What is Aqualyx & How Does it Work?
Sometimes no matter how hard you work out and how carefully you watch your diet, you just can’t seem to get rid of stubborn body fat. Working out is great for all-over fat reduction, toning, and overall health, but unfortunately you can’t “spot treat” fatty areas on the body. Do all the lunges you want, but if your stubborn inner-thigh fat won’t budge, you may be a good candidate for body contouring. This is where Aqualyx comes into play.
What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is an injectable treatment meant to target and melt away stubborn pockets of fat on the body. It’s less invasive than liposuction and doesn’t require any anaesthesia.
Why not just exercise?
Even people who workout are prone to fatty areas on the body. These pockets of fat may be impossible to get rid of through exercise alone, because exercise reduces fat all over the body. The results you see from exercise won’t be targeted to a specific area, which is why “spot treating” fatty areas through exercise simply doesn’t work. Furthermore, our bodies naturally try to hold onto fat stored in the subcutaneous layer as a way of conserving energy, which is another reason why some areas of fat are so resilient to exercise. Aqualyx targets these stubborn fatty areas in the subcutaneous layer–the layer of fat just underneath our skin.
How does it work?
The body has its own system in place for burning excess body weight. Acidic bile is naturally produced by the liver to aid in the process of breaking down fat. Aqualyx uses a synthetic form of this acid that’s derived from plant-based ingredients, so it’s safe to use in the body. It’s delivered to the fatty areas through a needle injection. The acid works to eliminate fat by breaking down the structure of the fat cells. Once broken down, fat cells are dissolved, or liquefied. Once it escapes the cell, the fatty liquid. can then be easily burned as the body metabolizes it.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
One important thing to understand about Aqualyx is that it is not a weight loss treatment. It is advertised as “body contouring,” meaning if you have a lot of weight to lose, Aqualyx won’t make that happen. The best candidates for Aqualyx are those who are already leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining their weight through regular exercise and a balanced diet. This is because Aqualyx works as a spot reducing treatment for pockets of fat, and not as an all over fat treatment or weight loss solution. Once you are at your desired weight, you’ll be able to discern whether or not there are many stubborn areas of fat that could be treated by Aqualyx. If you eat healthy and exercise and have stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away, then yes, you’re a great candidate for Aqualyx body contouring!
Does it hurt? Are there side effects?
Before treatment, your nurse or doctor will give you an anesthetic to minimize any pain or discomfort you may feel during treatment. Larger areas may lead to more discomfort, as these areas would naturally require more injections. Even so, side effects are mild. Aqualyx is a minimally invasive procedure that only takes about an hour or less per treatment. Like getting a shot, you may experience some swelling or tenderness in the treated area, but there’s no need to take time off work or rearrange your schedule too much. Any tenderness or bruising is usually resolved within a few days, and many don’t experience tenderness at all. You can be out and about your daily routine right after receiving an Aqualyx treatment.
Where can it be used?
Aqualyx can be used in pads or pockets of fat anywhere on the body. Some of the most popular areas are extra fat around the ankles, abdomen, inner thigh, double chins, armpits, upper arms, hips, and buttocks.
How long do results last?
If you keep a healthy lifestyle, the fat treated by Aqualyx is very unlikely to return. When fat cells have been treated by the Aqualyx injection, they are permanently gone–as long as you don’t gain weight. One way to ensure long-lasting results is to continue to exercise and maintain a healthy diet. Consider this another good incentive to maintain a healthy lifestyle!
How long is recovery?
As there aren’t many side effects, healing should take less than a week. Sometimes you may need to wait a few weeks before you can see complete results, as swelling can take some time to go down–especially if the treated area is larger. Smaller areas take less time to heal, and many people find that they don’t experience pain or tenderness at all.