Patients in New Orleans area take advantage of body contouring and fat reduction with VanquishBy Dr. Mary Lupo
The science behind VanquishThe FDA-cleared Vanquish device melts targeted fat with selective radiofrequency technology. It is FDA approved to decrease medial, circumferential fat. The RF energy field is focused to warm deep fatty layers without harm to organs, muscles, or skin. Fat cells rupture, spilling their lipid content. Over time, the body harmlessly flushes destroyed fat cells through the lymphatic system. The procedure is noninvasive, non-surgical, and does not require medication.
Common questions about the Vanquish experienceQ - Will Vanquish cure obesity?
A - It is important to have realistic expectations for Vanquish fat reduction. It is not a substitute for healthy eating or exercise, and it is not a weight loss program. Vanquish is for the patient who is at or near desired weight but wants to lose one to four inches of fat deposits, for a more contoured midsection.
Q - How do I prepare for Vanquish treatment?
A - The only pre-treatment preparation is to drink plenty of water.
Q - What will I feel during treatment?
A - You disrobe and lie back comfortably on the table. The Vanquish device is positioned over the treatment area, not touching your skin. You relax or read a magazine while RF energy goes to work reducing fat. You feel a sensation of deep warmth, but an automatic air cooling mechanism maintains surface skin temperature for comfort and safety.
Q - What are common side effects?
A - You may experience temporary redness or warmth, but there is no downtime. You are free to return to work or other activities immediately.
Q - How much time will Vanquish treatment take?
A - A session takes about 30 minutes, and usually four treatments spaced several weeks apart are recommended for optimal body contouring.
Q - When will I see improvement?
A - Some patients begin to see results within days of the first treatment. Typically, however, it takes about two weeks for noticeable change to occur. By the conclusion of the treatment series you will likely find pants fitting more loosely and obvious decrease (or elimination) in "muffin top."
Q - What happens after Vanquish?
A - No special diet or exercise plan is necessary following treatment. Because the adult body does not produce new fat cells, the reduction is lasting, so long as you maintain current weight and lifestyle habits. If you gain weight in the future, any fat cells still present will get bigger.
Have you ever felt like there had to be a better way to fight persistent deposits of belly fat than adding more crunches to your daily routine? There is. Call the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology today to schedule a Vanquish consultation in the New Orleans community.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.
Dr. Skylar Souyoul practices the full range of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. During her dermatology training, she worked closely with Dr. Lupo to learn the “Lupo Process” for cosmetic injections and laser procedures. She works with her patients to create a skin care regimen, which may include in-office procedures as well as over-the-counter cosmeceutical or prescription treatments depending on the patient’s needs. Dr. Souyoul continues to remain current on the most cutting-edge treatments so she can provide her patients with individualized treatments and optimal results. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.