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Exilis in Chicago, IL

FreshSkin no longer offers Exilis® to the residents of Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding communities in Illinois because we have found that Venus Legacy has superior results!

Now Introducing Venus Legacy!


Radiofrequency uses the skin’s resistance through various levels to transform the energy applied to the skin into deep thermal energy. Radiofrequency produces an electric source rather than light, so tissue damage is minimized and the treatment is “color blind” meaning all skin types can be treated safely. The very first device that was used in esthetic medicine was the ThermaCool™ developed by Thermage®. Once it was established that the technology worked, many companies became involved in the development of newer and more effective devices. Back in 2010, the Exilis® device was the newest of these devices, and were one of the first to suggest that along with tissue tightening, radiofrequency could be used to target fatty deposits that were resistant to diet and exercise. Prior methods for remove pockets of fat that were resistant to diet and exercise were surgical. At FreshSkin we like to keep up with improvements in technology we eagerly followed what was occurring in the market. Once Venus Concepts announced the development of their Venus Legacy, we knew that we had a winner and upgrade from the Exilis.

How It Works

The Venus Legacy utilizes radiofrequency energy along with pulsed magnetic fields – essentially it’s a “3 in 1” device. The device uses a (MP)² technology, which combines the multi-polar radio frequency and Pulsed Magnetic fields. This then produce a soothing and therapeutic heat matrix over the skin. Skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and cellulite reduction occur because the multi-polar radio frequency causes a thermal reaction (heat) in the tissue. This then stimulates the body’s natural healing response, causing the skin to contract. The end result is tighter skin, softer appearance of wrinkles and reduced cellulite.

Conditions the Venus Legacy Treats:

This workhorse can reduce stubborn fat areas, improve cellulite by a full grade point and smooth wrinkles and create brand new collagen.

Please keep in mind as you view these before and after photos that the recommended number of treatments administered weekly are as follows:

  • Tissue tightening for for Face – 8
  • Tissue Tightening for the neck – 8
  • Fat and Cellulite reduction for the body – 10

Maximum results are seen 2 months AFTER the FINAL treatment, so please keep this in mind when you are viewing the following before and after photos.

Tissue Tightening Before and After Photos

Skin Tightening, Cellulite Reduction and Body Contouring:

This patient is 6 treatments and 2 additional months from his final results!


Before we show before and after photos of cellulite treatments, we need to review the grading scale we use. This simple score by “inspection” (meaning – just looking at the skin) was given by Nürnberger and Müller (1978).

Grade 0 – Smooth surface of skin while lying down and standing. Wrinkles upon pinch-test.

Grade 1 – Smooth surface of skin while lying down and standing. Mattress-phenomenon upon pinch-test. Smooth surface of skin while lying down.

Grade 2 – Mattress-phenomenon spontaneously while standing.

Grade 3 – Mattress-phenomenon spontaneously while standing and lying down.

Here is how you do a “pinch test”:

Pinch the skin on your outer thigh between your index finger and your thumb, and look for dimpling (or have a friend look for it if it’s difficult for you to bend and there is no mirror available). You can also try other regions of the body such as arms, buttocks and abdomen.

What can you can expect when you are treating cellulite:

  • You can improve your cellulite one grade
  • You’ll have circumferential fat reduction
  • The skin will appear tighter and smoother
  • Stretch marks may diminish in appearance

Dr. Tenore and her staff at FreshSkin provide personalized care to residents of Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding communities in Illinois with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 847-681-8821 to speak with our friendly staff.

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