My father, Dr. Luigi Polla, leading Swiss dermatologist, was the first physician to offer laser technology for dermatological conditions in Europe. In the mid-1980s, he opened his solo dermatology practice after spending time at the Wellman Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, with Professor Rox Anderson. After 10+ years in his traditional dermatology practice, he opened Forever Laser Institut, Switzerland’s premier medical day spa, in the heart of Geneva, in November of 1997 (we actually just celebrated the Institut’s 15th anniversary, click here for a great video).
Forever Laser Institut has many claims to fame – it is where Alchimie Forever products were born; it was designed by visual artist and architect Andreas Angelidakis; it offers the largest laser and device platform in all of Switzerland, including hospitals. My father continues to update the technology offered to his patients by investing in the leading avant-garde devices. His latest addition is the Exilis, which arrived at our Institut less than a month ago. Our team is being trained as I type, treatments will be available starting next week.
So what is this new exciting machine? How does it complement what we already offer? While this device can be used for the face and body, my father purchased it specifically for use on the body. The Exilis will complement other body therapies we offer, including massage, cryolipolysis, mesotherapy, and more.
The Exilis is a non-invasive treatment system for the reduction of targeted fat deposits and skin tightening. It provides effective body contouring by utilizing a new platform for volume reduction and re-contouring of problem areas. The results include marked improvement in cellulite, skin tightness, tissue volume, tone and elasticity. The Exilis patented technology uses controlled heating to the tissue through radio frequency in conjunction with mechanical action of ultrasound and skin cooling. The combination of the mechanical effects of ultrasound and the radiofrequency energy allows access and treatment of previously resistant tissue, including deeper fat layers, while contact cooling of the surface regulates the temperature of the skin and protects the fine dermal structures. As part of the process, the mechanical energy of ultrasound helps to open up fibrotic matrix fat structures, causing the separation of the fat-cell defensive formation into individual units. The exposed fat cells are then more isolated and accessible and more responsive to treatment. The energy causes targeted deep thermal tissue heating; metabolic activity is thus initiated and localized fat tissue lipolysis is accelerated. Fat cell volume decreases and the fat layer is reduced.
At Forever Laser Institut, we will recommend 5 sessions every 10 to 14 days. Each zone requires about 30 minutes of treatment. A zone can be arms, belly, thighs, etc.
Translation: firmer, tighter contours, and a more beautiful silhouette.