The Exilis Elite™ uses radio frequency (RF) energy to increase collagen production and skin thickness. A second-generation upgrade from the previous BTL Exilis, the Exilis Elite™ is a non-invasive procedure that can be used to reduce fat and firms sagging skin in the face and body more effectively. The Exilis Elite™ delivers twice the energy of the original Exilis device and offers superior results in a shorter amount of time.
How does the BTL Exilis Elite™ work?
For body fat and cellulite reduction, the BTL Exilis Elite™ uses the unique body applicator that is designed to cool the surface of the skin and deliver high heat energy to the layers of fats under the skin. This cooling component ensures that high energy can be delivered without injuring the skin surface. The high heat energy is able to shrink and damage fat cells, which will then be removed by our body’s lymphatic system naturally.
Cooling the surface of the skin to about 10 degrees C allows a deep penetration of heat to the subcutaneous fat region. The cooling device is adjusted according to the different areas of the body as the depth of the fatty tissue can vary.
How does the BTL Exilis Elite™ reduce the appearance of Cellulite?
First, to understand how cellulite is formed — a network of connective-tissue strands called septae holds the fat in place under the skin. If the septae is weakened, the fat can bulge out between them, creating ripples on the skin’s surface — a.k.a. cellulite.
The smaller applicator of the BTL Exilis Elite™ can also be used to remodel collagen. Delivering heat to the deep layers of the skin, BTL Exilis Elite™ stimulates new collagen fibres production and tighten sagging skin. The energy from the Exilis Elite™ remodels existing collagen chains up to a depth of 3mm under the skin. The strengthened collagen alter the septae and the skin surface, thus evening out the appearance of cellulite effectively.
The BTL Exilis Elite™ for body firming
The stimulation of collagen and skin tightening can also be used to firm the breasts, reduce décolletage on the chest, rejuvenate and even tighten skin on the arms and hands.
Areas/problems that can be treated by the BTL Exilis Elite™
- Abdomen fat
- Thigh (inner and outer thigh) fat
- Bra fat
- Buttock fat
- Man boobs
- Knee fat
- Love handles
- Arm fat
- Loose skin on arms and hands
- Saggy breasts
- Décolletage (loose skin on upper chest)
The BTL Exilis Elite™ is also used on the face for tightening, lifting, contouring and fat reduction.
What makes the BTL Exilis Elite™ so effective?
Exilis Elite™ has a built-in temperature measurement system which other monopolar radiofrequency devices do not. This makes the process of achieving clinically significant heat levels much more accurate to achieve the best results.
The most important breakthrough in technology is the unique EFC™ (Energy Flow Control) in the Exilis Elite™ that ensures the optimal level of power is delivered to the target tissue at all times; energy is being monitored and adjusted in real time. The computer-controlled device automatically adjusts energy levels as it senses tissue density and depth changes, so more energy would automatically be employed in the cheek area where there is more tissue, and less around any bony structure so as to prevent any over-heating.
Are there any side-effects or downtime?
Patients can expect a slight pinkish-ness on their face or treated area for 20-30mins due to the heat from the treatment. There is otherwise no downtime and you can go back to your daily activities, including exercising, immediately.
Good dietary habits, and sufficient water intake before / after the treatment will be beneficial, and may optimize results of the BTL Exilis Elite™ treatment.
Is it painful?
Due to its safety temperature measurement precautions built into the device, the Exilis Elite™ is a very safe procedure. You might feel some heat, but it is tolerable due to contact cooling as well as movement around the areas to be treated.
How soon will I see results?
There will be an lifting effect right after the treatment, but the full results of Exilis Elite™ takes approximately 2 – 3 months to show, as it takes time for collagen formation and reparation.
How many treatments will I need for the Exilis Elite™?
We will tailor a treatment plan based on your concerned area(s) and condition after a consultation with Dr. YZ Tan. Most patients undergo between 2 – 4 treatments scheduled 7-10 days apart, and maintenance intervals differs for individuals, but usually it should be every 12 – 18 months.
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