How many treatments are required?
The amount of treatments vary according to the desired degree of reduction, the dimensions of the fat deposit and the individual reactions of the fat tissue.
On average you will need around 3 to 5 appointments with 3-week intervals, until you can actually see the results.
How is the Aqualyx treatment conducted?
Using thin, flexible cannulas, Aqualyx is injected directly into the fat tissue. The treatment is uncomfortable and Aqualyx is mixed with a small amount of local anaesthetic to reduce the discomfort. After the treatment minor bruising and swelling may develop, these are expected side effects that settle within a couple of days after the treatment.
What Should I do after treatment?
Do not apply any cosmetics onto the treated areas within a 12 hour period and avoid all direct sources of heat and radiation (sunlights, UV-radiation, sauna etc.). You should abstain from particularly demanding physical exercise involving the treated areas for 7 days.
As the released fatty acids are converted into additional energy, it is important that you keep a strict and healthy diet, otherwise your body will simply store the fat in an alternative fat depot.
When is the treatment not recommended?
Aqualyx is not recommended when the patient is suffering from acute or chronic skin disease in the affected areas. For safety reasons all patients with medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune diseases or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breast feeding are excluded from any treatment with Aqualyx.