As a consumer, carrying out your own research on the products available to you, is an innate process. There are many factors to weigh up – cost, quantity, features. The difficulty in making a decision can be challenging, especially when marketing misleads consumers into trusting one brand over another, despite both serving the same purpose and achieving the same results.
CHOOSING BETWEEN BRANDS
A supermarket’s own brand of baked beans over the major brand Heinz can save you money without any considerable difference in taste. However, changing to an alternative can be difficult due to the comfort in familiarity of packaging. Change is not embraced by ourselves very easily, unless we can be persuaded of a significant advantage.
Advertisements by one company can swerve the target audience into thinking their brand is better. Psychologically, when we compare two tins of beans, we assume we pay a premium price for a higher quality brand, even if it is 20g less than the cheaper brand. If the taste test shows no difference then the cheaper brand should suffice.
We compare two brands used in Lipotherapy, Aqualyx and Kybella; both achieve the same results in dissolving fat that is difficult to burn through exercise and dieting, but there are some differences we will let our customers be the judge on, read on to find out.
WHAT IS AQUALYX?
If you’ve never heard of Aqualyx before, its an injectable solution manufactured by Marllor Biomedical, an Italian Laboratory. Aqualyx helps you dissolve stubborn pockets of fat: if you’ve tried every diet and weight loss program available to you, and still cannot get rid of fat on your thighs, knees, stomach, buttocks, back, arms and chin, then Aqualyx can permanently dissolve that fat.
Once the formula is injected into the desired site, it releases the fatty lipids shifting them into the lymphatic system and eventually urinating them out of the body. A safe way with no reported major side effects and results take shape within only a few weeks.
WHAT IS KYBELLA?
Kybella is manufactured by Allergan, and can also dissolve fat via an injection. Its main indication is the Double Chin, although it can also work on thighs, knees, stomach, buttocks, arms and back.
AQUALYX VS KYBELLA
Both can treat more or less the same indications and parts of the body that fat is hardest to remove from; both can define features such as the jawline, by removing the Double Chin. Aqualyx is similar to Kybella, where Aqualyx is a compounded solution from the Deoxycholate family and Kybella is Deoxycholic acid. The main difference is that Kybella is FDA approved. So the products appear to be country specific, where Aqualyx is less well known within the US by existing Kybella customers.
In terms of cost efficiency, Kybella is available at $1550 for 4 x 2 ml vials, compared to Aqualyx available at only $585 for 10 x 8 ml vials. An easy comparison per ml, would be $7 per ml for Aqualyx and $193 per ml for Kybella! This is a staggering $186 difference between 1 ml of each, that appears to exploit American consumers that will do anything to lose unwanted fat and achieve a contoured body shape. Many Americans, especially those that don’t use the internet to research alternative products, will only know of what their medical professional uses.
Many patients will be reluctant to try something that is not FDA approved. However, Aqualyx is used worldwide and more and more US plastic surgeons and aesthetic practitioners use Aqaulyx. So why isn’t Aqualyx FDA approved yet, you ask? The answer is simple: the tests and studies that need to take place for this are expensive and extremely rigorous.
How many vials would be sufficient per patient? Depending on the number of areas and size of areas that need to be treated, a pinch test of 1.5cm could be treated with just one 8ml vial of Aqualyx. Which is not going to be sufficiently treated by Kybella which would require another batch to be ordered. This can become quite costly.
To order Aqualyx from Anna’s Cosmetics visit our online store. Shipping is via FedEx with a delivery in 2-3 business days.
Brand Composition Indications Availability Price Quantity FDA Approved
Aqualyx Compound from Deoxycholate family Thigh, Buttocks, Saddlebags, Chin, Arms, Back, Stomach Online $585 10 x 8 ml vials Kybella Deoxycholic acid Mostly Double Chin Online $1550 4 x 2 ml vials
|Aqualyx||Compound from Deoxycholate family||Thigh, Buttocks, Saddlebags, Chin, Arms, Back, Stomach||Online||$585||10 x 8 ml vials|
|Kybella||Deoxycholic acid||Mostly Double Chin||Online||$1550||4 x 2 ml vials|