For many people, the core area of the body is one of the most challenging. Diet and exercise don’t always provide the extent of tone that is desired. At Foster MD, we enjoy helping our patients conquer the difficult core area with the latest proven technology, VanquishME.
What is VanquishME?
Benefits of VanquishME
Who is a candidate for VanquishME fat reduction?
Preparing for VanquishME Treatment
VanquishME radiofrequency body contouring eliminates fat through the lymphatic system. Energy also passes through the skin superficial tissue to gently heat the deeper layer of fat cells. Water aids in the entire process. For that reason, patients are encouraged to begin drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day in the days leading up to their procedure. It is beneficial to also continue drinking at least 64 ounces of water in the days following treatment.
The key is hydration, so it is also beneficial to limit alcohol consumption and strenuous exercise or other activities that stimulate excessive sweating.
How does VanquishME Radiofrequency reduce fat?
The VanquishME device has a unique thermal profile that locates and targets deep tissue with high-frequency energy. The penetration of radiofrequency waves targets fat cells with controlled heat. The warming of fat cells stimulates an immune response. Essentially, by heating the deep layer of subcutaneous fat, VanquishME tricks the body into perceiving fat cells as damaged. The cells are destroyed and eliminated through the lymphatic system.
Radiofrequency is a unique form of energy that is commonly used in aesthetic medicine to target fat and dermal tissue. The VanquishME device utilizes the particular range of radiofrequency wavelengths that pass through the skin with ease and disrupts the integrity of adipocytes so the body can eliminate them for good.
How long does the procedure take?
Is VanquishME painful?
How many VanquishME treatments will I need?
How long do the results of VanquishME last?
How does VanquishME compare to CoolSculpting?
VanquishME and CoolSculpting are both intended for nonsurgical, non-invasive body contouring. Each treatment affects fat cells through controlled temperature changes. The structure of fat cells treated with either treatment is dismantled in a way that tricks the body into eliminating them. For optimal results, 3 or more treatment sessions are usually needed. These are the similarities between VanquishME and CoolSculpting. The way they differ is in the energy used to achieve optimal outcomes.
Where VanquishME heats fat cells to a certain degree, CoolSculpting cools them. The devices also differ somewhat. VanquishME radiofrequency panels are positioned over the body. No applicators come in contact with the skin. CoolSculpting requires contact with the skin to adequately freeze fat cells. Panels are relatively small, about the size of a stick of butter, which limits the extent of the treatment area. For larger areas, multiple treatments need to be conducted. Each treatment area requires one hour of cooling application.