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Vanquish ME

Experience Non-Invasive Fat Reduction for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Main Line, and Beyond

Many of us are within our ideal weight range. We eat and exercise meticulously, but we still have stubborn pockets of fat that will not go away. Until recently, men and women with extra fat deposits had few options to combat the fat deposits aside from elective surgery. Now there are many non-surgical body contouring options available, including Vanquish ME. Philadelphia-area practice Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers this fat reducing treatment to residents in and around the Main Line. With offices located in Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square, we treat clients in Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester counties, as well as many from across the entire Philadelphia and Tri-State areas.

To request a consultation for non-invasive fat reduction with Vanquish ME, our Philadelphia-area cosmetic practice can be reached online or by phone at 610.525.5029.

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), especially those 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 special Selective RF 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 four to eight 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 abdomen and thighs is allowed, but is considered OFF FDA LABEL. Vanquish ME RF can be used on all skin and body types.

What Should I Expect from a Vanquish ME Treatment Session?

A single treatment session with Vanquish ME is approximately 45 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. Treatment for your thighs is approximately 30 minutes. The number of treatment sessions required can vary from patient to patient, and our experienced team can help you determine how many treatments per area you will need to achieve your specific goals.

During your fat reduction consultation, a licensed and highly trained skin care 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) 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 closely approaches the skin without touching it, creating a high frequency Selective RF energy field that treats broad 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 heat the fatty adipose tissue to a higher temperature than that of the surrounding skin or muscle, leaving these areas unharmed. Fat cells are sensitive to high temperatures, leading to their destruction and eventual elimination.

Patients comment that a treatment session with Vanquish ME is comfortable with minimal discomfort. Patients normally experience a warm sensation in the treatment area during the session. Vanquish ME requires no anesthesia or prolonged recovery times. The skin may appear a reddish to pink color, typically resolving after 24-48 hours. The treated area may be tender for five to seven days.

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 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 efforts are much more effective when combined with this technology.

What Results Might I Expect After Treatment?

Once the session is complete, patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately.

You may start to see improvement within days after your first treatment. However, the greatest results will show about two weeks after your fourth 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 in eight to 12 weeks, with an average waist circumference reduction of approximately 5 cm. The best results come through following all recommendations. Results may vary due to differences in metabolism as well as variation in individual diet and exercise routines.

It is important to note that Vanquish ME will not result in significant weight loss.

The treatment should ideally be used as a catalyst to a more sculpted body, and the results may be maintained long-term with a healthy diet and fitness regimen that is appropriately suited to you.

To learn more about Vanquish ME and determine whether it is right for you, request a consultation at Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa online or by calling 610.525.5029.
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