As and when we age, our metabolism becomes slower and we tend to store fat in our body. Our skin starts ageing and loses its firmness. This depresses us and we try to cover our wrinkles and sagging skin behind layers of makeup and scarves. While cosmetic surgery is an option for skin tightening and reduction of wrinkles, not all of us want to go under the knife. Scientists have developed an amazing new technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for body and face contouring and skin tightening. This procedure is non surgical which requires no downtime. The procedure has shown superior results in a very short span of time
What is Exilis?
It is an FDA approved device which helps in reducing fat in the face, neck or body, tighten the skin and improve the skin quality keeping it looking younger and smoother. It is a non-surgical device which uses radio frequency energy. This non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids is often used by medical practitioners for fat reduction treatments. There are two heads on the machine which melt the fat and tighten the skin on that area both, at the same time. Radiofrequency waves are generated by the machine to melt the fat from the outside in. This melted fat is carried out by the lymphatic system and excreted. Though this treatment is not used for the reduction of cellulite, it is gaining popularity owing to its painless 20 minute sessions, which impart a remarkable change in the fat deposits of your body.
How is it done?
The exilis device uses a monopolar radio frequency to deliver controlled heat about 1-3 inches under the skin. This energy causes the skin to heat up and stimulate the collagen within, to tighten the skin. Problem areas like the neck, jowls, arms, bra strap area, abdomen, male chest, thighs, knees tend to store stubborn fat. This fat can be melted by exilis device. Painless sessions of 20 minutes are done on the patient and they find remarkable results within 1 to 2 sessions. The treatments can be scheduled every 7 to 14 days without the need of any downtime or limitations. Though minor pain or minor burns have been noted as side effects in some cases, they heal away quickly and most people find the treatment painless and very safe.
Is Exilis right for you?
The patients who have had a liposuction or liposculpture are essentially the right candidates for this procedure, as they have had the excess fat already removed and only need to tighten the skin in those areas. Another apt candidate would be a younger patient who has undergone pregnancy and just needs a little tightening around the abdominal area. Anyone who has a bit of extra skin or mild to medium extra fat are the right candidates for exilis treatment. The treatment is basically to tighten the skin and to lose some saggy skin and extra fat. Exilis is ideal for small pockets of fat and cannot be done on patients who have excess fat. Patients who have had metal implantations in the form of metal hips, catheters or pacemakers cannot undergo this treatment.
What to ask the doctor before choosing this?
After monitoring your past surgical history and the fact that you have mild to moderate extra fat, your doctor would give you a green signal for an exilis treatment. Though it’s a relatively safe procedure, you can ask the doctor for its possible side effects, whether the treatment is required, and are there any safer options available. The doctor would guide you to the fact that results vary in different people owing to the amount of fat, amount of skin laxity, amount of pressure used during the treatment, hydration of the skin and exercising while undergoing treatment.
An exciting new technology, this one has taken the cosmetic industry by storm, where everyone wants to suspend or delay their ageing process by a few years.