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Exilis Vs HIFU

As we age, the natural collagen production in our bodies reduces, leading to wrinkles and loose skin. There are different treatments that seek to give you firm, youthful and wrinkle-free skin. Exilis Ultra is one of the treatments that offers cosmetic improvement without surgery.


What is Exilis Ultra?

Exilis Ultra is a procedure that reduces body fat, tightens sagging skin, improves skin laxity, increases elastin production, reduces wrinkles and causes collagen remodelling. The non-surgical cosmetic technology uses radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to yield a youthful appearance. It is a safe and ideal treatment for patients who need to tighten and shrink parts of the face and body. The following are body parts which can yield effective results:

  • Thighs
  • Eyes
  • Arms
  • Waist
  • Chin
  • Knees
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Buttocks

How does Exilis Ultra work

It combines both radiofrequency and ultrasound and targets a specific body part while controlling the amount of energy in the area. It forces and focuses the heat deep into the skin overheating the surrounding fat cells. The heat increases collagen and elastin production while fat cells die, allowing patients tighter skin, lesser wrinkles and adding volume to the skin. The cooling technology prevents any damage to the surface of the skin. Specialists use the Exilis Ultra device for about 30-40 minutes. It is important to note that the number of sessions that one requires depends on the body part, age, skin condition and desired results. On average, a treatment session takes 30 minutes, and the majority of the patients undertake 2-4 treatments. Results vary from patient to patient, with some patients getting visible results after a single session. Treatment effects improve over 90 days following the procedure. Exilis is ideal for patients in a good physical condition that are aged between 30-63. Both women and men with early signs of skin sagging and patients with small pockets of fat after liposuction are good candidates. The groundbreaking technology may be used by plastic surgeons as a post-procedural adjunct to surgery to improve and maintain results. Individuals who are not candidates for this treatment include individuals with pacemakers, pins, screws, crowns or any metal implants, and pregnant and nursing mothers. Patients with excess skin laxity or excess fat may require surgery. One advantage of Exilis is patients can continue with any other medication, vitamins and supplements during treatment. Before the procedure, you must hydrate well and continue taking lots of water to improve the lymphatic drainage that carries dead fat cells. Engaging in light exercises like walking after treatment may help to maximize results.


Exilis Ultra properties

This non-surgical body enhancement combines the power of monopolar radiofrequency and ultrasound. It heats dermal and subcutaneous fatty layers of the skin delivering safe, consistent and comfortable results. The built-in thermometer measures temperature changes during treatment to prevent any damage to the skin. The laser increases heat production to a predetermined point, and then it automatically starts cooling. It also senses tissue density and depth change and automatically adjusts the power levels. Technicians, therefore, achieve effective energy levels allowing collagen remodelling. A thermoelectric cooling system makes it extra safe. It has an unrivalled effect on tightening skin and reducing body adipose. Another advantage is there is no pigment change or skin peeling as the energy heats the undersurface of the skin. Patients experience a moderate sensation of heat but no pain. There is no downtime associated with this treatment, though some patients experience minor swelling and redness but nothing to deter you from resuming your daily activities immediately. Another advantage is that sun exposure does not affect treatment results and is safe for all skin types.

What is HIFU

High intensity focused ultrasound(HIFU) is a non-invasive procedure that solely uses ultrasound to damage targeted skin cells. It causes collagen production that aids in cell regrowth. It is an ideal choice in the treatment of tumours.

HIFU Vs Exilis Ultra

Below are their differences and similarities:

Cutting-edge technology and flexibility

HIFU is mostly recommended for only mild to moderate or early ageing signs. Unlike Exilis, it does not reach deeper layers of the skin. HIFU has a limitation of being effective to lift the eyebrows, bring some contour back in the jawline, and smoothen age lines on the face, neck and décolletage. This is because it uses ultrasound technology only, which delivers pulsed heat energy into the skin. With HIFU treatment, the specialist relies on your feedback to measure the treatment temperature. Exilis is the safest alternative as it has the built-in ability to measure temperature delivering the optimum amount of heat into your skin. Conversely, Exilis uses radio-frequency and ultrasound technology that heats deeper layers of the skin and can treat any part of the body from head to toe. It is ideal for helping with skin toning, body contouring and facial rejuvenation. Patients can, therefore, not experience the same range of results with HIFU as they would with Exilis, especially fat reduction.

Pain and discomfort

HIFU treatment can be slightly painful, and patients may require pain relief. A therapist applies a numbing cream before the procedure to lessen discomfort. Some of the significant side effects that patients experience include mild swelling, redness and tingling. Exilis uses revolutionary technology that makes it safe by minimizing side effects by automatically adjusting energy levels to prevent overheating. While discomfort after an Exilis treatment takes minutes to subside, discomfort after a HIFU treatment may take days.

Downtime and results

The two treatments are great alternatives with no downtime. You can have treatment over your lunch break and proceed to work after the treatment. Whether you are dealing with cellulite, unwanted age lines, sagging skin or stubborn areas of fatty deposits, the two treatments are quick and the results are immense. The two have long-lasting results with a minimal time frame for the procedure.HIFU results may take longer to show results, compared to an Exilis treatment which often provides instant results. Exilis Ultra is therefore a better option in comparison with other non-invasive treatments like HIFU.

What are the benefits of Exilis ULTRA?

As the only face and body sculpting treatment that uses revolutionary technology, it has several benefits. They include:

Flabby belly reduction

The belly is a body part that many patients find hard to get rid of the stubborn fat that clings to it. Exilis Ultra is excellent in reducing belly flab, popular with mothers having trouble with baby fat. It encourages the growth of collagen and elastin, thus, making the belly firmer and tighter.

Wrinkle and cellulite reduction

At Wimbledon, we work with our patients to improve the parts of their bodies with wrinkles. Exilis Ultra is perfect for facial wrinkles on the neck, crow's feet and décolleté. The procedure gives you a firmer and leaner body by reducing cellulite. Our specialists have experience in the treatment that targets and eliminates, lumpy and dimpled flesh, common in the thighs and buttocks.

Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) and back and bra rolls

Our professionals will use the non-invasive procedure to reduce fat and tighten the skin, thereby reducing bra and back rolls. Men, on the other hand, can have firmer chests as the device is known to reduce fat pockets and firm the skin hence reducing male breasts.

Upper arm sag and butt-lifting

This advanced system can give a firmer lifted look with or without reducing fat. For skin tightening, the Exilis applicator treats the surface of the skin, but for fat reduction, it targets the deeper tissues. The specialists adjust the device to allow skin tightening and lifting, giving the patient a firmer butt. Flabby arms are a headache to many, and Exilis transforms the arms by reducing fat.

Why should patients consider using Exilis Ultra?

With a wide range of non-invasive skin tightening and body contouring treatments, Exilis Ultra could be the right option for you. At Wimbledon, we tackle body contouring like unwanted fat and lax skin with the newest treatments. The non-invasive painless treatment produces effective results for skin tightening and rejuvenation. The results are subtle and appear over time depending on the area and skin analysis. Visible results may be seen after one session though you probably need three to four treatments at intervals of four weeks for full effect. The treatment is cost-effective and with a healthy lifestyle and skincare regimen, the results can be extended even further. One of its primary benefits is face and body tightening and experts recommend using other treatments to address tone and texture as Exilis does not address crepeness.

We offer individualized and comprehensive treatment programs according to patients' goals, expectations and anatomy. Our staff have extensive experience in this procedure, and they ensure the treatment creates optimal skin texture and tone improvement leading to younger-looking skin. Contact us today to learn more about the advantages of choosing Exilis Ultra.

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