If surgical treatment is not an option, and you need something stronger than your creams, ointments, and lotions, then Non-surgical facelift and Skin Tightening can be a promising choice. One of the new treatments in Singapore today is BTL EXILIS ELITE™ which addresses the visible signs of aging on your face and body. It smoothens fine lines, diminishes and reduces the look of wrinkles, and tones other troubled areas of the skin, representing a ground-breaking innovation in non-surgical aesthetic medicine.
This addition to our list of aesthetic treatments will not only make you look different, but feel different too! It offers a better safety profile with unmatched levels of comfort and results. The Aesthetics Centre recognize the different needs of each patient, so we make sure that we are equipped with the right tools to address these concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How does BTL EXILIS ELITE™ non-surgical facelift and skin tightening work?
The BTL EXILIS ELITE™, is an advanced non-surgical solution that is proven by science to treat skin laxity on your face and body safely and efficiently. It uses a focused radiofrequency (RF) dynamic monopolar device which combines focused RF delivery with a list of built-in safety features.
Through its applicator the BTL EXILIS ELITE™ precisely increases surface temperature on the target region creating a comfortably warm sensation. with a continuous motions, the areas with the most laxity will be targeted. The treatment also comes with a cooling system that can be adjusted accordingly so the heat can reach into the subcutaneous tissue, or the deeper layers of the skin without any pain (Araújo et al., 2015).
The facial application of BTL EXILIS ELITE™ disrupts the collagen fiber triple-helix structure, initiating a natural healing response that generates new collagen fibers (McDaniel et al., 2014). With the combination of heat and cooling to deliver RF energy to specific depths of your skin, the BTL EXILIS ELITE™ can promote cellulite reduction and collagen remodelling and skin tightening.
In comparison, invasive surgical aesthetic procedures will provide more downtime, side effects and complications.
2. Who is a good candidate for non-surgical facelift and skin tightening?
The treatment is a good option for patients between the ages of 25-70+ who desires aesthetic improvement without the cost and recovery time of surgery.
Suitable candidates for BTL EXILIS ELITE™ are those who are generally of good physical and mental health. The procedure renders several benefits, but it also requires realistic expectations on the part of the patients. It is ideal for those who prefer subtle improvements instead of dramatic results as seen in cosmetic surgery. Those who have noticeable skin wrinkling and laxity which their current beauty regimen is unable to address will also be a good candidate for this treatment.
3. Is non-surgical facelift and skin tightening safe?
Yes, Non-surgical Facelift and Skin Tightening has earned FDA clearance in the United States, and it is a treatment that is suitable for all skin types. Of course, there will always be some risk as with any procedure, but side effects are generally mild and may include swelling, bumps, and redness.
4. How many treatments are required?
The recommended number of sessions is around 2-4 treatments scheduled 7-10 days apart. The number of sessions you will need will be determined after an assessment during your initial consultation, and you can have additional skin tightening treatments if desired. We base the frequency on the structure and condition of your skin, so that we can deliver the needed change for your specific case. The treatments are typically scheduled on a weekly basis, but this could also vary depending on your skin’s specific needs.
5. What should I expect during treatment?
The treatment is comparable to that of a hot stone massage where the body and face can be treated within an hour without any needles or anaesthetic necessary.
Upon treatment, you will feel a heating sensation that is also accompanied by a cooling breeze on the skin’s surface. After your appointment, you can return to your regular routine because the treatment doesn’t require any downtime.
6. Is non-surgical facelift and skin tightening only for the face?
The device comes with different tips which are specifically designed for different target areas. It does not only addresses the face, as it can also be used for body contouring.
7. How soon can I see results?
This treatment does not give instant results. You will see gradual improvement in the following weeks. Remember that it does not promise dramatic results, especially when other factors come into play. However, it has been proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin enhancing your facial and body contours. The outcome will vary for each patient due to how the skin responds to treatments.
Araújo, A., Soares, V., Silva, F. and Moreira, T. (2015). Radiofrequency for the treatment of skin laxity: mith or truth. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, 90(5), pp.707-721.
David McDaniel M.D., Robert Weiss M.D., Margaret Weiss M.D., Chris Mazur B.S., and Charmaine Griffin CCRP. (Sept 2014). Two-Treatment Protocol for Skin Laxity Using 90-Watt Dynamic Monopolar Radiofrequency Device With Real-Time Impedance Monitoring, , Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Vol. 13:9. Pages 1112-1117
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