Exilis Facial Skin Tightening

Exilis Elite facial skin tightening users monopolar radiofrequency to heat up the collagen fibres in your skin and stimulate the cells responsible for generating connective tissue and healing (fibroblasts) into creating new, younger-looking collagen. This collagen then rises to the surface over 12 weeks to give you a more youthful, tighter rejuvenated skin that looks firmer and fresher. 


The radiofrequency heat used by this technology is colour blind, which means that it’s suitable for all skin colours, even sun-tanned skin. We use the multi-Award-Winning BTL Exilis Elite machine to perform radiofrequency facial skin tightening. 


The technology also incorporates ultrasound therapy, which concentrates energy within the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production within the skin’s most specialised cells and structures. This treatment is pain-free, effective and requires no downtime, which means you can come in for your appointment and then get on with your busy day.

Do I need a consultation?

We will ask you to attend a consultation at Harley Skin and Laser MediSpa, before your radiofrequency facial skin tightening treatment so that we can find out more about the area or areas that you would like us to treat. During this consultation, your aesthetician will carry out a full skin analysis, and go through your skincare concerns, medical history and skincare routine.


Hydration is an essential part of this treatment, and you will be asked to make sure you have been drinking water the day before, the day of and the day after treatment. This enhances the energy delivery, makes it feel more comfortable, aids lymphatic drainage and improves the results.

What areas can I have treated?

Popular areas to have treated are wrinkly eyes, frown lines, nose to mouth lines, saggy necks or you can choose to have upper or lower or even full face and neck treated. This treatment is suitable for most people between the ages of 18 and 80.  There are some people who aren’t suitable for treatment due to health reasons but we would always discuss this with you in more detail. 

What does skin tightening treatment feel like?

The treatment feels like an intense warming of the skin. Although the treatment will feel hot, it should never feel unbearable or painful and will not burn you. Your therapist will talk to you throughout and check your comfort levels to ensure you feel fine. 

How long does skin tightening treatment take?

This depends on what area you have treated. Treatment time varies from 20 to 75 minutes on average. Your therapist will explain how long your treatment will take as part of your unique treatment plan and book enough time for you during your appointment. 

How many treatments are needed?

We usually recommend a course of four treatments but some people do need one or two extra treatments to get the best results – everyone is different. During your initial consultation, we will assess your skin and discuss realistic results. From this you will have a recommended course length. Treatments are every 7-10 days. 

How soon will I notice results?

How quickly you see results will depend on the area treated and the results desired. Most people notice a visible and lasting improvement after two sessions. 

Do I need any further treatments?

Following a course of Exilis Elite radio frequency facial skin tightening, you will find that your results last an average of 12 months. However, this is dependent on your lifestyle and other factors such as diet, age and genetics. We recommend maintenance treatments every 3-4 months to keep your skin looking its best.