BTL Aesthetics, a world leader in skin tightening, body contouring and fat removal, first introduced BTL Exilis ELITE in February 2011 as a high-performance, non-invasive and pain-free treatment to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate skin using ultra-precise radiofrequency technology. Now, the FDA has cleared the use of the award-winning technology for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

19 Jan 2013, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA — Pacific Islander woman in bikini on beach — Image by © Colin Anderson/Blend Images/Corbis


Exilis ELITE uses monopolar radiofrequency technology to heat the skin, causing collagen support tissues to remodel, tighten and firm. It has quickly established itself as a fast and effective treatment for reducing wrinkles and improving skin laxity of the face and body, ideal for patients who prefer a non-surgical solution. Now, using a new protocol for treating the areas with underlying fat deposits that give skin a dimpled, lumpy appearance, Exilis ELITE has shown temporary improvements in the appearance of cellulite.

“This is an exciting step forward in the treatment of cellulite,” said Marek Kacki, MD, Nashville, TN. “We are pleased with the early results of the BTL Exilis ELITE when used for temporary reduction of cellulite and our patients have been thrilled at the moderate improvement seen with this device,” added Dr. Kacki who is an anti-aging clinical expert who has been testing the RF technology successfully in use in Europe.

According to Scott Mills, VP of Sales of BTL Aesthetics, “We are committed to working closely with our partners in the aesthetics community to build on the initial results and continue to improve our capabilities for treating cellulite.”

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. While the number of treatments may vary, early approaches are showing impressive results after four to six treatments of the buttocks and thigh areas. Full results can take up to 3 months after treatment.

Before and After EXILIS ELITE treatment of thighs

Before and After EXILIS ELITE treatment of thighs

About BTL Exilis ELITE
Flagship Exilis ELITE technology delivers safe, effective body-shaping and skin tightening procedures with scientifically proven results in as few as three sessions based on clinical studies. Unlike other radiofrequency-based procedures, Exilis ELITE has been engineered with advanced cooling, monopolar focused RF for greater power, more control during application and fast, pain-free procedures for patients.

The Exilis RF technology creates a layering of the energy at different depths of the skin, provides uniform heating of targeted tissue and includes self-monitoring circuitry to track local skin impedance changes in real time. Treatment is non-invasive and requires no anesthetic for patients, thus allowing them to provide feedback on comfort level during the procedure.

About BTL Industries
BTL Industries designs, manufactures and sells medical equipment for physical therapy, cardiology, and medical aesthetics. Headquartered in Prague, the Czech Republic, the Company is among the world’s five largest cardiology, medical aesthetics and physical therapy manufacturers. For the past 20 years, BTL Industries supplies its products through distributors designated for each country, or through its sales subsidiaries. Its major markets include the European Union, East Asian markets, and the United States.

Since 2009, BTL Aesthetics division takes the company into aesthetic medicine with non-surgical devices that represent the best in skin tightening, anti-cellulite care, anti-wrinkle treatment, body shaping and fat reduction. In 2014, the company grew 20% over the previous year. For more information, visit