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Tighten Loose Skin with New Collagen

The Titan laser at Los Angeles’ YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery uses a safe, infrared light to cause contraction of existing collagen, as well as stimulation of new collagen in the deepest layer of the skin.

During this procedure, the skin’s surface is protected through continuous cooling. With the contraction of collagen and the new collagen growth, you notice decreased skin laxity and wrinkles. Loose skin anywhere on the body can be treated, but the most common areas are the face, neck, abdomen, above the knees, along the jaw line, and under the chin. These areas have been known to respond particularly well to the Titan laser. We usually recommend a series of three treatments, every four weeks, saving at least one treatment for a follow-up three to six months after your series to help maintain your results. The treatment time depends on what and how many areas are being treated.

At your consultation, the provider will advise you as to the number and frequency of Titan laser treatments recommended for best results, in addition to how long each treatment will take. You will experience with each Titan pulse a cooling and then a brief heating sensation that ends with cooling again. Many patients have no problem tolerating the procedure, but some are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand. Some patients see results immediately, while for other patients, the results appear gradually over a three-to six-month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens. Directly following the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area, but this will dissipate in 30 to 60 minutes. There is no real downtime with the Titan laser, and you can return immediately to normal activities, being sure to use sunscreen if you will be outdoors.