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PRE-TREATMENT ADVICE FOR

FAT DISSOLVING

Swelling is to be expected, the recommendation is to ice the skin and rest. The swelling will usually go down within 48 hours but can take up to a week.

For best results, two to three treatments one month apart are recommended it can take up to six weeks for you to notice the effects. Aqualyx is an injectable solution used to dissolve localized fat deposits in areas such as the hips, saddlebags, thigh, knees jowls and chin.  The body then expels the released fatty acids naturally.

The number of treatments required varies depending on the thickness of fat to be removed.  Typically 1-3 treatments for small areas (e.g. jowls) and 2-8 treatments for larger areas (e.g. thighs) at six-weekly intervals.

After treatment the area may redden and swelling, and bruising may be experienced.

Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling that lasts 3-5 days.  This swelling can be obvious when having facial treatments (e.g. chin).  During this time, you may want to organise time off work / social engagements. 

Swelling can be reduced with the use of  a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth and used for a maximum of 20 mins.  Do not use any anti-inflammatory tablets for 48 hours.

Do not apply make-up or skincare to the treated area for 12 hours - then only use a clean brush or sponge for application until day five.

Avoid

  • 3 days - extreme temperatures, swimming pools / spas / saunas

  • 10 days - physical exercise

  • 14 days - laser, cryolipolysis or radiofrequency treatments

AQUALYX is not recommended when the patient is suffering from acute or chronic skin disease in the affected area. For safety reasons all patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune disease or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are excluded from any treatment with AQUALYX. If you have/had a thyroid or kidney condition you must seek permission from your treating doctor before treatment can be given.

Common side effects

  • Red, tight and itchy skin

  • Swelling

The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to eight weeks after your treatment.

Adverse reaction awareness: Pain and discharge is not normal

THOSE WHO CANNOT HAVE AQUALYX TREATMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Those under the age of 18

  • Active infection near the site of injection (i.e. cold sores)

  • Known allergy/hypersensitivity to Aqualyx 

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Those with abnormal bleeding (e.g. haemophilia, thrombocytopenia)

Check Contraindications before proceeding with treatment - if you have any of the below, they will need to seek advice form your Doctor that it is safe for you  receive treatment: 

Cautions and Contraindications

 

  • Any open skin wounds including broken skin, scabs, wounds, bleeding skin and blisters should be avoided.

  • Rashes, psoriasis, eczema, pustular or nodular rosacea and fungal infections should all be avoided.

  • Contagious skin conditions should be avoided.

  • Raised moles, warts or moles that have changed shape or colour and unidentified skin growths should be avoided.

  • Bruised skin can be painful to treat and should be avoided.

  • Skin cancer must be avoided.

  • Keloid scars are a strict contraindication.

  • Anti-coagulant medications as these prevent the blood from clotting. 

  • Any medications that cause photosensitivity as this can lead to Post Inflammatory Pigmentation (PIP) 

  • Areas where topical medication is being applied as the product can be forced trans-dermally and may cause unwanted side effects.

  • Cosmetic treatments such as micro-dermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels or cosmetic surgery until all signs of inflammation has gone.

  • Pregnancy is a contraindication. It is advisable to leave fat dissolve treatments until 6 months from the birth or 6 months post breast feeding to allow the clients hormones to regulate.

  • Haemophiliacs are a strict contraindication.

  • Diabetes.

  • Recent use of Ibuprofen, Nurofen or similar.

  • Liver or kidney disease.

  • If a client has thyroid issues, they need to obtain permission from their GP before attending