hips etc £400.