Is anyone familiar with this technology of heating fat cells to lose weight? If so does it work and what results does it give? The machine is suppose to heat the tissue to 110 degrees then the fat cells are heated to 120 degrees I believe. It is not available until September 2013 but a few clinics will have it before then. Does this sound like a legit procedure that would possibly work?
I Am Interested in a New Procedure Using a Machine Called Vanquish Has Anyone Heard of the Technology Behind This?
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Vanquish has worked tremendously for many of our patients. Best of all, it is pain-free compared to other procedures and there is no downtime. Vanquish targets the stomach, love handles and problem areas that diet and exercise don’t fix. Patients can lose up to three inches after the 4 weekly treatments. It takes a up to a few weeks to see full results but our patients have been very happy with their results.
Vanquish for Fat Reduction
Vanquish works to help kill some of abdominal fat cells through heat. By no means should Vanquish be used as a "weight loss" program, but it helps reduce inches and can help with some weight loss. Vanquish can be used on moderate size abdomens.
The device is placed over the abdomen, without touching it, and the patient sits underneath the machine for up to half an hour. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.
Vanquish for fat melting
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How Does Vanquish Work?
Vanquish truly is a revolutionary device. There is no contact with the skin and no pain or downtime with it. The way that it works is it has 3 adjustable panels that deliver radiofrequency waves selectively down to the fat to melt it without disrupting normal tissue. The science behind it is that fat has a higher impedance, thereby retains the heat more than the surrounding tissue. The panels give constant feedback to the machine on the impedance and tuning of the machine to fat. This is how it is able to achieve those temperatures safely. What I find fascinating, is that if you think about the science of how it works and the before and afters, the patients with the largest amount of fat get the best results!
I have Vanquish - let me explain how it works
Our office was one of the first three offices to offer Vanquish in California. Vanquish is radio frequency - a special form of electricity. Vanquish is "tuned" so that it specifically targets the fat layer without damaging either the skin, or underlying muscles or internal organs. The radiofrequency energy of Vanquish has a high impedance for fat. The RF energy therefore preferentially causes energy production and heating within the fat compartment. When fat is heated to a critical temperature around 120 degrees F (43-45 degrees C), a certain portion of the fat cannot survive, and is permanently eliminated. The science has been validated by several animal and human studies published in the laser medical literature. Vanquish is completed as a series of 4-6 weekly sessions. Results occur gradually, and are typically better even 1-3 months after treatment
Vanquish in Orlando
Vanquish seems to work quite well
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Plastic Surgeon
New Vanquish Procedure
Thank you for your question. Many procedures sound legitimate, but whether it can deliver on the clinical expectations is another matter. We use the Vasershape, and this gets the fat to a similar temperature, the VelaShape is also used, the Smoothshapes, Zerona, and Coolsculpting. They all do something, the Zerona the least, but the Vanquish needs to be proven over time, and with any new machine, the claims often are more than the results. Will it help, likely, but will it better significantly better than the cast of characters already listed, probably comparable, but not significantly better. Only time will tell, and I recommend a wait of 10-12 months before evaluating the technology. I hope this helps.
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