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 Elite is a new radio-frequency technology that reduces isolated areas of fat while tightening the skin. Exilis 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 Elite is a great alternative. Exilis may also be used as a post-procedural adjunct to surgery to help improve and maintain results. Exilis Elite is a second generation device that delivers twice 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 Michigan able to offer Exilis Elite technology to patients.
What is Exilis Elite?
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 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.
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. Exilis 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 3 treatments will be required to achieve the desired result. The specific 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 safe?
Yes, Exilis 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 Elite?
You may start to see some body contouring and skin tightening results after just 1 to 2 Exilis treatments, but optimal results will be seen after a couple of months as the new collagen develops. Treatments will be spaced out over 1 to 2 week intervals. The Exilis Elite is a second generation device that delivers twice the power of the regular Elite model sometimes available through salons or media spas. Treatment times are reduced and results are much improved.
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 requested.
What areas of the body can be treated with Exilis?
Due to the unique design of Exiis, the neck, face, body, arms and legs, back fat and knees are all treated successfully. For men, Exilis has been used to help reduce fat in the breast and tighten skin.
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 treatment?
It is important that you are very well hydrated before, during and after your Exilis 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 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. CoolSculpting, SmartLipo, SAFElipo or a combination approach may be alternatives depending upon your goals.
For more information about Exilis Elite, 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.