What is Titan?
Titan is a cosmetic dermal heating treatment, which utilizes an infrared light source to heat the skin (dermis) below the surface. The process of applying heat to the epidermis (deep skin tissue) results in a contraction of collagen (fibrous protein contained in skin and other connective tissue), which tightens skin providing a tighter and smoother appearance.
How are Titan treatments performed?
The Titan dermal heating procedure is performed by professional medical physicians using a chilled tip, long-pulsed, infrared device called the Titan®, which is manufactured by Cutera Inc., in Brisbane, California. During treatment, a layer of gel is applied on the area to be treated and the hand-piece is then placed directly against the skin. Treatment light while the chilled tip simultaneously cools the skin occurs thereafter. Patients are instructed to raise their hands if the pulse feels too hot and if so, the physician may cease using the light while the hand-piece remains in place.
Is the Titan procedure safe?
The Titan® is a non-ablative (does not damage skin) infrared device, which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of dermal heating.
Who is a candidate for the Titan procedure?
There are multiple factors that determine optimum candidacy for the Titan procedure but individuals who have facial aging resulting from certain genetic problems, over-exposure to the sun, and the natural progression of age are typically excellent candidates for the Titan procedure. Candidacy is decided by the practicing physician during consultation.
How long does a Titan treatment take?
The Titan treatment is performed on an outpatient basis with no anesthetic and typically takes approximately one hour. Patients may resume daily activities immediately.
What areas of the body may be treated?
Patients undergoing the Titan treatment can be successfully treated on many areas of the body including the face, neck, chin, jowls, lower arms, stomach, legs or backs of the hands.
How many Titan treatments do I need to best results?
Most patients must receive more than one treatment for maximum results within approximately six sessions over a period of six weeks. The Titan procedure encourages the development of new collagen so results will continue to become visible for weeks or months after treatment.
What possible side effects may be associated with the Titan treatment?
Side effects from the Titan treatment are minimal and typically involve some swelling and redness at the site of the treatment with a tingling sensation that may last up to 30 minutes after the treatment procedure.
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