Titan™ Skin Tightening
The Titan gives a non-surgical option to actively turn back the clock on aging skin. Titan uses light energy to stimulate new collagen growth deep beneath your skin’s surface.
How does the Titan work?
Titan utilizes a safe, infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. This heating can cause immediate collagen contraction. During the procedure, the skin’s surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan™ handpiece. After the procedure, new collagen growth results in further tightening and the development of a more youthful complexion with less lines, folds or looseness of the skin.
How is Titan different from Thermage?
Both heat the collagen in the skin but Titan is reported to be less painful and less sensitive to variations in tissue because it uses a completely different mechanism for heating.
What areas can be treated?
Patients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is lax. Loose skin on the face, abdomen, back of the upper arms, inner thighs and under the chin have responded particularly well to the procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies according to the precise condition and responsiveness of your skin but it typically ranges from one to three treatments over a few months. At the time of the consultation we will advise you as to the number and frequency of treatments recommended for optimal results.
How long does each treatment take?
The time will vary according to whether you are treating a full face, a neck or both. A safe estimate is 60 minutes.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. Both should dissipate within a few hours.
When will I see results and how long will the results last?
Some patients see results immediately. However, for most patients, the results are gradual over a three to six month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens. Our patients are still enjoying the benefits of Titan after one to two years, but because the skin will continue to age, they may opt for a yearly maintenance treatment.
What do treatments feel like?
Each Titan pulse begins with cooling and then a brief heating sensation and ends with cooling again. Most patients have no problem tolerating the procedure, but some are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand.
Can anyone have it done?
Typically any adult who wants to have more fit skin, and who understands that this isn’t a replacement for a face-lift, can be a candidate for Titan. Any skin type can be good candidate for Titan.