It can happen quite suddenly. One day you look in the mirror and realize that it’s finally happening. You’re aging, you don’t like what you see. It’s showing up in your loose skin, and you feel trapped like there is nothing you can do about it. We have good news: there is a solution. At Aurora OB-GYN in San Antonio, TX, we offer a non-invasive, skin tightening, and body contouring treatment called Vanquish, which reduces fat in problem areas and tightens skin.
How Can I Make My Skin Tighter?
There is no at-home method to tighten loose skin; it simply doesn’t exist. No matter how many devices may exist online that claim to tighten skin at home, there is no real, effective way to do so from the comfort of your couch. However, we have the next best thing. There is a treatment that you can undergo from the comfort of our office that will tighten and tone your problem areas, and it’s called Vanquish.
What Is Vanquish?
Vanquish is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that will give you the best of both worlds: the skin tightening and body contouring effects that you may have never thought possible. It uses the heat of radiofrequency energy to target and destroys unwanted fat cells, which the body then eliminates in the weeks following treatment, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured you.
What Areas Does It Treat?
This treatment can remove fat from anywhere on the body, however, there are some spots that are the most common areas of treatment. These include the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, the back, and the upper arms. If you have unwanted fat in a specific area not mentioned and want to get rid of it, our experts can examine the area and discuss your goals and determine the best treatment option during your initial consultation.
How Does It Work?
Vanquish uses state-of-the-art technology that utilizes radiofrequency energy to first remove unwanted fat from certain areas of the body and then contour those areas for a more sculpted look over time. Once the device is placed on the area of treatment, the technician monitors the radiofrequency energy as it passes through the surface of the skin into the deeper layers with the fat cells and then heats them.
How Hot Does It Get?
During this process, the temperature of your skin will increase to a temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit and your fat cells will increase to a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This high temperature causes damage to the fat cells and then they begin to break down.
What Happens to Fat Cells?
Once broken down, they eventually die and the body removes them over time by way of the lymphatic system. This doesn’t happen all at once but instead occurs as the fat cells are flushed from the body, and the area that once held stubborn fat slowly begins to get slimmer and take on a more contoured appearance.
Is It Safe?
This treatment is gentle, safe, effective, and delivers proven results. The device placed on the skin has been carefully designed so that it does not and cannot harm any of the surrounding skin, tissue, or muscle during the treatment. Your technician will carefully monitor your skin’s temperature during the treatment as a precaution, but you will not experience any kinds of burns or even a burning sensation during this treatment.
Results Are Proven
This treatment wasn’t developed yesterday. It has a history of success and has helped many people reach goals that they otherwise would have been unable to. Radiofrequency energy had been both studied and used in the beauty world for many years and is highly regarded for its effectiveness in not only removing unwanted fat but also improving the appearance of cellulite and for its body contouring and skin tightening capabilities.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment?
During a typical treatment, you will lie down or recline in the most suitable position to treat your target areas. Your technician will then place the device on the area of the body with unwanted fat that you’ve chosen for treatment. As the device heats up, both the temperature of your fat cells and the surface of your skin will slowly increase and your technician will carefully monitor both.
You Can Lie Back and Relax
You can lie back and relax during the treatment and enjoy the fact that you are beginning a major fat burning process without having to spend hours on a treadmill. The treatment only takes a total of 30 to 45 minutes and once complete, you are free to resume your normal daily activities without having to worry about any downtime. Unlike other invasive fat removal procedures, Vanquish does not involve the use of needles or require incisions or surgical measures.
How Long Does Each Session Take?
Each therapy session lasts for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. This relatively quick treatment time is one of the benefits of Vanquish because it allows you to schedule treatments during your lunch break at work if necessary. Or, you can schedule it at the time that is most convenient for you during your day, whether that’s while your kids are at school, you’re out running errands, or you’re on your lunch break at work.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The total number of sessions needed to garner optimal results varies from person to person based on their goals, how much fat they are looking to lose, and their ideal image. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will analyze your problem areas and design a customized treatment plan to ensure that you will get the results you’re looking for. However, on average, patients typically undergo four to six treatments scheduled with a specific time between each.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Trying to lose fat and contour your body through diet and fitness-related measures alone can feel painfully slow. Measuring every calorie eaten and burned is obsessive and is not the healthiest practice to follow. However, when you choose a treatment like Vanquish, all you have to do is schedule your appointment, show up, and relax; we will take care of the rest. Studies have shown that this treatment can reduce abdominal fat by a total of over 29%.
How Soon Will I Notice Results?
The rate at which results begin to appear to the point that they are noticeable to you when you look in the mirror will vary from one person to the next. However, you will typically begin to notice results within two to three weeks after your initial treatment. As you continue to undergo the recommended number of treatments, your results will continue to increase and fully develop within two months post-treatment.
The Benefit of Gradual Results
One of the benefits of this treatment is that the results are gradual. While you won’t walk out of your treatment visibly transformed, you will walk out knowing that you have begun a body transformation and that your body will begin the work of removing the fat cells, eventually resulting in the ultimate body contouring. Because results are gradual, no one will wonder if you had something done; people will only think you’ve been working extra hard at the gym.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once this treatment is performed, your fat cells will be gone for good. Results can be permanent, but you are in control of just how long-lasting they are. Your results depend on your commitment to a healthy lifestyle inclusive of a wholesome diet and regular exercise routine post-treatment. When you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you won’t have to worry about the kind of weight gain that will lead to the formation of new fat cells in your most common problem areas.
Ways to Maintain Your Results
There are specific things that you can do to ensure that you maintain long-lasting results following your treatment. A commitment to a healthy diet and ensuring that you move your body daily will help you maintain and even build upon your Vanquish results. If you need assistance or advice on how to determine the best diet plan or exercise routine to maintain the best results, we can help direct you towards a routine that will help you do just that.
Eat a Healthy Diet
The best way to eat a healthy diet is to opt for moderation. Avoid crash diets that will leave your blood sugar spiraling and then soaring out of control. Instead, focus on eating small meals several times a day, watching your portions, listening to your body’s hunger signals, and eating plenty of plant-based foods. Avoid anything processed as well as foods high in unhealthy fat, refined carbohydrates, or sugary foods.
If you already exercise regularly, you will see improvements even more quickly at the gym with stubborn fat out of the way. After you complete the optimal number of Vanquish sessions needed to meet your unique goals, you will be able to build upon the results from your treatment by continuing to work out at the gym and build lean muscle. The areas that once held stubborn fat will become even more toned as you maintain a commitment to daily exercise.
How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?
This treatment doesn’t involve a detailed to-do list that you must follow, and there isn’t anything that you need to avoid pre-treatment. The only suggestion is that you eat something small before your treatment so that you are comfortable during the session. Once the treatment concludes, you should increase your water intake over the next several weeks to help assist the body as it begins its fat elimination processes through the lymphatic system.
Am I a Candidate?
You are most likely a candidate for this skin tightening, body contouring treatment if you cannot reach your body goals through lifestyle changes, and you have a BMI over 30. During your consultation, we will examine your problem areas and discuss your health history and help determine if Vanquish will get you the results you are hoping for. Some health conditions that may prevent you from undergoing this treatment include:
- You are planning on getting pregnant, pregnant, or you are currently nursing
- You have a pacemaker
- You have a medical device implanted in your body
Schedule Your Skin Tightening, Body Contouring Treatment Today
If you have trouble losing stubborn fat and want to undergo a body contouring and skin tightening treatment that will help you finally reach your physique goals, Vanquish will help you accomplish what diet and exercise have simply been unable to do. Vanquish is a safe, effective, and quick treatment that will help you naturally get the body you thought was out of reach. Contact us today at Aurora OB-GYN in San Antonio, TX, and schedule your consultation.