What Is Exilis Skin Tightening?

Collagen is a protein within the skin that helps to boost and give elasticity to the skin. It is one of the most abundant proteins in the body, and also exists in muscles, bones, blood vessels, tendons and the digestive system. Collagen helps to give the skin strength, as well as to encourage skin cell turnover, leaving you with bright, healthy, youthful skin.

As we age, the level of collagen in our skin naturally declines, leading to an increase in skin laxity. On average, in women from the age of 20, collagen production declines by around 1% per year and the thickness of the skin will decrease by roughly 7% every 10 years. This can lead to drooping, sagging or wrinkling of the skin, something that many women and men struggle with as they age. This slowing in collagen production happens all over the body, including on the face. This can leave us with fine lines and wrinkles around and under the eyes, a loss of facial structure, changes in the shape of the chin, neck and mouth and other fine lines and deeper wrinkles.

At Elite Aesthetics in Greenhithe, Kent, we offer Exilis Elite®, an award-winning, FDA-approved treatment that can be used to tighten and smooth loose skin on the face. It is a completely non-invasive and painless treatment with no downtime required, so fits into busy schedules perfectly. We offer Exilis Elite® treatment to our clients all over Kent and the South East, including the Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sidcup, Orpington, Dartford and Kings Hill areas.

Developed by BTL Aesthetics, an award winning aesthetics manufacturer, Exilis Elite® skin tightening treatment uses a radiofrequency device on both the face and the body to help tighten the skin by triggering the process of collagen production. It works by applying radiofrequency waves to the treatment area, gently heating tissues deep beneath the surface of the skin, which triggers the renewed production of the body’s natural collagen. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens the skin, causing it to look tighter, firmer, and more healthy and youthful.

Exilis Elite® skin tightening is ideal for both men & women from their early thirties to sixties who are looking for the cosmetic improvement of sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles brought on by lowered collagen production on their face and body.

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What Can It Treat?

Exilis Elite® can be used on many different parts of the face and body, and common areas of skin tightening treatment include the eye area, around the mouth, chin area, jawline, décolleté, arms, knees, abdomen and intimate areas.Exilis Elite® is a fantastic tool for facial skin tightening, as it can be used with a very precise head for smaller areas.

Exilis Elite® facial skin tightening addresses the following concerns:

  • Droopy eyelids.
  • Tired looking eyes and under eyes.
  • Flattening of the cheeks.
  • Lines from nose to mouth (nasolabial folds).
  • Lines causing corners of the mouth to turn down (marionette lines).
  • Loosening of skin around the jawline, creating the appearance of jowls.
  • The appearance of a double chin.
  • Loose skin on and around the neck.

Exilis Elite® is used to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their thirties to sixties. It is appropriate for all skin tones and types.

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Our Process

We precede all of our treatments at Elite Aesthetics with a thorough consultation process. Charlotte Thomas, our senior aesthetician, carries out all of our Exilis Elite® facial skin tightening treatments, and will go through the consultation process with you. Charlotte is admired by her industry peers and her large client base for her ability to create tailored and personalised treatment plans for all of our clients that work perfectly for them. During your consultation, she will take time to get to know you and to understand your concerns and your goals, before using her expert opinion to determine whether Exilis Elite® treatment is right for you.

Before your treatment, you will be required to drink plenty of water, up to 3 litres, to ensure you get optimum results. Hydrated skin responds better to the Exilis Elite® radiofrequency current, so we advise that you arrive for your appointments well hydrated.

Your treatment will usually take less than an hour, during which, the device is moved gently over the skin, heating the tissues underneath. and most patients describe the sensation of the treatment as being comparable to that of a pain-free, hot stone massage. The treatment is performed in a lying position so you can easily relax during the procedure.

Results can be seen immediately following the treatment, when your skin will feel tighter and smoother. Improved results will appear gradually over the months after treatment, as the renewed collagen production continues to lift, tighten and brighten the skin. For optimum results, it is recommended to have a session every 1-2 weeks with an average of 4-6 sessions in a treatment program. In select cases, 2 intensive sessions over a 2-week period may be appropriate.The entire treatment is comfortable, non-invasive and requires no recovery time. You can easily have the treatment during your lunch break and return to your daily activities immediately. There are rarely any side effects, though some patients may experience a mild redness that subsides 1-2 hours after the treatment.

The amount of time the results of Exilis Elite® treatment will last depends on a variety of factors, including the area being treated, its condition before treatment and many other factors. However you may see visible improvements after a single session, and results will typically improve over a 3-month follow up period.

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The Benefits of Exilis Skin Tightening

Exilis Elite® is a clinically proven and safe treatment technology, which can vastly improve the appearance of many signs of ageing including sagging skin, eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose skin around the chin and neck. It is completely non-surgical, non-invasive and doesn’t have any associated discomfort or downtime.

Exilis Elite® can be tailored closely to your needs for both the face and body using the different headpieces, ensuring your treatment is targeted specifically for you. It can also be used to enhance a variety of other non-surgical treatments which we may recommend for you in your consultation. For example, if there is a significant amount of redundant or sagging skin, which we sometimes see in older patients, we may recommend combining radiofrequency treatments such as Exilis Elite® with Botox or dermal filler treatments to create the desired results.

Why Choose Elite Aesthetics?

Charlotte Thomas is our fully-qualified and highly experienced senior aesthetician, and carries out all of our Exilis Elite® skin tightening procedures. Charlotte has worked at Elite Aesthetics since 2017, before which she spent time working in some of the country’s most prestigious aesthetics clinics in Harley Street and Mayfair. Now working closely with Dr. Shirin Lakhani, our practice leader and medical director here at Elite Aesthetics, Charlotte is an expert at bodysculpting, skin needling and rejuvenation procedures and skin resurfacing procedures.

At Elite Aesthetics, we always carry out a full consultation before any procedure. This allows us to offer you the best possible care, and gives our staff the opportunity to get to know you, and understand your goals expectations, so you can be sure you’ll leave us with results that make a difference to you.

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During your consultation, Charlotte will talk to you to understand what it is you want from your Exilis Elite® procedure, and will offer her expert opinion on how to get the perfect results for you, as well as any alternatives to Exilis Elite® treatment she feels might be right for you. We use our extensive consultation process to help maintain our ethical commitment to never over treat any of our patients. If our experienced staff believe that a treatment is not in your best interests, we feel that we cannot, in good conscience, carry this out and will work closely with you to find a more medically appropriate plan to treat your concerns.

The consultation procedure also gives you the opportunity to get to know Charlotte and the rest of the staff at Elite Aesthetics, see our purpose-built clinic in peaceful Greenhithe, Kent, and make sure you feel happy and comfortable with us and our treatment processes. Elite Aesthetics is accredited by the CQC and Save Face, showing that we are one of the safest aesthetics clinics in the UK and are committed to always maintaining the safety of our patients.

So if you’re interested in seeing what Exilis Elite® skin tightening can do for you, and are in Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling, Kings Cross or the surrounding areas, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact us today to arrange your consultation.