What is Exilis?
Exilis is an FDA approved non-invasive treatment for body shaping, skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. This non-invasive treatment uses radio-frequency waves to deliver controlled heat under the skin at various depths to stimulate collage production for firming and smoothing the skin; to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin; and for cellulite reduction. It works for all skin types, is safe and effective with no downtime.
This technology is also used for fat reduction by melting fat cells, and tightening the skin to lose inches in problem areas like the neck, jowls, arms, bra strap area, abdomen, chest, thighs and knees. Exilis is a treatment for cellulite.
In 2014, New Beauty Magazine named Exilis as the Best Skin Tightener on the market. They state that “Exilis is scientifically proven and clinically tested to redefine the face, neck, arms, stomach, hips, thighs, and other trouble areas in just a few treatments.”
How does Exilis work?
Collagen is abundant in the skin and with elastin provides tone, texture and elasticity. As we age collagen production decreases. The Exilis radiofrequency heat breaks down collagen which forces the body to produce new collagen and results in less wrinkling and tighter skin. The process of new collagen production can take a few weeks to a few months.
The radiofrequency energy causes the tissue to contract and tighten down to the deepest level of your skin. The heat melts fat cells in a process called lipolysis. The dead fat cells are reabsorbed into the body and removed through the lymph system. The temperature sensor guides the depth of penetration allowing more precise contouring. Exilis has a built-in cooling device to safely treat lax skin and excess fat. This makes it safe for used on the face, neck and jowls and any other sensitive areas.
What does Exilis treat?
- For non-surgical facial rejuvenation, especially around the eyes, mouth and jawline- reduces wrinkles, firms and tightens the skin
- For body contouring to remove stubborn fat deposits
- For circumferential fat reduction on the abdomen, arms, back, knees and thighs, and cankles
- For cellulite reduction
Results are permanent so long as you maintain stable weight. Because there is no downtime, Exilis is a great treatment before a special event to plump the skin. Maintenance treatments are recommended. Requires 2-3 sessions
What results can I expect?
Exilis is best for stubborn fatty deposits in areas where diet and exercise just don’t work. It is effective for spot reduction and circumference reduction in the thighs and waist. This includes love handles, inner thighs and abdomen. Its ability to stimulate collagen as a reaction to treatment produces natural results.
Many patients lose one to two inches after the first treatment. For maximum results, four treatments, two weeks apart may be necessary. Fat loss will be visible almost immediately after treatment. It will take about 2-3 months for your body to produce collagen which results in tightening of the skin.
Exilis is not liposuction and will not produce the same results. But if you aren’t ready for a tummy tuck and/or liposuction, this non-surgical option can perfect your body.
Only a board-certified dermatologist should perform the treatments to achieve the best results. Fat cell reduction should be long lasting. Skin tightening may require maintenance treatments, as we never stop aging and loosing collagen.
Preparing for an Exilis treatment
Ideal patients are already in good shape and have resistant areas of fat. It is not for use in pregnant women or anyone with metal implants or pacemakers. Stay well hydrated before, during and after treatment. Some form of mild exercise is recommended after treatment to aid in removal of treated fat cells.
The key to skin tightening is the ability of the Exilis system to measure temperature increases in the skin and self-adjust energy levels based on tissue density and depth. This permits clinically significant heat levels to assure effectiveness.
For a pain-free, affordable solution to those trouble spots, Exilis provides reliable skin tightening not only on the face and neck, but is especially good for loose skin after pregnancy. It is excellent for tightening the skin on the upper arms without the need for an arm lift. Safe for patients of all ages looking for aesthetic improvement without the cost and recovery of surgical solutions.
To create a streamlined silhouette and tighten skin Exilis is the way to a better body. For precise lifting and contouring Exilis beats Thermage. No topical anesthetic or pain medications are needed.
If you would like to learn more, contact Dr. Roberts to schedule your consultation.