For many people, the desire to have tight, elastic, youthful-looking skin is a powerful motivator to try a variety of skincare products that promise to restore and rejuvenate your appearance. And for many people, it’s a disheartening discovery to learn that those skincare products don’t always deliver on those promises. But that doesn’t mean your hope for more youthful-looking skin is for naught! At The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA, we know that the Titan Skin Tightening System is an ideal solution for many people.
What Is Titan Skin Tightening?
Titan is a unique infrared light treatment that naturally tightens the superficial layers of the skin to promote a younger-looking, healthier appearance. The use of light energy to tighten the skin is somewhat unique among other similar treatments. While other treatments use radiofrequency, the Titan system uses infrared light, which delivers gentle heat more uniformly to the sub-dermal layers of the skin.
This treatment is a non-surgical, comfortable, and safe option for most people with mild to moderate skin laxity or other visible signs of aging. The long-term results make it a perfect solution for those who want to enjoy looking younger without worrying about constant daily, weekly, or monthly upkeep. Additionally, most people make good candidates for this treatment.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Over the past several years, aesthetic treatments have utilized the power of light energy in several novel ways. From reducing pigment concerns to treating active acne breakouts, light energy is a well-known vehicle for positively influencing skin cells to behave in healthier, more youthful ways. For this particular treatment, Titan uses the thermal energy associated with infrared light to stimulate the production of collagen deep within the layers of the skin.
Your Skin and Collagen
Collagen production is a key to having tighter, more youthful-looking skin. As you age, your skin naturally produces less and less collagen each year. While you may not notice this change in your 30s, as you grow older, the gradual decline of collagen production makes itself known in the form of less skin volume, less skin elasticity, and more lines on the skin.
When the collagen in the sub-dermal layers of your skin is high, your skin will naturally appear younger. This is because collagen is a protein that lends structural integrity to the skin, as well as volume and tightness. By increasing the natural production of collagen within your skin with infrared light, you can benefit from natural-looking results.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
This treatment system is primarily used on the lower face and the neck. The most common areas of use are the areas around the nose and mouth, the cheeks, the jowls, the area beneath the chin, and the upper neck. These areas of the face and neck are usually places where lack of collagen production can result in loose, sagging skin, which can prematurely age your appearance.
Traditionally, when these areas of the skin become lax because of the natural aging process, the solution would be to use a facelift to tighten the skin. However, with a non-surgical energy-based solution like Titan, you can easily tighten the skin, improve the tone of the skin, and enjoy comfortable, long-lasting results.
What Can You Expect From This Treatment?
Your treatment will take about 30 to 90 minutes to complete based on the size of the area or areas you are treating. Overall, most patients consider this treatment to be more comfortable than other treatments for tightening the skin. During your treatment, you may be asked to wear goggles while the treatment device is in use. The treatment will feel very warm on your skin while the device is in use.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
Although Titan treatments are non-surgical and fairly simple in process, there are still some things you will need to do to prepare for your treatment. Like most energy-based treatments, it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid any activity that could trigger pigment darkening in the skin. For at least two weeks before your treatment, you should avoid direct unprotected sun exposure, tanning beds, sunbathing, and self-tanning products.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, your skin may be sensitive to light exposure for a few days. For this reason, you must do your best to avoid direct sunlight. If you need to be outside, then you should wear SPF 30 or higher during the daytime to protect your skin from UV rays that may irritate the skin. You may also be instructed to avoid steam, hot water, and sweat for several days after your treatment.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Like most other energy-based treatments for the skin, you will need multiple treatments to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. For this treatment, most people will need one to three treatments spaced about one month apart to address all skin concerns and promote fresh collagen production.
That said, many patients with mild concerns can achieve significant results with a single treatment. Your skin expert will recommend the number of treatments that are most appropriate for your concerns.
When Will You See Results?
The collagen maturation process typically takes two to four weeks for healthy skin, so how quickly you will see results will vary based on your age and skin condition. For those who have mild concerns, you may see early results in only a few weeks; those with moderate concerns may need a month or more to see visible results.
How Long Do Results Last?
After your treatment is complete, the new collagen in your skin will continue to grow for up to six months, which means your results will gradually improve even after you are no longer receiving monthly treatments. These results can last for as long as two years, or sometimes longer based on how well you take care of your skin, your age, and your skin condition. The Titan skin tightening treatment generally produces longer-lasting results than many other systems.
How Can You Maintain Results?
The best way to maintain your results is to avoid factors that may cause the skin to age prematurely. For example, cortisol is a stress hormone that is well-known to speed up collagen breakdown in the skin, so avoiding high stress and chronic stress is a good way your lifestyle can help you maintain your results. Other lifestyle factors associated with positive skin health are a healthy diet, drinking adequate water, and consuming alcohol and tobacco products in moderation.
Protection from the sun is also important, particularly if you want to avoid new skin laxity or wrinkles. Always wear adequate sun protection when you plan to be outside. Additionally, the skincare products you use can also help you maintain your results. Be sure to ask for product recommendations so you can build an at-home skincare routine that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Why Should You Choose Titan Skin Tightening?
So, why should you choose the Titan system for tightening the skin over a traditional procedure like a facelift? There are a few reasons why this modern treatment is superior to plastic surgery. For example, the recovery from this treatment is practically non-existent and the treatment itself is comfortable, neither of which can be said about a traditional facelift.
One primary reason why patients choose this treatment over a facelift is the fact that the results will appear natural. This is because this treatment promotes natural collagen production, which means no chemicals, fillers, or other agents are being used to supplement the volume or firmness of your skin. The results of this treatment appear much more natural than those of a traditional facelift.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most patients with mild to moderate skin laxity concerns are good potential candidates for this treatment. The Titan system addresses skin aging from within the sub-dermal layers of the skin and the infrared light is gentle enough that people of any skin tone can safely use this treatment. A consultation will verify that this treatment is an ideal option for your skin concerns.
Improve Your Skin Texture With Titan Skin Tightening
Skincare products promise a lot, but they don’t always live up to the hype. If you’re tired of expensive creams and serums not tightening up your skin, it may be time to try an energy-based solution. The Titan skin tightening system is ideal for most people. Please contact The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA to schedule your consultation today.