Is the Exilis Treatment Painful?

Is the Exilis Treatment Painful?

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Exilis is Not Painful

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When performed by an expert dermatologist, side effects are very rare. During an Exilis treatment, you will feel the heat from the radiofrequency waves, but it's not painful. What’s even better is that there is no down time after this procedure and you can return to your normal routine immediately after the session.

Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Exilis Treatments Should Not be Painful

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Exilis treatments should not be painful. In fact, no numbing is used during the treatment because it is very important for the provider to be aware of any discomfort that the patient is experiencing. 

 The facial treatments feel very warm and most patients find them relaxing; if pain is felt, the provider immediately stops treating and adjusts the device to maintain patient comfort.

The body treatments do feel like a hot stone massage.  Sometimes the stretch marks may get a little sensitive, but again one should not be in pain.

Hydration is key.  If patients are well-hydrated prior to their appointments the skin is well-hydrated and this translates to a much more comfortable patient. 

Christina Steil, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Exilis is not typically painful

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The vast majority of our patients do not complain of intolerable pain or discomfort with Exilis.

I agree most relate the sensation as similar to a hot stone massage.

I agree with Drs. Gross and Laverson's opinions.

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

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Exilis Treatments Should Not Be Painful

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No, Exilis treatments should not be painful. The tissue will become warm and the skin may remain slightly red or pink for several hours following the treatment. However, if done properly patients undergoing Exilis should remain comfortable during the entire process.

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Exilis Treatments Are Not Painful

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Most of our patients relate the sensation as similar to a hot stone massage.  If an area starts to get too hot, the patient informs the practitioner who can then move the treatment head to another area.

Alexander Gross, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

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