Vanquish is one of the latest innovation in nonsurgical fat reduction used to redefine and transform your core. It is the first non-invasive, non-contact, PAIN-FREE treatment to eliminate unwanted fat! Vanquish, like Exilis, is a radiofrequency device that reduces fat. Unlike Exilis, it does not directly touch the skin and is only used to treat the midsection of the body. It is FDA-approved to selectively heat the problematic fat layer of the abdomen resulting in destruction of these unwanted fat cells. Your body then flushes these damaged fat cells away from the area treated and eliminates them from the body safely. Vanquish is ergonomically designed to maximize patient comfort and treatment efficacy. The device is placed over the entire midsection without actually touching the skin to produce a pain free treatment that lasts approximately 30-60 minutes. There are no needles or anesthesia needed and no downtime.
Will I lose weight?
Similar to Exilis, this is not a method of weight loss. Vanquish is ideal for transforming the midsection of the body when diet and exercise have failed. This is a noninvasive alternative to liposuction or abdominoplasty. Good candidates are adults who are physically active and have a healthy diet but have difficulty losing any stomach bulges. According to clinical studies, patients experienced approximately 2 inches of fat loss off their waist circumference.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend a minimum of 4 treatments approximately one week apart. Most patients see results a few weeks after their fourth treatment. Individual results vary and some patients may need additional treatments or chose to target another area of their midsection for a more even result.
What are the side effects? Does Vanquish hurt?
You will experience a gentle warming sensation similar to a heating pad during treatment. Your technician will monitor the temperature of your skin and your comfort level throughout treatment and adjust the panels if necessary. If you experience any “hot spots,” especially over bony areas, during treatment please let your technician know so the device can be readjusted. The heating of the skin may cause perspiration which will cause the skin to feel hotter due to warming of the sweat on the skin. Your technician will monitor for this and wipe any perspiration away at different points during treatment. Rarely, persistent “hot spots” may create a tender temporary lump that will resolve on its own in a few weeks.
Immediatley post procedure the skin will feel warm to the touch. You can experience mild redness or swelling for up to several hours post-procedure. You can return to work or daily activities immediatley after the procedure.
Can I only treat my stomach?
Vanquish was developed to “Conquer Your Core.” The adjustable panels are intended to hover nicely over the abdomen and flanks or love handles. They can be readjusted to treat the back of the waist as well.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my treatment?
We recommend that you hydrate yourself well by drinking plenty of water for 1-2 days prior to treatment, the day of, and the day after treatment. Well hydrated skin allows the radiofrequency waves to target the fat layer more effectively to optimize your result. Please remove all metal jewelry from the treatment area.
Is fat loss permanent following Vanquish treatment?
Yes! As Vanquish destroys fat cells, your body will eliminate them permanently. So long as weight and diet are maintained, the results following Vanquish are likely to be permanent.
What happens if I gain weight following Vanquish treatment?
Diet and exercise maintenance are encouraged following Vanquish treatment. An increase in weight will allow fat stores to accumulate. This may occur disproportionately in areas untreated by Vanquish.
How is this different than Coolsculpting?
Like Vanquish, CoolSculpting is also noninvasive and nicely reduces unwanted fat in the abdomen as well as other areas of the body. Please discuss with your doctor or with our cosmetic coordinator which treatment will be best for you. Coolsculpting freezes fat in targeted spots, uses applicators that will contact the skin and involves longer treatment durations. Both are great methods of fat reduction and can complement each other.