(1) Exilis Elite
Exilis is an exciting new technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for body and face contouring and skin tightening. It is a non-surgical office procedure that reduces fat and firms skin in the face and body. The Exilis Elite delivers twice the energy of the original Exilis device and offers superior results in a shorter amount of time.
How does Exilis work?
During an Exilis treatment, precisely controlled radio frequency energy 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 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. Exilis treatment offers cosmetic improvement without surgery.
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 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 the 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 2-3 treatments will be required to achieve the desired result. 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 20-30 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 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 Elite?
You may start to see some skin tightening and facial reduction results after just 1 to 2 Exilis Elite treatment sessions. Treatments will be spaced out over 1 to 2 week intervals. The Exilis Elite is a second generation device that delivers twice the power of the regular Elite model sometimes available through salons or medi-spas therefore less time is needed to achieve optimal results.
Can I achieve same results with Exilis as with a facelift or neck-lift?
Exilis 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.
What areas of the body can be treated with Exilis?
Due to the unique design of Exilis, the neck, face, body, arms and legs, back fat and knees are all treated successfully.
How long do results last?
Exilis is a relatively new device, but current studies show that those who have had treatment over 2 years ago have maintained their results. Typically, once fat cells have been destroyed they do not come back.
What else should I know about an Exilis 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 30-40 minutes following treatment in order to maximize results if the body is being treated for fat removal.
(2) ActiveFX Co2 Laser Resurfacing
Remarkable results, single treatment and minimal downtime
The Ailesbury Clinic was the first clinic to introduce ActiveFX to Ireland in 2006. Dr Patrick Treacy was amongst the first doctors worldwide to perfect the technique for use on necks and hands and he has lectured extensively on this technique throughout Europe and the US.
Active FX is one of the most advanced treatments available worldwide in the treatment of ageing skin. In essence it is possibly the most advanced fractional laser procedures presently available to patients and it can be performed in a single treatment with minimal patient downtime of about 4 to 5 days.
ActiveFX Co2 laser resurfacing uses a high-energy beam of laser light that interacts with the skin’s surface causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new skin resulting in improved colour and texture. During the procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out lines, wrinkles, remove brown spots and other skin tone irregularities. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time. With fractional laser resurfacing treatment, only a portion of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much quicker and enables patients to get back to their normal lifestyles sooner. It is also less painful than other skin tightening RF devices. Other major benefits include the ability to use it under the eyes to remove lines that wrinkle reducing injections cannot treat.
Laser resurfacing may be use to improve the appearance of or remove:
- Superficial scars caused by acne, surgery, or trauma that are not growing or that are getting thicker
- Colour ( Pigment) changes or defects in the skin such as liver spots, port wine stains or café-au-lait spots
ActiveFX provides remarkable results:
- Skin heals within 4 days
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduces or removes lines under eyes
- Only requires a topical cream
- Causes immediate skin tightening
- Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
- Doctor can go deeper if required
People with lighter skin who do not get a lot of sun exposure after the procedure tend to have the best results. People with darker skin may benefit from laser resurfacing, but their skin may not heal as well.