Laser Skin Treatments Polaris™, Titan™, Fraxel™
Both the Polaris™ and the Titan™ use high-energy radio-frequency but the Titan™ adds pulsed broadband infrared energy, and the Polaris™ adds a high power Diode Laser to tighten skin
In simple terms, these devices wound layers of skin in order to stimulate collagen.
Good but not immediate; results typically don’t show for 3-6 months.
Estimated Treatment Cost:
Polaris™ and the Titan™: $2500 per full face/neck treatment; 3-5 treatments are suggested for optimal results, at 3-4 weeks apart. Fraxel™ is $5000-$6000 for 3-5 treatments but claims to be less “wounding” and with fewer risks; however effectiveness seems the same.
Longevity of Results:
Risk of redness, swelling, blistering for up to 5-10 days. Skin will be sensative for several days.
Harmful Side Effects:
As with any cell altering procedure using laser or infrared energy, there is a risk of scarring and fat atrophy; though less common than ablative devices.
These devices work only by targeting the collagen. Many are still not approved for use on other body areas besides the face.
Treatment is best indicated for the 30-40 year old. Although older skin types can get a nice enhancement from treatment, they will be unlikely to get the desired lift.
Treatment recommendations included application of ice packs for the remainder of the day. Redness and/or swelling will keep most out of the public eye for 1-2 days.