What is Exilis skin tightening procedure?

Exilis uses radiofrequency technology to deliver heat to the tissues beneath the skin. Heat creates collagen reformation, thus tightening the skin. Excellent treatment areas of the face include the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, jawline, and neckline. This is an in-office treatment. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment. There is no peeling of the skin after treatment and you can resume your normal activity and skin care regimen. Best results are achieved with a series of treatments, 1 treatment per week for 4 weeks.

There is truly no downtime with this treatment.

Heat is delivered deep to skin, so there is no peeling and thus no need for a change in skin care regimen. You will develop some redness of skin from treatment, but the redness fades away within 1-2 days and can be hidden with makeup right away.

Also, very little discomfort. Patients experience heat, and the heat sensation will be approximately a 6 to 8 out of 10 as far as intensity, 10 being unbearable heat.The treatment time is approximately 10 minutes for both eyes, 20 minutes for neckline/jawline.

It is radiofrequency technology, which is similar to thermage. The main differences include number of treatments (Exilis is 4 treatments each week for 4 weeks; Thermage is 2 treatments separated 6 weeks apart) and discomfort (Thermage is much more painful).

As far as how long the treatment will last, results improve over several weeks to few months. Essentially, it provides improvement, but aging process does not stop. Every individual is different, but may benefit from another treatment in a few years. Also, it does not replace surgery, but is simply a non-surgical option for those who want a less invasive procedure.

Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.