Titan Skin Tightening

Titan Non-surgical Facelift

Manufacturer: Dr. Anikó Kiss

Titan is a safe, infrared light source that will heat the skin below the surface. This process of heating may cause immediate collagen contraction but during the procedure, the skin's surface will be protected through the continuous cooling using the Titan handpiece. After the procedure, new collagen growth will result in further tightening and development of a youthful complexion.

How Titan works:

The infrared light travels through to deeper layers of skin causing the tightening of the collagen architecture. The heat is applied deep within the skin, some redness may occur. A single procedure may take an hour.

Results may be seen over time however full benefits will not be observed for at least three to six months. The waiting period is the most arduous part of the procedure, because it is not immediate.

The advantage of the Titan system over the therma-lifting techniques is that skin and underlying fat is heated uniformly avoiding fluctuations in differential heating, eliminating the risk of dimpling of the skin.

The Titan procedure does not injure fat in the skin due in part to its unique optical energy source. Patients can be successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is loose or sagging. Anywhere form the face to the stomach, upper arms, legs or hands can be treated. Patients do not have to be concerned with skin type or with pigmentation. Patients of all ages, sizes, and skin types can be treated.

During treatment, you will feel a brief heating sensation over the skin. Some patients take a mild pain reliever prior to the procedure and report no discomfort. Most patients report not having to take anything and being comfortable. Following the treatment, there may be some redness in the treated area, which should be gone within an hour. There is absolutely no downtime involved and all patients are able to return to normal activity the same day.

Results can vary, some see them immediately. And others report a gradual improvement over a three to six month. The Titan system can be used to look younger, in treating sagginess and relaxed skin and is a safe alternative to surgery.

What will my skin feel like during and after my Titan treatment?

The Titan delivers and intense but brief pulse of light, repeated over the entire area being treated. The sensation is that of heat which increases over a few seconds and then dissipates before it has a chance to feel painful. Most patients find the procedure quite tolerable and only topical anesthesia cream is required. After the Titan procedure, most patients report a tighter, firmer feeling to the skin as well as a feeling of warmth for about 30 minutes following the procedure.

How many Titan treatments will it take to get a great result?

Many patients experience excellent results with just one treatment. However, optimal results are typically achieved after six "passes". This is usually accomplished in two to three treatment sessions spaced three to six weeks apart. Your laser specialist will advise you as to the optimal treatment regimen for you.

Do I have stay at home after a procedure because of the after-effects?

No. Because there is basically no reddening, swelling or scaring from this procedure, one can have the Titan performed on a long lunch hour and go right back to work without any negative signs on the skin. Titan results are often instantaneous and enhance the look of the skin by the end of the procedure.

How long will my Titan results last?

Remarkably, the Titan procedure reawakens and encourages long-term healthy collagen production, so even after the treatment, your skin continues to renew and replenish itself naturally. In fact, although positive result are often seen immediately after the first treatment, accelerated collagen production continues for at least six months before reaching a plateau of steady repair work. Because the natural aging process is of course continuing, it is difficult to state precisely how long results will last, but benefits seem apparent for many years. Sun protection and meticulous skin care are necessary to maintain optimal results.

How long does the Titan procedure take?

The length of the Titan procedure depends on the number of passes being performed and the area being treated. Titan of the entire face generally takes about one hour per session.

How would you compare Titan to cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is invasive. It involves cutting and stitching as well as a recovery period during which there is generally swelling and pain. Anesthesia is required, which carries some risk. And of course there is the cost involved with surgery, anesthesia, operating room and recovery time. While the results may be quickly marvelous, they can also be tragically off the mark and irreversible. In later years, when the skin begins to sag once again, there may be a strange look to the facial features as they do not sag uniformly after cosmetic surgery. Titan repairs the skin by exciting natural healing mechanisms in the body, which creates both natural results in tightening, and uniform relaxation at a much later date. As the normal aging process continues, Titan can safely be repeated. With Titan, skin keeps getting better over time, where with surgery there is no such mechanism.