The Titan skin tightening treatment is a popular non-invasive, no downtime procedure that uses infrared light to tighten the skin by heating and stimulating collagen under the skin’s surface.
The Best Candidates
Titan is appropriate for patients who have noticed that his or her face and neck skin is not as taut as it once was, or a patient who has experienced a significant weight loss and needs to tighten loose skin.
How Titan Works
Titan utilizes a safe, infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. This heating can cause immediate collagen contraction. 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.
Titan employs light energy because it provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources such as radio frequency. The biggest difference between the Titan and its radio frequency predecessor, Thermage and Thermage CPT, is the Titan is a much more comfortable procedure for patients.
The Titan Procedure
First, you will have a consultation to assess your skin’s laxity. Our Sante Medical Team will evaluate the areas you are interested in treating and confirm if Titan is the treatment for you.
Before your procedure, a series of photos will be taken so we can gauge your progressive results over a three month period. Your laser rejuvenation technician who specializes in Titan procedures will then cleanse the areas being treated.
The wand of the Titan is applied to the skin. The surface of the wand has a device for cooling the top layers of the skin to protect the epidermis from damage. With each Titan pulse, you will feel a brief heating sensation. Although some patients are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand, most patients are comfortable without any medication.
The treatment takes approximately one hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Although a single treatment has produced very good results for many patients, it is quite common for patients to have two or three treatments over a few months for optimal results.
After Your Procedure
The Titan procedure is non-invasive so there is no downtime. Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. Both should dissipate within a few hours.
The results of Titan may be seen within a few weeks of treatment; but the ultimate results from the procedure will take place over two to three months, as old tired collagen is rejuvenated. Most patients enjoy fresh, young collagen for at least a year or two after their procedure. As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the natural aging process.