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Ultherapy vs. Titan - Which is More Effective for Skin Tightening?

Please Compare Ultherapy with Titan Procedure. Is one shown to be more effective than the other for skin tightening, in particular of the face and neck?

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Ultherapy or Titan for Skin Tightening

While both devices aim to induce new collagen production, Ultherapy is much more precise and predictable.  RealSelf has a great feature that lets people rate whether they felt the procedure was worth it.  As of today 92% of Ultherapy patients were happy vs. 57% for Titan. 

Minneapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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UlThera over titaN

Having experience with both, Ulthera is superior technology and results with no down time.Ulthera is also more precise. The newer ultrasound technology and the screen on the device makes it superior. Go on both web sites and you will see the difference.

Luis A. Vinas, MD
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

No head to head study but Ultherapy seems superior

To adequately answer this question, we would need a head to head scientific study which is not something that is not and wont be available.  Based on personal experience, however, Ultherapy seems superior when compared to Titan or Thermage in achieving skin tightening.

Chang Son, MD
Fort Lee Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Titan vs. Ultherapy

I had compared Titan to Thermage many years ago and did not find the Titan to be as effective as Theramge.  I have now seen Ultherapy to be much more effective than Theramge on facial areas, so that I can conclude that Ultherapy is more effective than Titan, even though I did not compare the two.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Ultherapy vs. Titan

In my experience, the only thing that seems to get consistent results is Ultherapy.  I have either tried other modalities or have had colleagues report to me on their experiences.  As far as I can tell, no other non-invasive treatments seem to deliver the consistent results that Ulthera does.

Leif L. Rogers, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Best Lift and Tightening Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Plastic Surgery Treatment...Ultherapy by Ulthera

Hi Decatur,

Ultherapy by Ulthera is the only device FDA approved for both lifting and tightening of the skin and muscles of the face, neck, and eye brows.  It is much more effective with a much higher patient satisfaction rate than Titan.  Like all "tools" that physicians use, the results will vary depending upon the artistic vision, skill, and experience of the treating physician.  Good luck and be well.


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Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Most Doctors Agree Ulthera Is Better at Skin Tightening Than Titan

Titan is a device that uses what we call near-infrared light to treat the skin. Over time, skin tightening can and does occur. Ulthera uses fractionated ultrasound to penetrate deep into the skin causing tightening as well over time. As one of the other doctors noted, there has never been a head-to-head clinical trial comparing one to the other so we don’t know for sure which is better. Anecdotally, we all note that Ulthera should be the better choice, and we also agree with that opinion.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Ultherapy vs. Titan - Which is More Effective for Skin Tightening?

Although there are no direct head-to-head studies comparing Ultherapy to Titan, Ultherapy, seems to be more popular among those who had the procedures done. It may also depend on the skill and judgement of the user.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Comparing Ultherapy to Titan

I prefer Ulthera for skin tightening over radiofrequency (Titan or Thermage) because the energy can more precisely be targeted to the layer where it is most beneficial for tightening and lifting. Ultherapy works by allowing the doctor to visualize the tissue beneath the skin with a specially designed hand piece. Utilizing this deep visualization, the doctor is able to deliver ultrasound energy to a precise area needing treatment. Ultherapy encourages the natural production of collagen, which allows the skin to appear firmer and more elastic. By utilizing such a precise instrument, Ultherapy provides a safe treatment, leaving the skin above the treated tissue unharmed. You will look better in two years, than if you would if you did not have ultherapy. For most of our patients, they will reconsider repeating the treatment after 2 years.

Andrew T. Lyos, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Ulthera is going to deliver more heat to the tissues.

Non-surgical devices can cause a lifting or tightening effect by delivering heat to the tissues to stimulate collagen production.  Ulthera, Titan, ReFirme, and Thermage all deliver heat to the tissues in different degrees.  I believe that Ulthera delivers the most heat in a more precise manner than the others.  I do also own and use ReFirme by Syneron.  I have seen nice results with multiple treatments with ReFirme as well.  Ulthera utilizes high-focused ultrasound energy to deliver heat while ReFirme utilizes radiofrequency energy or electrical energy.  

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

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