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Exilis for Skin Tightening

Exilis for Skin Tightening

Skin tightening procedures using non surgical alternatives such as radiofrequency (RF) devices have proven to be effective for correcting skin laxity and improving skin quality. Exilis® is one such device.

What is EXILIS?

This US FDA approved device is a non-invasive solution for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction with long-lasting effects. It is a novel RF dynamic monopolar device that combines focused monopolar RF delivery with a number of built-in safety features. In contrast to older RF technology which is associated with intense pain during the procedure, Exilis® skin tightening is a painless procedure and you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout while your face is rejuvenated and reshaped.

How does it work?
The Exilis® system delivers the energy through 2 different hand applicators, one designed for the face and one designed for the body. The goal of treatment is to raise the surface temperature to 40-42°C for 4-5 minutes for each region treated. The hand-piece is in continuous motion so the areas of skin with the most laxity can be specifically targeted. This has been termed dynamic monopolar RF. Additionally, cooling can be adjusted up or down to allow targeting of skin or subcutaneous tissue. It is this combination of heat and cooling to non-invasively deliver RF energy to specific depths in tissue which produces a predictable response, notably collagen remodelling, to achieve desired cosmetic results for wrinkle reduction, tissue tightening and body contouring.

Simply put, the Exilis® procedure uses safe thermal waves to heat your skin and target fat cells. The dual energy delivery speeds up the metabolic activity of the fat cells and causes them to shrink. At the same time it stimulates and strengthens the collagen network which improves skin laxity and texture.

What does Exilis® treat?
We use it for skin tightening mainly of the face, jowls and neck and a bit of body contouring. It is also used for fat reduction of the abdomen and tightening under the arms which some people find it effective. Exilis® works for both women and men.

What to expect during Exilis® treatment?
No special preparation is needed before the procedure. However, you should come to your appointment well hydrated and expect to feel heat during treatment. No anaesthesia is needed as the procedure is well tolerated.

For treatment on the face, the skin is first cleansed with a gentle cleanser. A gel is then applied to the skin and the tip of the treatment hand piece glides continuously over a specified area for few minutes. When the desired temperature is reached, you would feel a comfortably warm sensation. Most of our patients find this rather soothing and in fact some of them fall asleep during the procedure. For body treatment, mineral oil is applied instead.

Treatments typically last 20-40 minutes, depending on the size and location of the area. There is NO down time associated with Exilis® treatments. Other than a brief period of redness and minor swelling, you can get back to your daily routine immediately.

When will I see results?
The recommended course of treatment is generally four to six sessions, one every two weeks. Some people see results immediately or soon after the treatment session, however, most of the improvement is evident 3 months following the last treatment.

Is Exilis® safe?
Yes. There are controls built in the device to ensure that the skin does not get over heated.

Are results permanent?
For skin tightening, yearly treatment may be needed to maintain optimal results after the initial series of sessions.

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