Treatment / Device
Stimulates a healing response to remodel photoaged skin
The Tixel is a novel device that delivers fractionated heating and is extremely versatile so it can be used in all skin types for mild or more intense rejuvenation.
THE NOVOXEL TIXEL®
Dr. Bernstein was the second member of the Tixel® medical advisory board and the first physician in the tri-state to get the Tixel®. The Tixel® is a unique device that delivers microthermal treatment zones with a titanium tip resembling a waffle with pyramids coming to a point. These points impact the skin for fractions of a second and result in fractionated skin treatments that leave unaffected skin in between. This stimulates a healing response to remodel photoaged skin to more closely resemble younger unaffected skin. Using heat energy, instead of laser energy that is absorbed and then produces heat, results in a unique treatment effect. The versatility of the Tixel® device enables treatments ranging from very mild, lunchtime treatments to fractionated resurfacing to address both photoaging and acne scaring. In addition, studies using the Tixel® to treat some ocular conditions makes this a very novel device.
Tixel® 1 System
How does the Tixel® work?
The Tixel® uses a titanium plate with pyramids that touch the skin in pinpoint areas depositing treatment zones of heat with areas of sparing around them, in a fashion virtually identical to a laser with one big difference-the Tixel® uses heat energy and not laser energy to make the microthermal treatment zones. This creates a unique impact on the skin and a different effect under the microscope.
Is the Tixel® a laser?
No, the Tixel® is a heating device that heats a special titanium treatment plate to 400°C and delivers fractionated, or pinpoint, heat energy to the skin.
What do you use the Tixel® for the most?
We use the Tixel® for mild rejuvenation in all skin types. Since the Tixel® can be adjusted to be very mild, it can safely be used on all skin types for mild rejuvenation.
What will I look like after Tixel® treatment?
Generally, our patients look pink with a healthy glow following Tixel® treatments. This mild pinkness and minimal swelling fade over a day or two.
Can I use topicals before and after Tixel® treatment?
The Tixel® is a fantastic device to combine with topical treatments. The microthermal treatment zones and mild swelling and good type of inflammation will enable topical treatments to have a greater effect than they would alone. They can penetrate more easily into the skin if administered with Tixel® treatments.