Vanquish ME™ in San Francisco, CA

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What is Vanquish Me?

Dr. Kathleen Welsh and The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology were thrilled to be selected as one of the first 10 practices in the country and the first in San Francisco to offer Vanquish ME in 2014. 

Our patients love how painless, easy and even relaxing this FDA approved, non-invasive fat removal system treatment is. Vanquish ME reduces fat cells on the abdomen, back and thighs. Vanquish ME's patented radiofrequency (RF) technology promotes death and shrinkage of fat cells via apoptosis without damaging surrounding tissues such as skin and muscle. Once the fat cells have been compromised, your body flushes out the lipids via your lymphatic system.

Vanquish ME can be used to target stubborn, exercise-resistant fat around the waist, abdomen, thighs, and back. As an added benefit, the heat created by the Vanquish process encourages natural collagen production for mild skin tightening effects.

At The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology in San Francisco, the skilled team of body contouring specialists perform customized Vanquish treatments to minimize patient discomfort and increase patient results. Patients have reported continued improvements for over the six months following their last treatment. Most people will need to complete a series of Vanquish, administered seven to fourteen days apart, to maximize treatment efficacy. As with all of our treatments, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen and drinking plenty of water will help enhance lasting results.


People of all ages and skin types who want to improve areas where diet and exercise have plateaued can treat with Vanquish. However, if you are pregnant, have any metal implants or a pacemaker we cannot treat with this particular technology. The specialists at The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology are experts and will help you to determine which fat reducing treatment is most ideal for you and your goals.

What should I Expect

  • As with all of our body services, during a Vanquish treatment one of our body sculpting specialists will lead you to a private treatment room, provide you with a robe if desired, and make you comfortable.
  • You will recline in the treatment chair and your specialist will arrange the Vanquish handpiece several inches above the area to be treated. They will then turn on the Vanquish device, at which time you will feel an increase in heat. We will leave you to relax.
  • Periodically, your specialist will check on you to ensure you are comfortable; if you are experiencing any hot spots, they will simply adjust the Vanquish to minimize discomfort.
  • Your body specialist will wrap up your procedure with a quick, three-minute ZWave Pro session at no additional cost. We are the only office in the Bay Area using this combination and our patients love their results!
  • There is no pain associated with the Vanquish treatment, only a sensation of heat. Patients find the sessions relaxing and pleasant.


Patients have reported visible improvements after their second Vanquish session but it is common to see gradual, continued improvements over the six months following treatment. Most people will need to complete a series of Vanquish, administered seven to fourteen days apart, to maximize treatment efficacy. As with all of our treatments, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen and drinking plenty of water will help enhance lasting results.

I've always had a good experience here. The staff are super responsive to emails, and they are also quite friendly. Very well-run practice here--my appointments have always been on time or a little early. I've mainly worked with Roxanne Krempa and she is absolutely lovely--very kind, helpful, and honest about what treatments she feels would best serve your aesthetic goals.

K.L. Yelp

Bay Area Body Contouring is fantastic. They have an attentive, courteous team of skin angels that can help you change the way you look and feel! Roxanne is an expert treatment specialist. I know because I have been returning to her for over 5 years for all my skin and body needs. I am constantly getting complements and I owe it all to Bay Area Body Contouring. Confidence is priceless. Thank you Bay Area Body Contouring and Roxanne for your dedication to making me look my best!

N.K. Yelp

This review is for Roxanne Krempa and Bay Area Body Contouring.  Roxanne is incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of body shaping, CoolSculpting, Vanquish and Ultratone.  She has been treating me with Ultratone and Vanquish for the past couple of months and I can really see the difference in my shape.  Roxanne can do a quick assessment; definitely take her advice on which procedures are good for your body.  She has tried them all!.

J.D. Yelp

I haven’t been to the cosmetic dermatology side, but I’ve been to see Roxanne Krempa and she is amazing. What a lovely person, she always made me feel so comfortable and she is excellent at sculpting. I feel so much more beautiful after seeing her. Thank you!

L.M. Yelp

Robin and Roxanne are awesome! They are both very knowledgable and honest. They've never tried to sell something that wouldn't work on me. I started off with CoolSculpting, then Vanquish, and Ultratone. I got very good result for all three procedures. I mainly do CoolSculpting on inner thighs and back thighs and usually start seeing result as early as 3 weeks after the procedure. The procedure is a bit uncomfortable but I normally get used to it after 5 minutes into the procedure. I've also never had pain or any issues after. Vanquish is a more comfortable procedure than CoolSculpting, and I see the result right after the procedure is done. The result is subtle but noticeable! I've also just tried Ultratone a few times and notice it does help define my muscle and also does some help with firming. I highly recommend Robin and Roxanne if anyone wants to try these procedure. I am already a repeat customer!

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Most people need to complete a series of six Vanquish, administered seven to fourteen days apart, to maximize treatment efficacy. 


How to prepare?


Be sure to arrive for your Vanquish appointment well hydrated and in clothing you don’t mind lightly perspiring in. A robe will also be provided. You should drink at least 64 oz of water the day prior, the day of and the day after your treatment to help improve lymphatic drainage. It is also recommended to drink 1 cup (8 oz) of low sodium chicken broth a day for two days prior to treatment. Light physical exercise following your treatment is also recommended for optimal results.


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Following treatment, there is no discomfort or downtime. Typical side effects include warmth, redness and minor swelling that subsides usually within 30 minutes. Our staff members at The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology will discuss all possible side effects with you before your treatment.

Non-invasive Fat Reduction

The Vanquish ME shrinks fat with no pain and no downtime. If you would like to shrink fat on large areas on your waist, abdomen, thighs, and back call and schedule a complimentary body sculpting consultation with one of our Body Sculpting Specialists at Bay Area Body.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.