Vanquish® is a revolutionary, safe, non-invasive device that uses RF (radio frequency) energy for body contouring by selectively targeting and eliminating unwanted fat cells. This is possible because Vanquish® is engineered to focus its energy just below the skin, directly into the layer of tissue where undesired fat resides. The energy delivered allows for the selective and safe thermal targeting of fat. Once heated to a sufficient level, the adipocytes, i.e., fat cells, become denatured and disappear – along with fat that they contain. Selective targeting means that there is virtually no risk to any other tissue. Areas of the body that are especially amenable to contouring are the abdomen, flanks, and thighs.
Who is a candidate for treatment?
Vanquish® is for those who exercise regularly, eat healthy, but continue to have areas of unwanted fat retention. This is not a weight reduction treatment for people who are obese or a substitute for surgical procedures such as liposuction or gastric banding
How long does treatment last and how many treatments will I need?
Each treatment lasts 45 minutes. A series of 4-6 treatments is recommended for a site.
Is treatment safe and what are the side effects?
Vanquish® has been clinically tested and established as safe and effective for body contouring of the abdomen, love handles and thighs. There is minimal, if any, discomfort associated with treatment. During treatment you will feel slight to moderate warmth and there may be mild redness and tenderness, which may last a few hours to, unusually, a few days. Our staff will happily guide you through your treatments. Vanquish® selectively delivers energy to fat with virtually no risk of overheating skin, muscles or other vital organs.
Can I return to my normal routine after treatment?
Yes, you can return to your regular daily activities after treatment. Side effects are minimal – mild redness, warmth, or tenderness – and should have little to no effect on your daily routine.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Twenty-four hours before and 24 hours after treatment, you are required to adequately hydrate your body. This will help the Vanquish® more selectively target fat, which has very little water content.
What should I expect during treatments?
During treatment, you will be comfortably positioned and the Vanquish® will be placed over your desired treatment area. Throughout the treatment you may feel warmth at or below the skin. During your Vanquish® session, you are welcome to relax, shut your eyes, and unwind.
When should I expect results?
Results can often be appreciated within a few days to weeks after treatment. Improvement continues with each treatment as your body rids itself of fat cells. Maximal benefit is observed a few weeks after your last treatment.
Are diet and exercise required?
While diet and exercise are not necessary, regular exercise, careful caloric intake and a healthy lifestyle will help sustain your results.
How long will the results last?
The results attained are permanent because – once removed – fat cells do not regenerate. However, fat cells can enlarge to accommodate more fat if weight gain should occur due to excess caloric intake or reduced activity and exercise.