What is EXILIS Radiofrequency Treatment?The Exilis is a radiofrequency (RF) device that delivers high energy in a controlled fashion to the dermal/ subcutaneous layers of the skin.  Exilis is NOT A LASER. There is no skin peeling, pigment change or prolonged healing associated with its use. The RF energy heats the undersurface of the skin causing collagen remodeling.

What will EXILIS treatment do?

EXILIS uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to heat tissue causing tissue tightening and body contouring.  Advanced Skin Cooling allows EXILIS to target heating of tissue from 2mm to 2.5cm in depth. So, deeper tissue such as fat and collagen can be targeted at various depths.  Removal of ½ inch to 2 inches in circumference of the treatment area occurs depending on treatment site and amount and depth of fat present.

RF is colorblind and can treat ALL skin types and sun tanned skin.

How does work?

RF energy is used to deliver volumetric heating to tissue.  This creates rapid (2-3 million times/second) movement of molecules within tissue.  This movement creates heat.  The sophisticated cooling system protects   the upper layers of skin, allowing the heat to be deposited where it is needed for the desired effect from 2 mm to 2.5 cm in depth.  The treatment tissue is monitored by a real time temperature sensor which ensures controlled and painless heat in the deeper tissue.

Skin tightening requires heating of the superficial layers of the skin whereas fat reduction and contouring often needs deeper heating.  Treatment depth is based on the amount and location of the fat. The EXILIS is versatile and can treat patients with different needs.

Exilis Machine
What areas can be treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most popular treatments for tightening are the neck, abdomen, arms, face and legs.  Fat reduction is commonly performed on the abdomen, thighs, knees, arms and anywhere undesirable fat is found.  EXILIS has the best result in areas that need fat reduction as well as skin tightening.


How many treatments will I need?

Four to six treatments are recommended 7-14 days apart for optimal results.  Further treatments may be performed for more tightening or fat reduction if desired.
You may see effects of the treatment after your first visit, but you will not see full results until after 4 to 6 treatments.  For skin laxity, you may not see full results until 3 to 6 months (due to collagen remodeling) after your final treatment. It is essential that your sessions be repeated at 7-14 DAY INTERVALS for 4 to 6 sessions, depending on your treatment needs. In order to see significant results, the EXILIS treatment must be administered in this fashion.

How long will it take to recover?

There is NO DOWN TIME associated with your treatments. Other than a brief period of redness and minor swelling.  In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.

Who would not benefit from this treatment?

Patients with a pacemaker, metal implants or who are pregnant or nursing may NOT undergo RF treatments.
Patients who are looking for an easy way to lose fat and are not willing to diet and exercise to maintain their results will be disappointed.  Poor diet and lack of exercise will allow more fat accumulation negating the effect of any fat removal as with any fat removal technique.

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What will my treatment consist of?

Getting Started
Talk with any member of our staff to get general information.  Visit our patient education room in our office to see before and after pictures.

You are not required to do anything special prior to your treatment session. If you are having a body treatment please drink lots of water before, day of and 2 days after treatments to help improve lymphatic drainage.

Skin should be hair free.  Men undergoing facial treatments must shave the morning of the session.

You may continue all medications, supplements and vitamins during your treatment period.

Wear comfortable clothing on the day of your treatment to allow easy access to treatment areas.

No make-up, creams or lotions on skin; no jewelry.

What to Expect

The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment.  A ground pad will be applied opposite to the treatment site. Mineral/baby oil is applied to the treatment site. Treatment time approx. 6 – 15 minutes per area (approx 5’’ x 7’’).  The fat is rapidly heated to a therapeutic temp and will be maintained for 5-10 minutes.  The settings are adjusted to keep you comfortable while maintaining the optimal treatment for results.  There is NO PAIN associated with your treatment, only a moderate to intense sensation of heat which tells you that the treatment is achieving its goal. There is NO ANESTHETIC required with EXILIS  treatments.

What will I look like immediately after an EXILIS treatment?

Redness and some local swelling may appear and will resolve soon after treatment.  You may feel a deep heat sensation for up to 24 hours after the treatment.

For Skin Tightening:

  • You may experience transient erythema (redness) that will last from a few minutes to an hour or possibly longer.
  • Your skin may feel warm immediately after the treatment, but this will dissipate quickly.
  • If you had your lower face or chin treated, you may have some tenderness in the area for a few hours or a day after.
  • Treatment of the eyes may yield some swelling and patients are encouraged to sleep on two pillows for 24-48 after treatment.

For fat reduction:

  • You may experience transient erythema (redness) that will last from a few minutes to an hour or possibly longer.
  • Your skin may feel quite warm for up to a few hours after treatment as deep tissue retains heat longer.
  • You may feel tenderness in the treated area.

How do I care for my skin after the treatment?

Drink lots of water before and after your treatment to help improve lymphatic drainage. Walking & light physical activity after treatment are recommended to increase lymphatic drainage and removal of fat.

Final Comments…

You may see effects of the treatment after your first visit, but you will not see full results until after 4 to 6 treatments.  For skin laxity, you may not see full results until 3 to 6 months after your final treatment.

Sun exposure DOES NOT affect the results of your EXILIS treatment so you may be tan when you have the treatment and you may tan following any treatment session, but this is not encouraged as UV light breaks down collagen. The EXILIS device may be used safely on any skin type or color.

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