Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for the procedure?
Women and men who are no more than about 20 pounds overweight and carrying extra weight or have irregular contours in the abdomen area can expect positive results. The treatment goes after what is commonly referred to in yoga or Pilates as the “core”.
We also find that Vanquish ME™ especially appeals to women who are getting ready for a beach vacation, a major event or special occasion and, despite diet and working out, want to whittle the waistline and smooth the body contours around their midsection. The same applies to men who have “flab” around their abs and back that they can’t seem to shed.
How is Vanquish ME™ different from other fat reduction and body contouring treatments?
With Vanquish ME™, the device hovers over the treatment area in a panel array of energy that does not come into direct contact with the skin. The industry’s largest spot size treats high volumes of fat at the same time. Fat layer reduction from flank to flank, overall the whole abdomen, leads to significantly higher circumferential reduction than just localized and time consuming treatment of pockets of fat.
Therefore, few, if any, side effects occur, and large swaths of body fat can be treated at a time, providing a cost-effective solution. Invasive procedures, such as tummy tucks or tumescent liposuction, are associated with varying degrees of discomfort, side effects and downtime.
How much time is involved in this procedure and how soon would I notice results?
Patients come to our office for 60-minute sessions and typically require four to six treatments about a week apart. A visible improvement is noticeable in only four to six weeks. In some cases, results are experienced after a single treatment. There is no pre- or post- treatment preparations or care.
What are the biggest benefits of the device?
Treatment is virtually pain-free and easy; with many patients reporting that the experience was relaxing and felt like a hot stone massage technique.It’s affordable for most of our patients, and results are consistent and long lasting. Patients and my office staff tell me they look better and feel better with a trim, attractive appearance – it’s very satisfying to see them return with a spring in their step.
What feedback are you getting from patients?
Our patients have been very happy with their results. Typically, they experience a drop in dress size, a curvy waistline and smooth contours around the middle that allows them to wear fitted jackets, belts, and other tailored styles. Many patients also report they feel more self-confident in their personal and professional lives.
Is there anything you would suggest patients do beforehand to prepare for treatment?
What areas of my body can be treated with Vanquish ME™ for fat reduction?
Will I feel any pain during treatment? Are there any side effects after treatment?
Vanquish ME™ treatments are 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 ME™ 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 for most patients, is 4-6 sessions; one per week for 4-6 weeks.
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 ME™ 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 ME™?
Vanquish ME™ 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 ME™ is not appropriate for patients who have certain metal implants, are pregnant or nursing, or have certain other medical conditions – give your medical provider your complete medical history to ensure the Vanquish ME™ treatment is safe for you.