Posted on 03 Jul 2017
TIME AND GRAVITY BOTH DO A NUMBER ON OUR SKIN AS WE AGE. IT BEGINS TO SAG AND WRINKLE FROM LOSS OF COLLAGEN AND POCKETS OF FAT START TO FORM WHERE THEY WEREN’T BEFORE. BECAUSE OF THESE DETERIORATING CONDITIONS, WE MAY SEEK OUT SKIN TIGHTENING OR FAT REDUCTION TREATMENTS TO RECLAIM, OR AT LEAST TRY TO REVISIT OUR ONCE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCES. TWO PROCEDURES FOR BOOSTING COLLAGEN PRODUCTION ARE AVAILABLE AT NEAMAN MEDISPA TO HELP TIGHTEN AND LIFT THE SKIN WITHOUT RESORTING TO SURGERY.
While both procedures are minimally invasive, unlike surgery, and are less expensive that going under the knife, they operate under two different mechanisms. Exilis works with radio waves and Ultherapy uses ultrasound. Both offer almost no downtime and quick recovery, and results can be noticeable in as little as a few weeks. The benefits of each treatment are visible after several months, so they both offer a subtle and natural transition between pre-treatment and post-treatment results. Both treatments may require retreatments in several years.
Here are a few key differences between Exilis and Ultherapy.
- While Exilis is FDA approved for treating areas on the body such as the stomach pooch and love handles, Ultherapy is only approved for eyebrows, the neck and chin, and the neck and chest areas (décolletage).
- Exilis is not only used for skin tightening and smoothing, but it is also for reducing fat deposits. Ultherapy has not been used for minimizing fat.
- While both procedures can be uncomfortable, most patients declare that Ultherapy is the more painful of the two. Some physicians offer medication and anesthesia to reduce the pain.
- Ultherapy is typically more expensive, so Exilis is the better choice for patients on a budget. However, if you require multiple Exilis treatments, the costs begin to be similar.
Understanding the benefits to all of our Medispa procedures, including Exilis, is critical to making the best choices for your care. It is wise to consult with your plastic surgeon so that he can both examine you and talk about your skin tightening and fat reduction goals and expectations. Dr. Keith Neaman’s experience and expertise can help you feel and look your best. Call Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445 to schedule your private consultation.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.