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Florida Cosmetic Practice Is One Of First 20 In U.S. To Offer New Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Technique

September 23, 2013
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Tampa skin care, Vanquish, fat reduction, Dr. Jeffrey Hunt

Dr. Jeffrey Hunt will be one of the first medical aesthetics practitioners in the United States to offer Vanquish: a fat reduction technique that removes fat without physical contact.Tampa, FL – Dr. Jeffrey Hunt and his team of Tampa skin care professionals offer their patients expertise in vein treatments and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay’s latest acquisition is a system called Vanquish: one of the newest methods of non-surgical fat reduction available in the United States.Dr. Hunt’s practice is one of the first 20 in the U.S. to receive the Vanquish device, and they will be the first practice to offer the procedure in Tampa. After first hearing about Vanquish nearly a year ago in discussions with Vanquish manufacturer BTL Aesthetics, Dr. Hunt says he is pleased to be part of the first group of cosmetic enhancement professionals in the nation to use the new fat reduction system. “We have been on the cutting edge of many new technologies and have been instrumental in improving treatment protocols,” says Dr. Hunt. In a recent blog post on his practice’s website, Dr. Hunt goes into more detail regarding Vanquish’s fat-reducing capabilities.The Vanquish system, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was originally developed in the Czech Republic and is able to target fat cells utilizing selective radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy. According to Dr. Hunt, Vanquish can “reduce pockets of fat in patients’ entire abdomen area, including the flanks (love handles), in just one treatment” without ever making physical contact with the patient’s body. Instead, “the thermal energy delivered by the device is absorbed by the body,” causing the targeted fat cells to be destroyed and then removed from the body through its natural processes.Vanquish is able to cover a much larger treatment area compared to other non-surgical fat reduction techniques. Dr. Hunt says it is designed to be safe, well-tolerated, and to have zero downtime. The Vanquish system produces a sensation similar to a heating pad and never touches the patient’s skin. Typically with four 30-minute sessions spread over the course of one month, patients can lose one dress or pant size the following month—though Dr. Hunt says the initial results of the procedure can usually be seen after the first or second session. According to Dr. Hunt, BTL Aesthetics is currently working on more treatment heads for the Vanquish system to optimize results on other body areas of concern such as the thighs and arms.Though Dr. Hunt is consistently looking toward the next innovation in the field and is proud to be one of the first practitioners in the country to offer Vanquish treatments, he says that one of his practice’s biggest advantages is having multiple technology platforms available for fat reduction. With a wider array of techniques at hand, Dr. Hunt says he is able to achieve optimal customized results for many of his fat reduction patients.About Jeffrey A. Hunt, DO, RVSDr. Jeffrey Hunt earned his medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. As the founder of the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, Dr. Hunt offers a range of non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments as well as procedures that reduce the effects of spider veins and varicose veins. He is available for interview upon request.

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