Treatment Review – Having Pixel Laser & Titan FaceLift At The Same Time

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I’m always troubled with nasalabial fold (lines that run from corner of nostril to corner of mouth) and marionette lines (lines below corner of the mouth). I have tried numerous non-invasive treatments to treat these aging lines but to no avail. I’m also troubled with age spots, fine lines on forehead and below eye areas.

Therefore one and a half month ago, being a natural born vainpot, I decided to brave myself to do both Pixel Laser and Titan Facelift at the same time, hoping to boost better results. I’m not afraid of pain and both procedures treated by Dr Chee from Wen & Weng Medical Group, took me almost a hour. Nasalabial fold and marionette lines are treated with Titan Facelift while age spots and fine lines are mainly treated with Pixel Laser. Both treatments also help to boost collagen production – my all-time favourite skin benefit. *GRINS*

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Pixel Laser

Pixel Laser, also known as skin resurfacing, is an FDA approved laser treatment used to treat skin by removing tissue via a dot Pixel handpiece.

Skin resurfacing occurs as the laser passes over the affected skin to remove damaged outer layers (epidermis and upper dermis) and through heat, triggers the body’s natural healing process by stimulating the production of collagen and new skin cells in the underlying layers. A new healthy skin tissue thus emerges.

What can the Pixel do?

Primarily, the Pixel laser technology tightens up skin and works with overall skin quality by manipulating with the collagen fibers in the skin to stimulate cellular growth that is responsible for the smoothing of fine lines, wrinkles and improvement of laxity. It indicates improvement in tone and texture of the skin by reducing and almost removing discoloration due to age, UV ray exposure, decreasing visible pore size, hyperpigmentation and improving acne scars.

Review on Pixel

I encountered temporary tingling sensation, severe swelling (which lasted for 3 days) and redness after the treatment. My skin flakes so much that I can’t even apply any makeup (not even loose powder) at all. The flaking started with the nose area and the last area to flake is side of the cheek near my ear. The flaking process lasted for almost a week. I really looked terrible during the recovery period. The pre-flaking dead skin at the cheek area just below the eyes are dark in colour as compare to the dead skin on my forehead and chin (I reckon is caused by cumulated melanin underneath the area). The pain during the treatment is bearable and the downtime is one week.

One week after the Pixel treatment - All flaking and redness are gone. Pore sizes, fine lines on forehead and below eye areas have reduced significantly. Age spots are slightly lighter and skin is superficial firmer.

One and a half month after the Pixel treatment - Pore sizes are much finer, fine lines on forehead and below eye areas reappeared again. Age spots are visibly dark with no lightening result. Skin texture has improved insignificantly.

Result on Pixel
(ˆšˆšˆšˆšˆš Very Good to ˆš Lousy)

Remove fine lines on forehead and below eye areas ˆšˆš

Remove age spots ˆš

Reduce pores sizes ˆšˆšˆš

Skin tightening ˆšˆš

Improve skin texture ˆšˆš

Rating on Pixel

Will I try Pixel again? No way, don’t waste my time!

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Titan Facelift

The Titan is a revolutionary non-invasive broad-wavelength-based infrared-emitting device. It emits light in the 1100 to 1800 nm wave-length range. During use, it cools the upper layers of the skin while heating up the dermis to contract the collagen fibers.

What can Titan do?

Give you a visible tightening of lax skin, stimulate long-term collagen production, and improve skin elasticity. This will have the best effect on fine wrinkles and sagging. It’s used mainly for the entire face and neck, and can also give good results for lifting breasts, saggy abdominal skin, and saggy knee skin.

Review on Titan

Well as this is not the first time I’m having Titan, I already have expected result on this treatment. My face is slightly swollen and red immediately after the treatment. I’ve also noticed the nasalabial fold and marionette lines are plumped up. The pain factor is much lesser and downtime is much shorter than Pixel Laser (less than 2 days).

One week after the Titan treatment - Skin is slightly firmer, there’s a faint improvement on nasalabial fold and marionette lines.

One and a half month after the Titan treatment - Superficial improvement on nasalabial fold and marionette lines. Jawline is more defined, face is tighter and slimmer. There is no result for fine lines and wrinkles.

Result on Titan
(ˆšˆšˆšˆšˆš Very Good to ˆš Lousy)

Remove fine lines & wrinkles ˆš

Contour jawline ˆšˆšˆš

Remove nasalabial fold & marionette lines ˆšˆš

Skin tightening ˆšˆšˆš

Slimmer face ˆšˆšˆš

Rating on Titan

Will I try Titan again? Probably yes!

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8 Comments on "Treatment Review – Having Pixel Laser & Titan FaceLift At The Same Time"

  1. Violett says:

    Hi!

    Have you ever tried fillers for the nasolabial and marionette lines?

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Violett,

    Yes I did, with Dr Chee. The result is disappointing! It causes bumps and it doesn’t help to fill up the nasolabial and marionette lines at all. I reckon is the fillers he used and his injection skill.

    I will probably try again but with another doctor instead. :-)

  3. Heather says:

    Hi Shirleen

    I hear the full results from Titan take about 6 months – did you continue to see an improvement on skin tightening? I really need skin tightening for my tummy area

    Thanks

  4. Shirleen says:

    No in fact the Titan result can only last me 6 to 9 months the most. I can start to see ‘superficial’ tightening effect 1 week after the treatment. Be prepared that you may not be able to see much tightening result from Titan. :-)

  5. Heather says:

    Have you found any skin tightening treatmenbts that do work? I am getting desperate!

  6. Shirleen says:

    Sad to say, not yet. Both Titan and Thermage only give very superficial results that only last a short period of time.

    But I believe it’s very individual, probably my skin is not that sagging to see the different. Most people will go for Thermage for tummy area as it can help to burn fat too.

    Are you having loose skin on your tummy or just fat tummy?

  7. Dhalia Emery says:

    A very satisfying part of these procedures is the confidence and glow people get after they start feeling better about themselves. I found my doctor at http://medicalspamd.com

  8. Heather Willis says:

    A bit of both – I agree you dont look like you need skin tightening so maybe you are not seeing the full effects – there are so many machines but none seem totally proven

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