LM Skincentre Hong Kong introduces Vanquish ME, which is the second generation of the Vanquish System. The Vanquish system is a non-invasive, non-contact Selective RF Technology that selectively heats adipose tissue by energy based on the impedance of the adipose tissue to the point of apoptosis, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. The process leads to fat cells elimination.
The BTL Vanquish was introduced into the UK market by BTL Aesthetics Ltd in 2013. It was the only contactless radiofrequency technology for non-invasive fat removal. The latest generation of the device is the BTL Vanquish ME, standing for Maximum Energy.
The Vanquish Flex™ applicator has the largest treatment area or spot size in the body contouring industry.
How does Vanquish ME work?
The Vanquish ME system, automatically calculates the settings that are required, based on the impedance of the tissue and begins to "tune" to the adipose tissue.
The Selective RF field is focused into adipose layers while the skin is automatically cooled by the air. Targeted fat remains at higher temperatures compared with overlying skin, providing level of comfort and safety.
During the operator independent procedure, the adipose cells are being disrupted and destroyed, and then removed naturally by the body, leading to volumetric reduction in the fat layer.
Which body part(s) can be treated by Vanquish ME?
Vanquish ME is used for non-contact, radiofrequency treatment of troublesome subcutaneous fat. The applicators are of large size and flexible, large areas can be addressed in one treatment session, including the abdomen, flanks, saddlebags and love handles.
Is Vanquish ME licenced?
Vanquish ME is U.S. FDA approved for deep tissue heating and circumferential fat reduction through apoptosis of the adipose (fat) tissue. It is also an European CE marked medical device.
How is Vanquish ME performed?
The patient is positioned comfortably and the applicator is placed over the treatment area. The procedure is non-contact, therefore, the device does not come in direct contact with the patient. Once the treatment begins the device measures the impedance of the tissue and begins to "tune" to the adipose tissue. Our operator will monitor your response and tuning throughout the treatment.
It is a no downtime treatment, and can be carried out in a lunch break.
How many Vanquish ME treatments do I need?
Most patients require 4 to 8 treatments, each 1 week apart. Sessions typically take between 60-75 minutes with no downtime afterward. Your doctor will advise you the number of sessions you require.
How long do I have to wait for the result to appear?
Positive results can be seen after the first treatment, with the best results becoming visible around 4 weeks after the final treatment.
Is Vanquish ME result permanent?
The fat cells are destroyed during treatment, and then removed naturally by the body, the results are considered to be permanent. But it is advised to continue a healthy diet and regular exercise and to keep weight steady to avoid the remaining fat cells to undergo hypertrophy.
What are the possible side effects of Vanquish ME?
The Vanquish ME device specifically targets fat cells, therefore the surrounding tissue will not be affected or damaged by the treatment. There is no pain, bruising or swelling. Following treatment, there may be some reddening of the skin, but this should fade within a few hours.
A “hot spot” may occur if Vanquish is positioned too close to a bony area of the body. This is remedied by repositioning the Vanquish panel around the body. During treatment, your skin may warm causing light perspiration that can attract heat, leading to an increased warmth sensation. There may be a small risk of getting a blister due to focus heat accumulated due to sweating and it will subside in the coming few days.
Who can get Vanquish ME?
Vanquish ME is safe to use on both men and women of all skin types and colours. It is used for circumferential fat reduction for abdomen, flanks, saddlebags and love handles. It is most suitable for patients that have moderate levels of fatty tissue.
Who should not get Vanquish ME?
It should not be an alternative to a good diet and moderate exercise if you are significantly overweight. It should be avoided by women that are pregnant or breast-feeding. Patients that have a large amount of fat to lose would be better served to consider the traditional methods of liposuction. If you have an excessive amount of skin due to previous weight loss, Vanquish ME™ wouldn’t be as effective. You should always consult with our doctor before undergoing treatment, to be sure that there are no underlying medical conditions that may affect your suitability for the procedure
What should I do before, during and after Vanquish ME?
You will be asked to ensure that you are well hydrated before treatment, as it helps with the conduction of RF energy into the fat tissue. Lying down with the treatment area exposed, the applicator sits around 1cm above the skin. When the Vanquish ME device starts to work, the skin will begin to warm, but it should feel very comfortable. Your practitioner will check for hot spots throughout treatment.
Following treatment, you will be asked again to stay well hydrated, as this helps with the excretion or flushing of the dead fat cells through your lymphatic system. This will help you to achieve the best results.
What is the price for Vanquish ME?
The cost of BTL Vanquish ME treatment will depend on the area being treated and the number of treatments needed to achieve the desirable results. If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us.