Sometimes no matter how hard you exercise and how carefully you watch your what you eat, you just can’t seem to get rid of stubborn body fat. Consistent working out is great for all-over fat reduction, toning, and overall health, but unfortunately, you can’t “spot treat” specific fatty areas on the body. Do all the yoga and 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 the cosmetic formulation Aqualyx comes into play.
What is Aqualyx?
Aqualyx is an injectable treatment designed to target and melt away stubborn pockets of fat on targeted locations around the body. It’s far less invasive than liposuction and doesn’t require any anesthesia.
Why not just exercise?
Even people who exercise regularly are prone to fatty areas around the body. These pockets of fat may be impossible to get rid of through working out alone, because exercise reduces fat all over the body. The results you see from exercise can’t be targeted to a specific area, which is why “spot treating” fatty areas through exercise simply doesn’t work (though many of us wish it would). 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 just so resilient to exercise. Thankfully, 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 systems in place for burning excess body fat. Acidic bile is naturally produced by the liver to facilitate the process of breaking down fat. Aqualyx uses a synthetic form of this acid – but derived from plant-based ingredients, so it’s safe to use in the body. It’s delivered to the directly to the fatty areas through a needle injection. The acid works to eliminate fat by breaking down the structure of the targeted fat cells. Once broken down, fat cells are dissolved. 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?
Keep in mind, Aqualyx is not a weight loss treatment. It is advertised as “body contouring,” meaning if you have a lot of weight to lose, Aqualyx is not right for you. The best candidates for Aqualyx treatment are those who are leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining their weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet. This is because Aqualyx works as a spot reducing treatment for pockets of fat, and not as an all over fat treatment or general weight loss solution. Once you are at your desired weight, you’ll be able to determine whether or not there are stubborn areas of fat that could be treated by Aqualyx. If you eat healthy and work out regularly, and still have stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away, then you’re a great candidate for Aqualyx body contouring.
Does it hurt? Are there side effects?
Before Aqualyx treatment, your nurse or doctor will give you an anesthetic to minimize any pain or discomfort you may feel during treatment. Larger areas could lead to more discomfort, as these areas would naturally require more injections. That said, side effects are mild. Aqualyx is a minimally invasive procedure which only requires about an hour or less per treatment. Much like getting any injection, 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 typically resolved within a few days, and many patients don’t experience tenderness at all. You can be out and about your daily routine immediately after receiving an Aqualyx treatment.
Where can it be used?
Aqualyx can be used in pockets of fat anywhere on the body. Some of the most popular areas for treatment are extra fat deposits around the ankles, abdomen, inner thigh, double chins, armpits, upper arms, hips, and buttocks.
Will I need more than one treatment?
The number of treatments you may require depends on how much fat is in the area you want to target and how your body reacts to Aqualyx. In fact, some people see dramatic improvements with one or two treatments. You can get treated once or up to eight times, depending on the area you want to address. Smaller areas require fewer treatments (usually 1-3), but larger areas or more stubborn fat areas will probably require more – possibly up to 8.
How long do results last?
If you keep a healthy lifestyle, the fat treated by Aqualyx is 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 back. One way to ensure long-lasting results is to continue to exercise and maintain a balanced, healthy diet.
How long is recovery?
As there aren’t many side effects, post-treatment 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 – particularly if the treated area is larger. Smaller treatment areas take less time to heal, and many people find that they don’t experience pain or tenderness at all.
Is it safe?
Aqualyx has been approved as a medical device. It’s been used in millions of treatments across the world, and it has an excellent track record for being a safe and non-invasive method of eliminating fat.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Aqualyx treatment will depend on the facility you use and how many treatments you will need.
It can be very discouraging when you put forth the time and effort to follow a healthy lifestyle, but you’re still not seeing the results you want. Diet and exercise alone aren’t always enough to mold your body into the shape you desire. A couple of Aqualyx treatments can make a huge, long-lasting difference in the way your body looks and feels. Aqualyx is a safe and effective solution to contour your body into the shape you’ve always wanted.