Body Contouring with Radiofrequency Vanquish ME vs Exilis Ultra 360

When it comes to non-invasive fat reduction or body contouring, fat freezing is a more widely known procedure. It is safe, effective, and uses controlled cooling temperatures to target and kill fat cells. On the other end of the spectrum, however, exists fat melting, which uses gentle heating to disrupt the fat cells and shrink them. 

This is possible through Vanquish ME and Exilis Ultra 360. Both use radiofrequency technology to target and melt the fat cells, giving your body a more contoured appearance. Continue reading as we explore both procedures and how they can help you with your face and body concerns. 

So, what is Vanquish ME?

BTL Vanquish ME is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that uses selective, contactless radiofrequency (RF) technology. It can help you lose inches off your waistline, as well as your arms, thighs, and flanks. Vanquish ME is also FDA-approved for circumferential reduction in the abdomen. 

How it works: Using an FDA-cleared device, Vanquish ME emits controlled RF energy that only targets the fat cells. Exposure to heat causes the cells to naturally die over time, which then reduces the fat layer thickness. The treated fat cells are processed as waste in the liver and naturally cleared through the lymphatic system. 

Fat cells have a higher resistance to heat, which means that they can absorb more heat energy. This can then help with triggering the process of apoptosis or natural cell death. It is also good to know that Vanquish ME is contactless, which means that it can treat the body without touching the skin. 

What results can you expect: Clinical studies suggest that Vanquish can eliminate up to 59% of excess belly fat after failure to respond to diet and exercise. This is higher compared to fat freezing, which stands at about 15 to 25% fat reduction. Results can still vary. Some may see improvements in as early as 3 weeks, but optimal results appear within a period of 60 to 90 days. 

What is it ideal for: The procedure is worth considering if you have stubborn fat bulges (especially in the abdomen) that won’t back down despite diet and exercise. Almost everyone is also a candidate for Vanquish, as it does not require a specific Body Mass Index (BMI) and is safe for all skin colors. A consultation with our aesthetic doctor will help determine if it’s right for you. 

What are the benefits: Vanquish can be a good choice if you’re looking for a non-surgical way to reduce fat in your abdomen and other trouble zones. Here are the reasons why you should say yes to this procedures:

  • Can treat different areas – these include the belly, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, and flanks. 
  • Contactless treatment – the device hovers the treatment area; no direct contact with the skin. There is also no damage to the surrounding skin tissues or muscles as the fat cells are heated 
  • Safe and virtually painless – there’s a warm sensation, similar to that of a heating pad. Not painful at all and may last just a few hours after the treatment.
  • No downtime – no downtime or recovery required, which means that you can go back to your normal routines after the treatment. 
  • Effective fat reduction – with up to 59% fat reduction in the belly area. The dead fat cells are gone for good and will never come back. Just be sure to keep a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results or your new shape.

Read our previous post and find out what makes Vanquish different.

So, what exactly is Exilis Ultra 360?

BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is a non-invasive device/ procedure for head-to-toe rejuvenation. It uses radiofrequency along with ultrasound energy to melt fat cells while also stimulating collagen production. The combination of two energies allows efficient delivery of energy while also providing a synergistic effect. 

How it works: Exilis Ultra has applicators of two sizes (small and big) to treat different areas and concerns. The small one is for the face and tightening smaller areas of the body. The big applicator, meanwhile, is for heating the fat layer and targeting the cells to trigger apoptosis or natural cell death. 

The Exilis device delivers monopolar RF energy with ultrasound to penetrate the fat layers. It then targets and eliminates fat cells, which helps reduce the fat layer thickness in the area of concern. It also assists in the production of new collagen to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

What results can you expect: There may be visible improvements after just one session, but significant results appear within a period of 3 months. This is because collagen remodeling takes about 90 days 

What is it ideal for: The procedure is suitable for patients with mild skin laxity or loose skin. For the body, ideal candidates include those with small pockets of fat in certain areas or mild loose skin due to minimal weight loss or past pregnancies. For the face, it can improve the jowls or the early signs of sagging skin in the lower face. It can also reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. 

What are the benefits: Exilis Ultra 360 can help eliminate fat cells, tighten the skin, and improve the skin’s overall downtime without cuts or needles. Other benefits include :

  • Can treat virtually any area of the face and body – abdomen, back, buttocks, knees/thighs, arms, underarm, eyes, cheeks, jowl
  • Almost no side effects – there may be minor redness and irritation in some cases, but this resolves within a few hours. Patients usually need about 2 to 4 treatments (scheduled a week apart), depending on their needs and goals. 
  • Safe and virtually painless – most patients describe the treatment similar to a hot stone massage. It also has a built-in cooling system, which prevents the heat from becoming too much or intense. 
  • No downtime – as Exilis uses a non-invasive technology, there is no downtime or recovery. You can immediately go back to your normal routines after the session.  

Find out what you can expect with skin rejuvenation through Exilis Ultra 360

Is one better than the other? 

One of these procedures is the right fit depending on your needs and goals. If you, for instance, are looking to trim your waistline or reduce fat bulges in thighs, Vanquish might be the better fit. This is because it works well for circumferential reduction or targeting large areas of the body. 

For skin tightening and reducing smaller pockets of fat, Exilis Ultra is worth considering. At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we actually have an anti-aging medical grade facial that involves Exilis Ultra 360 – the Premium Anti-Aging Facial with Exilis. This is ideal for all skin types and in areas where signs of laxity are present. 

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Want to learn about BTL Vanquish ME and Exilis Ultra or find out which one suits you best? Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor.