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?
Using state-of-the-art patented technology, the BTL Exilis Elite™ delivers controlled heat to the deep layers of the skin, causing new collagen fibres to form and tighten sagging skin.The energy from the Exilis Elite™ remodels existing collagen chains up to a depth of 3mm under the skin. These collagen chains repair and thicken over 10 – 12 weeks, resulting in tighter, firmer, and younger skin.
The BTL Exilis also reduces excess facial fat!
The BTL Exilis Elite comes with two hand pieces – one designed for the face, and a large applicator for the body. The large applicator for the Exilis Elite™ is also used to reduce excess facial fat such as chubby cheeks, saggy jowls, and double chins.
This large applicator is a unique hand piece 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. It is also able to shrink and damage fat cells, which will then be naturally purged out by our body’s lymphatic system over time.
- Face (lower, mid, and upper face) for sagging skin and wrinkles
- Eyelids and around the eyes for droopy eyes and loose skin/wrinkles under the eyes
- Lips and around the mouth for fine lines and wrinkled skin
- Neck for sagging skin and lines (turkey neck)
- Double chin for reduction of excess facial fat and skin tightening
Other than the face, the Exilis Elite™ can also be used on the body for tightening, cellulite reduction, and body contouring.
What makes the Exilis Elite™ so effective?
Exilis Elite™ has a built-in temperature measurement system which other monopolar radio frequency devices do not have. 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™ which ensures that 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.
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.
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 Exilis Elite™ treatment.
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.