Exilis Elite Skin Tightening
Before and After
What can I expect at my appointment?
Each appointment will begin with taking pictures of the areas to be treated. Then clinician will attach a grounding pad on the shoulder or thigh, connect it to the Exilis machine and begin the treatment. The clinician will apply ultrasound gel to the facial area to be treated and begin using the facial applicator in a circular motion. You will enjoy a warm sensation during the treatment time. The treatment is nearly painless. Treatment time varies, but it averages about eight minutes per area. Immediately after your treatment you may return to your normal activities with absolutely no downtime, no pain, swelling or any discomfort.
What areas of the face can I use Exilis Elite on?
Exilis can be used effectively on essentially every part of the face and neck. It is effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial folds, jowls, neck and declotte.
How many treatments will I need with Exilis Elite?
The recommended course of treatment is generally four sessions, three to four weeks apart. You may have additional treatments if desired.
Is it safe?
Exilis has been tested in clinical studies and proven to be safe and effective. It has been cleared by the FDA in the U.S. for use in dermatologic and aesthetic procedures with indications for non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids.
Are there any contraindications?
Yes. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Exilis should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker or any other implanted electronic device, you will be unable to undergo this treatment.
What about recovery?
There is absolutely no downtime. During the treatment you should feel only minimal discomfort. No anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment. Some pinkness on the treated area may last for about 15-30 minutes.
How long does it take to begin seeing results?
Immediately following the facial treatment your skin will feel velvety soft. Because new collagen is forming you will experience results as long as ninety days after your series of treatments.
How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. It takes about ninety days for new collagen to form so results continue long after the last treatment.
What are the side effects?
There have been no significant side effects reported with Exilis treatment.
Who is a candidate for Exilis?
Most people are good candidates. It may take more than three treatments to get the desired results if you have more advanced wrinkles.
How soon after pregnancy can I receive Exilis treatments?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Exilis treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
How long has the Exilis technology been used?
It has been available in Europe for four years and FDA approved in the USA in December of 2009.
What is the cost per treatment session?
The cost for the first area of treatment is $350 and $100 for each additional area during the same visit. When you purchase three treatments at this price, you receive the fourth free! The face is considered to be five areas: the forehead, eyes, nasolabial folds/cheeks, mouth and jowls.
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