Consider face and skin tightening treatment in New Orleans area dermatology practiceBy Dr. Mary Lupo
What is Exilis?Exilis is a non-invasive option for tightening the skin on the face. Exilis uses radiofrequency energy to help in treatment of skin laxity and can provide patients another option for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face. Instead of injections or plastic surgery, patients can rest in the treatment chair while a handheld device is used along the facial area to provide visible results over time with a series of treatments.
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Can one treatment provide results?In most cases, patients who undergo just one treatment will see minor improvement. However, those who schedule several treatments weeks apart will be able to make a major change in their appearance. Exilis is proven to provide results when used as directed.
What are the benefits of Exilis face tightening treatments?Exilis is:
- Well tolerated
- Simple with no downtime or recovery needed
- Easily performed during a lunch hour
- Not a laser therapy
- Great for minor to moderate skin laxity concerns
Skin Tightening Treatment explained by Dr. Mary Lupo
Skin tightening is usually done with devices that bypass the top layer of the skin and penetrate to a deeper level to stimulate deeper collagen stimulation and tightening of the skin.
What are the products that you use for skin tightening procedures?
The ones that we use in our office are the Thermage, the Exilis pro, the radiofrequency micro-needling device, so we use three that’s primarily for tightening.
The Thermage and the Exilis Pro are the most popular and the reason is there is absolutely no downtime with either of those.
The radiofrequency micro-needling, there is a bit of downtime with that, but Thermage and Exilis there is none.
Are the procedures safe and affordable?
The difference is it is kind of like, the Fraxel is more aggressive, than the Clear and Brilliant and you have to do a series of Clear and Brilliant, the Thermage is a more intense treatment, you do one and then wait three months for the results. Exilis, you do a series of them every couple of weeks over that three-month period to achieve the results.
The Exilis per treatment is less expensive, so it is sort of like a layaway plan, you pay on it as you go. And I think the Exilis hurts a little bit less than the Thermage because its intensity is less.
Are treatments optional?
We try to work with the patient and understand. If we have a working woman, she might want to go with Thermage, because she doesn't have the time to come here every two weeks just for 46 treatments.
Some people, don't work, and like the idea of coming in and the treatment been less expensive, and they sort of pay as they go if you will.
To see if skin tightening is right for you, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Lupo, (504) 777-3047.
Am I a candidate?Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Mary Lupo to discuss candidacy.
Interested in discussing skin tightening treatments with Dr. Mary Lupo?Visit the team of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology to learn more about Exilis and other skin tightening treatments available in our practice, including Thermage. Call (504) 777-3047 today to schedule a visit at 145 Allen Toussaint Boulevard #302. Our facility is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving beautiful, healthy skin! We look forward to meeting you!
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.