I had my first Vanquish treatment today, and it was painful.
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The procedure should feel like there is a warm blanket hovering over your skin. Use of a numbing agent is unnecessary. Please be sure there is no direct contact with the panel during treatment. If there is, this may be the reason for the burning sensation. I would contact your provider and have your concerns addressed before the subsequent treatments.
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While Vanquish can feel warm it should not be
painful. We’ve not had any patients complain about Vanquish being painful. It
is important that the individual performing the treatment is qualified,
credentialed and has received proper training. If you are not receiving
treatment at a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon’s office, I
would recommend doing so. While you can take ibuprofen prior to the procedure
it may not help reduce the pain. No topical medication is needed and should not be used. If you feel pain during the procedure let the tech know and they will changed the applicator so it's not uncomfortable. Often times running a fan will help decrease the significant heat that is felt and does not impede the treatment effects.
Vanquish isn't painful, but can feel hot
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