Are There Any Side Effects with the Vanquish Treatment?

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Are there any Vanquish side effects?

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

Newport Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Vanquish virtually side effect free

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 - rare and mild in nature

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
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Vanquish Side Effects

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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