Injection lipolysis entered the UK market like a storm. It is an EU-approved, revolutionary product that helps to dissolve local fat. It may remove unflattering and stubborn areas of fat without the need for liposuction or surgery. Injection lipolysis works by hydrolysing the wall of the fat cell and therefore making it releases it’s lipid content within.
The fatty byproduct is then removed from the body via natural processes. This treatment can be used almost anywhere in the body and is particularly popular in reducing the fatty deposits.
This can be in local areas such as:
- Double chin
- Upper arms
- Buffalo humps
- Chest fat (in men)
- Lower abdomen
- Muffin top Hips
- Pre jowl sulcus
- Inner thighs
Studies have proven that injection lipolysis, such as Aqualyx® causes splitting of fat cells which subsequently leads to natural clearance of fat via the normal system in the liver. The treatments are done every 3-4 weeks until desired result is achieved. On average 3-5 sessions are required depending on the volume of the fat deposit.
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Injection lipolysis - Single session
Injection lipolysis - 3 sessions
Injection lipolysis - 5 sessions
Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
Topical numbing cream will be offered to ensure comfort, it takes about 10 minutes to work
Injections are done through a fine needles
Procedure takes around 30 minutes on average
Results apparent by 3-4 weeks, for maximum benefit follow treatment protocol
Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to Aqualyx® ingredients
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, botulinum toxins injections
Current anti-coagulation, such as warfarin, LMWH injections.
Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure)
Swelling may occur and usually subsides within 7-10 days
Redness, mild tenderness, itchiness and firmness around the injection sites are common but usually subsides within 7-10 days
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases)
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid putting on anything on for at least 4 hours after treatment, preferably 12 hours
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid)
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
You may assume exercise as soon as you are feeling comfortable
Book a complementary check up in 3-4 weeks time to review your progress
3-5 sessions might be required depending on area and individuals’ responses.