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Exilis® for Skin Tightening

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

Treatment for Wrinkles
Wrinkle Removal Treatment

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 an 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 virtually painless procedure and you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout while your face is rejuvenated and reshaped. Please note that this procedure should only be performed by a trained medical professional.

How Does Exilis® 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 handpiece 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 the 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?

Exilis® is an effective non-surgical skin tightening treatment in Singapore. This FDA-approved procedure triggers the production of new collagen and elastin, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Primarily used for the face, jowls, and neck, with additional benefits for subtle body contouring, it is also employed for fat reduction in the abdomen and tightening under the arms. Exilis® is a versatile solution that caters to the needs of both women and men.

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What to Expect During Exilis® Treatment?

There is no need for special preparation before undergoing the procedure. However, ensure that you arrive at your appointment adequately hydrated and expect to feel heat during the treatment. Anaesthesia is unnecessary since 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 handpiece glides continuously over a specified area for a few minutes. When the desired temperature is reached, you will feel a comfortably warm sensation. Most of our patients find this rather soothing and some even 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 virtually no downtime associated with Exilis® treatments. Other than a brief period of redness and minor swelling, you can get back to your daily routine quickly.

Wrinkle Treatment
Treatment for Wrinkles Removal

How Long Does It Take to See Results with Exilis®?

The recommended course of treatment is generally four to six sessions, once every four to six weeks. Some people see results immediately or soon after the treatment session. However, most of the improvement is evident three months after the last treatment.

Is Exilis® Safe?

Yes. There are controls built into the device to ensure that the skin does not get overheated.

Are Results Permanent?

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Am I suitable for Exilis®?

Exilis® is suitable for all skin types and colours. However, it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women and those with pacemakers, hip replacements, or metal implants in the treatment area. Speak to your dermatologist to assess your suitability for the treatment.

What is the best age for Exilis®?

Ideally, you will want to start treatment before significant collagen loss has taken place. The timing for this varies among individuals. Typically, the treatment is well-suited for patients from 25 to 70 years old and beyond.

Does the treatment hurt?

Exilis® treatments are relatively pain-free, but patients may feel a tolerable warming sensation in the treatment area.

How can I prevent wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural aspect of ageing and cannot be prevented. However, you can take these steps to slow or reduce the effects of skin ageing:

  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from sun damage by wearing sunscreen.
  • Moisturise: Keep your skin hydrated and maintain its elasticity by moisturising regularly.
  • Quit Smoking: Smoking impacts collagen supply and skin elasticity.
  • Limit Alcohol Intake: Alcohol consumption causes skin dehydration, which can lead to sagginess and wrinkles.

Our Dermatologists

Our team of dermatologists with a combined experience of more than 60 years provides a complete range of professional dermatological services to manage all varieties of skin problems affecting the skin, hair and nails and also sexually transmitted infections. They are equally adept at performing skin surgery and laser procedures.