Exilis Skin Tightening and Body Contouring

Exilis is a body-sculpting procedure that uses an FDA approved technique. It uses radio frequency wave to heat up fat cells behind the skin. Exilis is being marketed as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

Exilis uses monopolar radiofrequency emitted by a device that produces ultrasonic energy. This procedure shrinks loose tissue and enhances collagen production. Exilis does not only help reduce fat volume but also tightens and lifts skin. This is used for treating many body parts including the neck, jowls, brows and abdomen.

How does it work?

Exilis uses dynamic monopolar RF with embedded Energy Flow Control technology to heat tissues. The idea behind the technology has been used in the field of dermatology to stimulate the skin through radio frequency waves. By using different wave settings, the energy is able to penetrate the skin and heat fat layers.

Elixis fat reduction and skin tightening work by stimulating collagen production within the skin. Radio frequency stimulates collagen fibers causing fibroblasts to start producing more protein. This results to skin tightening which is a long term effect of building up the fiber network in the skin. Exilis also uses this energy to destroy fat cells which are then broken down and removed from the treatment area. The device used also comes with a built-in temperature sensor that prevents patients from experiencing pain.

The Procedure

Two treatments are available and being offered; BTL Exilis Elite and BTL Exilis Protégé. BTL Exilis Elite is for body treatments while BTL Exilis Protégé is for facial treatments. The external radiofrequency applicator is applied to the skin with a very thin layer of ultrasound gel on the surface. The device passed over the treatment area in slow moving directions.

Radiofrequency energy heats the fat cells up to the therapeutic end point, this is maintained for 20 to 30 minutes. After a series of treatments, modest fat reduction is observed and an improvement in cellulite or skin tightening.

The treatment is designed to be painless and comfortable. No needles or injections is involved and most patients can tolerate the procedure very well without the need for topical anesthetics. There’s a cooling technology at the heart of Exilis’ design that prevents damage to the upper layers of the skin. This aspect of the technology makes treatment painless and comfortable to patients. Cooling occurs simultaneously with the application of radio frequencies so that the skin is cooled as frequencies pass through.

Optimal results may require several sessions depending on the patient and area to be treated. Exilis can lead to a dramatic improvement in the skin’s appearance and actual, visible decrease in circumference measurements around the arms and thighs.

Pros and Cons

• Procedure is quick which takes as little as 15 minutes per session on small areas
• Exilis works well for older patients who are not candidates for invasive procedures
• Particularly effective on “problem areas” especially those that are unresponsive to exercise and diet
• Can be either alternative or a compliment to lipolysis. It can also be combined with other treatments on the same day like BBL, IPL, or fractional resurfacing.
• FDA approved
• Exilis can be performed on all skin types or tones
• Helps improve metabolism
• No pain caused or associated with the treatment
• The effects do continue even after treatment and collagen synthesis continues to improve for 3 to 4 months after the treatment


• There may be some pinkness on the treated area which may last for 15 to 30 minutes
• Patients shouldn’t expect a 100% reduction in wrinkles or consider this as a solution for extreme fat removal
• Some patients are non-responders to the treatment
• It is a cumulative procedure which generally requires a series of treatments and can take 4 to 6 months to see full result

Exilis Fat Reduction Procedure

Exilis was originally used by dermatologists as a skin care treatment but has since been adopted as a weight loss solution. Aside from its skin rejuvenating abilities, Exilis can smoothen cellulites and remove fats even without surgery. The use    of Exilis as an alternative is already scientifically proven and clinically tested.

It is still important for you to know the details of how it works and what can you expect from the procedure to see if it is the right treatment in your case. After all, you have to cash out $1,000 to $1,500 for the said treatment, and you want to ensure that the effect is actually worth all the money that you need to pay.

How does Exilis work?

Exilis works by using a device that makes use of radio frequency waves that will heat up specific skin layers and melt fats away as well as tighten your skin to reduce appearances of wrinkles in four to six sessions. In using varied wave settings, the energy used will heat different layers in your skin.

It stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, which results it to tighten. The radio frequencies will loosen collagen fiber, which in turn creates fibroblast that will produce more protein. With the build up of the fiber network, this will cause the skin to tighten as a long-term effect.

When it comes to fat reduction, the radio frequencies are placed deeper in the tissues and it will melt the fats. The energy used is destroying the fat cells. These fat cells are broken down and excreted by the body through natural processes.

There are two models of Exilis: Exilis Elite, which is used for body treatments, and Exilis Protégé that is used for facial treatments.

Is it painful?

The procedure is designed to avoid discomfort in patients. There is no need to use needles or any invasive procedures, hence, most patients can tolerate the procedure. The entire procedure is considered painless.

There is also a cooling effect that prevents damage to the skin’s upper layers. Because of this cooling effect, the entire procedure is painless and comfortable. This cooling effect is simultaneous with the radio frequency application.

Is Exilis expensive or affordable?

As stated earlier, Exilis cost will range from $1000 to $1500 depending on the location you want to be treated, as well as on the place you live and the doctor who will conduct the procedure. You will need to have at least four treatment sessions so that you can see great results. However, these four treatments are already included on the total cost stated above.

Four treatments is needed since your skin and its fat deposits can only take some damage at once and there is a much needed recovery time until the next attack on your skin.

What are the side effects of Exilis?

Surprisingly, Exilis has no significant side effects. There is no redness or skin irritation unlike those other non-surgical liposuction alternatives. There is no noted bruising too. Just be sure that when you choose this particular treatment to remove those unwanted fats away, you work with a licensed doctor who is well-experienced and well-trained at this field.

This is to ensure that he or she is using the correct form of radio frequency waves to the particular area treated. Wrongful usage may cause damage to your skin. For example, if you want to treat the facial area yet the doctor use radio frequencies meant for the abdomen, then it will certainly have a bad effect to you since the energy used is too much for that particular body part.