Non-surgical procedures such as Thermage and Titan firm the skin to create an uplifted appearance, according to About.com. These procedures work by heating the dermal layers of the skin to stimulate skin collagen production.Continue Reading
The technology behind Thermage and Titan treatments differ, as radiofrequency and infrared energy are used, respectively. However, the goal of each treatment is the same, as both heat the skin to cause a healing effect that promotes an increase and remodelling of the skin���s collagen, explains About.com. Additionally, as the skin���s underlying supportive tissues heal, they contract to create a tightening effect. The underlying layers of skin tissue become firmer over a period of up to six months.
Both Thermage and Titan treatments are used to effectively tighten the skin on the face and skin on other areas of the body, such as the upper arms, buttocks, thighs and abdomen, reports About.com. The neck and jawline are areas of the body that have demonstrated the most impressive tightening results. However, neither the Titan nor Thermage procedure can replicate the cosmetic results received from a surgical facelift.
Thermage typically requires a single treatment, whereas Titan requires one to three treatments to produce results, reports About.com. The advantage of using a non-surgical facelifting procedure such as Titan or Thermage over a surgical one is that it requires minimal to no down time and is less painful and expensive.Learn more about Health