Sagging skin is an unavoidable part of the aging process but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. We’ve found a long-lasting, natural way to refresh your skin and restore a youthful, healthy, firm appearance. Laser skin tightening with the CUTERA TITAN will improve loose skin, folds and lines without injections, surgery or downtime.
Once we hit the age of 20, our bodies produce about one percent less collagen every year. In addition, the elastic bonds, known as elastin, that give skin its youthful springiness, start to separate. Combine these events with stress, sun damage and poor skin care habits and you have a recipe for visible signs of aging.
Laser skin tightening treatments heat the dermis causing the collagen to contract which enhances volume and reduces wrinkles. The treatment also strengthens the elastic bonds resulting in tighter, firmer skin around the mouth and eyes. Since it stimulates new collagen growth, the results continue to get better over several months.
Whether you’re just starting to notice fine lines and want to nip them in the bud or you’re in your 50s and 60s and are seeking a way to take years off your face, laser skin tightening will give you noticeable but natural looking results. Prevent and reverse a loss of elasticity and watch skin bounce back!
How does laser tightening work?
How does laser skin tightening work?
A: TITAN laser skin tightening utilizes a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. This light energy offers a more uniform distribution of heat than other energy sources, such as RF (radiofrequency). The heat causes the collagen to contract immediately resulting in tighter skin. While that may sound a little intimidating, take a deep breath. Throughout the procedure, we protect the skin’s surface, or epidermis, through continuous cooling with the TITAN hand piece.
Now this part is really exciting: After the session, new collagen growth results in further tightening and improvement of lax skin, lines and folds. You’ll get a natural look since we’re simply stimulating the collagen that’s already present in your body.
When will I see results with laser skin tightening?
A: Some patients see results immediately. For most patients, however, the results are seen gradually over a three to six month period as new collagen is formed and skin tightens. It’s always nice looking better every day though, right? Surgical procedures offer instant results (well, after an extensive healing process) because elasticity is replaced or added. The CUTERA TITAN stimulates collagen you already have under the skin. The treatment provides more natural looking results and improvements appear over time.
What happens after a laser skin tightening treatment? Are there any side effects?
A: Rejoice because there’s no downtime, no bandages and no post-surgery pain! Immediately following a session, you might notice some redness and at times mild swelling in the treatment area, but both should dissipate within an hour. Aside from dermal heating, there are no side effects with laser skin tightening.
Has TITAN laser skin tightening been tested and approved?
A: The TITAN has been carefully studied in clinics around the world. It’s cleared for the treatment of wrinkles in Europe and for general dermatologic use in Canada. In the U.S., it’s been approved for topical heating to increase local tissue temperatures and circulation.
Who can be treated with laser skin tightening?
A: Good news! Since the TITAN laser heats tissue beneath the skin’s surface, patients with any skin type can be treated. Men and women of all ages and skin tones are potential candidates.
How many laser skin tightening treatments will I need?
A: Generally speaking, one laser skin tightening session can produce vast improvements. However, it’s most common for patients to have three treatments spaced four weeks apart, which allows for optimum collagen growth and tightening. Depending on the skin type and the look your trying to achieve, it could be more.
The total number of treatments depends entirely on the degree of elasticity loss the patient has experienced. Someone in their 60s will require more treatments than someone in their 30s, for example.
What’s the laser skin tightening procedure like?
A: The procedure can be performed in less than an hour. With each pulse there is a brief, mild heating sensation. The laser can be adjusted to find the energy level most tolerable to you and some patients are comfortable taking an over-the-counter pain reliever beforehand, such as aspirin. This can also prevent any inflammation post-treatment. No numbing cream is required as the treatment is completely non-invasive.
What is the recovery time for laser skin tightening treatment?
A: There is no recovery time for laser skin tightening treatments. You can get back into the swing of your daily activities right away.