Did you know that collagen production begins to slow down as soon as we turn 20? This means that by 20 years old, our skin will start the aging process. Collagen and elastin, the two proteins that help our skin stay plump, smooth, and firm, will produce much slower which results in sagging skin. Luckily, if this change in skin laxity is something that bothers you, there is a solution. At New Creation, our skin tightening treatment is perfect for those looking to halt this aging process and restore a more youthful appearance.
Our non-invasive, skin tightening treatment is perfect for those looking to regain elasticity. We use a non-surgical device to target a specific area of the body and encourage collagen production in the deep layers of the skin. The device works to shrink tissue that has lost its tone and elasticity. Typically, when it comes to skin tightening, a combination of laser and radiofrequency energy is used to heat the skin which begins the tightening process.
Before non-invasive skin tightening, one needed to have surgery in order to truly lift and tighten the skin. Thanks to modern science, our state-of-the-art Titan® technology can help you achieve that more youthful look without the need to go under the knife.
Titan® utilizes a safe, infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. This heating can cause immediate collagen contraction. During the procedure, the skin’s surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan® handpiece. After the procedure, the new collagen growth results in further tightening and the development of a more youthful complexion with less lines, folds or looseness of the skin.
Skin tightening can be used on a number of different body areas including the face, neck, abdomen, buttock area, arms, and thighs. Depending on the area of treatment, our clients need, and the type of energy source we choose to use to deliver tightening results, the number of treatments needed can vary. A huge plus to skin tightening is that there are not many detrimental side effects aside from swelling, bruising, and redness which will go away within the week. Lastly, when it comes to skin tightening, it is important that our clients begin this process with realistic expectations as collagen stimulation can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months before results are visible.
Titan® employs light energy because it provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, such as RF (radio frequency).
Patients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is lax. Loose skin found on the abdomen, the back of the upper arms, along the jaw line and under the chin have responded particularly well to the procedure.
Since the Titan® procedure is heating tissue under the skin’s surface, patients of any skin type can be treated. Men and women of all ages have been successfully treated. Your physician can advise you if the Titan® is right for you.
A single treatment has produced very good results for some patients. However, your physician will advise you as to the number and frequency recommended for optimal results.
Some patients see results immediately. For most patients, however, the results are gradual over a three-to-six-month period, as new collagen is formed, and the skin tightens.