Body Sculpting & Fat Removal Using Energy
Why we are so Excited!
We are thrilled to offer Vanquish ME, “Vank” a pain-free, safe way to remove fat cells permanently and achieve body contouring without surgery or downtime. Using the FDA approved, “Vanquish ME” radiofrequency (RF) technology, up to 45% to 53% of fat cells in studies vanquish over time. For fat around the waist, abdomen, thighs, and lower back, none of the other non-invasive energy treatments are as comfortable. The “Vank” treatment efficiently covers a large treatment area and can be used on all skin types. Radiofrequency energy works by heating fat cells and has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production and tightening your skin in the area treated.
How “Vank” is done.
Our certified staff will place the Vanquish ME paddles to frame the treatment area (abdomen, back or thighs). The paddles send energy to heat fat cells without contact to your skin. Most patients describe the heat feeling as pleasant and relaxing. There is no “downtime” so you can immediately return to your typical day. Our staff will be closely monitoring your treatment throughout to maximize your desired results, and maintain your comfort.
The abdominal treatment session lasts 45 minutes and the thigh treatment lasts 30 minutes each. You need to schedule a treatment every 7 (to 14) days for 6 sessions (minimum 4 sessions). Individual results vary and cannot be guaranteed, but most patients notice a change in the first month. The highest fat reductions are noted 12 weeks after completing 6 sessions as body contouring and fat loss continues to improve for months after treatment.
Before your treatment:
You must drink at least 6 cups of water daily before, during and after treatment. Good hydration is a lifelong recommendation; but at least 48 hours before your first treatment step up your hydration and continue for at least 6 weeks after your last session. We encourage patients to dress comfortably, and wear a wireless or sports bra. Some patients have mild perspiration; ask us for a gown if you perspire easily. You will need to remove all jewelry, watches, and any metal for this treatment before you lay down to relax on a padded treatment table.
After Care Instructions:
After treatment, you can resume your normal life right away. Patients usually feel some warmth in the area for a few hours, and have transient redness or minor swelling over the treated area that self resolves in less than 30 minutes. You need to maintain a healthy lifestyle with generous hydration to flush the destroyed fat cells out of your body naturally, through your own lymphatic system. We suggest that you exercise regularly for good circulation and massage the treated area for a minute everyday to encourage drainage. Although “Vank” works with a BMI over 30, long term aesthetic and health benefits are sustained only with your continuous lifestyle improvements.
Risks include but are not limited to: redness, edema from over heating, tissue tenderness, nodules, bruising, intense heat, and rarely blisters and burns. Injury can occur from unknown causes.
Not for You:
Patients who have a metal plate, implantable metal device, pacemaker, internal defibrillator, internal wires, prior surgery where significant metal clips were used or have a metal containing IUD should not have this procedure. If you have nerve insensitivity in the treatment area, you should not be treated. Pregnant or nursing women should not have this procedure. This procedure is for body contouring and not used as a weight loss treatment.