Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the Exilis device for my stomach area. I am only 5’4″ and weight about just under 120 lbs. Despite my rigorous workout schedule of running and working with a trainer 3 to 5 days a week, I just can’t get rid of my lower stomach fat. At 42 years old, I do not want invasive surgery so I believe this device currently offers me my best hope of solving this problem. Do you think I am a good candidate? I am going on vacation in March so I would like to have some tummy reduction before I get into this season’s swimwear? I am currently training for a marathon in the summer so would I still be able to run? Please let me know! Thanks so very much!
A: By your description, I could not imagine a more ideal candidate for Exilis fat reduction treatments. This is a spot reduction problem and undoubtably is not a large area. In addition, with your high level of physical activity you will helping the treatments work better by enhanced fat breakdown. One of the really nice things about Exilis is that there is no recovery or restrictions after any of the treatments. Each treatment is about 30 to 40 minutes so you can just get and go right afterwards. It usually takes 4 to 6 treatment sessions to get the best result and we like to space them, if possible, no more than a week apart.
Dr. Barry Eppley
Today’s patients are more concerned about treating the early signs of aging and unwanted fat than ever before. Women and men alike are looking for faster, less invasive procedures with little if any downtime that can reduce their wrinkles and improve their figure. While many devices have been touted over the years, most have failed to produce satisfactory results for many patients. But a new technology is now available that offers the latest advancement in nonsurgical, pain free therapy for the reduction of targeted fatty deposits, skin tightening, and sun damaged and/or wrinkles skin anywhere on the face and body.
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.
The most frequent areas treated with Exilis Therapy in men are the love handles, chest, abdomen, face, jowls, and neck. In women they include the face, jowls, neck, decolletage, arms, bra fat, thighs, hips, breasts, buttocks, stomach, and knees. Exilis requires a series of treatments, usually four, to get the best results. The results from Exilis Therapy are gradual and may take from two to four months to see the maximal effects of the treatments.
During the procedure the Exilis computer-controlled delivery device is guided over the treatment area. One feels 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 the skin’s surface as the energy is delivered, keeping one comfortable during the treatment. Many patients report the treatment similar to a ‘hot stone massage’. Exilis therapy is performed in the office and takes from 15-30 minutes depending upon the size of the treated area.
The highlights of this new Exilis therapy is NO downtime and NO pain, NO anesthesia, NO numbing creams and NO after care, reasonably quick treatment sessions, progressive results that last, able to treat all areas of the face and body and is scientifically proven and FDA-approved.
Exilis offers a revolutionary non-invasive form of treatment for the reduction of wrinkles and for the reshaping of unwanted fat deposits. Exilis also provides a method of after surgery smoothing and skin tightening from invasive liposuction procedures. Exilis treatments can postpone or eliminate the need for invasive surgery particularly for patients with mild to moderate fat deposits and who may not want liposuction surgery. As the only provider of Exilis therapy in Indianapolis and the state of Indiana, I am very excited to offer my patients a real alternative to fat reduction and skin tightening surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley