Before You Go
Questions to ask your doctor:
- Is my skin and/or body in good physical shape to be treated with the Exilis device?
- How many inches will I lose?
- How many treatments will I need?
- Is Exilis effective for older patients with less collagen in their skin?
- If I stop Exilis treatments, how long will it take for my wrinkles to reappear?
Pre-procedure prep for Exilis: Drink plenty of water in the week leading up to treatment. Eight to 10 glasses a day will improve the function of your lymphatic system, and help to flush the fat from the body more efficiently.
On the day of treatment: Remove all jewelry and skin lotion before an Exilis session.
What To Expect
Exilis makes use of two interchangeable handpieces - one for treating the body and another facial applicator. The device delivers ultrasound and RF energy below the skin where fat resides. A five to seven inch area of skin can be treated at a time - for guidance, a physician may draw directly on the skin to designate where the device should be used.
After a special ultrasound gel is spread over the skin, the Exilis device is placed atop the skin and moved in circular motions. Skin temperature is monitored during treatment to prevent overheating.
Who should do it: Treatment is provided by dermatologists and plastic surgeons who are trained to use the Exilis technology.
Duration: Each "zone" - or part of the body treated - takes about five minutes to treat.
How Painful Is It?
Exilis can make the skin feel slightly warm. The application of a cooling device during treatment prevents overheating. The treatment is not considered painful - many patients have described the feeling as like a massage.
Options for anesthesia: Anesthesia is not used.