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WHAT IS VANQUISH ULTRA?
Dr. Kathleen Welsh and The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology combined two of their favorite treatments, Vanquish ME and BTL Exilis Ultra, into one powerful fat reducing treatment called the Vanquish Ultra. The result of this combination has offered our patients maximum fat reduction capabilities over a more global treatment area while adding in additional skin tightening.
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 the lipids via your lymphatic system. The Exilis Ultra is the first noninvasive treatment to deliver a combination of both ultrasound AND radio frequency.
The ultrasound component allows for damage of the heat shock proteins that are expressed by your fat cells as their protective response to heat, leading to better fat reduction capabilities. Our patients have enjoyed this comfortable, often relaxing treatment with very little downtime.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
People of all ages and skin types who want to improve areas where diet and exercise have plateaued can treat with Vanquish Ultra. 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 at helping you to determine which fat reducing treatment is right for you and your goals.
"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 01, 2017
"Dr. Austin has worked wonders for my skin. I'm currently 26 years old and have suffered from acne since I was 12. In the pre-Dr.Austin days, my acne would flare up before my period, resulting in 2-4 painful bumps in the chin/cheek areas. It was never bad enough for me to try more serious treatments like Accutane, but the combination of active/healing acne with mild rosacea made me feel like I couldn't go out without several layers of foundation. As a teenager, I tried everything for my acne: salicylic acid spot treatments, benozyl peroxide cleansers, tea tree oil, and clindamycin peroxide (which worked amazingly well for a few weeks until it stopped working completely). In my adult life, I came to accept acne as a recurring monthly struggle, even though I continued to be insanely envious of other Asian women with effortlessly beautiful skin. Earlier this year, my acne suddenly got worse. Instead of annoying (but manageable) monthly spots, I experienced several large, painful cysts along my chin that stayed for weeks. My skin was so bad that makeup didn't help: foundation would flake off almost instantly. I decided to finally see a dermatologist...and luckily I found Dr. Austin! Dr. Austin put me on a treatment consisting primarily of spironolactone and tretinoin. She simplified my skin routine from 10 items to a manageable 4. I can't begin to describe how much my skin has improved. Both spironolactone and tretinoin take a while to kick-in, but after approximately 1 month into the new routine, I started to see dramatic results. No more breakouts, plus my skin texture has improved by so much - coworkers and friends have all commented on the glow! The new routine from Dr. Austin has seriously been a god-send. I wish I had discovered this routine back in high school; it would have saved me so many years of frustration and distress. I now religiously follow my skincare routine - and without exaggerating, I have not had a single pimple in the last 5 months (fingers crossed that it stays that way). I am now working with Dr. Austin to minimize the redness in my face and eliminate the sun spots. Thank you so much, Dr. Austin!"- R.L. / Yelp / Oct 10, 2019
"Quick and easy , lots of friendly faces and top quality service.."- J.M. / Google / Sep 13, 2019
"I have been seeing Dr. Andrea Hui-Austin for 3 years now and I absolutely love how she has helped me transform my skin. She is extremely knowledgeable, has impeccable bedside manners, and is highly skilled. I always feel comfortable in her hands and leave the office extremely happy with my treatments. I won't let anyone else near my face. Furthermore, her assistants are extremely empathetic. I highly recommend Dr. Hui-Austin!"- T.S. / Yelp / Sep 02, 2019
"After watching my rosacea get worse for years, I finally decided to get help. Dr. Hui Austin has transformed my skin!! For the first time since junior high, I can go outside wearing only sunscreen and people won't ask me if I'm feeling unwell or if I'm sunburned. She's a teacher who helped me understand what was causing my redness and bumps. She answered all my questions and taught me why certain ingredients or treatments would (or wouldn't!) help me. She's laid out a long-term care plan to keep my skin clear for years. I'm so grateful!"- A.L. / Yelp / Aug 20, 2019
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
- As with all of our body services, during a Vanquish Ultra 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 have loved their results!
- One of our registered nurses will then use the Exilis Ultra to deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy to the treatment area in a succession of pulses at one million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, your nurse will continuously monitor your body’s temperature using the Exilis Ultra device, to provide ongoing and accurate skin temperature feedback
There is no pain associated with the Vanquish Ultra treatment, only a sensation of heat. Patients find the sessions relaxing and pleasant.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Patients have reported visible improvements after their second Vanquish Ultra session but it is common to see gradual, continued improvements over the six months following treatment. As with all of our treatments, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen and drinking plenty of water will help enhance lasting results.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS NEEDED?
Most people need to complete a series of six Vanquish Ultra, administered approximately fourteen days apart, to maximize treatment efficacy. These treatment intervals are designed to keep you on track with your progress, but can always be adjusted according to your personal schedule.
HOW TO PREPARE?
Be sure to arrive for your Vanquish Ultra 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.
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 Ultra 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 the leading specialists in San Francisco at The Body Clinic at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.