There has been a lot of buzz lately about the newest treatment that beats cosmetic surgery – it’s a non-invasive treatment where you don’t have to be given any anaesthesia, and you don’t have to go through a recovery period – you don’t have to undergo any downtime at all. We’re talking about none other than Aqualyx injections, and it’s gaining a lot of attention because of how safe – and effective it is. There are lots of facts about this treatment, and what makes it even safer is that it’s a compound produced naturally by the body itself (it is found in the liver’s bile). Furthermore, it is said to have permanent effects as long as you maintain your body weight and eat right! But what else should you know about Aqualyx injections so you are well-informed? Are they safe and effective? Here are the answers to your top Aqualyx injections questions.
What is it?
First of all, what is it? Aqualyx is a compound composed of deoxycholate acid, and some people refer to it as Motolese’s solution after the professor who introduced it. The acid that Aqualyx has destroys fat cells. As a result, many surgeons and specialists use Aqualyx to contour specific bodily areas with stubborn ‘pockets’ of fat, such as the back, the chin, the hips, the thighs, the knees, and the stomach.
Some specialists also use it to treat a particular condition in men referred to as ‘pseudo-gynecomastia,’ which causes additional fat to grow in a man’s chest, often making the man appear as if he has breasts.
The ingredients in Aqualyx
Aqualyx contains several ingredients, such as a buffering chemical, a modified deoxycholic acid compound, ‘red’ sugars from microalgae, sodium chloride, and water.
Who can be given the treatment?
Ideally, those who are given the treatment for the most effective results would be individuals who have good skin elasticity and are close to their ideal body weight. This means that individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 are good candidates for the treatment. Anyone older can still get treated, but the skin may appear to sag after several injection sessions.
However, if pregnant or breastfeeding, you shouldn’t have Aqualyx injections. The same is true if you have a condition causing you to have difficulty producing fat, called lipodystrophy. In addition, if you are suffering from an infection or skin disease and have conditions affecting the processing of fat in your body, it is better to stay away from the treatment.
What are the potential side effects?
Just like other treatments, Aqualyx injections may have potential effects, such as bruising and redness as well as swelling, and there can also be some irritation on the skin. You could also be allergic to one of the substances in Aqualyx, although this is rare. The good news is that all of the side effects will subside after a few days.
What is the treatment process?
Although the process of treatment may vary per clinic or centre, there are some general steps everyone will go through. After the specialist discusses the treatment areas, the areas will be cleaned, and you may receive a local anaesthetic or topical cream to numb the pain. You will then receive an injection into the targeted areas, and the amount and number will vary depending on the treated area.
Note: This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.