Exilis Elite is an exciting new technology that uses Radio Frequency (RF) and Ultrasound energies for body contouring and skin tightening, offering a revolutionary non-invasive form of treatment for the reduction of wrinkles, tightening the skin and reducing of target fat deposits with long-lasting results. And if you are one of the many who leads a healthy and balanced lifestyle and takes good care of your body, yet still has isolated areas of fat that resist your best efforts, this system might be very good news indeed.
In recent years the demand for non-invasive procedures that slow down the signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles and loose skin, has increased dramatically. Many patients either don’t want surgery or are not yet ready for it, nor do they want to look artificial. The new Exilis Elite system, designed and built by BTL Aesthetics of the United Kingdom, an established world leader in aesthetic technology, might well be the ideal solution to give that refreshed tightened effect to the face and body whilst preserving the patient’s natural look. This second generation of the Exilis technology builds on an already well-established and proven system which is highly-effective, pain-free and safe, requiring no down-time, and is now even faster with long-lasting results.
The latest generation of the Exilis system, called Exilis Elite, is now being launched at the Dubai DHCC based clinic of Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group, regularly at the forefront and early-adopters of the latest and best in aesthetic technology. Their founder and lead surgeon, Dr Allen Rezai, an internationally renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and specialist in both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments, explains how the Exilis Elite system works: “During an Exilis Elite treatment, precisely controlled radio frequency energy is used in combination with ultrasound to heat the deeper layers of skin. This heat causes fat cells to shrink and also contracts the skin tissue, stimulating new collagen production in the process. The Exilis Elite uses a system called Energy Flow Control (EFC) which helps deliver maximum thermal effect to tissue in the shortest time whilst ensuring safety, comfort and control. In aesthetic treatments we need to balance using high energy levels without compromising the patient’s comfort. The Exilis Elite controls and automatically eliminates energy peaks, ensuring there is no sudden surge, and provides optimal skin tightening and fat reduction. It also employs a proprietary cooling system that provides greater control for accurate tissue heating. Cooler surface temperatures help the RF and Ultrasound energies go deeper,” explains Dr Rezai. “In this way, we can precisely target the tissue we want in order to either reduce fat or tighten skin in many parts of the face and body. Exilis Elite treatment reshapes the body by reducing the fat volume in targeted areas, tightening the skin, improving the appearance of cellulite and skin texture. On the face it has an anti-aging effect in the form of reduction of wrinkles and initiating the Collagen remodeling process which results in a smoother, tighter and younger looking skin. The most frequently treated areas using the Exilis Elite system are the mid and lower face, neck, arms, abdomen and flanks, hips, thighs and also in male chest reduction.”
According to Dr Rezai, treating the mid and lower face and neck is popular because “these areas are particularly visible and both women and men feel that they can make them look tired or older. Also sagging along the jawline and neck occurs in many people who in natural aging lose mid-face and central cheek fat volume. A regular comment made by patients following treatment is that people ask them if they have lost weight. This is because in gaining weight they lose definition in their jawlines. Tightening of the neck also produces a shadowing effect and the illusion of weight loss because the jawline becomes more defined,” says Dr Rezai.
As to the treatment itself, Dr Rezai explains that “Exilis Elite is not a single-session treatment and the number and length of each session will depend upon the area to be treated and the individual characteristics, cosmetic concerns and goals of each patient. But typically, for the face a course of 3-6 treatments, and for the body 6-8 treatments, with an interval of 7-14 days is required. Each treatment will take 30 to 45 minutes to perform. No anaesthetic is required and there is no pain. In fact many patients compare the experience to a warm massage. As the Exilis Elite device is guided over the area to be treated, a deep heating sensation is felt, however the underside of the applicator provides cooling to the skin’s surface, keeping the patient comfortable throughout the treatment.”
Dr Rezai proceeds to explain that “most patients have some post treatment redness of the skin, but this will usually resolve within 1-2 hours. Many patients will experience an immediate tissue tightening, but optimal results will typically only appear following a series of treatments, and the results will continue to improve for several months following the final session. Following Exilis Elite body contouring it is not uncommon for patients to see a reduction of one to four inches from certain areas of the body after completing a course of treatment and current studies show that those who have had treatment over 2 years ago have maintained their results by keeping a balanced diet and leading a healthy lifestyle. While the results are not equivalent to a surgical face-lift, neck-lift or liposuction, Exilis Elite is a great option for patients interested in a non-surgical approach. And thanks to the precision engineered applicator, virtually any area of the face and body can be treated. However I believe that it is important that patients understand that this treatment is not a replacement for weight loss and results will not be as dramatic as with liposuction. It is however ideal for treating smaller areas of localized fat that have not responded well to diet or exercise.”
Who can benefit from the Exilis Elite system? Dr Rezai explains that “the treatment is suitable for patients of a very wide age range, typically women and men from 25 to 70+ years who have moderate to mild fat deposits or show signs of aging including wrinkles, fine lines and lax skin, and who are not yet ideal candidates for surgical solutions or are not able to undergo surgery due to underlying medical conditions. The main exclusions to those suitable for the treatment are women who are pregnant or nursing, and those fitted with a defibrillator or pacemaker or have any type of metal implant.”
For more details concerning Exilis Elite treatments and other non-surgical procedures performed by Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group, reference should be made to their website at http://elitecosmeticsurgery.ae
They can also be contacted directly through their clinic in Dubai at the following address:
Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group FZ-LLC
Al Razi Building 64, Block C
4th Floor, Unit 4012
Oud Metha Road, P.O.Box 127610
Dubai Healthcare City