Questions about Exilis!
I agree with you that the company has had some trouble explaining this technology well. However, they have done a good job of engineering it. Basically the two functions – fat reduction and skin tightening – are separate and can be used together or separately.
The small “head” which is used, for example, on the face, neck, backs of the hands and sometimes other areas, does NOT have a fat “melting/killing” (lipolysis) function to it. Because of course you’re right, most of the time, we want to keep the fat in our faces, necks, hands, etc.
The large “head” is very cleverly designed and can be used with just a skin tightening setting or with fat “melting” settings or both. These settings can be customized by depth so for thicker fat one uses a different setting than more superficial fat. Some skin tightening occurs even with these “fat” settings. Also, there is a built in temperature monitor in the handle to control the temp to a therapeutic level without burning you the patient.
I agree with the initial estimate of 3-4 sessions, but some people will need more and this is the part of the research from the company I really think could use some work.
Hope this helps, Dr. I