It is being marketed for ‘Aqualysis’ or ‘Aquaplasty’ treatment as a means of body contouring. The technique was developed by a renowned aesthetic surgeon, the late Professor Motolese. Aqualyx® has been available internationally since 2009, and more than 2,000,000 vials have been used for patient treatments in 49 countries worldwide.
Aqualyx® injections are very effective and a non-invasive treatment option for face and body sculpting. It treats localised pockets of fat such as on the thighs, stomach, buttocks, chin and knee. It can also be used to treat pseudo-gynecomastia in men. Aqualyx® liquefies the fat cell, destroying it permanently, releasing the lipids that are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system.
It takes 30–60 minutes per session, and multiple sessions are usually needed. If you prefer to avoid invasive surgery and cannot afford the downtime and discomfort of invasive procedure such as liposuction, this is an excellent treatment to consider to sculpt your body.
Aqualysis™ can be used in conjunction with an ultrasound device to assist in the dissipation of Aqualyx® throughout the localised fat cells.
How does Aqualyx® work?
Who is suitable for Aqualyx® treatment?
Who should avoid Aqualyx®?
- Aqualyx shouldn’t be administered to pregnant ladies or breastfeeding mothers.
- Diabetic patients ought to avoid treatment with Aqualyx
- Patients with reaction conditions like scleroderma should avoid treatment.
- Patients with severe liver disease should not be treated with Aqualyx, as the extra fat it has to process could overwork the liver.
- Any patient with a history of an allergic reaction to an ingredient of Aqualyx should avoid treatment.
- Patients on blood-thinning medications, particularly warfarin, will almost certainly not be suitable for treatment due to the risk of severe bruising.
- Patients with severe kidney disease are not suitable for treatment.
The treatment is very safe with few side effects if done by a trained medical professional. It takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Usually, the doctor will inject the area with a local anaesthetic or mix it with the solution to reduce any discomfort. Typically 1-3 treatments are required for small areas, such as the jowls and under the chin, and 2-8 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs. Treatments are repeated at 3-6 weeks intervals.
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Dr Goyal, the lead GP, runs the MK Aesthetics clinic in Milton Keynes. He is also a dermatology doctor/GP partner at a practice in Milton Keynes and a part of the dermatologist team in Bedford Hospital. Dr Goyal is Harley Street trained and certified to carry out all the treatments offered at MK Aesthetics. A specialist in the field of Cosmetic Medicine, you can be sure you’ll be in safe hands.