Some of the most popular non-invasive body contouring procedures in the United States include Zeltiq CoolSculpting and Zerona. Both devices promise to break down stubborn body fat using different types of technologies, but you still need to eat a healthy diet and commit to a workout program in order to get results.
Exilis is one of the newest body contouring and fat reduction devices on the market, an innovative device that uses monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy to melt body fat sitting right under the skin. For many people, the subcutaneous fat layer is the most stubborn and can be unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Kathie Lee Gifford recently underwent a series of Elixis treatments to melt off body fat that she has gained from menopause. She lost about 2 inches of body fat and says that her skin became tighter and firmer as a result. Exilis has been approved by the FDA as a non-invasive treatment for wrinkles. Its off-label use can break up body fat and tighten the skin.
According to Dr. Sue Ellen Cox, a dermatologist based out of North Carolina, Elixis works by releasing body fat and the heat creates seepage which is metabolized through the lymphatic system and liver. This process occurs over a series of treatments, which is why it would be less harmful to the patient. High RF energy is delivered into the skin without causing any pain or trauma to the skin tissues. The heat is emitted alongside cooling energy to ensure the skin tissues don’t heat up too much and cause pain or burning. The energy goes deeper into the skin than other body contouring devices and most people see results after two or three treatments. Patients are encouraged to undergo up to six treatments spaced 7 to 14 days apart for the best results.
Elixir is still fairly new but may soon be available at a plastic surgery center in your area. Take a look at some of these body contouring and cellulite treatment before and after photos to find out how similar treatments work.