Gone are the days when removing stubborn fat and smoothing skin meant undergoing surgery. Non-invasive body sculpting (also known as body contouring) is the newer, less painful way to remove stubborn areas of fat that are not responding to exercise or dietary changes.
Dr. James Cardi offers a painless, highly effective body sculpting procedure known as Exilis. Exilis is an FDA-approved device that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for fat removal and tissue tightening on the face, neck, arms, legs, and stomach. No incisions, anesthesia, or aftercare is required. The procedure is painless and can be done in-office in about 20 to 30 minutes. Find out if you are a good candidate for Exilis body sculpting by reading our FAQs below.
Body sculpting (also known as body shaping or body contouring) is the non-surgical removal of fatty deposits under the skin in order to reshape the contours of the body. There are four main methods of body sculpting currently used today:
Exilis falls under the category of radiofrequency treatment. This treatment delivers electrical energy to create heat that destroys fat cells.
Exilis is a handheld radiofrequency device that delivers safe electrical energy to the skin. This electric energy warms the skim to approximately 107 to 111 degrees Fahrenheit to improve skin tone and texture, encourage new collagen growth, and reduce unwanted fat. Following Exilis treatments, patients can expect to see tighter, smoother skin.
In the world of medical aesthetics, there are many different body sculpting methods to choose from. Exilis, however, has a uniquely appealing set of advantages:
No! Exilis is a painless procedure that requires no pain medication or numbing agents. When the treatment is being given, it feels as though a warm roller ball is gliding over the skin’s surface.
It takes about 20 to 30 minutes for treatment to be completed in each area.
Four to six sessions are recommended, although this may vary depending on whether the patient is receiving fat removal, skin tightening, or both. It is best to wait between two to four weeks in between each session for optimal results.
Exilis body sculpting is a terrific option for anyone looking for mild body sculpting and/or skin tightening without surgery. Patients who have good skin elasticity tend to respond more quickly to Exilis treatment. Those with low skin elasticity may experience less dramatic results or require more sessions.
It is also worth noting that Exilis works best on small surface areas. The most common areas of the body treated with Exilis are the:
If you are unsure whether or not Exilis is the right course of treatment for you, contact Dr. James Cardi. He will be happy to answer questions and make personal recommendations.
Exilis takes some time to yield results, as it works by stimulating the growth of collagen. Most patients can see results anywhere from several weeks to several months. Follow-up sessions are recommended every six months to one year, although this varies greatly depending on the patient.