San Francisco BTL Exilis Elite & BTL Exilis Ultra

San Francisco BTL Exilis Elite & BTL Exilis Ultra treatment. Non-Invasive Face and Body Contouring Treatment. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of BTL Exilis Elite & BTL Exilis Ultra from San Francisco’s finest fat freezing experts at

What Is BTL Exilis®?

There are many reasons why someone may be interested in non-surgical enhancement. They could be looking to address skin sagging due to aging or to eliminate stubborn belly fat after a pregnancy. Either way, various technologies with different levels of success in cosmetic improvement are being offered to help people look and feel better. One in particular that promises to fix a multitude of face and body issues is the BTL Exilis®.

BTL Exilis® combines radio frequency and ultrasound simultaneously for tightening skin and reducing adipose tissue on the face and body. Energy from both devices is used to deliver a controlled injury to the deeper layers of skin. The goal is to achieve a healing response and/or the destruction of fat cells. BTL Exilis® is considered non-invasive although cooling is applied during the treatment for patient comfort.

BTL Exilis Elite & BTL Exilis Ultra Drawbacks and Limitations

Efficacy and predictability remains the number one complaint with both radio frequency and ultrasound technologies. Although 2-4 treatments are recommended, it can take a lot more sessions than expected to see any noticeable improvement. Especially problematic are areas that have advanced skin laxity or large deposits of fat such as the abdomen or under the chin.

Furthermore, bulk heating of the targeted area can result in considerable discomfort. Some patients even experience severe pain and burning sensation. To help ease the pain clinicians may go lighter on the settings which unfortunately can compromise the results. Because so many variables account for the treatment parameters coming together just right, lack of significant improvement is very common.

Why Azala Medical Aesthetics Doesn’t Offer BTL Exilis

Dr. Mosser and his team of trusted clinicians have worked with both radio frequency and ultrasound skin-tightening devices in the past and have come to the conclusion that these treatments simply don’t deliver results. If patients are going to invest time and money in a skin treatment then the Azala Medical Aesthetics team wants to make sure they’re extremely pleased with the outcome. For this reason the clinic has chosen to offer only those modalities that generate a “wow” factor.

For patients who want to tighten skin around the jowls, jawline and neck, Dr. Mosser recommends a procedure far more effective than BTL Exilis called PDO NovaThreads. It is a safe, non-invasive technique that uses surgical sutures to lift facial structures and address mild to moderate skin laxity.

NovaThreads are made out of Polydioxanone, a biocompatible ‘thread’ that slowly dissolves over time. The threads stimulate collagen synthesis in the treatment area and help the skin look firmer and more contoured for 12-18 months. Halo Fractional Laser technology by Sciton® is a popular skin resurfacing treatment that can be combined with NovaThreads procedure for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, various types of scarring, pigmentation and improving the skin’s texture.

When it comes to fat reduction for face and body BTL Exilis is not the most effective procedure available and far more powerful treatments exist such as CoolSculpting. Instead of bulk heating multiple layers of skin to get to the fat cells, CoolSculpting treatment isolates the target area and precisely freezes it using the correct temperate and time duration. This results in reliable and permanent destruction of fat and reduction of the area by 25% with each session.

Additionally, patients who have concerns with excess fat under the chin may be good candidates for Kybella. Made with deoxycholic acid, Kybella is a powerful catalyst for destroying fat. We all have naturally-occuring deoxycholic acid in our body. When injected into the double chin area, it slowly dissolves away fat cells while building collagen. Although most people require at least 2 sessions, a significant improvement can be achieved after just one treatment. Furthermore, the fat reduction and mild skin-tightening effects are permanent and patients will notice a sleeker, more contoured jawline and side profile.

For additional information about NovaThreads, Halo Fractional Laser, CoolSculpting or Kybellacontact Azala San Francisco.

PDO Novathreads before and after photos female patient improvement to lower face and tighter jawline

Kybella before and after photos male patient improvement to submental fat (double chin) area after three sessions


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