Of all the non-invasive techniques for skin rejuvenation, the least invasive are two that might sound unfamiliar but which often come up in the same conversation: Ulthera and Exilis.

Ulthera uses ultrasound; Exilis, radio frequency. Audio engineers (and surgeons) will be quick to tell you that the two, while related, are not identical. (Radio waves can carry and propagate sound waves as encoded data, while … OK, never mind.)

In either case, sound or radio, skin can be refreshed and tightened with heat that is transmitted through concentrated doses of oscillating, invisible wave forms. Amazing, yes?

Some debate remains over the duration of these wave treatments in comparison to the more tactile methods — surface lasers, Botox and other injectables, or face lifts. But they’ve been embraced by cosmetic surgery practices, and added to the tool kit for creating smoother and more toned skin.

Sound Choice

There are various reasons for choosing Ulthera or Exilis over better-known alternatives. A patient with a heart condition, for example, may be a good candidate for treatment with wave forms, as they pose less risk of causing a bodily reaction.

Other patients may simply be comfortable with the least-invasive method available, or they desire the quickest possible in-office procedure.

Science Fact

With Ulthera, or ultherapy, facial skin gets a dose of high-frequency sound waves. They’re so high up the frequency ladder, in fact, neither patient nor doctor hears a peep except for the motorized hum of the Ulthera device.

Likewise, with Exilis, there are no eerie tones or bright-white oscillations like you get in ’50s science-fiction movies. And Exilis waves come from a part of the radio frequency not shared by, say, your dash radio. Rest assured we will not be beaming political talk or classic rock into your soft tissue.

Ulthera and Exilis both deliver heat to the deeper layers of facial skin to stimulate the formation of collagen, which in turn produces tighter skin. These sub-surface treatments also guarantee little or no downtime.

About the doctor

Dr. Rami Batniji has dedicated the whole of his career to beautifying the face through a variety of techniques. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology.


For a consultation about Ulthera, Exilis, and other cosmetic procedures, please call (949) 650-8882 or (310) 467-2180, or contact the doctor online.