What is Exilis?
Exilis is a non-invasive weight-loss and skin-tightening treatment that uses controlled delivery of radio-frequency energy to heat targeted areas of the body. The applied heat will destroy fat cells in the concern areas, allowing you to enjoy permanent weight loss. Your skin will also benefit from the Exilis treatment, and you will see fewer wrinkles and improved skin tone in treated areas.
Learn more about Exilis at the BTL Exilis website.
How does Exilis work?
Exilis delivers radio-frequency energy by one of two types of wand applicators to areas of your body that you wish to contour.
The radio-frequency energy serves two beneficial purposes. First, it heats fat cells and kills them allowing your body to eliminate them naturally over time. This gives you permanent weight loss since you are not reducing fat, you are eliminating it from your body.
Second, the heat from the radio-frequency energy simultaneously stimulates the underlying layers of your skin which promotes your body’s natural production of collagen. Collagen is responsible for creating and preserving the structures which give your skin its strength and resiliency.
An Exilis treatment provides you with both of these advantages producing not only improved body contouring, but also greater visible skin tone and healthier looking skin.
How many treatments needed will vary depending on your weight-loss goals and the amount of skin you wish to tighten; however, most individuals will require about six to eight treatments to get the full results of an Exilis treatment. You will have about 10 to 14 days between each treatment.
What can I expect during my Exilis procedure?
Exilis is a non-invasive and painless procedure. During your procedure, your doctor will gently affix an electrode to an area of your body, and then to the treatment area. Then he or she will pass the applicator over the treatment area in gentle, circular motions.
You will feel a warming sensation in the area being treated, and special sensors in the applicator will carefully control the amount of heat you receive, so you will never feel uncomfortable. The applicator will safely apply heat only to the areas of concern.
You can receive an Exilis treatment on your face, neck, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks which makes this safe and effective weight-loss treatment also one of the most versatile.
What is recovery from Exilis like?
Dr. Schneider can perform an Exilis treatment in his office on an out-patient basis. Individual treatment sessions may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Afterward, you can return to work or your schedule immediately. You will not need to care for treated areas any differently than other parts of your body, and you will not experience any pain or discomfort post-treatment.
When will I see results from an Exilis treatment?
Your body will naturally expel dead fat cells over time, and you will see visible improvements to the quality of your skin over the next few weeks. Since everyone’s body responds to treatment differently, it may take a few weeks to see results, or you may see them right away.