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How the Vanquish Treatment Works

By April 16, 2017May 11th, 2023Fat reduction

The Vanquish Treatment from BTL Aesthetics uses highly-selective radio frequency waves for large spot reduction of fat cells and possible tightening of the skin. The safe, efficient procedure treats large areas of the body with a feeling similar to the warmth of a heating pad.

The Procedure

The high-frequency waves pass through layers of tissue to heat fat cells to 46 Celsius (°C), or 115 Fahrenheit (°F). Vanquish software provides an extremely accurate selection of fat cells and ensures that radio frequency waves reach only the deep fat tissue by use of its Energy Flow Control™ technology. No surrounding skin layers are affected.

A Pilot Study

In the summer of 2013, a three-month pilot study of Vanquish treatment was conducted to measure the fat reduction in the flanks and abdomen. The initial results exceeded expectations. After three treatments, one patient noticed a loss of two inches, a significant decrease in pants size, and a surprising tightening of the skin. After 4 to 5 treatments, the vast majority of people treated with Vanquish at the Dermatology Clinic over the past 4 years have lost 1 to 1.5 inches on the waistline.

Realistic Expectations Only

Vanquish can be great for small scale changes as long as patients’ expectations are well managed. Ideal candidates must have subcutaneous fat in the abdomen and flanks, have no medical issues, and fully understand the procedure.

Treatment Steps

The patient lies down in a comfortable position. The Vanquish panel is moved above the areas intended for treatment. Sensors within the device almost instantly respond to the skin’s level of resistance to electric current and adjust the energy accordingly. During the next half hour, patients tend to relax, listen to music, or even nap.

Side Effects Are Fleeting

Any side effects are temporary and may include mild redness, warmth, and tissue tenderness. Side effects disappear within an hour after treatment.

Post-treatment Activities

Typically, the patient receives one weekly Vanquish treatment for four to six weeks. Most return to normal activity immediately after treatment and notice visible changes in appearance after the third treatment. Patients are advised to stay active and drink plenty of water to accelerate elimination of destroyed fat cells.
By giving patients a painless, effective, non-invasive fat removal procedure, the Vanquish treatment should continue to become one of our more popular procedures available. Contact us to request an appointment.