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What is Exilis Ultra®?

Exilis Ultra is a dual-technology system that both eradicates localized fatty deposits while tightening skin. A non-surgical treatment employing RF (radio frequency) and ultrasound technology to restore and rejuvenate your skin, while removing difficult to reach pockets of fat.


When diet and exercise don’t do the job, Exilis Ultra fat reduction can help.

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If you diet, exercise and take good care of your body but still have isolated areas of localized fat that resist your best efforts, we have some good news. Exilis Ultra is the latest BTL technology that incorporates radio-frequency and ultrasound for reducing isolated areas of fat while tightening the skin. The body areas that can be treated with this groundbreaking technology include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Body
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Knees
  • Male breasts

How does Exilis Ultra® work?

Exilis Ultra is a non-surgical procedure performed in the office over several sessions of about one hour each. or those who wish to improve skin tone and quality, Exilis Ultra is a great alternative. During an Exilis treatment, precisely controlled radio frequency energy and ultrasound is used to heat the deeper layers of the skin.

The precise level of heat damages the fat cells so they cannot store fat, while contracting the skin tissue, stimulating new collagen production in the process. For fat reduction, we often use Exilis Ultra in combination with Vanquish ME and Cellutone to achieve even better results.

Reduce pockets of fat and tighten skin with Exilis Ultra treatments.

Exilis Ultra is also used for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. It may also be used as a post-procedural adjunct to surgery to help improve and maintain results. Exilis Ultra is a third generation device that delivers three times the power and effectiveness of the original Exilis device that is often found in spas or salons. Dr. Ringler is the first plastic surgeon in West Michigan able to offer Exilis Ultra technology to patients.

Who is a good candidate for Exilis treatment?

Exilis is recommended for any patient between the ages of 25 and 70+ who desires cosmetic improvement, particularly those areas that show the signs of aging from sun damage, lifestyle choices, and genetics, and have not responded to other treatment options. Exilis treatment offers cosmetic improvement without surgery.

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  • What does an Exilis treatment feel like?

    As the Exilis device is guided over the area to be treated, you will feel a deep heating sensation. Exilis Ultra radio frequency energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. The underside of the applicator provides cooling to the skin’s surface, keeping you more comfortable during treatment.

  • How long is an Exilis treatment?

    The Exilis platform was designed to deliver energy in a short treatment of under an hour for greater patient convenience and comfort. Generally, a series of two to three treatments for the face and neck area are required to achieve the desired result. For the body, three to five sessions are typically recommended. The exact number of treatments will depend on your existing cosmetic concerns and the goals you want to achieve.

  • Is there any downtime?

    There is no downtime with this procedure. There may be temporary pinkness or redness in the skin for about 20 to 30 minutes that quickly subsides. Treatment with the Exilis Ultra involves no downtime or special care, and you are free to return to work or your other activities immediately, without concern.

  • Is Exilis Ultra safe?

    Yes, Exilis Ultra is an FDA cleared device for skin tightening There are controls built in to the device to ensure that the skin is not overheated or damaged. Always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform any advanced aesthetic treatment with the Exilis Ultra system.

  • What kind of results can I expect with Exilis Ultra?

    You may start to see some body contouring and skin tightening results after just one to two Exilis treatments, but in most cases, your optimal results will be achieved after the third or fourth treatment. Treatments will be spaced out over one to two week intervals. The Exilis Ultra is a third generation device that delivers twice the power of the earlier Exilis Elite model that is often used in salons and spas.

  • Can I achieve same results with Exilis as with liposuction?

    Exilis is not a replacement for weight loss and results will not be as dramatic as with liposuction. It is an excellent treatment for smaller areas of localized fat that have not responded well to diet or exercise and for areas where non-surgical skin tightening is desired.

  • What areas of the body can be treated with Exilis?

    Due to the unique design of Exilis, smaller areas of localized fat on the abdomen, neck, face, back, arms, thighs, back fat, knees and male breast can all be treated successfully with this advanced system.

  • How long do results last?

    Exilis is a relatively new device, but current studies show that those who have had treatment over two years ago have maintained their results. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they cannot return – they are gone forever. If you continue to lead a healthy lifestyle, your results will be long lasting.

How do I prepare for an Exilis Ultra treatment?

It is important that you are very well hydrated before, during and after your Exilis Ultra treatment to achieve maximum results. It is also recommended that you engage in light exercise, such as walking, for 30 to 40 minutes following an Exilis Ultra body treatment to maximize results.

Is an Exilis Ultra treatment right for me?

You are invited to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ringler to determine which of our body contouring or skin tightening procedures may help you achieve your goals. Vanquish, CoolSculpting, , SAFElipo or a combination approach may be necessary. Every patient is different and has a unique vision. Dr. Ringler offers a full range of non-surgical and surgical body contouring procedures to help you achieve that vision.

Why choose the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for Exilis Ultra treatments?

If you appreciate a world-class experience, superior results, and personalized care an attention, discover the difference at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids. Dr. Ringler is an acclaimed, award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon who has established this exclusive practice to offer each patient an extraordinary level of care and natural-looking results.

The Exilis Ultra system is one of an array of advanced aesthetic treatments offered at our private, luxury plastic surgery office. Visit with us and discover the difference. For more information about Exilis Ultra, please call 616.328.8800 or contact the office of Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.

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