The Exilis body shaping treatment is for the patient with skin laxity, cellulite appearance of skin or small stubborn fat deposits of the body or face who opts for a totally non-invasive solution. Areas such as the neck, chin or jawline as well as the abdomen, hips, bra strap area, knees and thighs can be reduced in size and have the overlying skin tightened and smoothed.
Another option would be the Exilis Elite which uses 90 watts of power, not 50 watts of classic Exilis, and is used mainly for skin tightening! We have one of five machines in the country! The Exilis Elite differs from the Exilis by being a skin tight treatment only but providing a higher power to increase tighting results.
Exilis is a state of the art powerful RF (radio-waves) device that provides thermal energy to break down fat deposits and tighten and smooth skin. This device uses a mono-polar radio wave that selectively heats the target area to a desired temperature which can be monitored in real time through the hand-piece. The treatments are comfortable and feel like a hot stone massage. Each treatment session can last from 30 to 90 minutes depending on how many areas are treated, how large each is and how much correction is desired. A series of 4-6 treatments spaced a week to 10 days apart make for the best results, although some result is seen in just one treatment. Patients are encouraged to be well hydrated before, during and for a few days after treatment and some form of mild exercise post treatment will aid in fat removal.
Patients with pacemakers, pregnant or lactating women are not candidates for Exilis.
Recuperation and Healing
There is absolutely no down time associated with Exilis. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. Makeup can be applied directly after the treatment. There can be a mild redness to the skin for a few hours after the treatment. On occasion, some tenderness of the treated area of the lower face may be present for a day.
No other non-invasive body contour procedures can substitute for Exilis at present. Minimally invasive in office LiteShape™ and standard plastic surgery procedures like tummy tuck, facelift, brachioplasty (armlift) and liposuction are still the gold standard in body contour and skin tightening enhancements.