I recently noticed that my turkey neck had a little more “gobble” than it used to. The skin was dull and loose and one of the muscles on my neck was starting to stand out like a fin. I had never tried any aesthetic treatments on my neck before, so I booked a consultation with Dr Elfrieda Fourie at Anti-aging Art in Joburg to see what could be done.
I love an overload of information, so while sitting in Dr Fourie’s beautiful, peaceful office, I asked a thousand questions which she knowledgeably answered in detail. She then examined me and made a recommendation.
Although I’m not afraid of getting aesthetic treatments, I don’t like to take any unnecessary risks, and I certainly don’t want to overdo any “corrections”. Therefore, the recommendation of two non-invasive Exilis Ultra treatments to tighten my skin and a small amount of Botox injected into the “fin-like” muscle sounded like a great solution.
WHAT IS EXILIS ULTRA?
Exilis is a procedure that combines radio frequency and ultrasound energy on one device to penetrate the dermis and stimulate collagen production. The gentle heating also causes the skin to contract, which tightens the treatment area.
Exilis can be used to treat many areas besides the face and neck. It can also be used on the body to melt away unwanted fat cells. I have not tried Exilis on the body as yet, but it sounds promising!
According to the Anti-aging Art website Exilis can be used for:
– Tightening skin on the face, eyes, neck and hands
– Plumping of lips
– Sculpting of the stomach, love handles and legs
– Lifting of the arms and buttocks (including cellulite blasting!)
I was first treated with numbing cream and 20 minutes later, Dr Fourie injected Botox into the protruding neck muscle, immobilising it over the course of 3-4 days and getting rid of the “fin” that made me look like I was constantly clenching my teeth.
Two weeks later I underwent a 30-minute Exilis treatment, administered by a therapist, which felt like a pleasantly warm massage on the lower part of my face and neck. I had absolutely no discomfort during the treatment. My skin was a little rosy immediately after, but it normalised very quickly and I had no “down time”. I returned for a second one a few weeks later.
My results were nothing short of astonishing. After the first Exilis treatment I could see noticeable tightening of the skin and a change of texture. Dr Fourie advised that effects will improve over the course of three months as collagen production is improved.
The effects of the Exilis lasted about six months and the Botox had to be repeat after 4 months.
Exilis treatments are priced according to the amount of time needed for the procedure. My lower face and neck treatment took 30 minutes and cost R1750 per treatment.
Botox is priced according to the units needed.
Want to find out if this treatment is for you?
Contact Anti-aging Art to book a consultation:
Tel: +2711 483 0881
Email: [email protected]
52 Central Street,
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