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In the world of aesthetic treatments, Aqualyx has gained significant attention as a non-surgical fat reduction solution. This injectable treatment claims to dissolve stubborn fat pockets resistant to diet and exercise. However, this doesn’t mean Aqualyx can take the place of traditional weight loss methods. The short answer is no, and here’s why.

Targeted Fat Reduction vs. Overall Weight Loss

Aqualyx targets specific areas of localised fat, such as love handles, double chins, or belly fat. It doesn’t treat obesity or replace a balanced diet and regular exercise. Traditional weight loss methods aim to reduce overall body weight, which includes shedding fat, water weight, and sometimes muscle mass. In contrast, Aqualyx focuses solely on fat cells in targeted areas.


How Aqualyx Works

Aqualyx uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs and helps break down fat. When professionals inject it into the fat layer beneath the skin, it disrupts the fat cells. These cells then dissolve and the body naturally eliminates them. Typically, the procedure takes around 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.


Setting Realistic Expectations

Aqualyx can offer impressive results, but it’s crucial for users to set realistic expectations. The treatment works best for those nearing their ideal body weight but wanting to eliminate specific fat areas. It doesn’t offer a quick fix for weight loss or a way to shed several dress sizes. Most people need multiple sessions to get the results they desire, and outcomes can differ among individuals.


Safety and Side Effects

Qualified medical professionals generally regard Aqualyx as safe. However, as with any medical procedure, it has potential risks and side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. You should meet with a certified practitioner to see if Aqualyx fits your needs.

Aqualyx: A Weight Loss Substitute?

Aqualyx effectively reduces targeted fat, but it shouldn’t replace comprehensive weight loss strategies.

A balanced diet and regular exercise remain the best practices for overall health and weight management. Aqualyx can enhance these efforts by tackling those stubborn areas that refuse to go away, no matter how hard you work.

Nurse Clare Wyatt at Freyja Medical

With 25 impressive years in nursing and ten years in medical aesthetics, Nurse Clare stands out as a skilled and dedicated professional in her field. You can easily see Clare’s deep passion for aesthetics in her dedication to achieving natural and radiant results for her clients. She guides each person through a personalized treatment plan, ensuring optimal results and reinforcing her reputation as a reliable and experienced practitioner.


To schedule an aesthetic consultation with Nurse Clare Wyatt at our Wrexham clinic, click here.