I must begin this review by mentioning why I...
I must begin this review by mentioning why I needed Vanquish in the first place. I had Lipo a few years ago. What Doctors fail to mention is that when fat returns it comes back in places that normally you don't gain massive fat, like the upper back, and mid back in general. I could not exercise it away and I really tried. Hence, when I gain weight it makes me look like a linebacker in the shoulder area. That is not in any way cute. Now on to the review. I am now in my 3rd month of weekly Vanquish treatments. I wanted to have it done and really give an honest review of the process. I saw a deal for $300 each visit or $1200 for 4 visits with the fifth visit free. I thought that was a perfect opportunity so I jumped on it. I am super glad I did. My esthetic practitioner Carlesha is AWESOME !!! Let me give you a bit of background. I am a research queen so when I arrived I had an entire arsenal of scientific and anecdotal comments researched. My first couple of sessions were 30 minutes each. I had read on RealSelf and a few other sites that 45 minutes was the optimal time because BTL - the company - now suggests four treatments of 45 minutes each. This additional 15 minutes actually doubles the time a patient is exposed to the therapeutic temperatures.
Since I wanted the best results possible I asked her to please contact BTL to see if it was correct information, and if so could my time be extended. When I returned the next week she had not only confirmed the information was accurate, she had already set my appointment to have my time in the Vanquish machine extended as well. That to me is gold start A+++ customer service. The balance of my treatments have been 45 minutes. I am well pleased with the care and consideration Carlesha has shown me. Not once have I had an issue of hot spots or being uncomfortable. She puts me in a room with a nice cool atmosphere with new age music playing and I'm good to go.
I've had my upper and lower abdomen and upper and lower back Vanquished. I have to wait four weeks to have my fifth treatment so it stretches it out a bit but its worth it. I've been told that a thigh and buttocks Vanquish machine will be available soon. I cant wait. I will definitely be having a 2nd round in about 3 months this procedure is a Godsend.