N.B. we rarely recommend Aqualyx as a primary treatment and more often use it as a follow-up to CoolSculpting.
Aqualyx®, also known as “Motolese Solution”, is indicated for the non-surgical treatment of localized fat deposits. While Aqualyx has few side effects, at Berkshire Aesthetics we exclusively use it following CoolSculpting for any ‘touch-ups’ rather than as a standalone treatment.
CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 fat reduction procedure and our doctor is an expert being named Tatler’s Top Doctor for body treatments in 2019, 2020 and 2021. You can learn more about CoolSculpting here.
Aqualyx is an injectable treatment that dissolves small pockets of excess fat under the skin.
Aqualyx can be used to disolve pockets of fat anywhere on the body but is particularly popular for the submental area (under the chin) or after CoolSculpting for any smaller residual areas.
It works by the gel-based aqueous solution attaching to fatty deposits, breaking them down over time. The fat is then naturally dissolved and flushed out by the body.
Aqualyx can be safely used in most people. We always require a consultation prior to any treatment but for patients with small pockets of stubborn fat the Aqualyx treatment is ideal. For larger areas we always suggest CoolSculpting.
Treatment time with Aqualyx depends on the area being treated but will typically take between 30 minutes and 1 hour per session.
The treatment requires the use of needles and some patients do find the Aqualyx procedure uncomfortable. The comfort of our patients is important and our doctors will provide appropriate pain management if required.
Typically you will need 1 to 3 sessions for a smaller area and possibly upto 8 sessions for larger areas.
Following treatment with Aqualyx it is possible that area treated will be be uncomfortable to touch for a few days.
Common side effects include redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area. All these are expected side effects that will settle within either a few days or weeks depending on how you react to it. The manufacturers report that to date no major side effects of AQUALYX use have been reported to them.
Results will progress over the course of the treatment. Expectations regarding the timing of results should be discussed with the doctor during your consultation.
A full programme of aftercare will be advised by your doctor.