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?

Doctor Answers 13

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.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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. 

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 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
Englewood Dermatologist
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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 Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 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.


Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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 17 reviews

Ultherapy VS. Titan

Ultherapy belong to a newer generation of skin tightening procedures and stands out from a broad variety of non-invasive skin tightening treatments.The depth of the sound wave penetration makes it possible to target the tissue layers that could be previously addressed only by surgery. This is why I believe Ultherapy is more effective then the Titan for lifting and tightening the skin.

Unlike Titan, which seams disappointing with it's results to some patients, Ulthera is the first device that uses ultrasound technology to address sagging skin, lift eye brows, chin area, and corners of the mouth and recently the décolleté.

Ultherapy VS Titan

The Titan treatment consists of an infrared light, which gently heats up the underlying layers of the skin, increasing new collagen production. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to deliver a small focused heat source to deeper tissues. It can be applied with great precision at the level of the SMAS(a collagen rich layer under the facial skin). It also has the advantage of imaging to confirm you are at the correct depth.

Ultherapy or Titan - Williamsville NY

Thank you for posting this important question as it helps guide those who are considering non invasive procedures to reduce skin laxity.

There are no head on studies, that I am aware of, that compares Ultherapy to Titan. However, Ultherapy is very well studied, FDA cleared, has many indications and great outcomes with high success and patient satisfaction rates. 

Dr. Karamanoukian

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
4.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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