As cosmetic surgery becomes more and more prevalent, many of us are asking ourselves, “Why not?” But if the prospect of going under the knife is more daunting then putting up with those pesky wrinkles, or that stubborn bit of extra fat you want to get rid of, Mendis Aesthetics and surgery might have the answer in the form of Exilis, a non-invasive body shaping and skin-tightening machine that they introduced to Singapore in 2012. (Stay with me, fellas, because another reason why it could appeal to you is because it hardly invades into your precious time, as explained later.)
Mainly used for treating skin laxity, reducing wrinkles and reshaping targeted fat deposits, its popularity has been steadily increasing for a number of reasons:
– It involves no needles, surgery or downtime. Since the Exilis procedure is non-invasive, patients can resume daily activities immediately following treatment.
– It’s comfortable, like a warm massage – Exilis patients typically lie on a massage or therapy bed. The procedure is performed in a medical office, under the supervision of a physician specialising in cosmetic procedures.
– Versatile applications for face and body. Numerous treatment areas include around the eyes and mouth, chin area, jaw line, décolleté, abdomen, love handles, back, arms, thighs, legs, knees and “cankles”.
– Yes, guys, it’s fast and convenient. The treatment lasts between 30 and 40 minutes, hence it can easily be performed during a lunch hour or without major disruption to the day.
During the session, the Exilis computer-controlled hand-piece is guided over the treatment area.
You will feel a gradual warming sensation as the Exilis RF energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin or dermis.
Exilis uses advanced cooling to protect the skin while the energy heats deep within the tissue. The constant monitoring of the skin’s temperature facilitates a comfortable, even treatment.
The controlled heating alone can then be used to redefine loose skin and smooth wrinkles by stimulating and strengthening the collagen network to improve skin laxity and texture.
Exilis has been clinically tested with excellent results and is cleared by the FDA in the US for use in non-invasive dermatologic and aesthetic procedures with indications for non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. It also complements pre- and post-treatment in invasive liposuction, but can postpone or eliminate the need for this kind of invasive surgery in the first place.
While the RF energy is heating the dermis, patients remain relaxed and pain-free as the system’s digital thermometer provides constant feedback as to the skin’s temperature, thus ensuring a comfortable, even treatment.
The recommended course of treatment is two to four sessions, once every seven to 14 days, and patients show persistent results within six months. No significant side effects have been reported with Exilis treatment.
Want to find out more? Head to Mendis’s website, give them a call on 6235 1728 or drop by their surgery at 333A Orchard Road, #04-17 Mandarin Gallery.