Aqualyx is a brand of injectable solution used for the non-surgical reduction of localized fat deposits in the body. The product is a medical device that is indicated for the treatment of small to medium-sized fatty deposits, particularly in the chin, jowls, abdomen, thighs, hips, and knees.
Aqualyx is a water-based, sterile, and biocompatible solution that contains the active ingredient, deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid that aids in the digestion and absorption of dietary fat in the body. When injected into fatty tissue, Aqualyx breaks down the walls of fat cells, causing them to release their contents into the bloodstream. The body then eliminates these fat molecules through natural metabolic processes.
The treatment involves injecting the Aqualyx solution directly into the targeted area using a fine-gauge needle. Depending on the size and number of fatty deposits being treated, multiple injections may be required. Aqualyx treatment is typically well-tolerated, with minimal pain or discomfort.
Patients can usually see the results of Aqualyx treatment within a few weeks of the procedure. However, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome, and results can vary from patient to patient. Aqualyx is not a weight loss solution, and it is not intended to replace a healthy diet and exercise routine.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with Aqualyx treatment. Possible side effects include swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site, as well as temporary numbness or sensitivity. Serious complications, such as infection or tissue damage, are rare but can occur.
Aqualyx should only be administered by a trained healthcare professional who has experience with this type of treatment. Patients considering Aqualyx treatment should discuss their medical history and any underlying health conditions with their doctor to determine if this treatment is appropriate for them.