The skin can lose laxity for several reasons. The natural ageing process can play a large part, as well as rapid weight loss, illness or certain lifestyle choices such as smoking or excessive sun exposure. At Care for Skin Aesthetics, here in Clitheroe, we offer an effective, non-invasive laser skin tightening treatment which offers no downtime or side-effects. The treatment is the BTL Exilis Ultra and is the only sculpting technology that combines the powers of radio frequency as well as ultrasound, to tighten the skin on the face and body and enhance collagen and elastin production within the dermis.
How does radiofrequency/ultrasound skin tightening work?
Exilis skin tightening utilises an EFC™ (energy flow control) which combines radiofrequency and ultrasound heat energies to target specific areas, whilst controlling the amount of energy which is focused on a single area. Exilis also uses cooling technology to provide ultimate comfort during the treatment. This makes Exilis an ultra-safe and super-effective treatment which can treat just about every part of the face and body.
During the treatment, the heat penetrates the skin, overheating the surrounding fat cells and destroying them. The dead fat cells are eliminated naturally by the lymphatic system (which can be assisted by drinking a lot of water). The heat also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin within the dermis, which tightens the skin, reduces wrinkles and adds volume within the skin.
Am I suitable for skin tightening with BTL Exilis?
The best candidates for BTL Exilis skin tightening are those aged between 30 and 65 and who are in relatively good physical condition and are not yet in need of surgery for excessive skin laxity.
For the face, the ideal candidate will be experiencing the beginning signs of jowls or sagging skin on the lower part of the face.
BTL Exilis is extremely popular with patients who have had liposuction and may still have small pockets of fat in certain areas. It’s great for a ‘yummy mummy’ treatment to tighten and tone loose skin on the tummy which occurs during pregnancy.
Other popular treatments with BTL Exilis include:
- Around the eyes
- Under the chin
- Decollate (chest)
What to expect at a skin tightening treatment with Care for Skin
The number of treatments you may require will depend on the area of concern, the condition and health of your skin and your realistic desired results. Most patients require between 2 to 4 Exilis treatments spaces 1-2 or 2-4 weeks apart. Each treatment takes between 15 to 30 minutes.
Results vary depending on the area of the face or body that is treated and the condition of the skin. It will take around 90 days for your skin to produce collagen following the treatment but some patients have reported to experience results after a single treatment.
For more information on BTL Exilis skin tightening, and to arrange a no-obligation consultation, contact our friendly and helpful team here at Care for Skin today.