There are several approach to improving the jawline and jowls. These include PDO thread lift treatment, RF (radio-frequency) skin tightening, and the use of Dermal Fillers to define the jawline.

Radio-frequency skin tightening for jowls, neck and eye bags is described here with information on the other treatments in the links above.

At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we’re proud to introduce the Exilis Elite, the latest in radio frequency (RF) skin tightening devices for cheeks, jowls and neck.

Energy Treatment of the Year winner 2017


Even after just one session, the Exilis Elite has been scientifically proven to measurably tighten skin and reduce wrinkles in a non-surgical procedure. Compared to the original Exilis device, the Exilis Elite delivers twice the energy and offers superior results in a shorter space of time. It won the best skin tightening award in both 2012 and 2013 and in 2014, it won the best skin tightening and body contouring award .

This safe and comfortable treatment is even suitable for treatment around the eyes, and there is no downtime needed, with the treated area being slightly pink for 30 minutes afterwards.

Whilst it reduces wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, the jowls and neck are the most popular areas for facial contouring and lifting treatments.

Contact us on 01227 472288 for more information on the Exilis Elite and how it can help you.


How does Exilis Elite work?

Precisely controlled radio frequency energy heats the deeper layers of your skin, causing collagen fibres to remodel and contract, with the result of lifting and tightening of loose skin.

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Fat cell membranes are broken down using Radiofrequency and ultrasound in a process called cavitation. When there is no subsequent significant weight gain, this reduction of fatty deposits is long lasting or even permanent. The Exilis’ advanced layering allows us to treat deep tissues all the way up to the superficial layer.

What does the Exilis Elite treatment feel like?


You will feel a deep heating sensation as the Exilis Elite device is guided over the target area. To keep you more comfortable during treatment, the underside of the applicator provides cooling to the skin’s surface.

There is no peeling, bruising and no need for anaesthesia. The treated area will only feel slightly pink for around 30 minutes, and as there is no downtime or special care required after treatment, you can carry on with the rest of the day’s activities as normal.

What results can I expect from the Exilis Elite?

We recommend a series of 4 sessions every 7-14 days. Immediately you can expect to see some lifting and tightening, but true collagen remodelling occurs over the subsequent 3 months for long lasting results. After your initial course of treatment, top up treatments 2-3 times a year will be enough to sustain it. When there is no significant change in weight, body contouring results can be long lasting, and sometimes permanent. However, the results are not guaranteed as there are many variable factors such as the quality of the skin, the amount of sun damage, the hydration level, current or previous smoking habits as well as genetic factors.

Is it possible to achieve the same results with the Exilis Elite as a face or neck lift?

The Exilis Elite is a great non-surgical alternative if you wish to tighten the skin or remove isolated areas of fat from the chin or body, but it won’t deliver the same results as a surgical neck or facelift.

You can easily enhance or maintain surgical procedures such as liposuction with the Exilis Elite.

Which areas of the body can be treated with the Exilis Elite?

It is an excellent treatment for localised areas of fat reduction and body contouring. We have also had great results with stretch marks and cellulite reduction using a course of Exilis Elite treatment.


Successful treatment areas include:

  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Face
  • Body
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Knees
  • Backs

Is Exilis Elite safe?

The Exilis Elite has been proven to be safe and effective through rigorous clinical studies. It’s approved by the FDA and can help in the reduction of fat in the face, neck or body. You can tighten your skin and improve skin quality with no downtime.


For Exilis Elite Skin Contouring treatments, please check the price list.

Your appointments are never rushed. We will take time to explain the procedures to you, make a personalised assessment of your needs and agree a treatment plan to suit you. The consultation is usually 30 mins and is £100, which is deducted from the treatments if carried out within 3 months.

To find out more or to book an appointment, call us on 01227 472288 or book your appointment now using the online booking system.