The advanced engineering of the Vanquish device precisely delivers the thermal effects of radio-frequency energy to target fat cells deep in tissue, while sparing surrounding skin layers. This incorporated “focused-field radio frequency” destroys fat cells by heating the skin to 101 degrees and the underlying fat to 120 degrees for an extended period of time. The device destroys the fat cells themselves rather than only the fat inside the cells, meaning that results are long lasting. The device is designed to treat large areas of the body, such as the arms, abdomen, or buttocks, in a series of sessions.
Kybella works simply by destroying fat cells. The injection consists of a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, resulting in a permanently more contoured and defined jaw line.