Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Huntington, Long Island NY that provides Titan treatment as a safe, non-surgical procedure that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. The Titan™ device uniformly distributes heat below the skin, causing collagen contraction, while preserving the outer layer of skin through continuous cooling.
This process stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding, leaving patients with younger-looking skin. The procedure tones, lifts and tightens skin on the face and neck and can be used to treat lax, loose or wrinkled skin throughout the body, including the abdomen, thighs and arms.
The procedure utilizes infrared light to produce a gentler, more sustained heating of the inner layers of skin down to 2.5mm; the overall skin structure contracts due to the applied heat, causing subsequent collagen rebuilding over time. The Titan™ handpiece delivers five- to seven-second laser pulses to the skin, with continuous cooling used to protect the outer layer of skin during treatment.
The Titan™ procedure takes minutes to perform and involves absolutely no cutting or recovery time. During the procedure, the patient feels very little or no pain. With each Titan™ pulse, the patient feels a brief heating sensation followed by the immediate effect of the skin-cooling system.
Though results may vary, it is recommended that patients have two treatments spaced four weeks apart. Depending on personal goals, additional treatments may be desired.
The Titan™ safely and effectively provides deep skin rejuvenation. Some people will see results immediately. Most people will begin to see tightening in the treated area about three weeks following treatment, and improvement can continue, even up to six months after a treatment, as new collagen forms and the skin tightens. The result is long-lasting, tighter skin.
Immediately following treatment, it is common to see mild skin irritation, redness or swelling that resolves very quickly. However, Titan treatments are not completely without risk; though rare, adverse effects to the skin do occur.
The Titan™ is cleared for treatment of wrinkles in Europe and for general dermatologic use in Canada. In the US, it is cleared for topical heating to increase local tissue temperature and circulation. An additional 510(k) clearance is pending in the US for the treatment of wrinkles.