Almost everyone has struggled with weight gain at some point in their lives, which can have a negative impact on self-esteem. Although exercise and diet can be used to control weight, stubborn pockets of fat, love handles, thighs and buttocks can seem impossible to lose. Often as a response to stress, hormonal changes, medications, or fluid retention; this excess fat can be difficult to shed.
Fat Reduction With Vanquish & SculpSure
At Q Esthetics, we are always looking for the most advanced technologies to deliver the best results in body sculpting. We are very proud to be offering both Vanquish and SculpSure, two revolutionary systems in the world of nonsurgical fat removal.
Good Candidates For Fat Reduction
If you struggle to lose weight through diet and exercise, and are troubincluding stubborn fat accumulation in the stomach, obliques, back and thighs, these fat reduction treatments may be the solution you are looking for. Vanquish and SculpSure are ideal for those who want to achieve dramatic results, without the risks and downtime associated with liposuction surgery. These fat reduction procedures can be performed on a variety of body types and are suitable for both men and women; as well as for all skin types. Patients who are nursing, pregnant, planning for pregnancy, who have pacemakers or unstable medical diseases, however, are not suitable candidates for either of these treatments.
Vanquish Fat Reduction
The Vanquish system has received clearance for fat reduction and body contouring, from both the FDA and Health Canada. Due to its unparalleled efficacy and safety, Vanquish recently became a phenomenon in the cosmetic industry. As a pioneer in nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, Q Esthetics Laser Clinic is one of the first to offer the Vanquish fat reduction procedure in the Greater Toronto Area. To maximize results and address different conditions of body contouring, we may perform Vanquish fat reduction in conjunction with either our Lumicell fat reduction or DeepIR skin tightening treatments.
This procedure uses selective RF (radiofrequency) energy to eliminate stubborn fat cells in problem areas. The heat generated by Vanquish causes the exposed fat cells to die – a biological process known as apoptosis; which is accomplished without harming any of the surrounding skin or muscle tissue, thanks to Vanquish’s highly impressive contactless technology. Unlike traditional non-invasive fat reduction techniques, such as CoolSculpting, Venus Freeze, Liposonix and Zerona, Vanquish uses a plate array of selective RF energy to evenly treat a very large area at once. This means a safer, more comfortable and efficient approach to fat reduction.
What should you do prior to Vanquish procedure?
It is important to be well hydrated prior to the fat removal procedure, as it allows RF energy to be much more easily absorbed by fat cells – other than our outer layer of skin and under layer of organs, due to their different water content. Thus, you should drink at least eight glasses of water the day before your treatment, and two to three each proceeding day. Drinking plenty of water will not only allow the Vanquish device to target fat cells more effectively during the procedure, but will also help the lymphatic system to flush away these cells more smoothly after the treatment.
What to expect from Vanquish fat reduction?
During the procedure, you will lie comfortable underneath the Vanquish applicator in a private treatment room. The system is placed just above the treatment area, ensuring an unrivaled level of client comfort and safety. Although each individual’s pain tolerance differs, most clients report the procedure as a a slight warming sensation with no pain at all.
An average of two to four inches of circumferential reduction can be expected after four Vanquish treatments. In addition, clinical studies have shown that up to 60% of fat cells can be destroyed after four treatments. It is important to note that the results of fat reduction may vary depending on each individual’s conditions.
A one-week interim is recommended between treatments. Some may see results as soon as a few days post-treatment, while others may notice after four. Side effects are rare following Vanquish fat reduction treatments. The treated area may appear slightly red or swollen immediately after the procedure, but these symptoms quickly dissipate.
This non-invasive treatment requires no downtime, and most people return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment. In fact, light exercise after the treatment is encouraged, as it improves the lymphatic drainage and natural removal of waste products from your body.
Unlike some treatments that require continual maintenance, the results of Vanquish fat reduction are permanent because it actually destroys the fat cells. A healthy lifestyle is always recommended as part of your commitment to body contouring following your treatment as well, so that you are able to enjoy beautiful long-term results.
SculpSure Fat Reduction
SculpSure is the first FDA approved laser treatment that offers non-invasive fat reduction of troublesome areas, such as the inner and outer thighs, stomach, back, and flanks. This light-based technology breaks down lipids and fat-like substances found in your body, in order to facilitate the reduction of stubborn fat.
The 1060 nanometer wavelength of SculpSure effectively treats adipose tissue – the loose connective tissue of fat. It targets and destroys the targeted fat cells safely and efficiently, with little absorption in the dermis. During the procedure, the laser reaches a temperature of 45-47 degrees, which effectively kills fat cells beneath the skin while also preserving surrounding skin and tissues. Up to four applicators can be placed on the body at once, making it an incredibly efficient procedure. Within an hour, multiple troublesome areas can be treated; unlike CoolSculpting, which takes one hour to treat a single area.
This breakthrough body contouring technology is the best available on the market today, as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction and other fat reduction techniques. It will help you melt away the stubborn fat, by raising the temperature of fat cells and damaging their structural integrity, reducing fat by up to 24%. Our lymphatic system naturally carries away the damaged fat cell material, which is then expelled through the kidneys. SculpSure is a gentler and more gradual body contouring treatment, than that of CoolSculpting. Although results are not instant, within 6 to 12 weeks you will see visible fat reduction; the treated skin will be smooth and dimple-free, as the procedure encourages the production of collagen and elastin. Thus, in addition to shedding unwanted fat, skin will appear healthier and more youthful.
What to expect from SculpSure Fat Reduction?
Initially, when the treatment starts, you will feel a cooling sensation; which helps keep the skin comfortable during treatment. The skin-cooling attachment will be on throughout the entire treatment, while the laser will cycle on and off, raising the temperature of the fat cells. Most patients feel a deep warm and/or tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well tolerated and not described as painful.
Typically treatments can be completed in just 25 minutes. This non-invasive fat reduction procedure requires no anesthetic and no recovery time, so you can resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment. Best of all, there are no telltale scars, those that would be present after surgical fat removal. Treatment areas may be slightly red and occasionally tender following the procedure; which will dissipate within a few hours.
After each SculpSure fat reduction treatment session, the body will process and eliminate the disrupted fat cells gradually over the next three months. You can expect to see some results within 6 weeks, but optimal results are typically seen at 12 weeks; and as individual cases vary, additional treatments may be required to achieve your desired results. Just like eating a healthy diet and exercising, sticking with the treatment over time will yield dramatic and accumulative results. Typically, one to three treatments in six-week intervals are sufficient. Because the fat cells are permanently removed, they will not regenerate and will lead to long-lasting results; however, a healthy lifestyle is recommended as part of your commitment to body contouring, following your treatment.
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Fat Reduction Toronto
With a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we offer fat reduction treatments to hundreds of patients each and every year in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right fat reduction options are offered to you for your specific needs.
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