Are There Any Side Effects with the Vanquish Treatment?

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Are there any Vanquish side effects?

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Vanquish is unique in that it is the only fat reduction device on the market with so minimal side effects.  The procedure feels like a warm heat lamp or like lying at the beach.  A fan is directed at the treatment area to prevent sweating and hot spots.  If the sweat is not wiped off, it could get got and cause a mild blister.   After the treatment, there is no downtime.  In rare cases especially in fibrous fat, there is the possibility of rapid fat loss causing some temporary tender bumps which resolve in 1-2 weeks with massage.

Dr. Liu

Vanquish virtually side effect free

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Vanquish selectively delivers heat to the subcutaneous fat without damaging the skin and muscle. You can get a small superficial burn of the skin if the skin gets moist and heats too much but this is unusual. Also you can sometimes get small areas of inflammation where the fat was heated and this will feel like a swollen area under the skin that is firm and may be tender - this is very rare. For the most part, you get your 30 minute, painless, relaxing treatment and go on with life with no interruptions!

Vanquish Side Effects

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Thank you for your question. Vanquish Me is a medical device that uses radio-frequency (RF) energy to selectively target fat cells for destruction. Most patients that are treated with Vanquish Me will have no significant side effects and go about their daily activities. Since RF energy is heat generating, there is a small risk of a focal area of skin getting too hot where perspiration exists resulting in a blister. This can be avoided by using a fan to keep the skin dry and an attendant in the room at all times. The other side effect which we have seen is occasionally a patient may develop an area that feels like a small ball and is tender where rapid fat destruction has occurred. These usually resolve in 7-10 days and can be massaged.

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Vanquish side effects

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Vanquish ME is an amazing, safe, effective, one of a kind body contouring treatment designed to eliminate fat from unwanted areas. This is the first non-invasive, no pain, no contact, no downtime device used to eliminate unwanted fat from the abdomen, flanks, upper back, thighs and bra line. Vanquish ME uses radiofrequency energy to gently warm the fat layer and kill unwanted fat cells while protecting the skin and muscles. There is a mild, gentle warming sensation during treatment similar to that of a heating pad.

The Vanquish ME treatment panel fits over the abdomen and flanks, but never touches the skin, to reduce the size of the tummy and love handles. However, the panel can also be adjusted to treat the back of the waist to eliminate an unwanted muffin top. Different panels are used to treat the thighs. Treatment sessions are 45 minutes and a series of four to six weekly sessions is recommended. You can expect to lose several inches from the treated area with noticeable results seen within a few treatments and maximum results two months after the last session. Individual results may vary and some patients may require more treatments or wish to undergo an additional series of treatments to target additional areas of the body.

Vanquish ME is intended for individuals close to their ideal body weight that struggle with stubborn areas of fat deposition, resistant to dietary and exercise measures. However, I have seen several large patients benefit from it as well. Sometimes, it's simply to jump start their weight loss process. It is not a substitute for liposuction, which allows a greater volume of fat removal, and it isn’t for weight loss. However, for some patients that are not candidates for surgery or who do not wish to undergo surgery, Vanquish ME may be a good treatment option. It destroys fat cells so as long as weight and diet are maintained, the results following treatment are likely to be permanent. The fat cells are naturally flushed out of the body over the course of time allowing gradual and natural-looking results. Patients love that they can change the look of their body without it looking obvious that they’ve had work done.

Vanquish Side Effects

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The great thing about Vanquish is that there is no downtime and typically no side effects with this treatment. In some unusual cases, there have been reports of temporary inflammation of the skin, however this is extremely rare.

Melda A. Isaac, MD
Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
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Vanquish side effects - rare and mild in nature

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Vanquish is extremely well tolerated with few side effects, all of which are mild in nature. Vanquish treatment in non-painful.

There are risks to any procedure. Vanquish side effects are infrequent. The most significant side effect is a skin burn or blister. This occurs if sweat accumulates on the skin during treatment. This is easily avoided with proper patient monitoring during treatment.

Skin is pink and warm after treatment, this lasts typically several minutes to hours. Occasionally patients may need to use the bathroom after treatment or may feel relaxed/slightly drowsy after treatment.

Melanie D. Palm, MD - Account Suspended
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon

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