Exilis Ultra Fat Reduction in Grand Rapids, MI
If you diet, exercise and take good care of your body but still have isolated areas of localized fat that resist your best efforts, we have some good news. Exilis Ultra is the latest BTL technology that incorporates radio-frequency and ultrasound for reducing isolated areas of fat while tightening the skin. Exilis Ultra is a non-surgical procedure performed in the office over several sessions of about 1 hour each. While not a replacement for surgery, for those seeking a non-surgical solution to small areas of fat on the face, neck, body, legs, arms, back and knees or those who wish to improve skin tone and quality, Exilis Ultra is a great alternative. Exilis Ultra is also used for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. It may also be used as a post-procedural adjunct to surgery to help improve and maintain results. Exilis Ultra is a third generation device that delivers three times the power and effectiveness of the original Exilis device that is sometimes used in spas or salons. Dr. Ringler is the first plastic surgeon in West Michigan able to offer Exilis Ultra technology to patients.
What is Exilis Ultra?
Exilis is an exciting new technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for body contouring and skin tightening. It is a non-surgical procedure that reduces fat and firms skin in the face and body.
How does Exilis work?
During an Exilis treatment, precisely controlled radio frequency energy and ultrasound is used to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This heat causes fat cells to shrink and contracts the skin tissue, stimulating new collagen production in the process. For fat reduction , we often use Exilis Ultra in combination with Vanquish for optimal results.
Who is a good candidate for Exilis treatment?
Exilis is recommended for any patient between the ages of 25 and 70+ who desires cosmetic improvement, particularly those areas that show the signs of aging, unhealthy life style and have not responded to other treatment options. Exilis treatment offers cosmetic improvement without surgery.
What does an Exilis treatment feel like?
As the Exilis device is guided over the area to be treated, you will feel a deep heating sensation. Exiles Ultra radio frequency energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. The underside of the applicator provides cooling to the skin’s surface, keeping you more comfortable during the treatment.
How long is an Exilis treatment?
The Exilis platform was designed to deliver energy in a short treatment of under an hour for greater patient convenience and comfort. Generally, a series of 2-3 treatments for the face and neck area are required to achieve the desired result. For the body, 3-5 sessions are typically recommended. The exact number of treatments will depend on your existing cosmetic concerns and the goals you want to achieve.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime with this procedure. There may be temporary pinkness or redness in the skin for about 20-30 minutes that quickly subsides. Since there is no downtime or special care required once you leave the office, you can carry on with the rest of your day’s activities immediately following treatment.
Is Exilis Ultra safe?
Yes, Exilis Ultra is an FDA cleared device for skin tightening There are controls built in to the device to ensure that it does not overheat the skin.
What kind of results can I expect with Exilis Ultra?
You may start to see some body contouring and skin tightening results after just 1 to 2 Exilis treatments, but in most cases, your optimal result will be achieved after the third or fourth treatment. Treatments will be spaced out over 1 to 2 week intervals. The Exilis Ultra is a third generation device that delivers twice the power of the regular Elite model sometimes available through salons or medi-spas.
Can I achieve same results with Exilis as with liposuction?
Exilis is not a replacement for weight loss and results will not be as dramatic as with liposuction. It is better used for smaller areas of localized fat that have not responded well to diet or exercise and for areas where non-surgical skin tightening is desired.
What areas of the body can be treated with Exilis?
Due to the unique design of Exilis, the abdomen, neck, face, back, arms, thighs, back fat, knees and male breast are all treated successfully.
How long do results last?
Exilis is a relatively new device, but current studies show that those who have had treatment over 2 years ago have maintained their results. Typically, once fat cells have been destroyed, they do not come back.
What else should I know about an Exilis Ultra treatment?
It is important that you are very well hydrated before, during and after your Exilis Ultra treatment to achieve maximum results. It is also recommended that you partake is some sort of light exercise, such as walking, for 30-40 minutes following body treatments in order to maximize results.
How do I know if Exilis Ultra is right for me?
You may schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ringler to determine which of our body contouring or skin tightening procedures may help you achieve your goals. Vanquish, CoolSculpting, SmartLipo, SAFElipo or a combination approach may be alternatives depending upon your goals.
For more information about Exilis Ultra, please call 616.328.8800 or contact the office of Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.