Exilis EliteExilis Elite is a leading non-surgical treatment for skin that has become loose, saggy and wrinkled.
Exilis Elite is a leading non-surgical treatment for skin that has become loose, saggy and wrinkled.
Exilis is highly coveted by individuals that would like to tighten skin after pregnancy, fluctuation in weight or the effects of aging. Results can be seen in as few as four treatment sessions and can be used to treat virtually any area of the face and body.
Exilis has two modules; one for fat reduction and one for skin tightening. Fat reduction - this module heats fat cells to a temperature that causes them to burst, when the body's lymphatic system can carry the fat away.
Skin tightening - this module causes the collagen support tissues in the skin to remodel and tighten, thereby stimulating and strengthening the collagen network which improves skin laxity and texture.
The Exilis® Elite, manufactured and distributed by BTL Aesthetics, is a non-invasive face and body contouring device designed to tighten skin while reducing fat and signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
It uses a combination of monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy, ultrasound to stimulate fat lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells) and collagen remodelling (for skin tightening), alongside skin cooking, helping to contour the body and face.
The Exilis Elite is used to treat everything from superficial, fine lines to deep wrinkles within the deep tissue on the face, neck and body. Skin becomes smoother and lines are reduced, while the body and face are reshaped and recontoured. Fat deposits in hard-to-reach areas can be reduced, all with long-lasting results provided that you continue to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
- It is suitable for those with stubborn, mild to moderate fat deposits, and can postpone or even eliminate the need for more invasive treatments, like liposuction, in the future.
- It is not a weight loss solution.
- Exilis Elite is used to treat love handles, bingo wings (flabby arms), saddle bags on hips and thighs, post-baby tummies, turkey necks and jowling in the face
The results are generally permanent, provided that you maintain your weight following the treatment. Its use to treat cellulite is not-permanent, however, as this can easily reoccur over time.
A European study demonstrated significant circumferential reduction in all 58 trial volunteers after 4-5 treatments. Another study demonstrated longevity of results up to at least 18 months.
The longevity of the results will depend on your genetic predisposition to ageing and your lifestyle; you may need top-up treatments to maintain the results.
Side effects are generally minimal.
You may notice some pinkness or redness to the skin immediately following the treatment but this typically subsides within 15-30 minutes. Skin may be slightly tender to the touch for a little time afterwards, but this is not always the case. If you are experiencing any sensitivity it can be treated with over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain-killer medication.
Very rare risks reported include numbness, swelling (oedema), blistering, scarring, allergic reactions and nausea
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any serious health concerns (e.g., liver, kidney or heartdisease, cancer etc.), skin diseases or active infections in the area proposed for treatment, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment. If you have a history of cold sores, you may need to take medication before treatment can be done.
If you have a pacemaker or any other implanted metal (e.g., hip joints) or electronic device ((e.g., internal defibrillator) then you will not be suitable for the Exilis treatment due to the delivery of radiofrequency energy to the body which could heat up these items. If you are planning a treatment to the facial area then metal dental braces may be a contra-indication for treatment due to the path of the radiofrequency from the treatment site to the grounding pad.
This treatment is not advised for pregnant or breast-feeding women.
If you have had ablative laser skin resurfacing or a deep chemical peel in the area to be treated in the last 3 months then you will be advised to wait before commencing an Exilis Elite treatment. If you have been treated with Accutane® in the last 12 months you will also be advised on a delay before you start your Exilis programme.