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VANQUISH Fat Removal

The Derm Institute is excited to unveil VANQUISH, a non-invasive, pain-free approach to reduce unwanted fat of the abdomen, back and lovehandles. The state-of-the-art VANQUISH system is a FDA-approved device which utilizes Selective Radiofrequency Technology to gently heat fat cells to eliminate unwanted fat. This results in a safe, natural ability to contour the body and reduce unwanted fat in problematic or stubborn areas. In clinical studies with VANQUISH, patients lost approximately 2 inches off the waist area after 4 treatments.

Treatments are usually done at one-week intervals for 4 weeks, and results can be seen as quickly as one month.

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Vanquish ME Patient Testimonial: Leslie II

Vanquish ME Patient Testimonial: Leslie II

Common Questions:

How does VANQUISH Body Contouring work?

VANQUISH is a revolutionary, non-invasive and pain free system designed to gently deliver heat energy to eliminate unwanted fat without direct contact with your body. In essence, VANQUISH is designed to “melt your fat”. Radiofrequency energy from VANQUISH is delivered to target fat cells, resulting in thermal damage which causes these cells to be eliminated and resulting in a decreased thickness of the fat layer in the area of VANQUISH treatment.

What areas of the body can VANQUISH be used on to eliminate unwanted fat?

The VANQUISH system is commonly used in problematic areas of fat deposition, such as the abdomen (“the muffin top”), or the flanks (“the love handles”). Because the system hovers over the skin, it can treat a larger area, often treating the entire abdomen and love handles at the same time. VANQUISH can also be used to reduce back fat, the “bra bulge”, and even contour the outer thighs. Newly added extensions of the system will now allow treatment of the upper arms and inner thighs as well. This will reduce both thigh and arm circumference and eliminate excess inner thigh or outer thigh fat, including “saddlebags” in the hip area.

Am I a candidate for VANQUISH fat removal?

VANQUISH is best utilized in healthy adults who have areas of unwanted fat but do not desire surgical interventions such as tummy tucks or liposuction. Those who are able to continue with a healthy lifestyle of good eating habits and are physically active will optimize their results. Individuals with pacemakers or metal implants may not be candidates. Those who are pregnant or nursing should wait to undergo treatment with VANQUISH.

How many treatments of VANQUISH will I need to see results?

VANQUISH treatments are typically 30-45 minutes. Clinical studies show measurable decrease of approximately 2 inches in waist measurements after four weekly sessions. Some individuals may require more or less treatments or undergo additional sessions to target multiple areas of the body. Individual results may vary.

What does a VANQUISH treatment feel like?

You will be placed in a comfortable, relaxed, reclined position. The VANQUISH system will be hovered over the target treatment area. You will feel a mild to moderate warming sensation while you close your eyes and relax. Sessions last 30-45 minutes each time.

Does it hurt?

VANQUISH is a safe and pain-free procedure. During the treatment the skin will feel gently warmed, like the sensation of a heating pad placed on the treatment area. Patients are able to return to their normal routine right after each treatment. Mild redness, hot-spots, slight swelling and tenderness is uncommon.

What should I do to prepare for my VANQUISH sessions?

Patients should not wear any metal jewelry during the treatment. It is important to be very well hydrated for the 24 hours preceding the procedure and continue to drink lots of water for 24 hours after. Hydration is important as it allows the VANQUISH radiofrequency system to more effective penetrate the skin and target fat cells. Post procedure hydration helps improve elimination of the fat layer.

When can I expect to see results or fat loss after VANQUISH?

Some patients see results as early as days after their first treatment. However, studies show most individuals will see optimal results as soon as 2 weeks after 4 sessions of VANQUISH are completed.

Is diet and exercise required to see results and how long do results last?

Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle, but the reduction in the fat layer in clinical studies in patients treated with VANQUISH were independent of any specific diet or exercise. Because VANQUISH causes a controlled elimination or apoptosis (cell death) of fat cells, the results are likely permanent if you maintain a similar or healthy and active lifestyle.

What is the difference between Coolsculpting or Fat Freezing and VANQUISH?

Coolsculpting, also referred to as cryolipolysis or fat freezing is an alternative method of non-invasive fat treatment. However CoolSculpting is typically most effective as a spot treatment, and treating a larger area such as an abdomen can require multiple applications and longer treatment sessions. At times, because multiple applications are needed to treat an area such as the abdomen, irregularities or “cliffs” may occur between treatment zones. VANQUISH allows for a more even fat layer reduction over a potentially larger area, such as the entire abdomen and lovehandles in one session.

VANQUISH is not liposuction. Liposuction is more invasive but may be necessary for a larger volume of fat reduction.

How much does VANQUISH cost?

We recommend a series of 4 weekly sessions over a month. Package pricing is available starting at $2500 for 4 sessions as clinical studies show an average loss of around 2 inches with this treatment protocol. Because we are so excited to offer this treatment, special discounts may be available. Just call us at 310-939-9800 or come in for a consultation!

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