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.
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.