Infrared laser skin tightening
WHAT IS INFRARED LASER SKIN TIGHTENING?
Many people regard loose skin and sagging –especially on the lower face and neck area – as one of the most disliked signs of aging.
The Titan is a non-invasive process that visibly tightens loose skin on the face, arms and abdomen, leading to visibly firmer, younger looking skin.
The Titan device uses infrared light pulses to safely heat the dermis below the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production. The device has a continuous cooling action to protect the epidermis layer of the skin during the procedure.
Titan is the first non-surgical light-based technology approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for skin (dermal) heating.
HOW IT WORKS:
The Titan device uses a broadband spectrum of multi-second infrared light pulses to target a specific treatment area. There, it gently heats up underlying tissues deep underneath the skin surface.
The continual heat causes the surrounding collagen within the skin to contract and tighten.
This action stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to start producing fresh new collagen, which results in further tightening over several months.
Infrared laser treatments take anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
You will wear metal goggles to protect your eyes during the procedure. With each light pulse, you will feel a warm sensation or feeling of heat, but this usually causes minimal discomfort.
WHY IT CAN HELP YOU:
If you are older than age 30 and are concerned about less supple, sagging skin on your face or body, you may be a suitable candidate for skin tightening using infrared technology. The Titan skin tightening procedure is suitable for any skin type.
It offers natural looking results in visibly lifting and tightening skin on the face, neck, jaw line and chin.
It is also effective in treating small areas of loose flabby skin on the abdomen (e.g. after pregnancy), upper arms, underarms, inner knees and the area above the knees.
Your doctor will advise you if this technology will work for you to help reduce the signs of aging.
RESULTS: WHAT TO EXPECT:
Although some people may notice visible skin tightening immediately after the procedure, it could take between one and six months to see the full effects as the body forms new collagen and the skin tightens further.
The procedure produces painless skin contraction, resulting in visibly firmer, tighter looking skin. Most patients report a fresher, less ‘tired’ appearance, especially noticing improvements in the following:
• Reduced sagging of the lower face (jowling)
• Softening of smile lines that run down from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasiolabial folds)
• Improved definition of the jaw line
• Tightened upper cheeks
• Reduction in superficial wrinkles
• More youthful face contour
• Lifted brows after the temple and forehead have been treated
For maximal results, it is recommended to have more than one treatment spaced at intervals of one to three months. This allows for more complete formation of new collagen through the body’s natural wound healing response.
Tightening continues for several months. Most patients are willing to return for a yearly touch-up procedure or as needed.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• No anesthesia, incisions or scars
• No down time or recovery time – most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities right away.
• Little to no reported discomfort during the procedure
• Safe, effective way to tighten loose skin over the entire body and face.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The doctor may apply some topical numbing cream to the treatment areas beforehand to ease any discomfort during the procedure.
You may notice some mild swelling and minor redness after the procedure but these are both temporary. They usually disappear within a few hours.
While the Titan procedure is not regarded as a substitute for a surgical facelift, it noticeably improves skin looseness.
Other aesthetic treatments such as Botox and hyaluronic acid (dermal fillers) are sometimes used to enhance the overall effect of infrared skin tightening even further. Your doctor will advise you on the most appropriate treatment for your desired results.