The Exilis Elite uses a combination of radiofrequency energy, ultrasound, and skin cooling to deliver controlled heating to target deep tissue, addressing deeper wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls, as well as the superficial skin layer, treating finer lines.
The tip of the applicator on the end of the handpiece uses focused thermal (heat) energy to disrupt the collagen fibres deep within the skin. The aim of treatment is to raise the temperature at the skin surface to 40-42°C in each area treated to achieve collagen tightening. This will be felt as a warming sensation by the patient.
Collagen has a triple helix structure, which begins to unravel when affected by heat. Over time, the healing process encourages the production of new collagen fibres, smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines. The new collagen fibroblasts help to tighten loose or slightly sagging skin, giving an overall more youthful appearance. The collagen network is strengthened and stimulated, skin texture and laxity improved.