Skin tightening is the newest trend on the block. It can help firm skin that has gone lax as a result of aging or weight loss. People in their 30’s, 40’s and older all want it. Among women in their 40’s and older, neck tightening treatments are very popular. Not only women can benefit from the skin tightening. I see fitness trainers come in, to lose the redundant fat pockets, which don’t go away even after intense workouts. I’ve had post liposuction patients who didn’t get a very even result post surgery, have lumps of fat still noticeable come in to smooth it out. I’ve seen women post-pregnancy who want to lose the extra skin. Also men who recently lost some weight come and sculpt the extra skin. 

What really is this treatment? It is a radio frequency and ultrasound technology which takes your existing skin and restructures the loose collagen fibers and also makes new collagen at the same time. The results are smoother and tighter skin and continues to look better for the next three to six months. Is there any down time? No, and here is the good part, the treatment itself feels like a hot stone massage. What could be better than that? Treatments last anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes and you leave the office looking refreshed! Not bad at all for a smart treatment with zero downtime. 

BTL Aesthetics has done an amazing job at building the Exilis Elite, designed perfectly for skin tightening. It is an FDA approved, non-invasive device for skin tightening and fat reduction. I believe it is far superior than its competitors in the industry in terms of results and comfort during treatments. This technology is so smart that it doesn’t create any burns and has no down-time at all. You can have treatments done on the same day as big events and look better than before. It’s that easy! The Exilis Elite can treat many areas of the body including, your eye area for droopy eyelids, neck area for bulging chins, jaw to give more definition, and almost any other body part. While patients see a difference even with the first visit, I recommend doing six treatments, 10 to 14 days apart to see the full improvement. One thing I would say, please don’t consider it as a weight loss option. It does not help you lose weight, it is a ”face and body sculpting” device, which helps you lose a dress size by firming up the skin and losing some circumferential fat. This firming can cause a reduction of up to one to two inches in circumferential fat, but is not a weight loss program.

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Afsheen Ather

Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery

Licensed Master Instructor, Master Aesthetician and Master Permanent Makeup Artist

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