TITAN – skin tightening

Skin Tightening

Cutera’s medical grade Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) can be safely used to tighten the skin, improving skin tone and fitness. The areas we most often treat include the cheeks, jaw line, under the chin, neck and the abdomen. The number of treatments required typically ranges from one to three over a few months. Results last for one to two years.

When used on the face, TITAN stimulates the collagen in the skin which results in a “non surgical face lift”.

How does it work?

Titan utilises a safe, infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. This heating can cause immediate collagen contraction resulting in tighter skin. During the procedure the skin’s surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece. After the procedure new collagen growth results in further tightening with the improvement of lax skin, folds and lines.

How is Titan different from Thermage?

Both heat the collagen in the skin but Titan is reported to be less painful and less sensitive to variations in tissue because it uses a completely different mechanism for heating. As Titan uses intense pulsed light energy it provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources such as radiofrequency (RF).

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies according to the precise condition and responsiveness of your skin but it typically ranges from one to three treatments over a few months. We can discuss this in detail during a consultation and recommend a treatment program that’s suitable for you.

What does it feel like?

Patients are able to tolerate treatments without the use of any anaesthetic, numbing creams or pain medication. There may be a few quick moments or areas of particular discomfort.

What happens after the treatment? Are there 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.

What areas respond best to Titan?

Patients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is lax. Loose skin along the jaw line, under the chin, the neck, abdomen and upper arms have responded particularly well to Titan.

When will I see results?

Some patients see results immediately. However for most patients the results are gradual over a three month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.

How long do the results last?

Our patients are still enjoying the benefits of Titan after one to two years but as the skin will continue to age they may opt for a yearly maintenance treatment.

Is it safe?

Yes. Tens of thousands of Titan treatments have been done to date. As with all medical procedures there is a slight degree of risk and we will discuss this with you thoroughly during a consultation.

Can anyone have it done?

As Titan heats tissue under the skin’s surface, patients of any skin type can be treated. Men and women of all ages and skin types are potential candidates.

Is the Cutera Titan approved and registered with the TGA?

Yes, the Cutera Xeo platform is approved and registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The product ID is 171293 and ARTG Number is 99849.

Do you offer a free consultation to discuss Titan?

Yes. Treatments can be discussed in detail during a free consultation with our cosmetic nurse, Alex, RN, and a treatment program that’s tailored specifically to you can be recommended.

Call our friendly staff on 9382 3340 to book your free one on one consultation.

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