• How Does Aqualyx Work?

Aqualyx has grown hugely in popularity in recent years as a way to target stubborn pockets of fat – a little over a decade ago, this treatment did not exist, now many swear by it.

However, this rise in popularity means that many people have heard of it but don’t actually know what it is or quite how it works.

In this post, we will solve that mystery, explaining how Aqualyx works and why many practitioners are so proud to offer this transformative option.

How Aqualyx Works – The Short Version

Aqualyx is a fat-dissolving treatment, it is a compound that is injected into the area to be treated, this then attaches itself to the fat cells and dissolves them. The fat is then naturally expelled from the body over the coming weeks.

Aqualyx simply builds upon natural processes in the body, using a synthetic version of an acid that occurs naturally in the body and already has the role of destroying fat.

Aqualyx treatments therefore use the body’s own method of removing fat, only they target this into specific areas to address what may be a cosmetic concern, for instance a double chin or abdominal area that has visible fat build-up.

Aqualyx Builds On Your Body’s Own Processes

Deoxycholic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the stomach and breaks down fat in the diet. Aqualyx treatments contain a version of this acid, which then targets fat cells in the area into which it has been injected.

The process is therefore one in tune with the body, it uses the body’s own fat-fighting mechanism, only it stimulates this process in the area you may be keen to target.

We are all prone to developing hard-to-shift stubborn pockets of fat and these often remain no matter how good our diet or how much we exercise. The body actually deliberately hangs on to them as energy stores, however we, as the owner of that body, would rather Mother Nature didn’t act in this way.

Aqualyx will stimulate fat reduction in these stubborn areas, killing off fat in a highly targeted way.

The Process for Aqualyx

The Aqualyx process actually begins with an initial detailed consultation, this a chance to discuss your aims for any procedure and the practitioner to ascertain whether Aqualyx is the best option.

Assuming Aqualyx is decided upon, the treatment then sees careful injections made into the area to be treated, these injections contain the compound and also some local anaesthetic so as to make the process painless.

Care is taken with these injections – and this is a treatment that can only be administered by a specially trained doctor, this ensuring patient care. This is one reason why Aqualyx is so popular – it is a process that uses the body’s own mechanisms and is always administered by a trained doctor.

The process typically only takes around 30 to 45 minutes, after which the client can go about the rest of their day. Underneath the skin, the process has started, the compound beginning to attach to cells and destroy the fat. The results will be seen over the coming weeks.

It is usual to have a number of treatments, this to remove fat in small amounts to carefully control the final result and ensure it looks as desired.

For the client, the process really is that simple – pain free injections that lead to no downtime.

What Can Aqualyx Treat?

Aqualyx is a suitable treatment for relatively small areas of stubborn fat , for instance on the chin, the abdomen, sides, buttocks, arms or thighs.

It is not a treatment for general weight loss or obesity, the people who opt for this treatment are healthy but have stubborn pockets of fat they want gone.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of areas Aqualyx can treat:

  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks
  • Side
  • Back

Who Can Have Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is typically used on those between the ages of 18 and 60.

It would not be suitable for someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding and there would be some other instances in which the practitioner would deem it not to be suitable on health grounds – this a clear benefit of choosing a procedure only administered by qualified doctors.

In general, though, if you have a stubborn pocket of fat to shift and are in reasonable health then Aqualyx is likely to be an excellent option.

Aqualyx Alternatives

Other fat dissolving treatments exist, but in the last decade Aqualyx has emerged as the gold standard.

There are also other ways to target areas of fat, these would include fat freezing (of which Coolsculpting is the leading option) and treatments such as LIPOcel.

Nobody seeking treatment needs to be an expert in all these and the subtle differences, instead we would recommend booking a consultation with a clinic that offers a range of treatments and then discussing you individual goals.

Next Steps

If you have concerns about the appearance of your chin and fat in this area, then Aqualyx is likely to be a suitable treatment.

In the UK, there are a small number of doctors qualified to administer the injections, Dr. Nyla is one of these qualified practitioners. With clinics in a number of superb UK locations, she is also available for treatments close to your home.

Please contact us to book an initial consultation.

About Doctor Nyla

Dr Nyla is one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the UK – she is trusted by many high-profile clients and her expertise makes her someone that media publications regularly seek an opinion from.

Dr Nyla’s clinic won Top Cosmetic Clinic Award in the UK for 2019.

Her testimonials are universally positive and her reviews on the independent TrustPilot site outstanding.

If you would like to arrange a consultation, or simply want further advice please contact us today. Call us on 0800 009 6661 or use the Contact Form.


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