What is Aqualyx Treatment?
Aqualyx is a gel-based, aqueous solution which acts beneath the skin to dissolve fat. When injected into fatty deposits, Aqualyx liquefies the fat cells, destroying them permanently. This releases lipids which are naturally eliminated through the lymphatic system.
At Kat&Co, we offer Aqualyx exclusively for the chin – the most effective area for this treatment.
How Does it Work?
Aqualyx is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical body sculpting treatment. The gel-based solution is injected into areas of unwanted fat. This solution weakens the fat cells, disrupting the surface to make them permeable. This fat, now in lipid form, is then absorbed naturally by the body and excreted. As long as the patient does not gain weight after the treatment then the results are permanent.
Your doctor will usually apply a topical anaesthetic cream or inject the area with local anaesthetic to numb the area and reduce any discomfort. The treatment can take between 30 and 60 minutes depending on how much fat needs to be removed.
What is the Recovery Like?
You are likely to have some redness, bruising and swelling that can last up to 48-72 hours. You are able to take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol, but you should not take any anti-inflammatory painkillers (ibuprofen) because this will counter the effects of the treatment.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
A single Aqualyx session (normally suitable for the chin area) costs £350