Facelift is a cosmetic surgery in which surplus facial skin is removed to provide smooth contours and shape. Also known as rhytidectomy, this is one of the most popular and commonly availed cosmetic surgery procedures.
Normally, excess skin accumulates under the eye or on the cheeks thus leading to the requirements of a Facelift surgery procedure. There are multiple factors which lead to such complications in both men and women; the most common of these factors are age, stress, and lack of sleep.
A Facelift procedure comprises of the removal of excess facial skin, tightening and restructuring of underlying tissues and reshaping the skin along the neck and face.
There are different techniques to a rhytidectomy:
- Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System (SMAS) lift
- Composite Face lift
- Mini Facelift
- Deep-plane lift
- Mid face lift
- Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) lift
- Skin-only lift
- Subperiosteal lift
- Thread lift
Exilis Skin Tightening
Exilis is an FDA approved device that offers a non-surgical solution using radio frequency (RF) energy for fat reduction and tissue tightening anywhere on the body. The procedure uses safe radio waves to heat your skin and targeted fat cells. This thermal energy speeds up the metabolic activity of the fat cells causing them to shrink. At the same time it stimulates and strengthens the collagen network which improves skin texture.
Exilis is one of the first systems that produces actual circumferential reduction. By combining RF energy with cooling, all areas of the body where stubborn fatty deposits persist or tighter, firmer skin is desired can be treated. While Exilis is heating the tissues, patients remain relaxed and comfortable. Having no pain alone is a real advancement in non-surgical device treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What The most frequent areas treated with Exilis Therapy?
The most frequent areas include the face, jowls, neck, decolletage, arms, bra fat, thighs, hips, breasts, buttocks, stomach, and knees.
What is the number of treatments I need?
It depends on the condition of the area to be treated and the result you would like. During your consultation, we’ll talk about the frequency of treatments that are recommended to achieve your desired results. Keep in mind that the results from Exilis Therapy are gradual and may take from two to four months to maximize the effects of the treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Following your Exilis Therapy you may notice some mild redness in the treatment area. This usually disappears in a few hours. You may resume normal activities immediately. Patients are also asked to increase water intake and to engage in light physical activity like walking to maximize results.
What is an Exilis treatment like?
During your procedure the Exilis computer-controlled delivery device will be guided over the treatment area. You will feel a deep heating sensation as the Exilis RF energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. The therapy causes the collagen support tissues to remodel and tighten. The applicator provides cooling to your skin’s surface as the energy is delivered, keeping you comfortable during the treatment. Many patients report the treatment similar to a ‘hot stone massage’ Exilis therapy s performed in the office and takes from 15-30 minutes depending upon the size of the treated area.