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Titan vs. Thermage, which is better?

  • 6 years ago

My derm suggested Titan for my face skin. My friends have all done thermage. Anyone have an opinion if titan is better than thermage? My doctor said titan will give more even results. confused in Connecticut!

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check this, but i believe thermage uses microwave radiation. i've read it actually damages tissue over the long haul, much like tanning, only at deeper levels.
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Has anyone tried Titan for thighs and upper arms? I'm considering it but there are no providers in my area so I'll have to travel at least 3 hours but wondering if it's worth it. Thanks!
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I had Thermage yesterday. Yes, painful but manageable. I was given pain meds and had a driver take me home after. I read people thought they saw results the same day but assumed that was swelling. My husband saw me this morning and noticed right away that my skin looks tighter! This is a man who does not notice a hair cut nor color when I have it done. My jowls are smaller and the bags under my eyes are smaller! I had crescent shaped indentions beneath both eyes and the indentions are gone! I can not imagine it continues to get better over the next six months. Yes, I had my eyes done, too. My whole face and neck. $3000. My neck is tighter and not so 'hangy'. I'm so, so pleased!

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I did thermage about eight years ago. It did nothing. I did Titan about 6 years ago and then again about 2 years ago and it worked great both times and it was much less painful or expensive than Thermage. It has been over two years now and my face is still aging, of course, but I am really thinking of doing it again.

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I haven't tried either because I've heard too many people say that they don't notice any change even after several months (which it's supposed to take to rebuild collagen). In the Nashville area, the cost seems even higher than other cities, and the cost drives me away every time I try to consider doing it.

I'm posting to ask if anyone has done their own before and after photos. If not, it would probably be a good idea to see where you are every month and compare for yourself. Then, maybe even share with those of us that want to believe the marketing hype (but just don't).

Thanks!
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What are some good questions to ask when considering Laser Skin Tightening? I'm sure a doctor who has been performing the tightening for a longer period SHOULD get better results. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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I did 1treatment of thermage w no painkiller. Not painful. Some hot spots. $2700 full face & neck. Saw very very little imptovement. My problem area jowl & under chin. Im about 2 months out now.
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I have had Titan for last four years. First treatment recheck determined I would see continued results with another procedure. I have one procedure a year. I noticed results, so did strangers commenting on difference in my appearance. It is slightly painful, but worth it. Titan also lessens the number of times you would need botox or fillers.
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OH MY DAYZ! I had Titan and it was soooooooooo painful. I've had two children, I do a lot of sport. I'm no woss! But it was like having a lighted match put under my skin. I got to level 38 and I burst out crying. I've no idea how it will work out. But the actual procedure. HELL. They wanted the level to get much higher but I couldn't do it. It was my second treatment and a different practitioner. Nothing helped the pain at the time. Nothing!
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I perform Titan procedures regularly. Your provider must not be aware of the latest way to treat with the Titan. It is comfortable for my clients to be treated at 50j routinely by continuosly moving the handpiece in a circular motion with each pulse. The Titan does produce results on the right candidates. We have very happy clients that refer their friends to us. We believe it is important to under promise and over produce. Titan Laser is not plastic surgery and if a patient has significant loss of elasticity there is no option but surgery. Providers are responsible for selecting appropriate candidates and setting realistic expectations. I am sorry that your experience has been less than desirable. I suggest you speak with whomever is in charge.
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If any treatment providers care enough to read these forums, I offer this advice, from one sales person to another, be careful with the expectations you set with your clients. I was promised face lift results with Thermage, but only saw improvement in my jowel area. While I still would have paid the $2500 to get rid of my jowels, I an disappointed that the other promises of tightened skin under the chin and other areas still are not visible 4 months later. Of course, every time I walk into the spa where I received the treatment, the girls who work there fall all over themselves with compliments on how the Thermage is working and how much better I continue to look every time they see me, but I know that they are just doing their jobs. I can clearly see myself in the mirror and know that the only improvement has been in my jowels. I still think the Thermage was worth it for that reason. I only recently heard about Titan, so I was curious, that is why I am here. Still not hearing much good about it other than it doesn't hurt as much. The Thermage WAS painful, but not unbearable. Certain areas did hurt more than others, almost as if hitting a nerve. But worth it, still. I have posted two honest comments about my experience with Thermage. I have tried not to let the emotions of being angry and disappointed get in the way of reporting the truth. I did see results, just not at the lvl I was promised... I still say, go for the full-on face lift if you're going to spend the money.
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daisybuttercup - thank you for your Thermage review that posted here
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Just had my first titan treatment today. After reading the comments I really don't think I am going to continue. I am getting 4 treatment for 2700, and that is a lot of money for something that doesn't work. My question, did anyone see any improvements with titan and how many treatments did they have before they say the improvement.
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I was 42 when I had my only Titan treatment. I had Titan under my jaw near neck, with 1 treatment and that sagging skin was fixed. In addition, I had sagging skin above my knees, again with only one treatment, it was significantly better and I was ecstatic. The results are not immediate, I noticed the results get better at 1 month and significantly better at 3 months post. The results lasted 3 years. It's time to do it again. Now that I am a bit older I don't know if it will take more than one treatment this time. Good luck.
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I am a 43 female. I went in for my first botox treatment and was encouraged to try the Thermage and a Photofacial (IPL), so I did. I was shocked by the price, but the brochure had wonderful before and after pics, so I figured if it was that expensive it HAD to work. I was ecstatic with the botox results. Immdiately after and in the following 2 weeks my skin did appear significantly tighter and radiant - better than I had seen it in years, but I attribute that more to the photofacial or possibly the trauma of the thermage treatment. I will say the thermage did eliminate my jowels. When you consider that the total average cost for a face lift is $9500, which produces faster and more permanent results and corrects other issues simultaneously (sagging neck, bags under the eyes, folds around the mouth...) I Wish I had not been so impulsive and desperate. I wish I would have done my research because I would have opted to put the money into my 'face lift fund'. Oh, and it did hurt, but getting rid of those awful jowels made it well worth the pain. The $2500 hurt more than the burning...
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I had thermage done ot my face August 08, not sure at this point if anything changed as i was told it would, $3,000 later, I do not fore see any improvement over the "next 6 months as they say it could take. Although it has not been that mong yet but i'am very doubtful, Plus the pain was to much, they do offer pain meds but have to drive home. They say non-invasive, but non-invasive does not work i would rather at this point have a face lift and get it over with at once, then 6 session that some of these take, it is the same money by the end.
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I looked into both thermage and titan before I ended up going with the titan. Thermage was more expensive $2500 for one treatment vs. $1500 for 3 titan treatments plus a series of peels. (Although my dermatologist was trying to get me to do titan with her for $3000 for one treatment and $1500 for a follow up which she said would likely be necessary.) The thermage people said that titan would hurt more and the titan people said that thermage was more painful. So, cost won me over and I went with titan. I'm 42. I have to say that I would notice a difference immediately after the treatments -- my skin would be tighter, my jowels appeared reduced. But, I'm not buying the idea that it continues to progress with the development of new collagen. It's been six months since my treatments and I am seeing my jowels appear. Plus, my titan person told me I need to continue the treatments every six months, or at least once a year. So, I paid $1200 for 3 treatments and 6 peels, now they want $600 for one follow up. Did I see immediate results? Yes, slight at best. Do I believe in continued improvement or lasting results. Not so much. So, now I'm back to wondering if Thermage would have achieved better results.
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I had Thermage and it did nothing much.
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would you consider now trying thermage or are you stuck on getting surgery? I am thinking about it.
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I did Titan in 2003 and commented on Titan. Three + years later.... where's that collagen, baby ???? I got nothing out of it. I should have taken the money and put it towards a face lift, It was an expesive bit of nothing.
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I just had Titan done on my entire face. I'm 44 and my skin is not super lax but enough that I've had botox and restylane and decided to try this as a hopefully longer term result than restylane. In reviews I've read, many of the people seem as if they are expecting immediate results and are unhappy. From what I've been told the collagen has to "repair" before the results are visible and it could take up to 6 months to see results. Also, the Titan uses light energy and Thermage is electrical. There is supposed to be more control with the Titan and it is not as hot, I'm told. It was not bad for the most part but there were places on my face that felt like unbearably intense burning heat. I didn't have any blistering, lumps or anything to speak of (even when it got really really hot) except for slight redness that was completely gone in a couple of hours. I did feel a tightness to my skin right after the procedure but that was probably just my skin reacting to the "trauma" per se. So, if I remember, I will try to post my results for others that are interested.
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Just wondering a year later how your titan treatment results. Can you email me..I am thinking of doing it? Thanks so much Maxine
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Well, I am back to tell you that Titan has done absolutely nothing so don't waste your money on it! Plus it hurt so why pay for something that hurts and does not live up to it's claim? My dermatolgist's office has been psycho calling my house offering all these "great" deals since she really "likes" me. Well I'm onto her game now after going elsewhere and getting the same procedures for way less money and better results. It's nasty and competitive out there and I wish there was a way we could all know exactly what we're getting, exactly how much we're getting and that the price is in order. You know, sort of like when you buy a dozen eggs. You know for sure that there are 12 eggs in the carton, that those dozen eggs are about 2 bucks and that you are definitely getting eggs for your money and if you should decide to go down the street to buy your eggs, you will still pay about 2 bucks a dozen and you will still definitely be getting eggs. Odd analogy, I know, but the best I could think of off the top of my head. Anyway, TITAN IS A RIP-OFF AND DOES NOTHING!
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