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
"Anyone who's struggling with acne problem, please come to see Dr. Austin! My skin was so much better after the first month visiting here, and now I can walk outside with my bare skin and feel confident about it (of cause I'll still need my eyebrows). Dr. Austin was very patient at explaining the two types of acne I had and recommended a new skincare regiment and prescription pills targeting at those different problems. I never thought washing my face with just water in the morning can have such a big improvement to my skin. If you come to see Dr. Austin, I'm sure she'll recommend even more skincare tips and treatments that will help to improve your skin! Beside Dr. Austin, all the people working here are so nice to chat with. Mary who did my Laser Genesis, Claire who did my Hydro Facial. They are all so professional at doing those treatments and taking care of the skin. Thanks to all of them, my skin has improved so much!"- R.H. / Yelp / Apr 18, 2019
"Dr. Austin helped me with a hair growth problem I was experiencing and was able to diagnose the problem at first sight. I've also been here for acne problems I was experiencing and Dr. Welsh was able to alleviate my issues. This is definitely the best dermatologist business in San Francisco! Thank you"- C.A. / Yelp / Apr 17, 2019
"I have only had positive experiences here! I think I have been her 4 times over the last 2 years. I never feel rushed or pushed to buy products. I am always given lots of helpful options. They run on time and are diligent and positive! and I love the results!"- R.B. / Yelp / Apr 01, 2019
"I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh for 20 years. I'm a man in my 70's, and until age 50 had never given a thought to skin care beyond a moisturizer. I've a northern European complexion aging on the California coast. I was originally referred to her by my cosmetic surgeon for laser treatments to augment the healing of scars and hair removal. Dr. Welsh achieved quick results and offered sound advice on skin maintenance which has reversed a lifetime of neglect. I noticed the improvement immediately. Her care has been exacting, artful and extraordinary, and my skin - young for my years - attests to her skill. She has frequently advised against procedures I thought "maybe should try?" I have reaped benefits, mainly from fillers Dr. Welsh recommended, including lip enhancement. Most important: Nothing about my appearance has ever looked "altered." My most recent treatment - Hydrafacial - produced amazing immediate results. Her staff is professional and warmhearted. I'm a big fan!"- S.W. / Yelp / Mar 17, 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