What is Vanquish Fat Treatment?
Vanquish ME is a unique platform using Radiofrequency energy delivered to the skin by creating electromagnetic fields over the treatment area. This allows the RF energy to be delivered deep into the fat cells without touching your skin. The Vanquish ME applicator hovers over the treatment area, feels like a warm blanket, and heats the fat cells to a toxic temperature while sparing surrounding skin structures safely.
Vanquish ME also heats the skin allowing for concurrent skin tightening to happen. Of all the noninvasive fat reduction technologies, Vanquish ME has the largest footprint in how much area it can cover in a single treatment and also has the greatest percentage fat loss achievable at 60%. Vanquish ME is most commonly used for the abdomen area, but can also be applied to love handles, hips, arms, back fat and inner and outer thighs. We are proud to have introduced the Vanquish ME technology to Cincinnati and Ohio.
Who is a good candidate for Vanquish ME?
Vanquish ME is an excellent choice for anyone struggling with excess fat in their core area, love handles, back, arms or thighs. Vanquish ME uses a proprietary and unique system of delivering uniform amounts of radiofrequency heat to the target areas. Unlike some of the targeted fat reduction treatments like Coolsculpting or Sculpsure / Warmsculpting, where it is ideal to have a BMI or 25 or less for best results, patients with greater BMI’s can be accommodated with Vanquish ME as Vanquish ME is able to target a larger amount of fat with each treatment session and does not focus on specific fat pockets only. While an excellent stand alone fat reduction procedure, we often combine Vanquish ME treatments with Coolsculpting for a “Fire and Ice” approach to body sculpting whereby the fat cells are first softened and damaged by heat and immediately injured by cold to achieve a more dramatic, synergistic and effective treatment outcome faster and more efficaciously.
Who is a good candidate for Vanquish ME?
If you have a pacemaker or defibrillator you would not be a good candidate for most Radiofrequency procedures including Vanquish ME. You would also not be a good candidate if you have any metal implants under the treatment area. You would also not respond well if most of your fat is under your abdominal muscle in your gut. This type of fat is known as visceral fat and no fat reduction procedure we currently have, including liposuction, can address visceral fat.
Are there any side effects from Vanquish ME?
Vanquish ME is a very safe procedure when administered correctly. Placement of the hovering applicator is key to a best uniform outcome and also to minimize overheating any particular spot. During the procedure we monitor for the development of any “hot spots” and move the applicator accordingly away or closer to your skin. We are trying to achieve maximal tuning at the highest power settings. If a “hot spot” does persist, one might develop an area of greater fat necrosis (fat cell death) in a spot. This might present as tender nodule under the skin afterwards. With gentle massaging, fluid intake and time, these nodules disappear as does fat in that area.
What does the Vanquish ME procedure feel like?
Vanquish ME is one of the most comfortable fat reduction procedures available. It truly feels like a warm blanket placed over your treatment area(s). If you develop a “hot spot” we simply move the applicator a little further away from the skin. You do have to lie perfectly still during the 30-45 minute procedure which gives patients time to relax from their daily routines and take some time for yourself while the technology kills your stubborn fat.
How long does the Vanquish ME procedure take?
The Vanquish ME takes 30-45 minutes in the core areas and 30 minutes for inner and outer thighs combined and 30 minutes for arms.
How many treatments of Vanquish ME do I need?
We recommend 4 treatments of Vanquish ME spaced out once a week for four weeks. You may continue weekly treatments to achieve greater fat loss if needed.
When will I see results from Vanquish ME?
Usually we begin to see results week by week from Vanquish ME. Patients often report their clothing is fitting more loosely and they are feeling healthier and lighter. As it takes 6-12 weeks for the body to eliminate dying fat cells, one can expect results to be at their best 12 weeks after completion of their treatments. Skin tightening will also be appreciated more 3-6 months after completion.
Are the results permanent with Vanquish ME?
Vanquish ME results are permanent for fat loss. The fat cells are permanently destroyed during the procedure and cannot regenerate. We recommend a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition choices and exercise to maintain the results achieved.
Is Maintenance recommended with Vanquish ME?
As with any procedure and since our bodies are constantly changing and our habits continue to change, maintenance is always an excellent idea to safeguard one’s investment. We recommend you come as often as you need to, to help the body continue to battle growing fat cells and keep your skin firm. A good regimen would be to come in once a quarter for a single treatment. Some patients come once a month.
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While a lot of energy-based systems make the non-invasive claim, with the release of its new Vanquish™ device, BTL Aesthetics (Boston, Mass.) has succeeded in creating a truly painless, effective fat reduction device. Boasting the largest treatment area in the industry, the Vanquish uses newly developed Selective RF™ energy technology to address fat reduction in these non-invasive treatments. During treatment, the patient lies underneath the device’s ergonomically designed panel array (or applicator), which is positioned over the targeted area at least 1 to 2 cm from the skin delivering RF-based energy and affecting induced apoptosis in the fat layers.