What is Exilis?
Exilis is a noninvasive skin tightening and fat-reduction treatment designed to address skin laxity and reduce pockets of unwanted fat in areas like the face, neck, jowls, abdomen, arms, and thighs.
When it comes to fat reduction, the treatment is an option for anyone who’s already close to their ideal weight and wants only subtle body sculpting. For skin rejuvenation, you can expect a softening of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improved tautness.
How does it work?
Exilis delivers radiofrequency and ultrasound energy waves as heat below the surface of the skin, safely destroying fat cells, firming skin, and triggering collagen production.
Exilis is great for:
Exilis targets small, stubborn areas of fat that haven’t responded to regular exercise and a healthy diet.
You’ll lie down, and a grounding pad will be placed on your back (or the area of the body opposite the one you’re targeting) to help the device direct its energy. Then, your provider will massage the handpiece (it comes in two sizes: large and small) over the treatment area.
The device heats to a set temperature (typically between 105ºF and 109ºF) and then automatically cools, allowing your doctor to treat both deep and superficial layers while ensuring the surface of your skin doesn’t burn.
Each treatment lasts about 15–30 minutes and delivers varying depths of heat, to tighten skin and reduce fat. It’s relatively pain-free (no anesthesia needed), but your skin may feel hot or look red during the procedure.
Results typically last about two years.
This treatment is no substitute for weight loss and does not prevent weight gain. While destroyed fat cells can’t grow back, remaining fat cells in the area can expand if you gain weight. Maintaining your weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise will help prolong your results.
There’s no downtime after an Exilis treatment session. Aside from residual heat, redness, and some possible bruising, there’s nothing that should prevent you from going back to your usual routine immediately afterwards.
While no specific aftercare is necessary, moisturizing may increase the benefits of the treatment.
After the fat cells have been liquefied, your lymphatic system carries them away and expels them through urination. Drinking plenty of water and staying well-hydrated will help your system clear away the damaged fat cells.
You may see a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, but that will only be temporary.
Each patient responds differently. Some notice improvement immediately following one or two treatment sessions, but most see optimal results after five to six.
It takes at least 90 days for your skin to produce new collagen and months for your body to naturally eliminate the damaged fat cells, so you probably won’t see full results until three to six months after your final treatment.