Aqualyx Frequently Asked Questions

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections Dubai

What is Aqualyx®

Aqualyx® is used to ‘dissolve’ stubborn pockets of fat which remain resistant to diet or exercise.

The Aqualyx® treatment is suitable for tackling areas around the face or on the body, wherever fat gathers. For example, areas that might be treated include:

  • tummy, ‘muffin top’, stomach or abdomen
  • hips or ‘saddle bags’
  • thighs – including inner thigh area
  • knees
  • buttocks
  • ‘bingo wings’ – upper arms
  • inner thighs
  • double chin
  • fat cheeks

How does Aqualyx® Work?

The solution is injected into the treatment area whereby the 12alfa-dihydroxy-5beta-24-oico cholanic acid sodium salt of AQUALYX alters the surface tension of the fat cell membrane and increases the permeability of the membrane. An ultrasound device is then applied over the surface of the skin in the targeted area and this causes the movement of liquids both inside and outside the fat cells. The fat cells start to balloon and break up, leading to the drainage of microdroplets of fatty liquid into the body, which is then metabolized through the lymphatic system and excreted.

What happens during treatment?

One AQUALYX treatment typically consists of two injection sites. A local anesthetic, lidocaine, will usually be administered before the treatment commences. The practitioner may prefer however to add the lidocaine anesthetic to the AQUALYX solution so that the two are injected together. Either method should minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Treatment regime
The time taken for a treatment session will depend upon the size of the area and indication being treated.

Treatment can take between 30 – 60 minutes per treatment and you will typically require 2 – 8 treatments, 4 weeks apart. Some people may see significant results after 1 or 2 sessions.

Treatment for fat pockets underneath the neck and chin, for example, may require 1 – 3 treatments of 2 – 3 injections, while treatment for fat pockets on the hips and thighs may require 8 treatments.

How Many Treatments?

A course of 3-5 treatments on the body and 1-3 on the face is usually advised for the best results. Each treatment session takes around an hour to complete..

How Long does it Take?

Each treatment session takes under half an hour to complete.

How long does it last?

The results of an AQUALYX treatment are permanent under the condition of maintaining a constant weight measurement (i.e. assuming you don`t gain weight). Once the freed fatty acids have been processed through the body’s lymphatic system, they don’t reappear.

However, the procedure is only permanent if you follow a healthy diet and exercise frequently following treatment. If you regain weight, it is likely that the fat pockets will reappear. If a healthy lifestyle is maintained, the results should be permanent.


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