Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vanquish?
Vanquish is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive, non-contact Radiofrequency (RF) device designed to eliminate up to 59% of excess mid-section fat when diet and exercise have failed. For those who want results but don’t want to undergo the risks and downtime of a surgical procedure such as liposuction, Vanquish can help you conquer the core.
How does the Vanquish device work?
The Vanquish device, FDA-approved for deep tissue heating, is an arch that extends across the target area without touching the patient. During the session, the patient lies comfortably on a table while the device delivers controlled RF thermal energy to the area, heating the skin to 101 degrees and the underlying fat to 120 degrees, destroying the fat cells. Over the next several weeks, the lymphatic system eliminates the dead fat cells, naturally flushing away excess fat.
What areas of my body can be treated with Vanquish?
Vanquish treats the largest area at one time of any device currently available. Whittle your waist and eliminate the love handles at one time. You can also reduce the muffin top area of the back and hips, upper back fat, and the outer thighs. The Vanquish quickly and affordably improves problem areas that just don’t respond to a healthy diet and exercise.
Will I feel any pain during treatment? Are there any side effects after treatment?
Vanquish is painless, described by patients as being warm like a heating pad. Because the device does not touch the skin, the only side effects may be skin that feels warm and slightly tender, with minor swelling and redness that normally disappear within a few hours.
How many treatments will I need to achieve my desired results? How long do they take?
Because Vanquish delivers continuous energy evenly to a large area at one time, sessions are significantly shorter and fewer treatments are needed than other fat-reducing treatments. For optimal results, the recommended number of treatments is 4-6 sessions, one per week for 4-6 weeks.
How do I prepare for a treatment session? Is there any downtime after treatment?
No special prep is needed. The non-surgical treatment requires no anesthesia and no recovery period. You’re free to return to your usual routine as soon as the session is finished. To enhance results, patients are encouraged to be well hydrated the day of and day after treatment and to enjoy a walk or other light exercise.
How fast will I see results? How long do they last?
Many patients report seeing results after the first session, with the full effect being seen within two weeks after the final session. Vanquish kills the entire fat cell, not just the fat inside the cell, making results successful long-term. Long-lasting results are sustainable with a healthy lifestyle.
Who can benefit from the Vanquish?
Vanquish treatments are safe for all healthy patients who want to take control of their core and improve the problem areas when exercise and diet have failed. This is an option for those who desire aesthetic improvement without the cost and recovery time of surgery. Vanquish is not appropriate for patients who have metal implants, are pregnant or nursing, or have certain other medical conditions – give your medical provider your complete medical history to ensure the Vanquish treatment is safe for you.
Why choose Vanquish over other non-invasive systems?
In the May/June 2013 issue of The Aesthetic Guide, executive editor Jeffrey Frentzen said, “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.”
Call our office to schedule a consultation to discuss how Vanquish can help you achieve your goals.