Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS
Exilis Ultra in Grand Rapids
The Exilis Ultra is a revolutionary laser skin rejuvenation treatment that combines two types of energy: ultrasound and RF (radiofrequency). This treatment tightens skin, removes fatty deposits, and triggers an increase in natural collagen and elastin production in a painless, fast treatment.
Tired of seeing sagging skin?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck and are tired of hiding it behind turtlenecks and scarves, we have some new technology to rejuvenate your neck by tightening your skin. The Exilis Ultra is a third generation, FDA approved, non-surgical device that can help reduce fat in the face, neck or body, tighten the skin and improve the skin quality without downtime.
Two types of energy = superior results in skin tightening and fat reduction
Using radio frequency energy plus ultrasound, this device offers twice the power and effectiveness of the original Exilis device you may hear about in spas and salons. Dr. Ringler is the first plastic surgeon in West Michigan able to offer patients the Exilis Ultra. The energy emitted during treatment heats the deeper layers of the skin causing fat cells to shrink as the skin contracts stimulating new collagen. While not a replacement for a neck lift or a facelift, Exilis Ultra can provide a very nice alternative for those not seeking a surgical solution, or as a supplemental treatment following facial surgery.
What is Exilis Ultra?
Exilis Ultra is an exciting new technology for body and face contouring and skin tightening. It is a non-surgical office procedure that reduces fat, while firming skin in the face and body. The Exilis Ultra delivers twice the energy of the original Exilis device and offers superior results in a shorter amount of time.
How does Exilis Ultra work?
During an Exilis Ultra treatment, precisely controlled radio frequency energy and ultrasound is used to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This heat causes fat cells to shrink and contracts the skin tissue, stimulating new collagen production in the process.
Who is a good candidate for Exilis Ultra 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, and have not responded to other treatment options. Exiles Ultra treatment offers cosmetic improvement without the need for surgery.
What are the benefits of Exilis Ultra treatments?
The latest generation of the Exilis system, the Exilis Ultra offers you many benefits, including:
- FDA-approved treatment
- Scientifically proven and clinically tested
- Skin tightening and fat reduction in one treatment
- Comfortable, pain-free treatment
- No anesthesia required
- No pain medication
- No side effects
- No downtime
What does an Exilis Ultra treatment feel like?
As the Exilis device is guided over the area to be treated, you will feel a deep heating sensation. Exilis radio frequency energy and ultrasound 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 the treatment.
Our patients report that the treatment experience is pleasurable, feeling similar to a hot stone massage. Imagine a skin tightening and fat reduction treatment that is not only effective, but enjoyable to experience! That’s the beauty of the Exilis Ultra.
How long is an Exilis Ultra 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 will be required to achieve the best results. The exact number of treatments you need will depend on your existing cosmetic concerns and your personal cosmetic goals.
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. Since there is no downtime or special care required once you leave the office, you can carry on with the rest of your day’s activities immediately following treatment.
Is Exilis Ultra safe?
Yes, Exilis is an FDA cleared device for skin tightening There are controls built in to the device to ensure that it does not overheat the skin.
What kind of results can I expect with Exilis Ultra?
You may start to see some skin tightening and facial reduction results after just 1 to 2 Exilis Elite (the earlier generation of Exilis treatment systems) sessions. Treatments will be spaced out over one to two week intervals. The Exilis Ultra is a third generation device, delivering twice the power of the earlier Elite model sometimes available at salons and medspas – ensure that you are being treated with the latest generation of systems so you can gain the benefits of fewer treatments and optimal results.
Can I achieve the same results as a facelift or neck-lift?
Exilis Ultra will not deliver the same results as a surgical facelift or neck lift. It is a great non-surgical alternative for those who wish to tighten the skin, remove isolated areas of fat from under the chin or face.
Exilis may also be used for the enhancement or maintenance of surgical procedures. The only way to know if you can achieve your cosmetic goals with the Exilis Ultra is a private consultation, where we can evaluate your skin quality and firmness and advise you about what can be done, either surgically or with a non-surgical skin tightening treatment.
What areas of the body can be treated with Exilis Ultra?
Due to the unique design of Exilis Ultra, the neck, face, body, arms and legs, back fat and knees are all treated successfully.
How does the Exilis Ultra remove excess fat?
The system produces energy that causes the fat cells to burst, with the fat released being swept away by the body in the weeks ahead. This treatment produces an outstanding result in removing pockets of excess fat on various face and body areas, including:
- Under chin
- Other areas
How long do results last?
Exilis Ultra 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. Your body has a limited number of fat cells, which simply swell as you gain weight. When the cells themselves are destroyed, they are gone forever.
What should I expect after an Exilis Ultra treatment?
It is important that you are very well hydrated before, during and after your Exilis treatment to achieve maximum results. It is also recommended that you partake is some sort of light exercise for 30 to 40 minutes following treatment in order to maximize results if the body is being treated for fat removal.
Is Exilis Ultra is right for me?
You may schedule a consultation with Dr. Ringler or one of our highly trained RNs to determine which of our body contouring or skin tightening procedures may help you achieve your goals. Ultherapy, MACS facelift, neck lift, CoolSculpting, Vanquish, SmartLipo, SAFElipo or a combination approach may be advised to help you achieve for optimal results.
Why choose Dr. Ringler and the Center for Aesthetics in Grand Rapids?
If you are tired of seeing the signs of aging, with sagging skin and fatty deposits making you look older and less attractive, treatments with the Exilis Ultra, under the care of Dr. Ringler and his team of medical professionals, will be performed with meticulous care and a focus on your health and safety. Our approach involves fully understanding your individual aesthetic goals and providing treatments that will help you look and feel years younger.
Restore your look with Exilis Ultra treatments.
With the Exilis Ultra, your skin will be tighter, and fatty deposits treated to create a more vital, youthful appearance, with treatments performed with the strictest health and safety protocols. Dr. Ringler is recognized as being among the best plastic surgeons practicing in America, and the recipient of many honors and awards.
For more information about Exilis Elite, 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. We also invite you to visit our Exilis Ultra microsite.