Exilis - BTL Technology
What Is It?
Exilis Elite is the second generation FDA approved monopolar Radiofrequency device manufactured by BTL technologies, UK. Utilizing Radio Frequency and Ultrasound therapy, Exilis Elite uses this state-of-the-art combination to provide a one-two punch for those seeking skin tightening as well as circumference reduction. The creator of the device, BTL Aesthetics, makes use of Radio Frequency waves which heat up specific layers of the skin in order to melt away fat and tighten skin. Once the fat melts, it is carried out by the lymphatic system and then excreted. It is extremely critical that the patient is well-hydrated during the treatment and drinks plenty of water 24 hours prior to and after. Hydration is necessary because it aids in flushing the fat out of the body. Additionally, it is also recommended by the manufacturer to do light physical activity 30-40 minutes after the procedure for optimal results.
How It Works
The improved Safely Feature in the Elite model contains a new protocol that automatically shuts down the heat if contact is lost on this skin. This new Impedance Intelligence Safety Feature helps especially on bony areas such as the jaw line and the forehead where arcing can occur. Another key benefit of the Exilis is that the RF energy is able to penetrate up to 4cm deep into the fat and deliver to the area a temperature greater than 111.56 °F. Why is this important? Clinical research has proven that not only can you cause a fat cell to lose its lipids through heating, but if you maintain a temperature of 111.56 °F for 4-5 minutes, fat cell destruction can occur as well. No other device has the ability to keep the top layer of skin safe & cool while heating varying layers of fat down to as deep as 4cm. This is truly a revolutionary treatment and a tremendous feat in the nonsurgical arena.
What To Expect During & After Treatment
Exilis is NOT A LASER. There is no skin peeling, pigment change, or prolonged healing associated with its use and it works with all skin types. 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. The skin may exhibit redness, swelling, tissue tenderness, and dryness afterwards, but should dissipate in just a few days. There is NO ANESTHETIC required with Exilis treatments. NO DOWN TIME makes this a great treatment for those who can’t afford time off!
Exilis’ built-in cooling device makes it safe for reducing lax skin and excess fat anywhere on the body, including the face. Areas that can be treated include the face and eyes, neck, jowls, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles, décolletage, knees, and fat rolls on the back. New advanced settings and specialty areas such as ‘intimate’ can also be addressed. Please ask your consultant for more information.
How Frequent and How Long are Procedures?
Clients will begin to see a measurable difference after only 2-3 visits and will notice improved results after 4-6. Each treatment is a brief 20 to 40 minute visit, scheduled 7-14 days apart. Exilis treatments are recommended in packages of 4 to 6 treatments to achieve the best effect. Maximum results are seen at three months post series since it takes this amount of time for the body to generate new collagen growth. Studies have shown that results can last up to 12-24 months. Results may vary from person to person so it is vital to have clear and realistic expectations as this is a non-surgical procedure.
It is recommended to have periodical maintenance treatments every 3-4 months to keep the desired results. Many patients will want more as it is a great way to keep the body toned and youthful.