You’ve been working out and eating right. You’re feeling great, but there’s just one thing holding you back: your core. Maybe you have an abdominal pouch that you just can’t seem to shake, but whatever the specific issue is, a body contouring treatment called Vanquish Me can help you conquer your core. This advanced laser system, available at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, effectively reduces the circumference of the entire abdominal area or the inner and outer thighs through a series of quick and easy treatments.
How the Vanquish System Works
Vanquish harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to heat fat cells in your area of concern, triggering the natural death of those cells. During treatment, you’ll recline comfortably as a panel is positioned over — but not touching — the treatment area. The radiofrequency energy delivered by the panel will warm fat cells beneath the surface of your skin. The heating energy associated with the treatment also works to subtly tighten and smooth the skin, leaving it more youthful and contoured in appearance.
By slimming down fatty areas while also smoothing and rejuvenating the skin, this treatment gives patients a silhouette that is both refined and defined. Best of all, this non-invasive treatment is performed in the comfort of our practice and requires no downtime. Vanquish patients typically undergo a series of four treatments, each of which lasts about 45 minutes and is spaced about a week apart. Patients have been shown to experience at least a one-inch decrease from their waistline and up to six inches following their fourth treatment.
What Makes Vanquish ME So Effective?
One of the reasons Vanquish Me is so effective is that it’s designed to melt fat cells in a way that causes them to pass naturally from the body. The fragility of fat cells means that they can be destroyed with moderate heat that won’t damage the skin or muscles. So while the patient is comfortable during treatment and there’s no risk of the skin or body becoming overheated, the warmth associated with the radiofrequency energy is enough to liquify underlying fat cells, which then drain from the body on their own in the weeks that come.
The technology that’s used to administer Vanquish also plays a big role in its effectiveness. The panel that delivers the radiofrequency energy is large enough that it’s able to deliver a larger amount of energy — and cover a larger treatment area — than other body contouring systems. In fact, the treatment panel can be positioned to hover around your entire mid-section, from flank to flank, offering a comprehensive treatment of your core.
When Will I See Results?
You’ll start noticing improvements during the weeks after your initial treatment. Because it can take a little time for the body to flush away the liquefied fat cells, your full results will be evident after a couple of months.
Will My Results Be Permanent?
The fat cells that are liquefied as a result of this treatment will be gone for good. Vanquish won’t do anything to prevent you from gaining weight in the future, though. To best maintain your results, you’ll need to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Many of our patients are more motivated to stick to a healthy lifestyle after treatment because they’re excited about their results.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Undergoing Vanquish treatment is very easy. At the start of each treatment, we’ll take a few measurements that we’ll use to track your progress over time. We’ll also ask you to remove any metal jewelry from the treatment area. You’ll then lie on a treatment table, and we’ll position the panel above you. The panel will hover just above your body, but it won’t touch you in any way. The energy will warm your skin to 101ºF and the targeted fat cells to 120ºF.
Compared to other contouring technologies that rely on applicators placed directly against the skin to deliver heating or cooling that kills fat cells, Vanquish treatments are very comfortable. Most patients use the time during their appointments to relax and catch their breath.
We encourage patients to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water during the two days immediately before a treatment, the day of treatment, and the day after treatment. Skin that is well-hydrated allows the radiofrequency energy to more efficiently target the underlying fat cells. But aside from drinking plenty of water, you won’t have to take any other special precautions before or after your treatments. These treatments involve no anesthesia and no recovery period, so you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule immediately. In fact, some patients even schedule Vanquish sessions for their lunch hour.
What Parts of My Body Can Be Treated?
Vanquish is a great solution for the mid-section of the body, where stubborn fat can be a particular problem. Abdominal pouches, the flanks, love handles, saddlebags, and the inner and outer thighs can all be treated with this technology. Fat on the back, particularly the muffin top-look that can develop just above the back of the waist, is another commonly treated area. For some patients, we’ve even used Vanquish to address upper arm flab.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Vanquish is an FDA-approved treatment that has a number of built-in safety features that prevent overheating and keep the patient comfortable.
Will I Lose Weight?
It’s best to think of Vanquish as a way of tackling problem flabby areas for a more sculpted appearance and not a weight-loss tool. It’s possible that you will shed a pound or two as a result of this treatment, simply because it does get rid of fat cells. But if shedding pounds is your primary goal, there are other ways you can better achieve that.
What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?
Most patients who have tried Vanquish rave about their experience and their results. There’s a lot to like about this treatment, including its comfort and its ability to be effective on patients of all sizes. Here are some of the key benefits of pursuing Vanquish:
Vanquish is a completely contactless treatment, which means that the equipment used will never be in direct contact with the surface of your skin. This is quite different from many other body contouring technologies, which often rely on the placement of an applicator against the treatment area. The contactless nature of Vanquish Me means your comfort is ensured, and you won’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortably warm during your session.
Patients of All Sizes
Another distinguishing feature of the Vanquish system is its ability to be used on patients will all BMIs. Many of the other body contouring technologies are aimed primarily at patients with a BMI of less than 30, meaning they’re not too far over their ideal weight. Vanquish is unique in that it can work effectively on patients with higher BMIs.
Help With Problem Areas
We’ve all got parts of the body that seem particularly stubborn when it comes to retaining fat. We diet. We work on staying active. We even try specific exercises that are supposed to target the problem area. But sometimes, that’s just not enough. For many patients, those problem areas fall in or around the body’s core, where fat is especially hard to get rid of. One of the key benefits associated with Vanquish is that it can help you push past those problem areas in your core to achieve the silhouette you’ve long wanted.
Plastic surgery or liposuction used to be the primary options for patients struggling to get rid of unwanted fat. Although effective, those invasive procedures involve a larger commitment from patients in terms of both time and expense. One of the big benefits of Vanquish is that it’s administered over a series of treatments, each of which lasts under an hour and involves no advance preparation or recovery time. That means you can easily fit these treatments into a busy schedule.
Large Treatment Area
The large size of the panel that delivers radiofrequency energy through the Vanquish system is also a notable benefit. This large panel makes it possible to address a broader treatment area, removing more fat than some other technologies. The large treatment panel also makes it easier to blend your results with the rest of your body.
The only thing better than getting rid of unwanted fat is getting rid of unwanted fat and having smooth, subtly tightened skin left behind. That’s exactly what Vanquish does, and it’s a benefit that not every body contouring treatment offers.
Is the Vanquish System for Me?
If you are excited about the possibilities Vanquish offers and want to find out if this is the treatment for you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our practice. We’ll meet with you to review your medical history, assess the problem areas you want to be addressed, and talk with you about your cosmetic concerns and goals. We can determine if Vanquish is your best option or if another treatment will better achieve the results you’re hoping for.
Many of our potential patients ask us about the general criteria that determine who is a good Vanquish candidate. There are several factors we take into consideration when assessing candidates:
The best candidates are generally healthy, are not pregnant, and are at least 18 years of age. If you have a history of heart disease or other significant underlying health conditions, let us know during your consultation.
If you have metal implants in the area that will be addressed, you may not be suitable for this treatment. Implanted devices such as hip replacements or copper IUDs can impede the flow of energy from the machine.
You Have Realistic Expectations
One of the big advantages of a treatment like Vanquish is that it’s a much easier and gentler form of treatment than a surgical procedure. However, this also means the results are more subtle. The ideal patient understands the treatment process and is realistic about the likely outcome.
You Can Commit to a Lifestyle Change
It helps if the patient is able to commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a careful diet. Committing to this type of lifestyle is the best way to ensure that your results are long-lasting.
Experience the Vanquish Difference
There are reasons why the Vanquish system so effectively blasts away stubborn fat cells. The very notion that this treatment can heat fat cells enough to kill them without causing damage to the body is the secret formula behind this system. The other secret is the large treatment panel, which delivers more power and can blast away fat across a broad treatment area. If you’re ready to experience this effective fat-busting treatment, call Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA and schedule a Vanquish Me consultation.