Vanquish Body Contouring
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The Vanquish procedure is a revolutionary new device for painless, non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring. Vanquish uses a Selective RF system that delivers energy into the body to eliminate fat cells. The device never comes in contact with the skin. Instead it is positioned around you to deliver energy into areas of stubborn fat. Vanquish targets the stomach, love handles, thighs and problem areas that diet and exercise don’t fix. Lose inches with Vanquish with just four weekly 30 minute treatments. We also recommend Allura laser body contouring.
How Does it Work?
Sensors built into the device “read” the patient’s body fat and calculate the amount of energy the machine will deliver during each 30-minute treatment.
Vanquish heats the skin to 101 degrees and the underlying fat to 120 degrees in order to destroy fat cells. Because the device destroys the fat cells themselves and not just the fat found inside the cells, results are long lasting. Patients typically do not feel any pain compared to other body contouring treatments.
- Hands-off, non-invasive treatment technique
- No pain associated with treatment
- Minimal side effects
- No downtime – return to normal activities after treatment
The Vanquish system is designed to reduce and eliminate areas of stubborn fat. Often found near the abdomen, these pockets of unwanted fat may persist even with proper diet and exercise. The Vanquish treatment is not for treating obesity or surgical procedures such as liposuction. Patients targeting specific areas of unwanted fat are the best candidates for the procedure.
- Diet and exercise aren’t working
- You can’t get rid of those last few inches
- You want to look thinner for an upcoming special occasion
Vanquish is a revolutionary treatment in non-invasive body sculpting, and the closest treatment to surgical results. Vanquish’s unique design allows treatment of large areas at one time, making it the largest treatment area in the industry. It is the first no contact, hands free body contouring devise, making it consistent, and little room for human error. This larger treatment area helps to speed up treatment time and make treatments easier to treat multiple areas at once. Vanquish shows the fastest results in permanent fat reduction, with patients may see results as quickly as after their first treatment. Of 25 patients studied in a recent study, all had visible results after the first treatment and, after the full course of four sessions, 59 percent of abdominal fat was destroyed.
- It only takes a half hour to treat 3 areas
- There is no pain during, or after treatment
- It can permanently destroy an average of 2 inches, with many patients having a 4 or more inch loss of fat permanently
- Results can be seen in weeks (not months)
- Treat abdomen and flanks at once or treat love handles and sides in one session.
- Unlike other non-invasive treatment methods, the Vanquish device does not require contact with the patient’s body.
- Heat is delivered from the device and absorbed into the treatment area. This allows for a more comfortable experience with minimal risk of side effects.
- The design allows the Vanquish to treat large areas at once, cutting down the need for multiple treatment sessions.
CoolSculpting (Zeltiq, Cryotherapy), was a first generation device that used freezing fat as a method to kill the fat cell. Although this was an exciting breakthrough for the time being, it in no way can compare with the breakthrough of Vanquish.
- Takes an hour per small area, plus an hour thawing out time. If you wanted 4 areas, that is 4 hours of treatment, and four hours of thawing. A total of 8 hours.
- CoolSculpting is only pain-free when you do it, but for 24 hours post Tx, you’re in pain.
- It is limited in achieving a broad area of application, so you can’t get a total even area.
- It can only get up to 20% of the fat in one section at a time, which is up to 1 inch.
- It takes 3 months to get the result.
- You can’t customize the treatment to the patient. The fat to form around the device.
Liposonix was the second generation device to come out with the ability to kill fat permanently and non-invasively. It is better than CoolSculpting in that it takes a fourth of the time to treat an area, and it could be customized to an individual’s shape, without leaving gaps of untreated area.
- It can only get an inch
- It takes 3 months to see the full result
- There is discomfort during the treatment session (not after)
Vanquish is a non-invasive, no contact treatment that heats adipose tissue to the point of apoptosis, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Vanquish is safe, natural, and very effective.
Each Vanquish treatment takes an average of 30 minutes and most patients need on average four treatments. Each treatment is spaced a minimum of a week apart.
While Vanquish can be safely performed on most people, there are some restrictions such as if you have metal implants (including metal hip replacements, surgical staples, or surgical screws) near the area of treatment, a pacemaker, or are pregnant (or might be pregnant) you should not have Vanquish. The best way is to determine whether you are a good candidate for Vanquish, is to come in and see us for a complimentary consultation so we can evaluate your individual needs.
Vanquish will not cause you any pain. The device does not touch your body directly. Most patients report that it feels like a warming sensation or a heating pad. It can get warm and you may sweat a bit, but it is a very tolerable treatment.
Immediately after treatment, your skin will be warmer than usual and may be pink. The surface temperature of your skin will have been heated to above its normal temperature. The temperature of the skin should return to normal soon after treatment. While uncommon, it is possible to have small tender red areas and, in some cases, a burn or blister can occur. We will monitor treatment to ensure a successful outcome.
Patients should dress in lightweight, comfortable clothing or layers during colder weather. Because body temperature will increase during treatment, you may be more comfortable in a short sleeved or sleeveless top. We also advise patients to be well hydrated the day before treatment and the day of treatment. Drink one liter or 8 glasses of water the day before treatment, the day of treatment and two days following treatment.
You can resume your normal activities after treatment, but it is advisable that you drink some extra water to flush your system. Drink one liter or 8 glasses of water the day of treatment and two days following treatment. 30 minutes of exercise after the treatment is helpful to maximize results.
Patients may begin to see results within a few weeks after their first treatment, but this varies from person to person. Results typically are visible soon after the first treatment session and will continue to improve over the following weeks. Additional treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the best possible results. For maximum results, we like to give up to 4-8 weeks.
Once completed with treatments, results should remain indefinitely, as long as the patient maintains their current weight, eats healthy and exercises. Strict diet and exercise are not required for the Vanquish treatment to be effective, but can help in leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding other areas of unwanted fat in the future. Results from the treatment last indefinitely.
What is the Flex applicator?
The Flex applicator is a device made especially for use on the thighs. It uses the same radiofrequency technology as Vanquish to noninvasively target and destroy fat cells in selected areas. While Vanquish has had proven success in reducing the circumference of the abdomen, Flex has had the same success for the thighs. It can treat both the outer and inner thighs for a full circumferential reduction and contour. The Flex applicator is designed to smooth, tighten, and contour the entire thigh, resulting in shapely and youthful legs. It is especially effective on so-called saddlebags, the fatty deposits on the outer thighs which affect many women.
What is a Flex treatment like?
A Flex treatment is quick, painless, and comfortable. Treatments take only thirty minutes per thigh. During the treatment itself, you may feel some heat from the radiofrequency energy, but this is not painful. Patients can relax while the comfortable applicator goes to work on fat cells.
For optimal results, a series of four treatments spaced over four weeks is recommended, although this may change depending on the individual. Winter is the ideal time to have a treatment, as patients will then be ready to show off their thighs in shorts and swimsuits by the time spring and summer come around.
Advantages of the Vanquish for the abdomen and thighs include:
Who is a good candidate for the Vanquish procedure?
The Vanquish system is designed to reduce and eliminate areas of stubborn fat unresponsive to diet and exercise. Often found near the abdomen and on the thighs, these pockets of unwanted fat may persist even with proper diet and exercise. The Vanquish treatment is not for treating obesity or surgical procedures such as liposuction. Patients targeting specific areas of unwanted fat are the best candidates for the procedure.
ALLURA™ Laser Body Sculpting
If you’re interested in slimming your contours quickly, FDA-cleared ALLURA™ laser body sculpting may be the ideal treatment for you!
ALLURA is a minimally-invasive form of laser liposuction that typically offers immediately visible results and unique benefits not available with non-invasive body contouring or traditional liposuction methods.