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Is Vanquish painful? Are there any side effects?

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Vanquish is pain free fat reduction

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Vanquish is actually a rather relaxing procedure as you lay under the treatment arm and the radiofrequency energy selectively heats your fat - not your skin or muscle. Side effects are rare. You can get a small superficial burn of the skin if the skin gets moist and heats too much and you can sometimes get small areas of inflammation where the fat was heated - this will feel like a swollen area under the skin that is firm and may be tender. These side effects are very rare. For the most part, you get your 30 minute, painless, relaxing treatment and go on with life with no interruptions!


Charlotte Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Vanquish Fat Reduction Side Effects

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Most patients describe the feeling during a Vanquish procedure as a warm, perhaps tingling, sensation like a heating balnket. The Vanquish system does not touch the patient’s skin and is not usually describes as painful. The most common side effects are redness and warmth in the treatment area, but this diminishes quickly.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Vanquish is a Pain Free means to noninvasive fat reduction

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Vanquish is NOT painful - it has no downtime. Treatment consists of 4-6 sessions weekly, each lasting 30 minutes.

Treatment feels like a warm sensation, almost like being under a heated blanket.

Side effects can occur with any treatment. Side effects with Vanquish are rare and mild in nature. Most patients have warm, pink skin in the are of treatment for minutes to several hours after treatment. The most serious side effect is a skin burn, which can result if there is a hot spot from surface perspiration on the skin. This is easily avoided by proper patient monitoring. Occasionally, patients can feel slightly relaxed after treatment.

Melanie D. Palm, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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