Intralipotherapy with AQUALYX is a treatment to sculpt the body. It is not a treatment to lose weight but to shape those areas of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise or are related to estrogen activity, such as the hips in some women.
This is an alternative to liposuction for some patients that are not interested in surgery and it is a permanent treatment which causes the destruction on fat cells in the place of infiltration. This treatment can be performed in almost any area of excess fat, to shape the body. However the most common areas are hips, abdomen, buttocks and the so called love handles , arms, back or inner legs.
The treatment works best in small areas, and more than one session is usually required, depending of the desired result. There is usually a gap of 3 to 4 weeks between sessions. Following treatment you may experience some bruising and swelling to the treated area, this is temporary and usually lasts only a few days. It is not a painful treatment and involves the use of a local anaesthetic.
A consultation is required to establish which areas can be treated, and to give you an idea how many sessions will be required to complete your course.
Why regular exercise and healthy nutrition do not always work...
You pay close attention to a wholesome lifestyle by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet, yet that one pad of fat that troubles you most will not disappear.The cause of this problem lies within our genes and the special structure of our fat cells in certain areas. Fat cells located in the subcutaneous fat tissue are difficult to diminish, as only their contents and overall volume can be altered, but not the fat cells themselves. These particular fat cells cannot be reduced and continuously serve as a deposit for the body to store fat.
How does AQUALYX TM work?
AQUALYX TM contains deoxycholic acid. The fat dissolving effect locks on to the fat cell walls and starts to operate, resulting in the cell wall becoming unstable and releasing the fatty acid that is stored within. Cell residue is removed by the body’s defenses and the non attached fatty acids are metabolized and converted into energy.
How is treatment with AQUALYX TM conducted?
Using thin, flexible cannulas, AQUALYX TM is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat tissue. The treatment is virtually painless, as fat tissue is almost free of sentience and AQUALYX TM contains an additional local anesthetic. Immediately after the injection, the affected area may redden and swell slightly. As with any treatment with a hypodermic needle, minor bruising may develop. All these are expected side effects that abate within a couple of days after the treatment.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments varies depending on the desired result, the dimension of the fat deposit and the reaction of the fat tissue. On average you can expect to need around 3 to 4 appointments, with 3 week intervals. A treatment with AQUALYX TM does not result in weight loss. Healthy nutrition and regular exercise are recommended.
What should I pay attention to after a treatment with AQUALYX TM?
Do not apply any cosmetics onto the treated area for 12 hours following treatment and avoid all direct sources of heat and radiation (sunlight, UV radiation, sauna etc.). Furthermore, you should abstain from particularly demanding physical exercise for 7 days.It is very important that you keep a healthy diet, otherwise your body will simply store the fat in an alternative fat deposit.
AFTER 2 sessions
AFTER 3 sessions
Fat fighting injections can be used in the areas of : STOMACH, LOVE HANDLES, BUTTOCKS, ARMS, CHIN, KNEES, BACK, HIPS.