Cutrea Solera Titan
Launched in the UK in 2006, the Titan™ device, manufactured by Cutera Inc., is marketed as “a safe, non-surgical process that uses a totally unique range of wavelengths to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing”.
The Titan™ procedure heats the dermis (middle layer of the skin) to a depth of 1-2mm with light energy to cause immediate collagen contraction, (or skin tightening), whilst protecting the epidermis (surface/outer layer of skin) with a continuous in-built cooling system. It also stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding, leading to younger looking skin.
Broadband spectrum of light in the range: 1100 – 1800 nm.
How does it work?
Titan™ uses infrared light wavelengths delivered in pulses to the target area , which are preferentially absorbed by the water content of the skin; the energy delivered heats up the water causing uniform heating of the treated area. This heat acts on the existing collagen, causing it to immediately contract and tighten. It also stimulates the fibroblasts in the skin to produce new collagen, thus creating further tightening over time
The surface layer of the skin (epidermis) is kept cool by a continuous contact cooling system built into the Titan™ handpiece, which gives pre-, during and post-cooling direct to the outer skin layers . The Titan™ energy therefore only heats the deeper dermis layer where collagen is located.