The BTL Exilis Elite is an innovative skin tightening and contouring treatment that is completely non-invasive, painless and doesn’t require any recovery time.
This treatment works by using radio frequency technology to target those stubborn fat deposits that result in loose and sagging skin, while helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite at the same time.
Where on the body can the BTL Exilis Elite procedure be carried out?
Pretty much anywhere! However, here are five of the most common treatment options.
1. THE NECK
Have you noticed that the skin on your neck seems to be getting looser and saggier as the years go on?
This is extremely common, and is due to a few different reasons…
The main one is a lack of collagen and elastin, which are the two structural proteins that give your skin its firmness and tightness. While your skin produces both of these proteins in abundance while it is young, the amount it produces drops with age, with this decline beginning as early on as the mid-20’s.
If that wasn’t enough, your skin is also dealing with the effects of gravity pulling it downwards. It can resist this quite a bit while it is young, but soon starts to give way to gravity as it ages.
It doesn’t help that the modern day lifestyle tends to have people looking down at their phones, tablets and other devices so frequently. This is a common problem known as tech neck, and, in addition to causing loose skin and wrinkles, it can also lead to spinal problems.
So, how does the BTL Exilis Elite help to sculpt a loose neck?
It makes use of a hand-held device, which is held over the neck.
The device focuses its radio frequency energy into the skin, heating the tissues deep down within the skin’s layers. The heat targets fat cells in the neck, causing them to overheat. Eventually, they end up dying off, after which the lymphatic system then clears them away.
Even better, the way in which this treatment heats up the deeper layers of your skin also triggers an increase in your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
This is exactly what you need when it comes to tightening up your neck in the long run.
However, keep in mind that it takes the skin around 90 days to build new collagen and elastin. While you will likely notice a small difference immediately after your treatment, expect those results to continue improving for the next few months.
2. THE ABDOMEN AND LOVE HANDLES
Do you often get frustrated with excess fat around your abdomen?
This is a common problem, and it is usually down to fat cells accumulating around the waist.
Of course, fat cells can accumulate anywhere on the body, but the waist tends to be more susceptible to this for a few reasons:
- Aging makes fat retention around the waist more likely
- An unhealthy diet
- Hormonal imbalances
- Excess stress
- A lack of exercise
- Sleep deprivation
- Certain medical conditions
No matter what may be causing your love handles, BTL Exilis Elite can help to deal with them.
The treatment will target those stubborn fatty deposits and ensure that they are cleared away, leaving your abdomen noticeably more sculpted.
Now, keep in mind, if you continue on with unhealthy lifestyle choices, the results of your treatment will be short lived.
Although those same fat cells have been killed off, meaning that they are not going to return, new fat cells can still form. In order to maintain your results, you will need to make sure that you are consistent with exercising, get enough sleep at night, eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, and keep stress levels down. This may not sound easy, but your beautifully defined body will make this all very worthwhile!
3. THE UPPER ARMS
Flabby upper arms are another common side effect of aging.
Just like with love handles, the problem mainly lies with fat retention. Once the body reaches the age of 30, its lean muscle decreases, while its fat increases. This is particularly the case for women.
Hormonal changes contribute to this too, causing the body’s metabolism to slow down. Plus, gravity is also at play, pulling the skin on the upper arms downwards, therefore causing it to sag.
The way in which the BTL Exilis Elite treatment targets those excess fat cells can really help to contour the upper arm area, giving you arms that look so much more toned and defined.
How many treatments will you need for this?
This varies, depending on:
- The condition of the skin on your upper arms
- Your age
- The results you are hoping to achieve
However, the average number of treatments lies somewhere between four and six. These can be carried out just one or two weeks apart, meaning that it will not be long before your entire treatment course is over.
The sessions themselves do not take long either…
A single session takes just 15 to 30 minutes, showing you just how advanced this technology is!
How long will the results last for?
They will last for about two years, so long as you make sure that you are maintaining your weight. You can help to prolong your results by paying extra attention to keeping your upper arms toned. Strength training is great for this, while cardio is important too for eliminating any new fat cells that appear.
4. THE THIGHS AND BUTTOCKS
Ever wished your thighs or your buttocks were more sculpted and contoured?
Well, they can be!
All you need for this is a few BTL Exilis Elite treatments.
It was mentioned above that the BTL Exilis Elite treatment could also help with cellulite, and this is something that many people deal with on their thighs and buttocks.
Why is cellulite so common in these areas?
Because the fat on a woman’s body tends to be concentrated around the thighs, buttocks and hips.
As the body ages, the skin begins to thin. When the skin’s connective tissue thins, the fat cells around it start to protrude through those bands of tissue, which gives the skin that bumpy, dimpled effect that cellulite is associated with.
Women are much more prone to developing cellulite than men, and this is due to a couple of different reasons:
- The connective tissues in male skin are structured in a criss-cross formation, whereas female skin has this in a more vertical formation. This means that the connective tissues in male skin are able to block those fat cells from poking through, whereas female skin isn’t as effective at doing so
- As women approach menopause, blood flow decreases. This means that there is less oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the skin’s connective tissues, resulting in a decline in collagen. Fat cells also tend to expand during these hormonal changes, making cellulite much more visible
How does the BTL Exilis Elite help with cellulite?
By targeting and destroying those small pockets of fat, meaning that they won’t need to protrude through your connective tissues any more. Instead, your skin will take on a much smoother, and more youthful, appearance.
You will notice some differences in your cellulite pretty much immediately after your treatment, and these will continue to improve over the next few months.
As mentioned earlier, after the BTL Exilis Elite device has destroyed your fat cells, it is then your lymphatic system’s job to clear these out of your body.
Your lymphatic system will naturally do this on its own, but there are ways in which you can encourage this process along a bit:
- Stay mildly active after your treatment
- Drink lots of water
- Eat healthy foods
- Book yourself in for a massage
This will speed up the rate at which your lymphatic system drains those dead fat cells away, meaning that you may notice a bigger improvement in your skin even after.
5. THE HANDS
You can often accurately guess a person’s age simply by looking at their hands, even if their face and body may look decades younger.
Why is this?
Well, firstly, your hands are likely exposed to the environment each and every day, compared to parts of your face and body which are covered up. Sun exposure on its own can really take away the naturally smooth contours of the hands, giving it a much more wrinkled and looser appearance.
In addition to wrinkles, sun exposure also leads to dark spots, which are commonly referred to as age spots and liver spots too. These are caused by excessive sun exposure, and since the skin on the hands tends to be more exposed to the sun than anywhere else, this is where dark spots usually show up first.
Of course, the sun isn’t the only form of environment damage that your hands need to deal with. Everything from harsh winds to air pollution also come into play here, all of which your hands need protection from.
It also doesn’t help that the hands usually come into contact with water several times a day – much more than any other part of your body.
How does contact with water make a difference to the appearance of your hands?
The water temperature plays a huge role. Hot temperatures strip away the skin’s natural oils, meaning that if you wash your hands in warm or hot water several times a day, the skin on your hands will be severely lacking in these vital oils. Those oils provide moisture, nourishment and protection, making them so important.
It isn’t just water temperature that causes the hands to age so rapidly…
When that same water evaporates off your skin, it leaves the hands even drier than they were to begin with. You can counter this by applying a hand cream immediately after washing your hands, while your skin is still damp. This will help to trap all of that extra moisture into your skin, rather than allowing it to evaporate away.
You could also make the effort to wear rubber gloves whenever you are washing up, as this will not only protect your hands from the hot water, but also from the harsh detergents that are used in cleaning products.
Of course, all of those are preventative steps, meaning that they are not going to do much for hands that are already wrinkled and loose.
This is where the BTL Exilis Elite comes in…
The treatment works fantastically well on the hands. Although fat retention isn’t as common on the hands, meaning that there are not as many fat cells present for the treatment to target, the way in which it boosts the natural production of collagen and elastin can really help to give the hands a more sculpted appearance.
Since collagen and elastin production is usually the main focus when carrying out the BTL Exilis Elite treatment on the hands, the results will not be quite as noticeable immediately after your treatment. However, in a couple of months down the line, once your skin has managed to build some new collagen and elastin, you will definitely see a difference.
Want to treat your hands as well as another part of your body with the BTL Exilis Elite?
All of the treatments at Introlift can be tailored to your exact needs. Whether you want to treat your hands and your neck, or your abdomen and your thighs, package deals are usually available, especially if you sign up for a four-session treatment plan. This can really help you to save big, making the treatments even more worthwhile.
Everyone wants their body to look as sculpted, toned and contoured as possible, but, unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to achieve this on your own. However, thanks to the BTL Exilis Elite treatments, you don’t need to! This technology can make a huge difference when it comes to giving your body some extra definition, and the fact that it is non-invasive and completely painless is an added bonus.