Vanquish is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates body fat in common trouble spots such as the abdomen, bra line, upper back, flanks and arms. In addition, Vanquish is FDA-approved. A device is used to emit a high-frequency radio frequency that targets layers of fat, warming them gradually to a temperature that safely destroys the fat cells. If you are looking for a non-surgical method to reduce body fat, this treatment may be the answer for you.
About the Procedure
The Vanquish device is a panel that can be adjusted to the proper distance above the targeted area. Radio frequency energy at the precise tuning needed to destroy the fat cells is emitted from the device. The initial barrier of your skin can be easily passed through by the energy waves. However, the fat layers are denser and difficult for the energy waves to traverse. Thus, this energy builds up and collects within the fat, causing the fat cells to heat up. The result is thermal damage to the fat cells, known as adipocytes, that then leads to the controlled process of fat cell death called apoptosis. These fat cells are eliminated naturally from the body through your metabolism, leading to a decrease in the fat layer of the treated area.
Candidates for Vanquish
If you’d like to diminish stubborn fat that does not respond well to your current diet and exercise routine and you’re in overall good physical health, you’re likely a candidate for the Vanquish procedure. Adults looking for a non-surgical option for fat reduction and who are able to lead a relatively active, healthy lifestyle should consider the procedure.
How to Prepare for Treatment
First of all, it’s important to remove any metal jewelry that is on or near the targeted treatment area. You may need to avoid high-intensity activities and alcohol a few days prior to treatment in order to avoid dehydration.
What to Expect
The sensation felt during treatment is similar to that of a heating pad against your skin. It’s simply a gentle feeling of warmth to the targeted area.
Following treatment, your skin will feel warm to the touch and may be slightly pink in color for a couple of hours. This is due to the core temperature of the targeted area reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also possible that you’ll notice some swelling. This is only temporary and will fade within a few hours.
If you’re frustrated with excess fat that just won’t budge, consider this painless, non-invasive treatment for the loss of body fat. Contact Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today to make an appointment.