People today are more concerned about treating the early signs of unwanted fat and aging more than ever before and that is why Saginaw Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the state-of-the-art non-invasive wrinkle reduction and body contouring procedure know as Exilis™. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009, Exilis™ is a device that uses safe radio frequency (RF) energy as a non-surgical solution to heat your skin for fat reduction and tissue tightening anywhere on your body. During your Exilis™ procedure, Dr. Arno Weiss, JR., M.D. will customize the delivery of the powerful thermal energy and advanced cooling to treat only the targeted tissue at the exact depth of penetration necessary to achieve your desired outcome. The Exilis™ multi-benefit laser device delivers controlled volumetric heating to your tissue and superficial collagen rejuvenation to address multiple aesthetic concerns with long-lasting cosmetic results.
Exclusive to Exilis™, the Energy Flow Control (EFC) System is a safety feature that allows Dr. Weiss to reach the therapeutic temperatures necessary in the shortest amount of time. The ability to control the focused RF through the combination of heating and cooling while it quickly reaches the targeted temperature combined with the safety of Energy Flow Control means that the Exilis™ procedure is extremely safe. The process typically takes 30-60 minutes to complete and in many cases, even less time depending on the area being treated. There is usually no recovery period associated with Exilis™ and you should be able to resume normal daily routines immediately.
According to statistics collected by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Exilis™ offers treatment for the two most demanded cosmetic procedures: fat reduction and tissue tightening. For both procedures, Dr. Weiss will utilize a hand piece with precise controls to determine the depth and density of waves. Exact frequencies will target different layers of skin and the deepest layers of the skin can be treated to reduce fat deposits while the top layers of skin will result in improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. During the Exilis™ procedure, mono polar radio frequencies (heat from radio waves) are used to reduce the appearance of fat and tighten your skin with one device. The ability to treat both deep layers of skin and fat as well as superficial layers is possible due to the skill and expertise Dr. Weiss displays while having excellent control over the Exilis™ hand piece.
The most common areas Exilis™ treats in women include the:
- Eye area
- Jaw line
The most frequent areas treated with Exilis™ Therapy in men include the:
- Love handles
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For men and women who are tired of unwanted fat, surgical liposuction may not be your only choice for getting rid of the fat pockets that do not respond to diet and exercise. At Saginaw Plastic Surgery, Dr. Arno Weiss, JR. M.D. offers Exilis™ as an alternative to reduce your fat deposits and improve skin tightness and elasticity. Using radiofrequency waves, ultrasound, and controlled heating, Exilis™ breaks up and liquefies the fat from cells stimulating their metabolic rate and eventually causing them to eliminate fat.
Exilis™ targets your deep fat layers and it is a remarkable option for non-surgical body contouring and cellulite reduction. While Exilis™ can be used to complement traditional invasive liposuction techniques, it has also been shown to eliminate the need for more invasive procedures in some patients with mild to moderate fat deposits. During this procedure, Dr. Weiss will apply a protective gel to the treatment area to allow the Exilis™ device to easily glide over your skin. The laser will be moved over the targeted areas producing only a slight warming sensation that many patients describe as a massage. The use of ultrasound energy allows Exilis™ to target deeper layers of fat while protecting the dermal layer. Depending on how many treated areas you require, you should be able to resume your normal routine in less than one hour. Your results will become noticeable during the 4-8 weeks after your procedure with the recommended four sessions spaced 7-10 days apart. Although liposuction is the gold standard for destroying and removing fat, Exilis™ offers an alternative for those not ready to have permanent surgery.
One of the added benefits of Exilis™ is that it is also designed to help your skin attain a tighter and firmer texture and appearance. This makes it an ideal procedure for improving areas of skin affected by wrinkles and droopiness. In fact, Exilis™ was recently voted the best skin-tightening device at the national Aesthetic Conference in Toronto in 2012. Exilis™ is an excellent option if you are looking for other possibilities to more invasive procedures such as neck and face-lifts. An ideal treatment for low to moderate sagging skin, Exilis™ focuses radio waves to stimulate your collagen network, which improves skin texture and laxity. Collagen builds up over time however so you typically will not see your final results until 2-4 months after your treatment. The Exilis™ laser also tightens your skin following volume reduction for enhanced results.
For skin tightening with Exilis™, Dr. Weiss will first determine what areas of concern you need treated. He will clean, divide, and mark these areas into zones before passing the handheld Exilis™ laser over the selected zones spending 4-5 minutes on each area. With the built-in cooling system, Exilis™ ensures you a comfortable experience and optimal results are achieved after four sessions over a period of one to two months. Additional treatments may be required for certain conditions.
Exilis™ treatments offer many benefits over traditional methods including:
- Speed of treatments
- Treatments are comfortable
- No pre-preparation necessary
- No recovery or downtime
- No anesthesia involved
- No pain
- Improvements in texture and contour of the skin
- Can be performed on any area of the body
- Complete results are seen after four treatments although some effects can be seen after only one
- Optimal, long-lasting results
- Well tolerated
- Maximum control and precision applied to targeted area
- Extremely safe
If you think you are a good candidate for Exilis™, contact Saginaw Plastic Surgery and let us schedule your complimentary consultation. During your first meeting with Dr. Weiss, after thoroughly evaluating your cosmetic issues and listening to your overall expectations and goals, he will determine if Exilis™ is right for you. Unlike some of its predecessors, Exilis™ is a comfortable and unique experience that delivers consistent results and extraordinary patient satisfaction.
Exilis™ is extremely popular and has been featured in:
- Beauty Allure
- Harper’s Bazaar
- WWL (Wrinkle Free Fridays)
- “The View”
- CBS “The Early Show”
- Fox News
- “The Doctors”
- NBC “The Today Show” (Kathie Lee Gifford, who was treated with Exilis™ on “The Today Show” lost almost two inches from her lower stomach.)
At Saginaw Plastic Surgery, we believe that Exilis™ is one of the most amazing treatments available today to improve the areas of your face and body that bother you when you look in the mirror. Please call today and we look forward to helping you explore and experience this groundbreaking option in facial rejuvenation and body contouring.