What is Exilis Ultra?
Exilis Ultra Plus 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 pain free, 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 Plus 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, VanquishME or Vaser Liposuction. 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 Plus 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 Exilis Ultra Plus is 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 over the next 6-12 weeks.
2) Neck and face Contouring: Exilis Ultra Plus is an excellent procedure for eliminating submental fat cells while simultaneously tightening the skin. We might recommend combining Exilis Ultra Plus with Kybella injections, Vaser Liposuction or post Coolsculpting to enhance the results of these procedurs. Exilis Ultra Plus is of course also a very good stand alone treatment option for this area.
3) Skin Tightening: Exilis Ultra Plus can be used to tighten the Jowls and Neck as well as lift the upper eyelids and soften under eye wrinkles and puffiness. It can also be used to tighten skin anywhere else on the body, such as arms, thighs and stomach.
4) Cellulite Reduction: Exilis Ultra Plus is excellent for reduction of cellulite in a noninvasive manner. Exilis Ultra Plus works by heating the fat cells to reduce fat cell bulges, heats the skin to induce skin tightening and helps to soften and stretch the fibrous bands that cause the skin to dimple in areas of cellulite by improving blood flow and via mechanical manipulation.
How many treatments of Exilis Ultra Plus will I need?
We recommend 4 treatments with Exilis Ultra Plus 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.
Are Maintenance Treatments required with Exilis Ultra Plus?
Maintenance treatments with Exilis Ultra Plus are recommended once a quarter to maintain best results for skin tightening and cellulite reduction. Maintenance treatments are optional but highly encouraged at any interval the patient is able to follow.
How do I prepare for the Exilis Ultra Plus procedures?
It is important that you are well hydrated before, during and after your Exilis Ultra Plus treatments to achieve maximum results. Hydration helps the radiofrequency energy interact with the target tissue and is important for both fat loss and skin tightening protocols. 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 Exilis Ultra Plus hurt?
Exilis Ultra Plus 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. The handpiece will be gliding over the treatment area continuously for the duration of the procedure. There is also a cooling plate on the underside of the applicator for added comfort. Patients describe the procedure as feeling like a comfortable deep tissue massage. Some areas of the body such as inner arms can be a little more sensitive than others, but always very tolerable.
Is there Recovery Time after Exilis Ultra Plus?
There is no downtime with the Exilis Ultra Plus 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.
Are There Any Side Effects from the Exilis Ultra Plus Procedure?
Exilis Ultra Plus can cause some redness post treatment and mild swelling in some cases. These side effects subside within 30-60 minutes. You might experience some continued warmth to the treatment area which subsides within 10-20 minutes. Otherwise, one can resume all normal activities immediately after the procedure.