One of the newest and most advanced technologies available for non-surgical fat reduction is the Vanquish™ radio frequency device. Currently FDA-approved for deep tissue heating and pending approval for fat reduction, doctors have found that this innovative system effectively heats, and destroys, stubborn fat cells without even touching the patient’s body! Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is among the first practices in the country to offer this revolutionary new fat reduction system.
What is Vanquish?
Vanquish is a new system designed to evenly heat stubborn fatty areas, mainly around the waist and stomach, to a specific temperature to kill the unwanted fat cells without causing harm to the skin or surrounding tissues. The device uses radio frequency to target and destroy the cells by heating them to a temperature of 120 degrees. The Vanquish system is suspended over the treatment area, never touching the patient’s skin. The procedure is not painful, but you may feel warmth in the area being treated during the procedure in San Diego.
The general recommendation for Vanquish is one 30-minute session once a week for about 4 weeks. Most patients experience a reduction of about 1 to 3 inches after all sessions are completed. It is common for a patient’s skin to be slightly red and warm right after the Vanquish procedure, but this usually dissipates quickly. We always advise our patients to drink plenty of water the day before, day of, and a couple days after treatment to ensure they are well hydrated for best results. There is no downtime following the procedure, meaning patients can return to work and their normal activities right away!
While Vanquish is not recommended for large amounts of weight loss, it is ideal for those who are exercising and eating right, but just can’t lose the last inch or two around their waist.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are trying to decide if a non-invasive fat reduction procedure like Vanquish is right for you, take a look through the answers to some frequently asked questions below. Please feel free to contact our office in San Diego if you have any more questions about this radio frequency system.
Q: Does it cause side effects?
A: The most common Vanquish side effects are a slight redness to the skin and a warm sensation right after treatment. These generally do not last long, though, and are usually described as mildly uncomfortable, not painful. Patients can return to their regular activities right after the treatment session.
Q: When will I see results?
A: It is not uncommon for some patients to see visible results after one treatment; however, optimal results are generally seen a couple of weeks after your final treatment.
Q: Can you explain Vanquish vs. CoolSculpting?
A: Vanquish and CoolSculpting are two non-invasive fat reduction procedures offered here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. Vanquish utilizes radio frequency to heat and kill targeted cells from a device suspended just above the treatment area. It usually takes about 4 sessions for best results. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a device that is attached to the targeted treatment area and uses cooling technology to freeze the unwanted fatty areas. To determine which non-surgical fat reduction option is best for you, schedule a consultation with one of our body contouring experts today!
Q: How much does a treatment cost?
A: The cost will depend on the area being treated and the number of sessions recommended. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists today so that they can develop your customized treatment plan!
Q: Why should I choose Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for this procedure?
A: This cutting-edge technology is only available in select medical practices. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are leaders in their field and at the forefront of the most advanced fat reduction procedures. Because they are able to offer so many innovative treatments, they can truly customize a treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
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Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is world-renowned cosmetic dermatology practice offering the latest in fat reduction treatments such as Vanquish performed by some of the best dermatologists in the country. If you are interested in learning more about this new radio frequency procedure, call our office at (858) 365-3623 today!
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