Do you struggle with premature signs of aging? Have years of soaking up the sun caught up with your appearance? Many individuals struggle with wrinkles and lines caused by poor skin laxity. Surgical and nonsurgical options for skin tightening have a long history, but ongoing research and technological advancements in cosmetic procedures have given rise to innovative approaches like Exion; a cutting-edge device combining radiofrequency energy and microneedling to tailor treatments and enhance your unique beauty.

Who is Exion For?

Exion is one of few cosmetic options that are free from the use of harsh chemicals or invasive methods, earning the title as a safe procedure for all skin types and tones. However, certain candidates with darker skin tones may need to consider other treatment options. Exion serves as a two-in-one nonsurgical skin tightening alternative for anyone seeking to enhance their skin’s appearance, health, and preserve a youthful look.

The Benefits of Exion

On their own, the techniques of microneedling and radiofrequency energy offer a host of benefits. However, the duality of microneedling and radiofrequency energy delivers improved benefits to patients, including:

  • Fewer lines and wrinkles
  • Tighter skin
  • Less acne scars
  • Smaller pore size
  • Reduced stretch marks
  • Customized noninvasive treatment

The Exion Procedure

Exion leverages microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy simultaneously for optimized results and enhanced prevention methods. Microneedling uses tiny needles across the entire surface area. This technique injects small dosages throughout for a more uniform result. Radiofrequency targets deep into dermal layers, heating the tissue and promoting ongoing collagen production.

 By creating micro-injuries, the skin’s natural strengthening and healing process is kick-started, improving skin laxity while protecting the surrounding tissue. The procedure is noninvasive, eliminating the need for numbing agents or anesthetics. The treatment area is sterilized before device application, with both technologies applied simultaneously as the device moves across the entire surface in just 30 to 45 minutes.

Exion Results and Recovery

Immediate results are apparent after Exion treatments but may be hidden behind initial redness and swelling. For optimized results, patients are usually encouraged to undergo between three and five treatment sessions to efficiently build collagen production—exact recommendations will vary depending on the severity of concerns.

Redness and swelling will typically pass after a day or two, though normal routines can be resumed immediately after surgery. Regardless, patients should still avoid applying any products or touching the treated area for 24 hours. This will ensure proper healing and minimize discomfort.  it is recommended that patients avoid applying topical products to the treatment area or touching it for 24 hours. To sustain long-lasting results, patients should practice a gentle skincare routine, and apply regular sun protection.

board-certified plastic surgeon


Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon


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Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery proudly offers a variety of wellness and aesthetic treatments customizable to the unique needs of each individual. Owned and operated by Dr. Andrews and his incredible staff, Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery consistently provides the latest and greatest in cosmetic treatments. To learn more about Exion treatments or other fat reduction options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery.