Non-invasive body contouring

Two New Technologies in Non-Invasive Body Contouring: Vanquish ME and SculpSure

Non-invasive body contouring is a unique treatment that literally melts away fat without affecting the skin’s surface. The treatments are quick and painless, and fat cells are permanently destroyed and will not regenerate. We reviewed two industry-leading technologies to discover the benefits and results you can expect from non-invasive body contouring.



Q&A with Dr. Sean Rice, MD, FRCSC

How does SculpSure work? How does it destroy fat?

SculpSure’s body contouring technology is unique in that it uses laser energy to target, heat and destroy fat cells safely—without affecting the skin’s surface.  SculpSure raises the temperature of fat cells, damaging their structural integrity and, over the next three months, the damaged fat cells are eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. Fat cells are permanently removed and will not regenerate. Results can be seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results are typically seen at 12 weeks.

How long is a treatment? Are multiple sessions required or recommended?

The treatment takes 25 minutes per area and most patients need two treatments to achieve optimal results. These treatments are separated by six weeks.

How much downtime do I need after a treatment?

Patients having SculpSure can return to their daily activities immediately following the treatment. They can go to the gym or back to work because the treatment is only 25 minutes per area. It can even be done on a lunch hour.

How much does it cost?

The cost is determined by the number of areas treated, the size of the areas and how many sessions are required to achieve the desired results. For example, love handles may cost approximately $2,500.

What is the treatment like?

Our SculpSure patients love the flexibility and speed of the treatment.  There are four independent applicators that can be placed on the patient’s trouble spots. Patients doing their abdomen might place three applicators below the belly button to cover a larger area of fat and one applicator above the belly button for a smaller area. Or, they may use two applicators on each flank. This customizable treatment option is the only one of its kind amongst the various non-invasive body contouring devices.

What results can I expect?

Clinical studies show that each 25-minute procedure can destroy up to 24 per cent of treated fat cells without surgery. For those with stubborn areas of fat that are not responding to diet and exercise, SculpSure offers a quick, non-surgical option.


Non Invasive Body Contouring
Vanquish ME

Q&A with Dr. Doug Grace, MD, FRCSC

How does Vanquish ME work? How does it destroy fat?

Vanquish ME is very unique in that it is the only fat reduction device that is able to specifically target fat without touching the patient. In fact, the technology targets and heats fat so well that no cooling mechanisms are required to maintain comfort during treatment. This targeted heat damages fat cells to the point where they are no longer viable. They die off and the body is then signaled to breakdown the dead cells and remove them from the body. Once those fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

How long is a treatment?  Are multiple sessions required or recommended?

Each Vanquish ME treatment is 45 minutes for the core area and 60 minutes for treating both thighs. Like any type of body transformation process, maximum results are seen with the cumulative effect of multiple sessions.

How much downtime do I need after a treatment?

There is absolutely no downtime after a Vanquish ME treatment.  Many patients go back to the office or hit the gym right after their treatment. The only anticipated side effect is mild tenderness in the treatment area the following day. This is also a telltale sign that the fat cells have been affected and the treatment is working.

How much does it cost?

Since the Vanquish ME treatment targets the entire core area, or inner and outer thighs simultaneously, price per treatment is not listed per area. A series of Vanquish ME treatments can range from $2,500 to $3,500.

What results can I expect?

We are seeing similar results, and in some cases better, as compared to the peer-reviewed published studies for Vanquish ME. Those studies show an average two-inch reduction in abdominal circumference, and one-inch reduction in thigh circumference. That’s what we’re seeing, too—usually more. Where we really start to achieve exceptional results is when we incorporate other technologies such as BTL’s Exilis, Ultra, and Cellutone devices. They all work in combination to achieve results beyond what any one technology can do alone. We are also excited to be using Vanquish ME with our surgical body contouring patients. Since Vanquish ME is a non-contact technology, I have no concerns with using it soon after surgery to achieve additional fat reduction and skin-tightening for those patients.





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