Vanquish: A Pain-Free Fat Melter
Anna K. Fryxell
Summer is fast approaching and that means that those bikinis are lurking in your drawer (cue Jaws music). To prepare, many of us hit the gym and start swapping out our burgers for salads, but sometimes we need a little extra help. While there are many invasive and non-invasive treatments out there, there’s one fat melter that can zap your unwanted fat without even touching your body.
A new device called Vanquish that promises to help you get rid of unwanted fat will soon be made available. This Czech-made device requires four 30-minute sessions spaced a week apart to see results. The patient just lies under the machine while the sensors read their body fat to determine the energy level needed. Then focused-field radio frequency heats the skin to 101 degrees and the underlying fat to 120 degrees to help eliminate fat cells.
But enough about how it works, what we really want to know is, does it work? A study done by the manufacturer, BLT Aesthetics, revealed that patients saw visible results after one session. After all four sessions, 59 percent of the abdominal fat was destroyed and patients lost either two or three inches around their waist. Even better, these results are also long lasting because the device kills the entire fat cell instead of just the fat in the cell like other devices.
Did we mention it’s also pain-free? Those who have already experienced the device have said that it just gives a warm sensation. Tests revealed no evidence of nerve pain or damage to the skin, hair follicles, muscles or organs. So besides the fat loss, the only side effect is just a few days of mild redness and swelling.
It’s estimated to cost about $2,000 for four sessions when it becomes available in September. Would you try it?