Exilis: Is There a Risk of the RF Remaining in Your Body After Treatment?

would the RF stay in your body after treatment somehow and be a risk to yourself in someway or to others if for example you hold a newborn baby after you had an exilis treatment or if you are sitting near a toddler or anyone for that matter?

Doctor Answers 4

RF from Exilis does not "remain" in the body after treatment!

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Exilis utilizes monopolar RF (radio frequency) energy directed to the upper layers of your skin and fat tissues to heat and stimulate collagen production and adipocyte "leakage." No RF energy is residual in treated areas, nor do you re-radiate RF to anyone else. However, the heated tissues now have a collagen stimulis.

This is analagous to asking if microwave energy remains in a cup of water heated in a microwave oven. The microwave energy (another part of the electromagnetic spectrum that RF energy resides on as well) simply heats up the water molecules and then turns off when the microwave "dings" at 0. Heat remains, but there is no residual microwave energy in the water. Which is why it starts to cool immediately.

Great question--absolutely nothing to worry about! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
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RF Will Not Remain In Body After Exilis Treatment

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Neither the infrared nor the mono-polar radio frequency (the technology that allows Exilis to produce such great results) will remain in your body causing harm later on. Exilis uses a controlled heat that is only transmitted during the treatment. Exilis is an extremely safe, non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening  procedure. Best of luck to you!


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Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

No long-term risk of RF in body with Exilis

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No, there is no long-term risk to you or anyone else after Exilis treatments with respect to the types of risks that you are alluding to in your question.

Exilis energy heats your tissues and is gone and done when the treatment is over.

Robert Strimling, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Exilis treatments

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There are no residual side effects from receiving Exilis monopolar radio frequency treatments. It is a safe alternative to surgery for skin tightening and fat contouring.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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