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Cutera Titan™

Cutera Titan™ Overview

Treats: Mild skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles

Length: Less than 1 hour

Anesthesia: None needed

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Mild redness and swelling for a few hours after treatment

Risks: Minimal when this treatment is performed by an experienced provider

Recovery: Most patients return to regular activities immediately following the procedure

Duration of Results: 1-2 years, although many patients schedule annual treatments to maintain the best results

Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results

“Dr. Kulbersh exceeded all of my expectations. This was my first cosmetic surgery procedure, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But the moment I had my initial consultation, I knew he should be my surgeon. He listens attentively, asks questions, shows digital images of what your before and after will look like, and I knew I could trust him to give me the result I was looking for. He created a very natural looking result for me. I am very happy I went to Dr. Kulbersh!”

-sarahv31, RealSelf


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As we get older, collagen and elastin levels in the dermal structure decrease. As these vital proteins diminish, skin laxity begins to develop, leading to facial creases, jowl formation, and hollowing in the midface. Carolina Facial Plastics offers the Cutera Titan™ to tighten loose skin and reverse these signs of aging. The Cutera Titan is an FDA-approved, non-invasive skin tightening and lifting device that uses light energy to heat the dermis deep beneath your skin’s surface.

The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for
unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.

The Cutera Titan laser offers the following benefits to our patients:

  • Tightens and lifts the skin by stimulating collagen production
  • Does not require sedation or topical anesthetic
  • Features minimal discomfort during treatment
  • Takes one hour or less to complete a treatment
  • Effectively treats all skin types
  • Requires little to no downtime
  • Involves no anesthesia, incisions, injections, or recovery time

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The Titan device utilizes safe, infrared light energy to produce the desired effect. During the procedure, the skin’s top surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece, while the heat travels to the dermal layers below. The heat stimulates tissue contraction and new collagen production. The increase in collagen helps to tighten and lift the skin in the treated areas. Titan’s light-based platform provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, producing a superior result.

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Unlike other skin tightening devices, such as radiofrequency or ultrasound devices that can be painful enough to require sedation and anesthetic, the Titan procedure is comfortable enough to be performed without anesthesia. During the treatment, the client will feel cooling, followed by a short heating cycle (approximately 6 seconds), and then a second cooling phase. During the heating and cooling cycles, the skin’s surface is protected through continuous cooling from the Titan handpiece to eliminate downtime. Some patients are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand, but many patients are comfortable without any medication.


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Due to the device’s gentle nature, patients do not experience peeling or excessive downtime after treatment. Immediately following your session, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. These side effects should dissipate within a few hours. Patients can go back to work the next day if they choose.

To learn more about the Cutera Titan, contact Carolina Facial Plastics today. We are happy to schedule a consultation with Charlotte plastic surgeon Dr. Kulbersh to see if this procedure is the right treatment for you. You may fill out our online contact form or contact us at 704-323-5090. We look forward to seeing you!


Frequently asked questions

Most areas of the body with loose skin can be treated with Cutera Titan. Patients have been successfully treated in many areas of the body; however, the most common areas treated are the lower face, jawline, under the chin, and the abdomen.


Virtually everyone can use the Titan for skin-tightening. Since the Titan procedure heats tissue under the skin’s surface, patients of any age can be treated. The Titan can also be used on all skin types, including skin that has recently been exposed to the sun.


Carolina Facial Plastics has many patients that are not necessarily ready for surgery or don’t want to have the aftercare and downtime associated with surgery. Some people want to delay any surgical intervention for as long as possible. The Titan offers an excellent option for anyone who wants to address skin laxity without surgical intervention.


Although a single treatment is an option for some patients with minimal laxity, it is quite common for patients to have two or three treatments over a few months. Your laser provider at Carolina Facial Plastics will examine your skin and advise you on the number and frequency of treatments recommended for optimal results for your skin. Typically a package of treatments is recommended for optimal results.


This heating process can cause immediate tissue contraction, resulting in fewer facial lines, folds, and looseness of the skin and tightening. However, full results are gradual over a three to six-month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.



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