TITAN™ Skin Tightening
Titan™ Skin Tightening by Cutera is a US FDA-cleared procedure for non-invasive skin tightening and enhancing skin tone. It uses a handheld device that emits a safe, infrared technology to stimulate collagen growth in the treated area. This results in firming and tightening of the skin over time with improved lines and folds.
If you want to look more youthful and glowing without surgery, injections, or recovery time, Titan is worth considering. The treatment can be used on the:
- Eye area
- Jawline or under the chin
- Upper arms
How does Titan Works?
Titan utilizes a safe, infrared technology to heat the deep dermis. Its handpiece emits a specified light, which is absorbed by the water in the skin. This then converts light to energy, causing an immediate collagen contraction. This triggers the body’s self-healing properties, jumpstarting collagen production.
New collagen growth results in further tightening of the skin over time, with improvements in folds, lines, and mild laxity. The one thing that separates Titan from other skin firming treatments is that it employs light energy that provides a more uniform distribution for heating the deep dermis.
Is Titan safe?
Yes, Titan is safe, non-invasive, and FDA-cleared. The infrared light from the device gently heats the deeper layers of the skin. There is also a continuous cooling feature that protects the upper layers of the skin. This allows effective collagen heating without negatively affecting the epidermis.
What are the benefits of Titan?
Titan Skin Tightening can enhance your appearance without cuts or needles. It can help you turn back the clock by:
- Stimulating collagen production
- Tightening the skin on the face and neck
- Treating lax skin on the face, jowls, and neck
- Enhancing your skin tone
Does Titan hurt?
It is normal to feel a brief warm sensation during each Titan pulse. Most patients, however, find the procedure comfortable. You can choose to take a mild pain reliever before the treatment, but most patients can do without anything.
How many Titan treatments will I need?
A single session of Titan can produce good results for many patients. It is, however, recommended to get 3 to 4 treatments to achieve desired results. A consultation with an aesthetic doctor will let you know the number and frequency of treatments you need based on your individual profile and goals.
When will I see results
Most patients report seeing immediate improvements after the procedure, but optimal results show within a period of 3 to 6 months. This is the time when new collagen is formed and starts working to tighten the skin and enhance its tone.
How long do the results of Titan last?
The results can last for 1 to 2 years, but this can still vary. You should also know that the skin continues to age, so it is recommended to get an annual maintenance treatment.
Who can undergo Titan?
Both men and women of all skin types can undergo Titan. It is a good option if you’re not ready for surgery, but want to tighten and improve your skin’s appearance. A consultation with an aesthetic doctor can determine if Titan is right for you.
Just do take note that while the results of Titan are visible, they are modest or natural-looking. It is non-invasive and non-surgical, so it cannot duplicate the effects of a surgical facelift.
Are there any side effects or downtime?
Side effects are minimal and temporary. These include redness, irritation, and mild swelling in the treated area, but these subside within hours. There is little to no downtime and most patients can immediately go back to their normal routines.
The 2D Titan-Genesis Skin Rejuvenation
The 2D Skin Rejuvenation is a combination of two non-invasive procedures - Titan and Laser Genesis Skin Therapy. This is designed to improve the skin's texture and firmness, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Both men and women can benefit from the results of the 2D Skin Rejuvenation procedure.
Complementing the Titan is Laser Genesis, which works on the superficial dermis to improve fine lines, and textural issues. Laser Genesis has also been demonstrated to increase collagen stores and improve enlarged, pores, superficial acne scars, wrinkles, and skin redness.
The combination of two treatments can reduce laxity and firm the skin, while also minimizing pores and improving overall skin texture. Both procedures are also non-invasive, which means that you can achieve this without cuts, needles, or longer downtime.