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Emsculpt (Non-invasive Body Sculpting) - San Francisco, CA*

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The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology added the Emsculpt technology to round out our body contouring suite. 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 customize your treatment protocol. 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!” Emsculpt is the world’s only non-invasive procedure that efficiently builds muscle and sculpts your abdomen and buttocks. 

Procedure Technique

The treatment area will be prepped using our Zwave radial shockwave device to bring blood flow to the area.  Our body contouring specialist will apply an applicator to the treatment area and it will be held in place with an elastic strap.

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 Zwave right after the treatment ends to help kickstart the lymphatic process.

Before + After Procedure

No preparation necessary for the Emsculpt treatment, although it’s always a good idea to come to your body treatments 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.

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