Month: December 2015

Body And Facial Contouring With Exilis

Are you looking for a non-invasive way to smooth out your body and look a little sleeker? Exercise and healthy eating can help you make progress, but they aren’t always enough. Keep reading to learn more about Exilis if you’d like to tighten your skin and reduce fat.

What is Exilis?

Exilis is a safe, FDA approved, non-invasive treatment that uses radio frequency to reduce fat and tighten tissues throughout the body. The radio waves carefully heat the skin and targeted fat cells. The fat cells shrink, and collagen production is stimulated to create firmer skin.

What areas can be treated?

Exilis can be used to treat many areas of the body and the neck and face. It is commonly used to improve love handles, breasts, the abdomen, décolletage, arms, bra fat, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, face, jowls, and the neckline.

What are the advantages of Exilis?

There are many advantages to the Exilis treatment including:

  • There is no downtime needed for recovery
  • The treatment is pain free because the heating is gradual and carefully controlled
  • No anesthesia is required
  • Treatment sessions are quick
  • It can be used to improve the face, neck, and almost every other area of the body without surgery, incisions, or needles
  • It can reduce stubborn fat and tighten sagging skin
  • It can help you to feel more attractive and confident

What should you expect?

Body And Facial Contouring With Exilis

The Exilis treatment uses a specially controlled device to deliver radio frequency energy to the target area. The device is guided over the area being treated to shrink fat cells and support collagen production. The overall procedure takes 15-30 minutes. Results appear gradually and most patients undergo 4 or more sessions over a few months to achieve the best results. You may experience some slight redness in the treated area immediately after the treatment, but the redness goes away quickly. You can immediately resume normal daily activities. You may be asked to increase your water intake and engage in light activity like walking to help maximize the results.

If you’d like to learn more about Exilis, schedule a consultation at the Sahara Medical Institute.

How Does Stress Affect Your Appearance?

Stress in life threatening situations can help you think and act quickly, but chronic stress in every day life can be incredibly damaging to your health and your appearance. Here’s what you should know about the connection between stress and the way you look:

Cortisol
When you are stressed, your body releases cortisol. As a result your immune system is suppressed. This can lead to illness, but it can also increase your chance of breaking out in acne.

facial rejuvenationWrinkles
When you are stressed out, you are more likely to frown and furrow your brows. Repeated facial expressions like furrowing the brows can result in more prominent wrinkles in those areas.

Lack of Sleep
One of the biggest problems with stress is that it interferes with your ability to get a good night’s rest. When you don’t get enough sleep, you are even more vulnerable to stress, so it can create a vicious cycle.

A lack of sleep can take a noticeable toll on your face and leave you looking tired and haggard—especially around the eyes. When you don’t get enough sleep, your eyes are more likely to be bloodshot and you may have bags or dark circles underneath your eyes.

Unhealthy Eating Habits
Being too tired and too stressed often results in unhealthy eating habits. Many people are more drawn to high calorie, fatty, sugary, and salty foods when they are stressed out and sleep deprived.

This can lead to weight gain, which damages your health and appearance. It can also damage the skin. Sugary foods, and other foods with a high glycemic index can contribute to the destruction of collagen in your skin. With less collagen, your skin is more fragile and thin and wrinkles and fine lines become more noticeable.

Stress can have a serious impact on your health and your appearance, which is why it is important to do what you can to keep stress at bay. The following tips can help:

  • Exercise regularly and try to spend a little bit of time outside each day.
  • Take a day off every now and then to relax and pamper yourself whether that means a shopping trip or a refreshing facial.
  • Say no if you already have to much on your plate.

To learn more about looking and feeling your best, schedule a consultation at the Sahara Medical Institute.