BTL Exilis Ultra is an effective non-invasive skin tightening treatment with no social down time. This is the only body sculpting technology that combines the powers of radio frequency and ultrasound technology to tighten skin and enhance collagen and elastin production.
Exilis skin tightening laser uses an EFC (Energy Flow Control) to combine the radio frequency and ultrasound technologies to target specific body parts, while controlling the amount of energy focused on a single area. This means that the technology is ultra- safe and effective. The ultrasound technology affords maximum flexibility to safely target just about every body part.
Exilis Ultra focuses and forces heat deep into the skin, while using a cooling technology to provide maximum comfort during the treatment.
When the heat penetrates the skin, the surrounding fat cells overheat and then eventually die. The dead fat cells are then flushed out through the lymphatic system (drink a lot of water!). And even more importantly, the heat stimulates the production of collagen, which tightens skin, reduces wrinkles and adds volume back into the skin.
BTL Exilis is a great option for those without a lot of excess skin that are seeking to diminish crepe, loose, sagging skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Typically, the best Exilis Ultra candidates are adults age 30-65 who are in relatively good physical condition without the excessive tissue laxity that would require surgery. For the face, an ideal candidate is a man or woman with the beginning signs of jowls or sagging skin in the lower part of the face. Exilis Ultra is popular with patients who have had liposuction and discover they still have small pockets of fat in certain areas. It’s also a great treatment for women who have loose skin in the abdomen from past pregnancies. Although it has been used successfully to diminish love handles and excess fat in the abdomen, arms, legs, thighs and upper back, it’s important to note that Exilis is not plastic surgery. Candidates with a significant amount of fat, excess skin or significant laxity will probably require Coolsculpting, Emsculpt or surgery.
Popular treatment areas are, but not limited to:
The number of treatments required will depend on the area being treated, the condition of the skin, age, and desired results. Most clients require between 4-6 Exilis treatments spaced 7-14 days apart. Each area takes about 30 minutes per session depending on the area being treated..
No, the Exilis treatment is not painful and most find the sessions quite comfortable, comparing the feeling to a hot stone massage. You can expect treated areas to get quite warm initially during treatment.
Your technician will run the hand-piece over your skin in a circular motion for a set amount of time. The device will increase the heat production to a certain, predetermined point and then begin to cool.
With BTL Exilis, there is 0 downtime, or recovery. The area may have some heat sensitivity and erythema for a few hours post treatment. Because the technology is non-invasive, you can apply makeup if needed and return to normal activity immediately following your session.
Results vary depending on the area of the body treated and the condition of the area. It will take a minimum 90 days for your body to produce collagen following treatment. Some clients report seeing results after a single treatment.
There are no dietary restrictions or required exercise regimens, however, cutting down on carbohydrates, drinking extra water, and burning calories will compliment results. Many clients use this treatment as a means to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. The tightening treatment will work without these changes, however, results will be more dramatic when accompanied with a healthy diet and exercise.
When it comes to lax skin, wrinkles and fine lines, the benefits of radiofrequency and micro-needling are becoming increasingly popular in improving the tone and texture of skin. The Infini system by Lutronic combines these time-tested therapies into one innovative treatment.
Using high-intensity, focused radiofrequency energy, the Infini penetrates beneath the skin surface to target the visible signs of aging at a cellular level. Using either 16 or 49 sterile, gold-coated microneedles, the Infini creates microchannels in the skin at various depths depending on the treated area.
As the Infini device is moved over the skin, the radiofrequency energy is emitted beneath the surface, heating underlying tissues to a controlled temperature. This coagulates existing collagen fibers and stimulates the production of new collagen to add structure and streng
There are several skin rejuvenation treatments on the market, but the Lutronic Infini has several advantages:
Infini is a highly versatile treatment that can be used to improve a variety of skin conditions related to aging, sun damage, and physical trauma. It can improve the appearance of:
This system has safety controls that allow the following:
The patented needles are applied in a precisely controlled manner to ensure patient comfort and safety while achieving quality results. The settings can be adjusted and customized for each patient’s unique needs and skin type. Using radiofrequency energy, Infini stimulates the body’s own healing abilities. Through this procedure, collagen production is stimulated. As the internal building blocks of the skin form, the skin is tightened. Wrinkles and sagging skin are reduced.
Patients often wonder what the difference between Infini and regular microneedling is, and what does Infini do. Infini combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling to produce better results than either procedure would generate on its own. Microneedling creates small “micro-injuries” in the skin that stimulate your body’s natural healing and regeneration processes, and allows the radiofrequency energy to penetrate deep beneath the skin for renewal at the cellular level. Your skin’s collagen production kicks into high gear to promote more youthful, radiant skin that is tighter and has a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Infini is different from other radiofrequency devices in several ways that help make it extremely safe and effective:
All skin types! Because the patented Infini system is insulated, can be adjusted for different depths, and the energy is precisely controlled by our experienced practitioners, it is safe for all skin types, tones, and conditions. Whereas other treatments can sometimes damage pigment cells due to forced heating, this is not an issue with Infini. There is a low chance of side effects and minimal downtime.
All in all, the procedure typically takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on whether your full face and neck are being treated. We typically pass the Infini device over each area at several depths for a minimum of two times per depth. Topical anesthetics can be used to ensure your comfort during the treatment.
Your skin will likely be red immediately following your treatment, but that will subside dramatically within the first hour and typically goes away completely within one to two days. You may also experience some swelling, which also subsides within a few days.
For the first day after your treatment, the only things that you should put on your face are specific creams that we have recommended to avoid any negative reactions. This includes refraining from using makeup or touching your face. However, you are free to go out and enjoy your normal daily activities with no downtime.
We do not recommend this. Because the beneficial effects of the Infini treatment are due to your body’s natural inflammatory and healing processes, using ice to reduce swelling can also reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
We recommend that you avoid any medications that thin your blood for about two weeks prior to your treatment. If you need to take blood thinners for a medical issue, you can continue to take them, but may experience more bruising.
The cost of Infini varies with each patient, depending on their specific skin condition, desired treatment goals, and number of treatments needed. A member of the TLC Laser & Skincare team will discuss the cost with you in advance.
Each patient’s skin reacts differently, but once new collagen is created, it will last for seven years. Many patients experience the best results when they receive three treatments spaced about a month apart, and maintenance treatments are typically recommended every 12 to 18 months if you are using the treatment for its general skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits. Patients who receive Infini treatment for issues such as scars and acne can often achieve permanent results without the need for maintenance treatments.
As we age our ability to regenerate new skin cells and collagen diminishes. Years of trauma to our skin leaves a lasting mark, contributing to aging factors such as scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, and overall pore size and texture. There are a wide away of effective methods to treat and rejuvenate your skin from laser-based treatments, chemical peels and finally micro-needling. Micro-needling is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen & elastin.
This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate for overall and longer lasting results.
Automated Micro-Needling is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. A topical serum is also applied to clean skin (in most cases your practitioner will use a hyaluronic acid) this soothing product is chosen to help the Collagen P.I.N. Safety Micro-needle Cartridge glide smoothly across the skin’s surface while delivering the mechanical injury necessary to bring about the necessary change, and simultaneously delivering Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – the building blocks for healthy new skin – deep into the skin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated
Micro-needling rollers are the previous generation of needling devices. One of the many drawbacks is that dermal rollers have a fixed needle or penetration depth (i.e. 0.5mm) which is not very conducive when treating an area like the face which requires different depths due to the thickness of skin tissue, which varies in depth tremendously depending on the area being treated. Therefore, having a fixed needle depth or penetration level is a huge drawback when trying to customize a treatment for consistency. Collagen P.I.N. ™ has an adjustable needle depth that allows your skincare provider to vary the depth of penetration throughout the entire treatment. This will allow the medical provider to properly address the specific needs of thinner skin on your lower eyelids, crow’s feet, and forehead. Additionally where the tissue is thicker in other areas like the upper lip, cheeks (due to fat pads), neck, and décolletage, the necessary adjustments can easily be treated with 1 needle tip instead of 5 or 6 needle rollers.
When you arrive your skin will be cleansed and a topic anesthetic will be applied 30 minutes prior to your treatment. Your anesthetic will then be removed and your skin will be cleansed again to make sure there is nothing on your skin prior to treatment. A sterile needle-tip containing 36 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Collagen P.I.N. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical Hyaluronic serum to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the Collagen P.I.N. will be gently glided across the skin in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. This results in thousands of microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area. The repair process, Collagen Induction Therapy, begins almost immediately. Fibroblasts – the cells that synthesize new collagen – are active for up to as much as one year after just one Collagen P.I.N. treatment. Depending on your specific needs additional serums may be added. Your practitioner will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes required to properly treat your concerns based upon your individual skin health and skin regime.
The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. Many individuals will begin to see the effectiveness of the treatment after their first visit, however a series of 3-6 treatments may be recommended depending on severity of their skin condition. The Collagen PIN micro-needling treatment is a safe and effective method to activate cellular regeneration while addressing an array of skin conditions including:
· Fine Lines
· Scar Revision (Acne, Body)
· Fine lines
· Tone and Texture
Typically, a series of 3-6 Collagen P.I.N. treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
Most all patients see results after the first Collagen P.I.N. treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. Many patients see continued change in the first month but the greatest change change take up to six month to see the full effect of treatment.
Collagen P.I.N. produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. New collagen & elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after just one treatment. However, a series of treatments is typically recommended for best results.
Prior to your treatment with the Collagen P.I.N., the medical provider will apply a topical numbing agent. Most people say they feel almost nothing after having been pretreated with a topical numbing agent. Others have rated the pain as a 2 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest level of pain.
Collagen P.I.N. is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity your redness can last for another 24 hours. Your medical provider will recommend skin care products for your post care based on your individual skin, which will greatly minimize these symptoms and enhance your overall results.
Directly after your treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. You may go back to your regular foundation 4 days post treatment.
Some people stay away from skin treatments because they don’t like needles, or don’t want to look like they’ve had work done. Now there’s Aquagold® Fine Touch™, a new microchanneling treatment to improve damaged skin with minimal or no down time. Aquagold is a revolutionary microneedle device that contains 24 karat gold needles, each of which is smaller than a hair follicle. This device delivers products such as platelet-rich-plasma, dermal fillers, muscle relaxants, retinol, vitamins and antioxidants directly into the skin.
Applying anti-aging products directly under the skin allows them to be absorbed much more effectively and with a much longer duration of effectiveness because these products do not have to bypass the natural protective barrier of the skin. Deeper penetration of these active ingredients results in a more healthy and vibrant appearance of the skin. Aquagold is a versatile tool for treating a number of cosmetic facial issues.
· Reducing wrinkles, fine lines
· Reducing melasma, pigmentation
· Reducing scarring, acne
· Reducing enlarged pores
· Enhancing skin hydration
· Enhancing youthful natural glow
· Rejuvenation of face, neck, décolletage and hands
· Increasing Skin Elasticity
Loss of Facial Volume
Aquagold is best used for patients who are looking for a softer, more youthful appearance, but do not require dramatic changes. Microchanneling treats the superficial layers of the skin to provide a moderate, though noticeable, improvement in skin texture, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase in collagen production.
While microchanneling is not a replacement for injectable treatments, the small size allows for treating tighter spaces, and the small volume of solution that is applied helps to ensure an even, natural result. It can be effectively used on the face, neck, and décolletage.
The procedure is virtually pain free. Unlike many dermal filler’s injections, the treatment does not require an anesthetic. The skin of the face is cleansed, and the chosen ingredients are placed in the sterile tube of Aquagold device. It is then pressed into the skin in an overlapping pattern. Drugs and products are being delivered into the skin, not on it or underneath it. The device works with 20 tiny, precisely spaced needles delivering product into the skin at the ideal depth of 600 microns. The hollow needles hold the product. The needles sit on a platform, and are smaller than a human hair. The needles are inserted into the skin and then pulled back out, leaving the product behind. This creates a soft, natural-looking result, leaving the face looking smoother, tighter, and rejuvenated. The micro needles stimulate cellular renewal in the upper layer of the skin through gentle needling, while the solution is dispersed into the dermis to enhance results.
Depending on a patient’s concerns and desired results, we are able to fully customize the solution to be applied with the microchannel device Instead of requiring multiple procedures, AQUAGOLD is one customized vial mixed with everything you need to address your skin care goals.Some of the ingredients used in the customized solution may be:
Aquagold is a very comfortable procedure which is performed without the need for any type of anesthesia or numbing. We expect patients to be able to return to normal activities right after the treatment. There is little or no down time after the procedure. There may be a little redness for 1-2 days, but no bruising or chance of a frozen muscle look. The only restriction after the procedure is that you can’t wash your face for three to four hours. Patients get an immediate improvement on their faces, necks, or décolletage for several months. This procedure can be done every 3-4 months to get accumulative improvement.
Most patients see great results from just 1 treatment, that will last 3-6 months (Improve with sequential treatments). Occasionally, when skin is very dry and wrinkled, we will recommend 2 treatments.
Results are seen within 3-7 days after treatment and typically last approximately 3-4 months (depending on your lifestyle and overall skin quality). Ideal as event skin prep. Procedure can be done as often as every 1-3 months, doing several treatments throughout the year will continue to improve long term skin quality.
Because the aquagold treatment offers buildable results, it works well with other treatments. Used in conjunction with deeper dermal filler injections or after laser treatment, it can help maintain results.
Yes, definitely! Since the epidermis remains intact, this advanced form of microneedling is safe and can be used in areas where laser treatments and deep peels are not typically performed. There is no need for any anesthesia or even topical numbing cream. It is simply a very refreshing and relaxing session. The tiny microchannels close within one hour, so post-procedure infections are extremely rare.
Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau can be safely used to treat a variety of concerns including frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. With aquagold, we’re injecting very small quantities throughout the face to improve fine lines, contract pores and decrease redness. It will not go deep enough to relax muscles to prevent wrinkles the way that Botox injected into the forehead and crow’s feet does. Aquagold is more of a rejuvenation technique than traditional Botox, Dysport or Jeuveau injections. If you’re looking to relax wrinkles in addition to improving skin quality, Botox, Dysport or Jeuveau injections can be performed at the same time as aquagold.
While aquagold uses the same high-quality FDA-Approved Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers that we inject to plump lips, lift cheeks, and fill in deep lines, you shouldn’t expect to see the same kind of changes as you would with those applications. When these fillers are injected deeper into the tissues below the skin, they can restore volume. However, with aquagold, we’re placing the hyaluronic acid in very small microdroplets throughout the skin of the entire face to smooth the actual skin layer. It’s the same product used in different ways to treat different concerns. If you want to restore or add volume in your face in addition to improving skin quality, then dermal filler injections can be performed at the same time as aquagold.
Aquagold is different from traditional microneedling in that :
Aquagold is cost effective because it combines several different treatment modalities in one session. The cost is very dependent on each individual, their concerns and the products used in treatment. We recommend coming in for a personalized consultation prior to treatment where cost will be determined
TLC Laser & Skincare prefers that all clients come in for an initial consultation before treatment. The skin is thoroughly analyzed, and a treatment plan is tailored to each patient’s skin, goals and budget. The patient can do as little or as much as he or she desires. There are almost always treatment alternatives based on factors such as time available for results, skin type, skin condition, and budget.
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