TITAN SKIN TIGHTENING®
What is Titan®?
Many people who are looking for non-invasive ways to tighten sagging skin have likely come across Titan skin tightening treatments or Titan Laser at one point or another. These treatments, which use infrared lights to penetrate the skin and boost collagen production, usually require little to no healing time and lack the kind of side effects that are common with other types of cosmetic surgery. Titan skin tightening treatments may be a possible option for people who want to tighten the skin on their face, abdomen, or neck without the use of artificial collagen. This procedure is often claimed to deliver the same results as medical-grade wrinkle fillers and collagen injections without damaging deeper muscle tissue but we treat those sorts of claims with suspicion.
The first non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for dermal heating, it provides a natural, chemical-free and non-surgical approach to treat lax skin, without any downtime or injections. During the treatment session, the top layer of skin is continuously cooled with a hand piece while the deeper layers are being heated, to minimize any discomfort.
Before & After (Slider)
RESULTS AFTER 2 WEEKS
*Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos of actual patient.
RESULTS AFTER 2 WEEKS
*Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos of actual patient.
What to Expect During Titan Skin Tightening
Titan skin tightening requires little preparation; however, those who use prescription retinoid creams to treat severe acne should speak to their dermatologist before undergoing the procedure, or discontinue use of such creams at least six months before getting the treatment, as the infrared energy may react with the medication and cause further problems. Skin that is tattooed cannot be treated with Titan skin tightening treatments, as the ink will interfere with the level of penetration by infrared light.
Before treatment, patients should ensure that the skin to be treated is clean. This is especially important if they will be using Titan skin tightening treatments for their face, as makeup or other heavy cosmetics may increase the risk of skin irritation.
If you have sensitive skin, or just don’t like pain, a numbing gel can be applied beforehand, but must be removed again when the treatment begins, which many lengthen treatment time. During treatment, the Titan skin tightening wand delivers the infrared energy and a cooling sensation simultaneously, which keeps the epidermal layer from becoming overheated. The length of Titan skin tightening treatments may vary depending on which part of the body is treated.
What to Expect After Treatment
Titan skin tightening treatments are designed to be minimally invasive so that those who undergo the procedure can return to work and resume other normal activities as quickly as possible. Many skin care experts assert that this infrared treatment has fewer side effects than other kinds of laser therapy, as the energy does not penetrate deeply enough to cause muscular atrophy. However, any patient who experiences redness or mild skin irritation can use cold packs to ease the irritation, which should resolve itself within several hours. Those who offer the Titan skin tightening treatment report that it will take up to four treatments for results to be noticeable.
Titan Skin Tightening Side Effects
Few side effects have been reported with Titan skin tightening treatments. In rare cases, patients with thin skin have developed mild wounds that required the application of antibiotic ointment, but this is not believed to be a common occurrence. Some people reported feeling a heated sensation at the treatment area, as if they had gotten a mild sunburn. Cool packs and ice are recommended in this instance, and the sensations should then subside. Nonetheless, talk to your dermatology specialist physcian extensively before getting the Titan skin tightening procedure to ensure that you’re not exposing yourself to unnecessary risk.
Will I look overdone?BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a techniquesensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Does the treatment hurt?Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does treatment take?The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What is the Most Important Information I Should Know About BOTOX® Cosmetic?BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic: • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months. •Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines or both at the same time. BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?BOTOX® Cosmetic is prescription medicine a medical professional injects into muscles to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Who Should Not Use BOTOX® Cosmetic?Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are: allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic such as botulinum toxin type A and human serum albumin; had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Treatment?Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Tell your doctor if you have or have had bleeding issues; plan to or have had surgery; have forehead muscle weakness such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; or any changes to your face. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breast feed. It is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby or if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk.
What Are Common Side Effects?The most common side effects include temporary injection site pain; weakening of adjacent facial muscles; drooping eyelids; swelling eyelids; and headache. Other side effects, while less common, have been reported including blurred vision, double vision and allergic reactions (itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or feeling faint).
What Should I tell My Doctor About Medicines and Vitamins I Take?Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past. Tell your doctor if you have received an injection with another botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin®. Be sure your doctor knows which product you received. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and supplements you take including: vitamins and herbal products; recent antibiotic injections; anticholinergics; muscle relaxants; allergy or cold medicine; sleep medicine; aspirin-like products; and blood thinners. Ask your doctor if you are not sure whether your medicine is listed above.