The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology added the Emsculpt technology to round out our body contouring suite. Emsculpt is the world’s only non-invasive procedure that efficiently builds muscle and sculpts your abdomen and buttocks.
Emsculpt is just as popular with patients who don’t necessarily have any fat to lose, but are wanting for more definition (ie more sculpted abs or a lifted backside). Emsculpt is the only procedure that helps to build muscle and also combines the ability to turn on or off fat reduction settings, allowing us to truly customize your treatment plan. Studies have shown an average 16% increase in muscle mass and 19% decrease in waistline after four Emsculpt sessions - no gym required!
Our patients love the feeling of immediate strength and the appearance of a more toned physique. It is also has the power to create a non-invasive butt lift! At the end of treatment we frequently hear “wow, that was great!”
The Body Clinic is the only office in San Francisco to offer Emsculpt Plus, a combination of Emsculpt + Z Wave Pro at no additional cost.
The treatment area will be prepped using our Z Wave Pro radial shockwave device to bring blood flow to the area. Our body contouring specialist will then apply the Emsculpt applicator to the treatment area, held in place with an elastic strap.
During your treatment, we provide a cozy environment for you to relax, read or listen to music on our blue tooth speakers. Once the treatment begins you will feel strong muscular contractions that cycle through various patterns and speeds. The strength of the contractions may be adjusted by your Emsculpt treatment provider depending on your preference.
Most patients opt to increase the strength of muscle contraction as they adjust to the feeling of the treatment. We will then administer Z Wave Pro directly after the treatment ends to help kickstart the lymphatic process.
"I went to Bay Area Dermatology because a few of the girls in my office recommend it. I had developed a really bad case of melasma on my cheeks and upper lip. When I made an appointment they had asked me if I had a preference as to who I wanted to see. I told the receptionist that I had Asian skin so if I could get someone that is familiar with treating common Asian skin issues that would be fantastic. I was scheduled an appointment with Dr. Hui.At my first meet with Dr. Hui she confirmed that I did indeed have melasma and that my next step was to start getting chemical peels 4-6 weeks apart. Wow. Holy smokes! So far I've received 3 chemical peels and the melasma is almost gone. It's at the point where I am able to cover it up with just foundation. Yippee! At my most recent appointment I received my first laser treatment with Mary. I had a 1pm appointment and was seen quickly to start the numbing process. I am one of those people that benifit from the extra time with the numbing cream so I appreciate that the ladies got me started immediately. I was so numb that I barely felt a thing. Definitely one of the easiest laser procedures I have ever done."- J.C. / Yelp / Dec 02, 2017
"This review is for Dr. Austin. She's sensational! It took almost a month to see her (new patient) but I knew I needed to see a skin expert. Dr. Austin examined my skin and created a care routine with a list of products and tips. The adult acne (medium) has stopped completely and my skin has started to clear out thanks to the routine as well as medication she prescribed. It's pricey (around $500) but it's so worth it! We're now working on erasing those ugly marks. Thank you Dr. Austin! Please, make the decision to go see her. I hesitated for so long and wasted so much money on pharmacy products. This works! About me: late 20s/ healthy-thin/olive-oily-prone to acne skin"- D.B. / Yelp / Feb 14, 2019
"I can't believe it took me this long to write a review on Dr. Welsh and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. I have been a patient of Dr. Welsh's going on 10 years and I can't imagine seeing anyone else. When I first started going, the office was a lot smaller, but all the expanding hasn't changed the service I get there. Every time I see Dr. Welsh she is so kind and thoughtful, and she has really changed my life. I have had bad cystic acne since around 19, and she openly admitted I had one of the worst cases she had seen. It was painful and heartbreaking and I thought it was hopeless. In the many years I've been going to her, we have worked together until finally finding treatment that worked well, and I am so thankful. I go a few times a year for laser treatments and fillers for residual scarring (shout out to Nurse Mary who is probably the nicest person on the planet and an absolute wizard with lasers, and she genuinely cares about all of her clients). Dr. Welsh has always been considerate of my budget (I'm a nonprofit worker, while I know most of her clients are probably closer to the 1%) and has worked with me when my skin condition needed more for less. I am lucky to have found them so long ago and can't recommend them higher!"- S.S. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2019
"Dr. Austin is phenomenal! She is a perfectionist and pays attention to every detail. My skin is in the best shape it's ever been. I can skip makeup and still get compliments... She is honest, incredibly kind and an excellent physician. From injections, Botox, or a peel.. you will not be disappointed; highly recommend."- L.M. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2019
"I love Dr. Austin. Agree with many other reviewers that she has a magic touch and makes me look younger and more beautiful. Always on time, and consistently great work!"- L.R. / Yelp / Jan 24, 2019
Before + After Procedure
No preparation is necessary for the Emsculpt treatment, although it’s always a good idea to come to your body treatments well hydrated. Some patients report a a sensation of slight muscle burn in the treatment area, as though they just completed an intense workout.
What does Emsculpt do?
Builds muscle + sculpts your body. With fat reduction settings turned on an average fat loss of 19% was shown in studies.
Is there any downtime?
No downtime whatsoever! You can return to all normal activities immediately post treatment.
How long does an Emsculpt treatment take?
Most Emsculpt treatments will be approximately 30 minutes.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
Minimum of 4-6 treatments, scheduled 1-2x per week with at least 48 hours between treatments.
What does Emsculpt feel like?
Feels similar to an intense workout, cycling through different types of strong muscular contractions for 30 minutes.
Will I be sore?
Typically not. The last segment of each cycle creates a tapping motion to release lactic acid from the muscle which reduces post treatment soreness.
When will I see results?
Tangible results can be felt (and sometimes seen!) right after your first treatment with positive results reported 2-4 weeks after the last sesssion.
Do you suggest follow up treatments?
We recommend following up 6 months after the series, however, some patients may choose to come in sooner.
STRONGER | SLIMMER | FASTER