Facelifts have almost become a thing of the past as more people are turning to noninvasive laser treatments like Titan to cure common skin troubles associated with aging. It is most commonly used to tighten up the loose, wrinkled skin often seen on the backs of the upper arms and the neck, although it can be used on other parts of the body as well.
Treatments to Combine with Titan
Thermage® uses a different technology to produce the same effects as Titan. The energy from the Thermage® laser is radio frequency energy, as opposed to the infrared light energy of Titan. These two treatments both stimulate skin contraction and collagen production by heating the dermis.
Triniti involves three different treatments to address skin tightening, collagen production and removal of age spots and sun spots. These treatments are available together as a series of sessions, but each component is also available a la carte. If you would like to treat multiple signs of aging, you may wish to include a Triniti session.
Dermal fillers and facial tightening injections such as Botox, Evolence, Radiesse and Juvederm can be used safely to enhance the results produced by a Titan treatment. As these results can take several months to become noticeable, you may wish to use an injected treatment in the meantime. You can also use them after the Titan results have appeared to fine-tune your appearance.
Treatments to Avoid Combining with Titan
If you have used the ArteFill dermal filler in the past, exercise caution when considering Titan. ArteFill combines animal collagen with synthetic "microspheres" to provide structure to the dermis. The body cannot absorb these spheres, so they remain in the skin permanently. The collagen is absorbed by the body. No clinical studies have shown how these microspheres react to the deep heating from Titan and other lasers. Your doctor should be able to address any concerns you might have about using ArteFill and Titan together.