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Bay Area patients with stubborn fat welcome safe, effective non surgical body contouring with heat

The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute offers many non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures. These techniques get the results patients from around the globe desire, without the prolonged healing and downtime of more invasive, conventional treatments.

Vanquish - Safe, effective non surgical body contouring with heat

Vanquish is an alternative to going under the knife to get a more sculpted you. Since fat cells are very responsive to outside stimuli, Vanquish uses heat delivered in a controlled and precise manner to safely contour stubborn areas of fat, such as the thighs, abdomen, sides, butt, back, upper knees, and the back of the arms.

The heating power comes from radiofrequency (RF) energy. Dr. Lee will skillfully apply RF energy via a multi-paneled applicator. The device is designed to deliver powerful heat without ever touching delicate tissues. This feature minimizes discomfort during the procedure and unwanted side effects and complications post-procedure.

Treatments that use RF energy are designed not only for maximum comfort and optimal patient experience, but also to target areas of the body that may not be fatty at all. While fat cells respond to RF-derived heat by gradually dissolving in the months following treatment, selective heating with Vanquish also stimulates the production of collagen. Your body produces less collagen over time. Since Vanquish can both destroy fat and tighten skin, it is effective on areas of the body that have lost laxity, are saggy, and not necessarily fatty, such as the back of the arms.

Also, since Vanquish stimulates the process of destroying and removing fat cells from the body safely, you will never have to worry about fat developing in the treated area. Traditional weight loss via diet and exercise can shrink fat cells, but not destroy them.

Vanquish may be a suitable treatment for those who have lost weight with diet and exercise but have stubborn areas that have not responded. Dr. Lee will determine if this type of non-surgical body contouring is right for you after a consultation at her new, Bay Area office in Walnut Creek. You may be a candidate for Vanquish should you have stubborn pockets, but are or close to an ideal weight range. Vanquish is also an attractive option for those patients who want to avoid the anesthesia, medication, preparation, and downtime related to more invasive, surgical body contouring.

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.
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