People of Portland thrive on a solution to skin laxity
No other feature can age your appearance more than your skin. Its firmness impacts the youthfulness of your face, neck, and body. Residents of the Portland area want to look as young as they feel. Dr. Adam Maddox and his aesthetic team at Thrive Portland offer a safe, non-invasive solution called Exilis.
To understand and appreciate the FDA-cleared Exilis technology, it’s important to first think about the causes of skin laxity. Genetics plays a role. You could have a hereditary disposition to sagging skin, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to address it.
Aging is undoubtedly the biggest factor. Over time your epidermis (outermost layer of skin) becomes thinner. It also becomes ineffective at retaining moisture, so skin dries out more easily. The dermal layer produces less elastin and collagen, proteins that give firmness and elasticity to your whole body complexion. Sun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep accelerate this aging process.
While this is happening, you are also losing volume – fat, muscle, and even bone – especially from your face. Dry, lax skin drapes into lines and wrinkles around your eyes, and on the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Even if you workout like mad and have great muscle tone on legs, abdomen, and arms, drooping skin will give your age away easily.
Historically the most effective solution was plastic surgery to tighten and remove excess skin from face and body. That carried the risks of anesthesia, infection, and scarring, as well as a substantial recovery period.
Exilis works on the scientific principle of monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy. Using a mobile chair side device, one of Thrive’s trained clinicians massages a hand piece over problem areas. A carefully controlled and monitored dose of RF energy penetrates into deep layers of skin without disturbing the surface. It creates a thermal response that disrupts the meshwork of protein fibers, triggering collagen remodeling.
A treatment session takes only about half an hour and is well-tolerated. Most patients say they have a warm sensation, but the build-in cooling feature maintains comfortable skin temperature. Thrive usually recommends a series of four to six Exilis sessions for skin laxity, spaced about two weeks apart. You’ll see improvement promptly as the dermis thickens. Over the course of several months, as collagen remodeling takes place, skin continues to become noticeably firmer and more youthful.
There is absolutely no downtime with Exilis. You may have a bit of pinkness following treatment, but you may return to your busy routine right away. You are a beautiful, active person. Let your complexion show it! Call Thrive today to learn how Portland is winning the fight against skin laxity with Exilis.Back to Exilis Page