Exilis and titanium or other metal in your body!

Thank you for your wonderful blog! I am interested in the non evasiveskin tightening treatments and have been considering Exilis for my lower face and jowls. I also have a titanium plate in my cervical spine. May I safely proceed with these treatments?

You are welcome!  No – it’s not safe!  And I’m hoping your dermatologist went over that with you.   This system uses a grounding pad that is placed on the trunk and more energy is passing through than with the Thermage system, for example, If you have a cervical titanium plate, the plate could heat up causing damage to surrounding tissue.   The company literature explains that well also.   Thermage would be better in your case.

Metal plates at other sites in your body need anevaluation on a case by case basis.  For example metal screws in the knees, would not interfere with Exilis on the flanks because the grounding pad is usually on the back or gluteal area, so no current would pass through the knees.    Exilis.

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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