Skin tightening treatment

One of the most obvious signs of ageing is slack and sagging skin which is a result of a loss of elasticity and a breakdown in collagen beneath the surface of the skin. The Titan skin tightening treatment promises an almost all-natural means of reversing the ageing process, without expensive creams, painful injections or surgery. Before the Titan treatment, the only real option to fully rejuvenate the skin and give it a more youthful appearance was a face-lift. Titan allows for similar results minus the pain and recovery time.

 

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How does Titan skin tightening work?

The Titan skin tightening procedure makes use of infrared light to heat the inner layers of the skin, without causing damage to the epidermis which is cooled via a cooling tip. It is the first non-surgical treatment that makes use of light for dermal heating. The heat causes the collagen within the skin to contract, resulting in the immediate tightening of the skin.

The procedure also stimulates the production of collagen thus allowing the skin to become more firm and taut. Titan treatments can be used on many areas of the body from arms and thighs to a slack jaw line and even the abdominal area. The procedure is most effective when used on slack or saggy skin rather than areas that are fatty.

How many skin tightening treatments will you require?

The number of treatments required will depend on the condition that your skin is in, as well as the area being treated. Many people see great results after just one treatment while others require multiple sessions to get the best results. Generally between one to three sessions are recommended over a two-month period. The full collagen building effect of the treatment will continue for months after your session. Your doctor will be in the best position to examine your skin and advise you on the number of treatments that you may require.

What does it feel like?

Some describe feeling a heating sensation when the infrared pulses are applied to the skin. Many find the sensation completely bearable; but if you have a very low tolerance for pain or discomfort, there is always the option of taking a painkiller before the procedure. Anaesthesia is not recommended for this treatment as doctors make use of feedback from the patient during the treatment to determine the best course of treatment.

There are no side effects associated with the Titan skin tightening procedure and there is no downtime required after a session. Nevertheless, after the treatment some experience residual redness or inflammation of the treated area. This generally subsides within a few hours. You can see results right after a session and you should expect to see a continual improvement in your skin in the months following your session.

All rounded approach

Many doctors recommend that you follow proper skin care practices in order to maximise the benefits of the treatment. This includes simple everyday skin care habits like using sunblock with at least SPF 30, removing your make-up thoroughly before bed, drinking adequate water so your skin remains hydrated and using moisturiser, topical retinoids and anti-ageing creams to supplement the skin. You can further enhance the condition of your skin by taking supplements like Vitamin C or by going for microdermabrasion sessions which exfoliate the skin and encourage the growth of new skin.

By incorporating good skin care habits into your daily routine, you will be able to sustain the benefits of your Titan skin tightening treatment.

If you are looking to revitalise and rejuvenate slack and saggy skin on virtually any part of your body, please contact us to arrange a consultation.

Also, refer to our earlier blog posts on ATF skin rejuvenation and on age spots for more information on treatment options.