Body Renewal Tip
To take non surgical face lift to the next level, Titan and 3 D Skin Rejuvenation should be complemented with Carboxytherapy to lift and tighten body skin especially on the décolleté and bottom where a modest "bust lift" and "butt lift" is possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1What is Titan ® Skin Tightening?
- 2What awards has the Cutera Titan won in the international market?
- 3How does it work?
- 4What is the difference between Titan and other Skin Tightening devices?
- 5When should one start Titan ® Skin Tightening?
- 6Can Titan® be combined with other treatments?
- 7Is Titan ® safe?
- 8Can all skin types be safely treated with Titan ®?
- 9Is Titan available at all Body Renewal branches?
Scientists recently discovered that light and radiofrequency energy can be used to heat deeper layers of the skin while protecting the surface of the skin. This heating activates fibroblasts signaling new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten over time. The most common areas treated on the body are the abdominal area and for saggy knees and upper arms, resulting in firmer, tighter skin cheeks, neck. The Titan™ utilizes a pulsed broadband infrared source of 850 - 3000 nm. The tightening effects of Titan are immediate but the best results come down the line in when the effects of collagen production become evident. Titan's light-based platform provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, such as RF (radio-frequency).
One can an immediate tightening effect after one Titan treatment but best results are seen after three treatments spaced 1 month apart.
In 2007, in the USA, the Aesthetic Trends and Technologies Choice Awards™, nominated the Cutera Titan as best device for skin laxity
The natural ageing process, along with sun damage, causes collagen fibers to stretch and loosen like worn rubber hands, resulting in less elastic skin that eventually droops. Titan tackles this problem by delivering infrared light deep into the dermis, the inner layer of skin where collagen resides, and prompting the collagen to repair itself. The light works in two ways: It heats up the weak collagen, causing it to immediately contract and thickens, and it also creates micro-injuries to the dermis, encouraging it to produce new collagen over a period of months. The result is a smoother, tighter, more toned look that occurs naturally.
- One of the biggest draws of Titan is that it is almost painless, a major difference between Titan and its predecessor, Thermage, both skin-tightening systems .Both systems work by heating the dermis and contain cooling devices within the hand pieces that continuously control the temperature of the skin' s surface. Thermage uses radio-frequency energy, which dermatologists claim is much more intense and harder to control than light energy, making the treatment quite painful. Radio-frequency energy can also go too deep and may destroy fat under the skin resulting in dimpling, unevenness and skin depressions. With Titan, there is no risk of skin irregularity because it doesn't go deeper than the dermis.
- Patients often ask the difference between Titan and its competitor Thermage. Both are considered the gold standard for skin tightening and both were nominated for the best device for skin laxity. At Body Renewal, Titan procedures are never performed alone and 99% of Titan treatments to the body are part of our signature treatment , 3 D Skin Rejuvenation ™ is one of the most effective non ablative skin rejuvenation solutions available as it addresses all the layers of the skin and most of the problems that ageing skin has such as:
- brown age spots
- facial spider veins
- skin laxity
Separately each clinical application presents a powerful solution for the most in demand, fastest growing procedures with no downtime. Any non surgical treatment modality on its own can make a big difference, but in our eyes it's not sufficient.
Thus in addition to the above procedures, at Body Renewal 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ is combined with
- a Radiofrequency procedure TriPollar or Velashape for additional tightening
- Microdermabrasion for skin resurfacing
- Transdermal Mesotherapy with Growth Factors and hyaluronic acid increased rehydration and enhanced collagen stimulation
- And Carboxytherapy for further tightening and lifting in the affected area and treats stretch marks as well. Cellulite and varicose and spider veins are also improved on.
Body Renewal's 3 D Skin Rejuvenation takes body skin tightening to the next level.
In summary, the prospects of "a tighter, firmer skin on the body" are now possible with Body Renewal's 3 D Skin Rejuvenation but this usually comes at price. At Body Renewal we have recognized this problem and have come up with a customized solution to make it more affordable by combining 3 D Skin Rejuvenation in an affordable package over a period of 6 to 12 months. The beauty is that each treatment is accumulative.
As one ages the skin's elasticity declines dramatically, become evident and gravity constantly pulls on our bodies. Changes related to gravity become more pronounced and one of the earliest signs of body ageing is the sagging.
Now with the advent of skin tightening devices ,virtually any patient in their thirties or above can be a candidate for a little tightening and firming and the younger the patient the better the result. Eight out of ten patients get noticeable improvement in skin laxity after first treatment an ten out of ten will be putting collagen " in the bank" for the future.
Titan combine with carboxytherapy can be used on the décolleté to lift and tighten the décolleté area where a modest bust lift is possible.
Titan combine with carboxytherapy can also be used on the buttock area to lift and tighten the skin on the buttocks where a modest butt lift is possible.
Perhaps even more promising is the idea that treating skin with lasers earlier on in the ageing process- actually slow or prevent the skin from breaking down and appearing wrinkled and saggy later on in life.
At Body Renewal Titan® is one of the star performers of our 3 D Skin Rejuvenation ™ treatments. This combination is one of the most widely used and most effective methods of achieving a significant non surgical "body lift" especially if combined with carboxytherapy.
At Body Renewal thousands of Titan® treatments have been administered to our patients with great results with virtually no side effects. In some rare instances (0,008%) a small burn mark has developed post treatment which resolved without any consequences. The discomfort has decreased with these changes and the chance for more immediate improvement has increased. To evaluate results, we have patients come in for follow-up evaluations visits six months following the treatments.
Yes, all skin types including skin of colour can be safely treated with Titan ®.
Titan treatments are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview,Fourways and Illovo clinics. In Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.
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