Is Vanquish FDA approved? Are there any risks to this treatment?
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Vanquish FDA approved for deep tissue heating
Vanquish is FDA cleared
This treatment selectively targets fat with noninvasive radiofrequency heat energy. The benefit of this targeted heat energy is the elimination of fat cells, while the risk is excess heat to the skin. We have taken this treatment one step further, and paired the Vanquish treatment with Thermal Image Monitoring. This ensures an extra safety measure for this treatment that is only available at our clinic.
Vanquish FDA Approval & Risks
Vanquish is FDA approved currently for deep tissue heating. Studies have shown that this tissue heating results in fat loss in the treatment area. The FDA is considering the procedure for approval as a fat reduction treatment, while select practices in the U.S. are currently offering it. The risks associated with Vanquish are minimal and the most common side effects are a very short-lived redness and a warm sensation. I recommend my patients drink plenty of water before and after treatment for best results.
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Vanquish FDA-approved for Deep Tissue Heating
Vanquish, a noninvasive radiofrequency device, is FDA-approved for deep tissue heating. As a result of this heating, animal and human studies have demonstrated fat reduction. Currently, the FDA is in the final stages of evaluating Vanquish for fat reduction.
As with any procedure, there are risks involved with treatment. Risks associated with Vanquish are rare and mild in nature. Hot spots, are the major area of concern - with proper monitoring they are entirely avoidable. Hot spots can cause a skin burn. Vanquish is not painful. It is extremely well tolerated. The skin is typically warm and pink for several minutes to hours after treatment. Patients may feel warm, or slightly sleepy after treatment. Occasionally, patients may feel an urge to use the restroom after treatment.
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