Skin tightening and cellulite reduction do not have to be invasive and include a long recovery. At Downtown Dermatology, Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham, a board-certified dermatologist, treats patients living in and around Columbus, OH, with Exilis ULTRA™ to tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of excess fat and cellulite.
The Exilis ULTRA™ is a device used to treat sagging skin and reduce or remove excess fat non-invasively by transmitting radio frequency and ultrasound energy simultaneously. In fact, it is the first device to treat these skin conditions in this manner. It is safer than other procedures and offers consistent results on different areas of the body including the face.
Downtown Dermatology uses the Exilis ULTRA™ because of its effectiveness in skin tightening and cellulite reduction as well as the following benefits:
Exilis ULTRA™ is a versatile treatment that may be performed in many areas of the body including areas of the face, upper arms, hands, abdomen, buttocks, back, legs and other areas of the body to tighten the skin and reduce fat and cellulite.
Using ultrasound energy, the Exilis ULTRA™ tightens collagen fibers that causes the body to rapidly produce more collagen to create a smoother look and feel to the skin. Heat penetrates fat tissue shrinks fat cells to contour the body resulting in a slimmer appearance.During Exilis ULTRA™ treatments, clinicians us a handpiece to move over the treatment area(s) in a circular motion. As this occurs, patients may feel a warming sensation because of the heat energy penetrating deeper layers of skin. At the same time, the device uses a cooling system on the outer layers of the skin while monitoring the skin’s temperature. Each treatment takes up to an hour to complete depending on the number of areas to be treated.One of the biggest advantages of Exilis ULTRA™ is that the device also contains a cooling portion to prevent any damage to the surface of the skin (epidermis) while it works to shrink and erase fat cells. This makes it safe to use on any part of the body in need of tightening or sculpting not to mention being virtually painless.To achieve the full results of the Exilis ULTRA™, most patients receive two treatments on the face and up to four treatments on other areas of the body. Each treatment is spaced out about one to two weeks apart.
There is no recovery involved with Exilis ULTRA™. Most patients return to their normal routines immediately following each treatment. Any tenderness or pinkness in the skin’s color around the treated areas resolves within a day or two. It is important to increase water intake prior to and following treatments. Light exercise like walking may help facilitate the results.
The cost of Exilis ULTRA™ varies with each patient depending on the extent of the area to be treated and whether multiple areas are treated at the same time. During a consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham, we can discuss the costs as well as payment options including financing with CareCredit®.
Exilis ULTRA™ ™ is right for you if you want to make cosmetic improvements to your body without going through invasive cosmetic procedures that require lengthy recoveries. This treatment is effective at diminishing wrinkles and increasing the volume of the skin around the face and neck area as well as reshaping other areas of the body to look smoother and leaner.
During your consultation, Dr. Hicks-Graham talks with you about your concerns with your body and what you would like to change. Following an evaluation of the targeted areas, she makes a recommendation about whether Exilis ULTRA™ or another cosmetic treatment may achieve your desired look.Exilis ULTRA™ treats many areas of the body to smooth and tighten the skin. At Downtown Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham uses Exilis ULTRA™ and other cosmetic treatments to meet the unique needs of her patients in the Greater Columbus area.