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.
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.
"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
"I was approaching 40, and wanted to have more fresh rejuvenated look without looking unnatural. Dr. Hui has an artistic vision and a light touch. She exactly knew what procedures have to be done and now I am happy with my refreshed look. No bruising and no downtime. Gettin so many complements every day! Pictures say better than words"- V.K. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2018
"I started seeing Dr. Hui (now Austin) in June 2018. So far, I'm very satisfied with the result. I suffered from acne as a teenager which lead to many scars on my face. I have tried so many different treatments including dermabrasion, CO2 laser, chemical peels, photo facial, micro-needling, etc. in the past 20 years to improve the large pores and scars. However, some of the treatments made my skin even worse than before and also left more scars on my face. My skin became extremely sensitive and was prone to scarring after break out. The micro-needling helps to improve some shallower scars but not the deep ice pick scars. I was so discouraged but I don't want to live with scars for the rest of my life. I'm so lucky that found Dr. Hui. She outlined a treatment plan for me. She recommended some skin care products, Laser Genesis and TCA Cross. At first, I was skeptical but I wanted to give it a last try. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Hui performed the TCA Cross on 5 test spots. She did not charge me extra for the test spots other than the consultation fee. So far, I had 2 treatments of Laser Genesis and TCA Cross. I've been following her face regimen and using all the products she recommended. I still need to do a few more sessions but I can see a great improvement in my skin. Most of the scars that have been crossed are much shallower and smaller than before. There are a few ice pick scars have completely filled in. I couldn't believe it because those scars were on my face for 20+ years. TCA cross has shown me the most improvement on my scars of anything I have done before. The patches on my skin are gone and my skin is much firmer. I will confine this treatment until all my scars are filled in. Please keep in mind that the scars may look worse when the scars first fall off but they will continue to fill in and heal over time. The process can take from 2-6 months after the treatment. Please be patience. Dr. Hui and NP Mary are amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Hui for those who are suffering from acne scars."- L.C. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2018
"Dr. Welsh is the best... - Dr. Welsh is the best injector! She always takes care to enhance my features in a natural way. I never have to worry that I will look “done” after my treatment. She offers the latest and greatest injectables and her technique is flawless. There is no one else I trust more when it comes to my face!This review was created as part of a nomination to the RealSelf I Love My Injector Campaign."- R. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"Dr. Austin saved my skin (and my life!) I started seeing Dr. Austin in May, when I was really frustrated and at a breaking point after dealing with severe cystic acne for quite some time. It got so bad that even leaving my house was a struggle. After a quick consultation, Dr. Austin got down to business. She wrote out a clear, easy-to-follow, thorough skincare routine that required topical products & an oral prescription. I left feeling very hopeful for the first time in forever. By July, my skin had cleared up to the point where I felt comfortable leaving my house again with minimal makeup. Once we stopped the breakouts, I did two rounds of V-Beam Laser to address my scarring. Most recently, I went in for my first round of Laser Genesis. It is now October, and I can finally say that I am 100% makeup free! Hardly any remaining scars, no active cysts. Clear, glowing skin thanks to Dr. Austin and her team, who gave me my confidence back. I now have coworkers coming up to me, complimenting my skin and asking what I do for it. I have recommended Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology (Dr. Austin specifically) to three people. I would recommend her to a stranger; she is the best of the best, and I cannot thank her enough. I am so thankful I found her!!!"- A.T. / Yelp / Oct 19, 2018
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.