Body Contouring

Body Contouring | CoolSculpting Calabasas CA


Bella Skin Institute now offers the cutting-edge technology that involves no cutting. No incision, no down-time procedure that reduces unwanted fatty deposits. Great for reducing unwanted bulges in the upper and lower abdomen, love handles, back, inner and outer thighs.

The CoolSculpting system utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis (the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat) that is designed to only kill fat cells. Cryolipolysis is the latest in a series of innovations that originated at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate for Harvard Medical School.

Within several days the destroyed fat cells begin to shrink, and are then digested by and removed from the body through metabolic processes. Usually within two to four months, patients see a reduction in the area of fat targeted and an improvement in body contour.

CoolSculpting Procedure

The CoolSculpting procedure involves the use of an applicator that cools the fat cells in the targeted area of your body for a simple, natural fat removal process. An applicator cup is then attached to deliver a gentle vacuum pressure that draws tissue between the cooling panels

The treated fat cells are removed though natural metabolic processes within the body, similar to the way fat from food is removed. This allows for a gradual reduction in fat from targeted areas to create a slimmer, more defined appearance. The CoolSculpting procedure usually takes two or more hours to perform, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Results Of CoolSculpting

The results of the CoolSculpting procedure are usually visible two to four months after treatment, and will continue to improve for up to six months. Although these results are not as rapid as those achieved through liposuction, patients undergoing CoolSculpting can avoid the pain, risks and lengthy recovery times associated with these more invasive procedures.

Most patients who undergo CoolSculpting are highly satisfied with the results of their procedure and are able to enjoy a natural, slimmer appearance. While no long-term studies are currently available, the results of CoolSculpting are expected to last about as long as fat reduction achieved through traditional liposuction procedures.

CoolSculpting is non-surgical. No needles, incisions, pain relievers, or recovery time are needed. Risky side effects are not a problem. The procedure is performed in Dr. Guanche's office, and when it is finished the patient can resume his or her normal life without missing a beat.


You eat well, you exercise regularly - and, your body shows it. You're in good shape, and you're proud of it; after all, you've worked hard to get here. But despite knowing that you're healthy, there are a few fitness goals you just can't seem to reach. Your abs, for you, seem completely resistant to showing definition, let alone solidifying into a six-pack. And your buttocks are stubbornly flat despite regular squats. You're ready to do something about it - but what?

You might be an ideal candidate for EMSCULPT, the first non-invasive body contouring treatment that can burn fat and build muscle. It's FDA-cleared to:

  • Improve abdominal muscle definition
  • Reduce stubborn belly fat/li>
  • Strengthen gluteus muscles/li>
  • Lift and firm the buttocks/li>

EMSCULPT makes its debut as the only non-invasive aesthetic treatment for building muscle. This non-surgical treatment requires no downtime and is FDA cleared for the abs and buttocks. You’ll look and feel like you’ve been working out, but you won’t need to rely on the effort and guesswork of exercise routines to get the body you’ve always wanted!


Get rid of that double-chin! Announcing KyBella®, now offered at Bella Skin Institute. Kybella is a version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. This treatment is offered as a series of between two and six sessions and permanently gets rid of fat cells.

Bella Skin Institute will be one of the initial practices offering this treatment and will be a training center for other injectors.

Tumescent Liposuction

Eyelid Surgery | Mini 'S' Lift Calabasas CATumescent liposuction is a vast improvement over traditional liposuction. Dr. Anna Guanche "inflates" the patient's fat with a diluted local anesthetic before she vacuums it out in a process called suction aspiration. This eliminates risks associated with the general anesthesia used in traditional liposuction.

Another major advantage of the anesthesia used in the tumescent procedure is that it practically eliminates blood loss by constricting (tightening) blood vessels. In traditional liposuction, no such agents are used, with patients sometimes experiencing significant bleeding and even needing blood transfusions.

Tumescent liposculpture also allows the patient to remain awake during the procedure and able to assist the surgeon in gauging the completeness and evenness of fat removal. The patient can actually sit or stand and make side-to-side comparisons. Try that using general anesthesia!

Stem Cell Harvesting and Storage

Dr. Anna Guanche has partnered with Forever Labs to offer fat-derived stem cell harvesting and storage. Your stem cells grow older as you do. Forever Labs can bank them now, so that you have a reserve of your own young stem cells for future use. Forever Labs strives to bring to their clients the best available knowledge, resources, and medical personnel, so that they may make choices about stem cell banking with confidence and conviction. They believe stem cell banking should be available to everyone.

Autologous Fat Transfer

Eyelid Surgery | Mini 'S' Lift Calabasas CAAlso called micro-lipoinjection or fat transplantation, autologous fat transfer involves the removal and relocation of the patient's own body fat to plump up an area that has lost volume as a result of surgery, injury, aging or another cause. Fat is removed through liposuction, often from the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. It is then processed and injected into the area being treated. Both sites are numbed with local anesthesia.

The procedure is commonly used for breast augmentation and wrinkle and crease reduction. Because the transplanted fat comes from the patient, it does not carry a risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Other advantages include a short recovery time, long-lasting results and effectiveness on any skin type.

VelaShape™ II

Does your body resist ideal contours despite a healthy diet and regular exercise? Do you suffer from stubborn cellulite, leaving areas of your skin dimpled and sagging? If your answer is "yes," VelaShape™ may be the solution for you. VelaShape is a revolutionary new medical treatment for the unsightly cellulite that affects more than 80% of women over the age of 20. It's the only non-surgical device approved by the FDA for body shaping and cellulite reduction.

Using patented Circumferential Reduction® techniques and elosTM technology, VelaShape™ combines radio frequency waves, a laser, and suctioning massage to effectively reduce the size of fat cells and re-contour the skin's surface with no downtime. It can help you achieve the body you enjoyed before bearing children or losing weight, without undergoing surgery. The result is a smoother, more regular appearance and general reduction in the size of the treated area.

The VelaShape procedure can be used to treat:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Upper arms
  • Bra lines
  • Saddlebags
  • Double chins

Candidates for VelaShape

Combination Treatment | VelaShape Calabasas CAVelaShape is effective for any patients with dimpled skin, cellulite or localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure is considered safe for most patients and is effective on all skin types and colors with the exception of extremely loose skin. We will help you decide whether or not this procedure is right for you after physical exam and evaluation of your skin, cellulite, diet and exercise habits.

VelaShape Procedure

During the VelaShape procedure, the device is moved over the targeted area to suction and lift tissues. There are two different applicators available, known as VSmooth and VContour, to target large or small body areas for optimum treatment. Bipolar radiofrequency energy is then delivered to reduce fat cell volume and tighten the skin and create a smoother and slimmer appearance.

Most people report the VelaShape procedure as being quite comfortable, with a heated sensation similar to that of a deep tissue massage. Each treatment session usually lasts up to 40 minutes, depending on the number and location of areas being treated. Each individual area is usually not treated for more than 10 minutes.

Results of VelaShape

After treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising or redness in the treated area, although these side effects usually subside within a few days. The heated sensation experienced during the procedure may continue for a few hours as well. The treated skin will often feel tighter after even the first treatment session.

Most patients can usually notice visible results after four treatment sessions performed one week apart, although it is recommended to undergo six to eight sessions over the course of six to eight weeks for maximum results. Within this short period of time, many patients can go down a whole pant size and notice a slimmer and smoother appearance of the treated area. These results often help patients feel younger and more confident about their appearance.

Patients can help maintain the results of the VelaShape procedure by eating healthy and exercising regularly after treatment. Routine follow-up treatments are recommended in order to maintain the treated area with newly reduced cellulite.

Risks of VelaShape

While the VelaShape procedure is considered safe and causes little to no side effects, there are certain risks associated with any type of treatment. Some of these risks may include burns from the laser and excessive bruising, both of which are most often seen on patients with extremely loose skin. VelaShape is considered safer than traditional liposuction.

To learn more about the VelaShape procedure, please call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members or to schedule a consultation. Freedom from cellulite and stubborn areas of fat is just a few steps away!

Pricing Chart

1st treated area*: $275
2nd or additional areas on same day: $175
1st series of 4: $1000 ($250)
2nd series of 4: $600 ($150)
1st series of 6: $1350 ($225)
2nd series of 6: $750 ($125)
1st series of 8: $1600 ($200)
2nd series of 6: $800 ($100)

*Areas are considered roughly 8X11” surface.

For example, in a person with an average build: abdomen, outer thighs, inner thighs, love handles and arms are each considered an area. Due to body size variations, individual quoting may be necessary. This will be determined at the time of consultation.

For more information on VelaShape™ II, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute.

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