Experience Non-Invasive Fat Reduction for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Main Line, and Beyond
Many of us are within our ideal weight range. We are committed to healthy eating and exercise, but we still have stubborn pockets of fat that will not go away. Until recently, men and women with unwanted lingering fat deposits, despite their ongoing efforts to lose them, had few options aside from elective surgery. Now there is a non-surgical, non-invasive solution with Vanquish ME™. Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square residents—as well as people from all around the Main Line, Philadelphia area, and beyond—can choose Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, which offers this fat-reducing treatment. We treat clients in Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester counties, as well as many from across the entire Tri-State areas.
Vanquish ME™ is a great option for anyone frustrated by their inability to slim their mid-section and thighs. Genetics play a significant role in how fat is distributed throughout the body and how fat cells grow or shrink when given the opportunity. Given the fact that heredity is a factor when it comes to body shape and proportion—and in the effectiveness of efforts to change them—achieving slimmer lines and contours may require the help Vanquish ME™ provides.
What is Vanquish ME™?
Vanquish ME™ is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive, non-surgical body contouring device that makes use of radiofrequency (RF) energy to reduce the number of fat cells (or adipose tissue) in specifically targeted areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. This non-contact radiofrequency technology is FDA-cleared for circumferential fat reduction of the abdomen and thighs, and it works without touching your skin.
Vanquish ME™ (in which the "ME" stands for Max Energy) is the second generation of the original Vanquish™ technology. Its manufacturer, BTL Aesthetics, has created a powerful Selective RFTM technology that reduces the circumference of the abdomen and inner and outer thighs.
Vanquish ME™ RF treatment delivers radiofrequency energy selectively to disrupt fat cells with virtually no risk to your muscles or internal organs. Vanquish ME™ RF treatment induces the natural death of fat cells, and requires a series of 4 to 8 treatments to reach the desired level of improvement.
Other areas successfully treated with Vanquish ME™ RF include fat along the posterior hips, popularly known as "muffin tops," and back fat in the bra area. Treatment of other areas besides the FDA-cleared areas of the abdomen and thighs is done, but is considered "off FDA label." Vanquish ME™ RF can be used on all skin and body types.
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What Should I Expect from a Vanquish ME™ Treatment Session?
A single treatment session with Vanquish ME™ lasts approximately 45 minutes. Treatment for your thighs is approximately 30 minutes. The number of treatment sessions required can vary from patient to patient. Our experienced team can help you determine how many treatments per area you will need to achieve your desired goals.
During your fat reduction consultation, a licensed and highly trained medical provider will conduct a detailed history and exam to determine whether Vanquish ME™, or another body contouring technology (such as CoolSculpting® or vShape radiofrequency/ultrasound or EMSCULPT™ High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy) is most appropriate for you.
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During a Vanquish ME™ treatment, RF energy is transmitted to the area being treated through a crescent-shaped applicator connected to the main Vanquish ME™ machine. This piece is contactless as it approaches the skin without touching it. It creates a high frequency Selective RF™ energy field that treats larger areas of the body. This is a sharp contrast compared to other body contouring systems, which focus only on smaller, localized fat deposits.
This RF energy generates heat in the area, but works to selectively raise the fatty adipose tissue to a higher temperature than that of the surrounding skin or muscle, leaving them unharmed. Fat cells are sensitive to high temperatures, so this increase in heat leads to their destruction and eventual elimination from the body. The process is natural and gradual.
Patients have said that a treatment session with Vanquish ME™ generates minimal discomfort—with some even saying that it feels pleasantly comfortable. Patients normally experience a warm sensation in the treatment area during the session. Vanquish ME™ requires no anesthesia or prolonged recovery times, since there are no incisions that require healing. After treatment, the skin may appear reddish pink in color. This typically resolves after 24 to 48 hours. The treated area may also be tender for five to seven days following treatment.
After a fat-reducing Vanquish ME™ treatment, we conclude with Z WavePro radial pulse therapy (RPT). While Z WavePro is FDA-cleared for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite, its high-energy waves also stimulate collagen production to result in smoother, tighter, and more elastic skin when used after a fat reduction treatment. Research has also shown that fat reduction treatments are much more effective when combined with this technology as Z WavePro helps to clear the fat more quickly.
What Results Might I Expect After a Vanquish ME™ Treatment?
Once the Vanquish ME™ session is complete, patients are able to return to their daily activities right away. You may start to see improvement within days after your first treatment. However, the greatest results will be evident approximately 8 to 12 weeks after your fourth Vanquish ME™ treatment. You will experience continued improvement as your body clears the dead fat cells. Ninety percent of patients completing the protocol show a reduction in waist circumference within 8 to 12 weeks, with an average waist circumference reduction of approximately 5 cm.
Vanquish ME™ results may vary due to differences in patients' metabolism and body type, as well as variations in individual diet and exercise routines. It is important to note that Vanquish ME™ will not result in significant weight loss and thus should not be considered a substitute for healthy meals, regular exercise, and weight training.
A Vanquish ME™ treatment can be used as a catalyst for a more sculpted body. The results may be maintained long-term with a healthy diet and fitness regimen that is appropriately suited to you.
Are There Other Body Sculpting Options?
Since different strategies are needed to treat "EVERY BODY," Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers a full range of body sculpting devices.
EMSCULPT™ uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to simultaneously build muscle and remove unwanted fat. This treatment slims down and tones up the abdomen and lifts and provides more definition to the buttocks.
Kybella® is an injectable with a very specific focus: It is used to break up fat cells under the chin (double chin area). The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is very effective in treating this area.
The Cirillo Plastic Surgery team provides surgical options for patients who want more dramatic results. The effects of surgical procedures tend to be visible right away, while nonsurgical options may take weeks to months for the final results to appear.
Liposuction physically removes fat cells through an incision made in the targeted area. This procedure can be performed virtually anywhere on the body excess fat is located. Liposuction is commonly performed with a tummy tuck procedure, which addresses fat and loose redundant skin that creates a sagging pouch in the lower abdomen.
Multiple procedures and treatments are routinely combined to give the body a new, more sculpted silhouette. The choice is up to each patient working closely with the Cirillo Institute team.