1How does the Cutera Titan® work?
Titan® utilizes a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. During the procedure, the skin’s top surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece. Titan®’s light-based platform provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, such as RF (radio- frequency).
2What areas respond best to the Titan® procedure?
Patients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body. The most common areas treated are the jawline, under the chin, and the abdomen.
3Who can be treated?
Since the Titan® procedure heats tissue under the skin’s surface, patients of any skin type or age can be treated. Your laser provider can advise you if the Titan is right for you.
4How many treatments will I need?
Although a single treatment has produced very good results for many patients, it is quite common for patients to have two or three treatments over a few months. Your laser provider will advise you as to the number and frequency of treatments recommended for optimal results.
5What happens after the treatment? Any side effects?
Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. Both should dissipate within a few hours. Consult with your laser provider for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
6What do treatments feel like?
With each Titan pulse you will feel a brief heating sensation. Some patients are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand. Many patients are comfortable without any medication. Your laser provider will advise you.
7What is a 2D?
2D means we are treating 2 depths within the skin. Our Titan treatment is a 2D treatment as we also incorporate IPL with that appointment keeping the temperature of the skin up for a longer period of time to firm and even skin tone.
8The Titan Difference.
Titan employs light energy because it provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, such as RF (radio frequency).
9Why are 3D treatments important?
3D treatments use 3 technologies; Titan (deepest), Genesis (middle) and IPL (shallowest) to target all 3 depths within the skin. A 3D treatment will always have the best outcomes because the skin is being kept at a temperature where collagen is stimulated over a longer period of time.
10When will I see results?
Some patients see results immediately. However, for most patients, the results are gradual over a three to six month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.
11Has the Titan been tested and approved?
The Titan has been carefully studied in clinics around the world. It is cleared for the treatment of wrinkles in Europe and for general dermatologic use in Canada. In the US, it is cleared for topical heating to increase local tissue temperature and circulation. An additional 510(k) clearance is pending in the US for the treatment of wrinkles.