Cellulite, also known as cottage cheese fat, is the bane of many women. Cellulite is the dimpled fat that commonly shows up on women’s buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and arms. The unfortunate thing about cellulite is that it is genetic. If your mother had cellulite, chances are that you will have it too. Fortunately, we don’t have to give in to genetics. There is now a nonsurgical, safe, and effective means of reducing the appearance of cellulite in the right candidate! At the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, Dr. Melda Isaac offers Exilis, the latest in cellulite-reduction technology.
What is Exilis?
Exilis is a noninvasive, nonsurgical device that uses RF, or radiofrequency, waves to precisely heat deep tissue below the surface of the skin. This heat shrinks the fat cells as well as stimulating new collagen production, potentially leading to smoother, firmer skin. Exilis is an FDA-approved treatment that can demonstrably smooth cellulite dimples and create firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Results are not guaranteed, and may vary between patients.
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What Can I Expect from this Cellulite Treatment?
Exilis procedures are usually safe, fast, and relatively pain-free. During an Exilis session, you will feel a sensation of heat as the RF waves target your deep skin tissue to melt away fat cells and stimulate collagen production. The Exilis device has a built-in cooling mechanism that will keep this heat from becoming unbearable. Most patients find Exilis to be comfortable, with the heat sensation described as a “warm massage.”
Exilis sessions generally take anywhere from fifteen to forty-five minutes, depending on the areas to be treated. There is no recovery time necessary for most patients, so you should be able to return to your everyday life immediately following a session. Multiple sessions are needed in order to achieve full results. The number of treatments will vary depending on the individual, but generally four to six treatments are recommended.
While multiple sessions are needed to see full results, these results can be long-lasting. If you follow post-treatment instructions and lead a healthy lifestyle, results will last for years.
Exilis is extremely safe and generally has almost no side effects. In some instances, a patient may experience some minor irritation in the area which was treated. When performed by an expert dermatologist such as Dr. Isaac in Washington, DC, side effects are very rare, although as with any cosmetic procedure, there is a potential for complications.
For more information on cellulite treatment, visit WebMD.com.
Who is a good candidate for this cellulite treatment?
If you have areas of loose, sagging skin or cellulite, you may be a good candidate for Exilis. Exilis is good for tightening, firming, and smoothing skin, making it ideal for smoothing out cellulite dimples or restoring sagging skin. Exilis is not, however, meant for fat reduction. If you are looking to lose inches, other procedures such as CoolSculpting may be better for you. Results will vary between patients.
Exilis can be used in conjunction with other procedures in order to help achieve fuller, more comprehensive results. If you want skin tightening along with body contouring, or firmer skin combined with wrinkle reduction or evening of skin tone or texture, Exilis is a good option to use in combination with other treatments such as lasers, dermal fillers or body sculpting procedures such as Ultherapy, CoolSculpting and Vanquish.
Schedule your consultation today!
If you could benefit from some cellulite reduction and firmer, smoother skin, you may be a good candidate for treatment. Contact Dr. Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC for a consultation to see if Exilis is right for you! To get more information and to make your appointment, call (202) 817-2249 today.
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