What is the difference between SculpSure and Vanquish? Is one just newer technology?
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Vanquish vs sculpsure...
VAnquish is a radio frequency technology that heat the fat from the outside of the tissue without touching it. Sculpsure is a 1064 laser specific to fat that is in close conection to the affected tissue.
The more distance the more energy and the least control on specific tender areas during the procedure, making sculpsure a better option from the stand point of customization.
Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Vanquish vanquished by Sculpsure
SculpSure vs. Vanquish
Vanquish is also a new technology - about 2-3 years old - that uses radio frequency to heat the fat under the skin. So, both work similarly. The applicator is larger, so more areas can be covered, but a patient needs repeated treatments (4-6) to see effects.
Your best bet is to consult with a Plastic Surgeon in your area, and to have an in-person examination to see which modality would give you your best results.
Best of luck!
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Sculpsure over Vanquish
I also have RF devices and also Coolsculpting in my practice, however for low downtime procedure that works, my go to device is SculpSure.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
SculpSure vs Vanquish
Sculpsure, Coolsculpting, Vanquish
The body contouring effects are seen in as quick as six weeks with final results at 12 weeks.
The results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight and health.
The laser targets and destroys the fat cells only which are then naturally removed from the body. Since the laser does not affect the skin or muscle it can be used on all skin colors and there has been no reported incidents of burns when treated by a properly trained physician. It is protective since it alternates heating and cooling.
It has four applicators that can be customized to treat the areas of stubborn fat.
If a second treatment is needed we wait at least six weeks and usually closer to 12.
There is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities right after the treatment. There may be some soreness in the area for a few days for which you can take ibuprofen or tylenol. A cold compress can also be used.
Sculpsure is not used for skin tightening however some of her patients have seen this. If more skin tightening is needed we have combined this with thermi or Ulthera for a complete treatment. Sculpsure is recommended for stubborn areas of fat that are not being lost by diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss treatment
Since I have both a coolsculpting and sculpsure I am working on protocols of utilizing both of these depending upon what areas need to be treated and the response to the treatment.
I have used sculpsure on other areas other than the abdomen with very good results.
I also use a Vectra 3D imaging system to try and show people what their treatment areas could look like.
Since Sculpsure outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Sculpsure or other treatments are available to meet your goals.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
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