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Post Treatment Information

A go-to guide on how to maximise your results and safety precautions to abide by following your Aqualyx treatment. 

Post-procedure Aqualyx Aftercare

The minimally invasive Aqualyx treatment is one of the safest fat-dissolving procedures to receive. Like any medical procedure, if guidelines and strict rules aren’t followed, it can lead to unnecessary complications. 

What to Expect after your Aqualyx treatment

Following your Aqualyx treatment, as the effects of the local anaesthesia begin to diminish, you may start to experience some discomfort. If you encounter any pain, we recommend taking paracetamol as needed. However, it is important to avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin, as they can thin the blood and potentially interfere with the effectiveness of the Aqualyx solution.

It is normal to observe swelling and bruising in the treated area for approximately 2-3 days after receiving the Aqualyx administration. Please rest assured that this is a typical response and should not cause concern. Over the course of the following week, the swelling will gradually decrease, along with a reduction in both the redness and size of the swelling.

During the initial 48 hours post-treatment, you may notice redness and a warm sensation in the treated area. It is also common to experience some bruising, itching, and mild aches. Additionally, for up to a month, the skin in the treated area may feel numb. 

Adverse Effects

While rare, there have been reported cases of side effects such as hyperpigmentation, diarrhoea, and nausea. In some instances, women may experience changes in their menstrual cycle as a result of the treatment.

If you have any concerns or experience unusual symptoms, we advise contacting the medical professional that you received your Aqualyx treatment for further guidance and support.

Aftercare & Recovery Advice to maximise Aqualyx results

1. Wear Compression Garments

Your healthcare provider may advise you to wear compression garments in the treated areas, after an Aqualyx treatment we recommend wearing them as much as possible for the first two weeks, after this time,  you may begin to wear the garment for half-day only, and this is recommended for 4 weeks.

Compression garments help to reduce swelling, promote healing, and optimize the contouring effects of the treatment. Follow their instructions regarding the duration and frequency of wearing the garments.

2. Avoid Intense Physical Activity

It’s essential to avoid intense physical activity, including vigorous exercise, for a few days following the Aqualyx treatment. Strenuous activities can increase blood flow and potentially affect the treated area. We advise you to avoid strenuous activity for 2 – 4 Weeks before it’s safe to resume your regular exercise routine.

3. Maintain a Healthy Diet

Following a balanced and healthy diet is important post-treatment. It supports the body’s healing process and aids in achieving optimal results. Focus on consuming nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Ensuring to avoid excessive consumption of processed foods, sugars, and unhealthy fats.

4. Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is crucial to aid in the elimination of fat cells and promote overall healing. Drink an adequate amount of water each day, we advise you to drink at least 2L of water per day.

This helps in the release of fatty acids undergoing the natural processes of elimination, flushing out the metabolised fatty acids and eventually expelling them from the body through the urine and lymphatic system..

5. Follow-up Appointments

Your healthcare provider may schedule one or more follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, assess the treatment results, and provide any additional instructions. Attend these appointments as recommended to ensure that your recovery is on track and to address any concerns or questions you may have.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

While uncommon, it is important to be aware of any unusual or severe symptoms that may arise after your Aqualyx treatment. If you notice excessive swelling, persistent pain, signs of infection (such as increased redness, warmth, or pus), allergic reactions, or any other concerning symptoms, it is crucial to seek immediate medical advice. Our team is readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have and provide appropriate guidance.

Frequently Asked Question Regarding Aqualyx Aftercare & Recovery

After Aqualyx treatments some patients may notice small hard lumps under the skin, this could be one of two things:

  1. Bruising under the skin: Due to irritation from the administration of Aqualyx small bruises under the skin appear as lumps or bumps, usually harmless and will gradually reduce over a weeks period. 
  2. Lipohypertrophy:  Repeated administration of Aqualyx in the same area sometimes causes lipohypertrophy, which involves a lump of fatty tissue under your skin. The area may feel lumpy, firm or rubbery. Commonly found in people with diabetes that regularly inject insulin into the same area. Lipohypertrophy lumps will naturally decrease in size over 4 weeks.

If any of these persist we advise you to go see your medical professional for a check-up.