Vanquish™ and Exilis Elite™ – Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon On Non-Surgical Fat Removal and Skin Tightening Treatments
Thousand Oaks, CA – Dr. Michael Schwartz, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks and the Westlake Village, California area, says he sees a number of patients who may not need, or desire, to undergo invasive surgery to reach their cosmetic enhancement goals. That’s why Dr. Schwartz has embraced advanced technologies that offer patients a way to reduce mild to moderate signs of age, excess fat, and other common conditions without surgical intervention. Two of those technologies available at his practice, the Vanquish™ and Exilis Elite™ treatment systems, utilize radiofrequency (RF) technology to enhance an individual’s appearance without significant discomfort or extensive recovery periods.
Both Vanquish™ and Exilis Elite™ are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technologies deliver radiofrequency energy to targeted areas of the body in order to heat specific regions of cells under the skin. While Vanquish™ is offered as a non-surgical way to eliminate excess fat cells, primarily in the abdominal region, Exilis Elite™ is designed to improve areas of loose, sagging skin for a more youthful, smoother result.
Dr. Schwartz says the Vanquish™ fat removal system is unique in that it can target a number of areas – including the love handles (flanks), hips, and back – at one time instead of focusing on small areas individually. The treatment works by delivering thermal energy into specific abdominal areas and causing the excess fat cells to break down. The fat should then exit the body through natural processes in the weeks following treatment. Dr. Schwartz notes that about four treatment sessions with Vanquish™ often yields the best results, recontouring the midsection without the need for liposuction.
The Exilis Elite™ skin tightening system utilizes a similar radiofrequency-based approach, but is designed to address difference aesthetic concerns. Dr. Schwartz says this technique delivers therapeutic heat to areas of the face, neck, chest, or other body regions with the goal of eliminating small pockets of excess fat and stimulating collagen production. He notes that this can result in firmer, tighter skin and a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Schwartz reveals that both of these non-surgical treatment options typically do not cause significant discomfort, and most patients experience little to no downtime. He says the Vanquish™ and Exilis Elite™ treatments can also often be performed in about 30 minutes or less, and many patients resume normal daily routines immediately.
While these treatments may not be the best option for patients affected by larger areas of excess fat or more significant signs of age, Dr. Schwartz says they can be ideal for those who exhibit mild-to-moderate wrinkles and skin damage, and individuals who may have smaller pockets of fat around the midsection that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. He notes that, with the many advances made in the field of non-surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic enhancement over the years, patients who are candidates for these procedures can achieve a noticeably enhanced appearance with beautiful, long-lasting results.
About Michael R. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Michael Schwartz has been in practice for 27 years. He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition to non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options, Dr. Schwartz offers a full array of surgical treatments to rejuvenate the face, breasts, and body. He is affiliated with hospitals and surgery centers in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Camarillo, and Oxnard, California. Dr. Schwartz is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Schwartz and his practice, please visit drschwartz.com and facebook.com/drmschwartz.