What is Exilis Ultra?
Exilis Ultra is one of the latest and most effective body contouring procedures. It combines the power of Monopolar Radiofrequency with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to simultaneously and painlessly deliver two of the most effective body contouring energies in a single treatment. Procedures are painfree, entirely noninvasive and require no recovery time. The treatment feels like a warm deep tissue massage as the handpiece gently glides across the treatment area. Exilis Ultra helps to reduce fat in the neck or body, tighten the skin anywhere on your body and smooth cellulite.
How Does it work?
The Monopolar Radiofrequency energy works on the concept of resistance. When the device is set to target fat, the RF energy preferentially heats the fat cells while the skin remains at a relatively cooler temperature. When the fat cells are heated to a set temperature for a set period of time, they actually permanently die off, giving long lasting improvements similar to Coolsculpting, Sculpsure or Vaser Liposuction. We will often combine Coolsculpting with Exilis Ultra for faster and better body contouring and tightening. The RF energy can also be set to target the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin fibers to grow and hence dramatically tighten the skin while not affecting the fat beneath. Different handpieces and settings are used to target different body areas. In some cases, multiple settings may be applied to achieve the best results for a given area. For example, in an area where we are trying to reduce fat, we may wish to follow up with a skin tightening treatment to achieve better body contouring. Exilis Ultra is unique in that it simultaneously delivers High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) much like Ultherapy so a patient receives both energy sources, which is ideal both for body contouring and for skin tightening.
What does Exilis Ultra treat?
Exilis Ultra is excellent for:
1) Body Contouring: When applied on the arms, abdomen, love handles, bra fat, buttock or thighs, it quickly and gently heats the fat cells to target temperature which when maintained for a specific time, causes the fat cells to die permanently. The fat is carried away from the treated area via the lymphatic system.
2) Neck Contouring: Exilis Ultra is an excellent procedure for eliminating submental fat cells while simultaneously tightening the skin. We often recommend combining Exilis Ultra with Kybella injections, Vaser Liposuction or post Coolsculpting to enhance the results of these procedurs. Exilis Ultra is of course also a very good stand alone treatment option for this area.
3) Skin Tightening: Exilis Ultra can be used to tighten the Jowls and Neck as well as lift the upper eyelids and soften undereye wrinkles and puffiness. Ultherapy tends to be our first choice for facial skin tightening, but Exilis Ultra is better when there is more submental fat to reduce and also for patients who wish to have a painfree procedure compared to Ultherapy.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend 4 treatments for body contouring procedures, spaced one to two weeks apart.
For facial skin tightening and neck contouring, we recommend three treatments spaced 3 weeks apart.
It is important that you are well hydrated before, during and after your Exilis Ultra treatments to achieve maximum results. It is also recommended that you partake in some sort of light exercise for 30-40 minutes following treatment in order to maximize results if the body is being treated for fat reduction. The thought here is to stimulate faster fat elimination via the lymphatics.
Does it hurt?
Exilis Ultra feels warm over the treated area but does not hurt. Some mild pressure may be applied during treatment to assure good contact of the handpiece with the skin. There is also a cooling plate on the underside of the applicator for added comfort.
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.