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Skin Tightening

Tighten your skin and achieve youthful facial contours without having to undergo surgery.

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About BTS Exilis Ultra

Athré Facial Plastics is proud to be one of the few practices in Houston to offer the BTL Exilis Ultra Treatment system. The BTL Exilis Ultra uses a combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound to tighten skin, grow new collagen, rearrange and tighten existing collagen bundles, and reduce subcutaneous fat.

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As we age, the collagen that is within our connective tissues tends to relax, bundle, and decrease in volume. Since collagen is a protein that adds density, strength, and elasticity to the skin, relaxation, unbundling, and loss of collagen tends to make skin fall and lose its rebound elasticity. This is part of the natural aging process.

Some of the key areas where the BTL Exilis Ultra can be used include:

  • Forehead to tighten the skin and reduce forehead lines without BOTOX®
  • Around the lower eyelids and cheeks for an instantaneous lower eyelid lift
  • In the midface to lift the cheek fat pad and perform an incision-less mid-facelift
  • Along the jawline and the neck to give an instantaneous face and neck lift without downtime or incisions
  • In the décolleté to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine, crepe-like skin
  • In the arms to tighten loose skin of the upper arms
  • Along the abdomen, love handles, and back region to reduce fat and aesthetically contour these areas

Dr. Athre explains the Exilis Skin Tightening and Contouring Procedure

BTS Exilis Ultra Procedure

Radiofrequency and ultrasound energy waves are delivered below the surface of the skin, which in turn destroys the fat cells and encourages new collagen production. Many patients opt for several sessions, around a week apart, to achieve their desired result.

Skin tightening and contouring with the BTL Exilis Ultra treatment is pain-free, but some patients may feel hot or flushed during the procedure.

The BTL Exilis Ultra machine uses a handpiece to transfer energy to the deeper layers of the skin. The combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency energies causes heating in the deeper layers of the skin. The results of this are as follows:

  • Heating causes reorganization and tightening of existing collagen bundles.
  • Energies increase because of collagen growth in the deep tissue layers.
  • Reorganization and increased amounts of collagen drive skin tightening.
  • Combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency also causes reduction of fat in body tissues such as the abdomen and flanks.

Despite the fact that the combined energies of radiofrequency and ultrasound translate to heat, the procedure is painless. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes per body area.

The technician will prep the skin and gently massage the desired area with the BTL Exilis Ultra handpiece for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Moving the handpiece constantly and rapidly creates an effective and uniform energy deposition in the underlying tissues. Most patients will say that the treatment feels like a warm massage.

BTS Exilis Ultra Results and Recovery

Some patients see results immediately after a couple of sessions of skin tightening and contouring, but most see results after four to six sessions. Your body can take up to 6 months to produce new collagen, but results may last for up to two years.

BTL Exilis Ultra is an effective treatment for some patients who are not quite ready for a surgical procedure. Its true use is an enhancement on a surgical procedure to enhance the longevity and results obtainable with surgical treatment for facial rejuvenation.

FAQs

How much is a skin tightening and contouring procedure?

Skin tightening and contouring starts at $400.

How long does skin tightening using the BTL Exilis Ultra treatment last?

Results typically last up to two years.

How long does it take to see results?

Some patients see results immediately after a couple of sessions of skin tightening and contouring, but most see results after four to six sessions. Your body can take up to 6 months to produce new collagen.

Does skin tightening and contouring using the BTL Exilis Ultra treatment hurt?

Skin tightening and contouring with the BTL Exilis Ultra treatment is pain-free, but some patients may feel hot or flushed during the procedure.

Client Testimonial

“Every treatment Dr Athre and his team of professionals have recommended, has been incredible effective. I am on my second session of skin tightening for my arms, and the results are already awesome. This is a great team of very honest people, who will always give you the best advice.”

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about skin tightening and contouring by way of BTS Exilis Ultra treatment, contact Athré Facial Plastics today to talk with our team of experts.