The device uses radiofrequency energy to heat the fat layer below the skin, causing fat-cell death, a process called apoptosis. Over the next several weeks and months, your body naturally purges the dead fat cells through the lymphatic system.
CryoSkin vs Vanquish ME
While both treatments end up doing functionally the same thing to your fat, they go about it in very different ways. Cryoskin targets fat cells by freezing them until they crystallize. Those cells are then metabolized by your liver.
Cryoskin creates a cold, numbing sensation around the treatment area, Vanquish me feels like a heating pad—the technology heats fat cells to a temperature of 120 degrees and melts them. The cells are then processed by the lymphatic system.
An additional benefit of Vanquish ME?
The heat creates a skin tightening effect, which is great news for anyone looking to sculpt or minimize loose skin.
Neither Vanquish ME nor Cryoskin require very much in the way of downtime or recovery. Since the Vanquish ME device doesn’t come into aggressive contact with the skin, it doesn’t cause side effects other than some slight pinkness around the treated area.
The treated body part is located in the high-frequency electric field. The temperature increases in the target tissue while the surrounding tissue remains protected from reaching high temperatures. Vanquish me uses radiofrequency energy in an adjustable panel that hovers over the targeted area of unwanted fat. Radiofrequency energy from the Vanquish me device is specially tuned to target fat cells. The energy passes easily through the skin but has a harder time getting through the fat. The energy collection in the fat causes heating of adipocytes (fat cells), leading to thermal damage that causes a natural, controlled form of cell death termed “apoptosis.” The elimination of fat cells leads to a decreased thickness of the fat layer in the area of Vanquish me treatment.
Radiofrequency is a special form of electricity. Radiofrequency is used extensively in dermatology and cosmetic surgery to target certain layers of the skin to help with skin tightening, collagen regeneration, and now deep tissue heating and fat elimination. Treatment with Vanquish ME is intended to “Conquer Your Core” – the treatment panel fits over the abdomen and flanks to reduce the size of the tummy and love handles (flanks). However, the panel can also be adjusted to treat the back of the waist to eliminate an unwanted muffin top. It is likely that the back of the bra line and outer thighs are amenable to treatment. In the future, it is likely that new applicators for the Vanquish me will allow treatment of the arms and inner thighs.
How should I prepare for Vanquish me treatment?
All metal jewelry should be removed from the treatment area.
In the 1-2 days prior to treatment, clients are requested to stay well hydrated. Clients should continue to drink appropriate amounts of water through the treatment day and even the day afterwards. Water helps to hydrate the skin. This allows the radiofrequency energy from Vanquish me to travel easily through the skin and target the fat layer more effectively.
Clients should avoid dehydrating activities in the couple of days prior to treatment. This would include high-intensity, high-perspiration activities such as extensive aerobics, physical training, or hot yoga. Clients should also avoid excessive alcohol intake prior to Vanquish me as this can have a dehydrating effect on the body.
How long is a treatment session? How many treatments will I need?
A Vanquish me treatment session lasts 30 – 45 minutes. Clinical studies on Vanquish me were based on a total of four weekly sessions. Individual results may vary and some clients may require more treatments or wish to undergo additional series of treatments to target additional areas of the body.
What should I expect immediately after Vanquish me treatment?
The skin in the area of the treatment will be warm to touch as the core fat has reached an approximate temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit and the skin approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The skin remains warm and slightly pink for a period of minutes to a couple of hours following Vanquish me treatment. Temporary swelling is also possible in the area of treatment and resolves within a few hours.
What happens to fat cells after they are treated by Vanquish ME?
Fat cells that undergo apoptosis (the natural form of cell death) are broken down by our own body’s scavenger cells, filtered through the lymphatic system, metabolized by the liver, and finally eliminated from the body, primarily through urine.
How does Vanquish me compare to other methods of fat reduction such as liposuction or Cryoskin?
Vanquish me is intended for individuals close to their ideal body weight that struggle with stubborn areas of fat deposition, resistant to dietary and exercise measures. It is not a substitute for liposuction, which allows a greater volume of fat removal. However, for some clients that are not candidates for surgery or who do not wish to undergo surgery, Vanquish me may be an good treatment option.
Cryolipolysis, often termed “Fat Freezing”, is a method of non-invasive fat removal that freezes fat, causes fat death and elimination. Like Vanquish me, Cryoskin is noninvasive and can reduce unwanted fat. However, cryolipolysis is a form of spot treatment for fat reduction. Larger areas such as the abdomen often require multiple applications, each session lasting 1 hour.
This device will emit radiofrequency energy that will pass through the surface of your skin and affect your fat cells. As this energy gently heats your target area, the surface of your skin will reach a temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature of the fat cells in your target area will be heated to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Vanquish ME uses radiofrequency energy in an adjustable panel that hovers over the targeted area of unwanted fat. Radiofrequency energy from the Vanquish ME device is specially tuned to target fat cells. The energy passes easily through the skin but has a harder time getting through the fat. The energy collection in the fat causes heating of adipocytes (fat cells), leading to thermal damage that causes a natural, controlled form of cell death termed “apoptosis.” The elimination of fat cells leads to a decreased thickness of the fat layer in the area of Vanquish ME treatment.
Radiofrequency is a special form of electricity. Radiofrequency is used extensively in dermatology and cosmetic surgery to target certain layers of the skin to help with skin tightening, collagen regeneration, and now deep tissue heating and fat elimination.