Tixel Skin Treatment: What is it?

Posted by Dr Theva in Anti-Aging, Face Care, Skin.

Pursuing flawless skin is an ongoing journey in a world where beauty and confidence walk hand in hand. From serums and topical skin products to skin lasers, the beauty industry offers an array of treatments promising transformative results. Among all these, the Tixel treatment has emerged as a powerful contender, revolutionising how we rejuvenate and revitalise our skin.

Picture a treatment that blends innovation, science, and effectiveness, all while minimising discomfort and downtime. Tixel treatment does just that. This cutting-edge skin treatment has rapidly gained traction, captivating the attention of skincare enthusiasts and professionals alike. If you’re seeking a non-invasive, skin-transforming experience that harnesses the power of technology, look no further.

In this guide, we delve into the world of Tixel treatment, discussing the science behind how it works, its benefits, and everything in between. Whether you’re a skincare enthusiast eager to explore the latest trends or someone on a quest for a solution that painlessly improves skin quality, this guide is for you.

Non Surgical Skin Rejuvenation

What is Tixel?

Tixel is a non-surgical cosmetic face treatment, also known as “fractional ablative laser treatment” or “fractional skin resurfacing”, used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin texture.

During Tixel treatment, a device is used to gently heat small areas of the skin. This heat encourages the skin to produce more collagen and heal itself, making it look smoother and younger.

Tixel is a good option for people who want to improve their skin but don’t want an invasive procedure. It’s often chosen because it’s suitable for all skin types and requires less downtime and discomfort compared to other treatments.

How Does a Tixel Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Work?

Tixel treatment harnesses thermal energy (Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA) technology) to rejuvenate the skin. The titanium tip of the Tixel device is heated to a precise temperature and then gently applied to the skin.

The heat makes tiny channels in your skin and promotes the body to initiate a natural healing response. This helps to produce more collagen, which makes your skin firmer, wrinkles less noticeable and gives you younger-looking skin.

Tixel treatment harnesses thermal energy

Difference Between Fractional CO2 and Tixel:

Both fractional CO2 and Tixel treatments aim to achieve skin rejuvenation through controlled thermal energy. However, the main difference lies in the application method. While fractional CO2 employs laser technology, Tixel employs a thermal process using a titanium tip.

Tixel treatment is generally considered less invasive and has a shorter recovery time compared to fractional CO2, making it a more attractive option for those seeking minimal downtime.

Difference Between HIFU and Tixel:

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Tixel treatment are popular options for skin rejuvenation but operate through distinct mechanisms. HIFU uses focused ultrasound waves to target deeper skin levels and layers of tissue, promoting collagen production. On the other hand, the Tixel treatment creates controlled thermal microchannels on the skin’s surface.

While both treatments offer similar benefits, Tixel may be preferred by individuals looking for a more surface-level approach with less pain.

What Can Tixel Treat?

Tixel treatment is incredibly versatile and can effectively address a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks
unlike lasers Tixel is not an aggressive treatment
Unlike lasers, Tixel is not an aggressive treatment

Understanding the Benefits of Tixel Treatment

Tixel treatment offers several advantages to traditional skin lasters and procedures:

  • Non-invasiveness: Tixel is less invasive than traditional ablative lasers or surgical procedures.
  • Shorter downtime: Recovery time is generally shorter compared to more aggressive treatments.
  • Versatility: Tixel can be used on various face and body areas.
  • New collagen formation: The treatment stimulates collagen production for long-lasting results.
  • Customisation: The intensity and depth of treatment can be tailored to individual needs.

Suitable Candidates for Tixel Treatment

Tixel treatment is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate skin concerns, including signs of aging and textural irregularities, who want an overall improvement in their skin quality and elasticity.

However, those with severe skin conditions or certain medical conditions may not be ideal candidates. It’s essential to consult with a qualified skincare or cosmetic professional to determine the suitability of the treatment.

Tixel treatments are primarily used on the face but can also be applied to other areas of the body. The treatment is versatile and can address a variety of skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture, scars, and overall skin rejuvenation.

Here are some common areas where Tixel treatment can be used:

  1. Face: Tixel is frequently used on the entire face to improve skin quality texture, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin quality.
  2. Neck Treatment: The neck is another commonly treated area to address sagging skin, wrinkles, and texture issues.
  3. Décolleté: Tixel can be used on the chest and décolleté area to improve skin texture and address sun damage.
  4. Hands: The hands are prone to showing signs of aging, and Tixel treatment can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture.
  5. Periorbital Area (Around the Eyes): Tixel can be used to target fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, commonly referred to as crow’s feet. It can also be used on eyelid skin.
  6. Acne Scars: Tixel treatment can help improve the appearance of acne scarring on various parts of the body.
  7. Stretch Marks: Tixel may also be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
  8. Other Body Areas: Tixel treatment can potentially be used on other body areas with skin concerns, such as scars, texture issues, or signs of aging.
Localised eye treatment with Tixel

What’s Involved in a Tixel Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

How to Prepare for Tixel Skin Treatment:

Before undergoing Tixel treatment, you may be advised to:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning for several weeks prior to the treatment.
  • Discontinue using certain skincare products, such as retinoids, for a specified period.
  • Follow any pre-treatment instructions provided by your skincare professional.

What to Expect During a Tixel Treatment:

During the Tixel treatment:

  • Your skin will be cleansed, and a numbing cream may be applied for comfort.
  • The Tixel device’s heated tip will be applied to your skin.
  • You may experience a warm or tingling sensation, but the procedure is generally well-tolerated.

How Long Does a Tixel Treatment Last?

The duration of a Tixel treatment session can vary based on the size of the treatment area.. Typically, a session can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.

Downtime and Aftercare

After the treatment:

  • Your skin may appear red and feel slightly sensitive, similar to a sunburn.
  • You will be advised to avoid sun exposure and use gentle skincare products.
  • Makeup may be applied after a certain period, as recommended by your cosmetic or skincare professional.

Side Effects and Risks

Tixel treatment is considered safe, but some potential side effects may include:

  • Redness
  • Mild swelling in the treated area
  • Mild discomfort
  • Temporary changes in pigmentation. These effects are usually temporary and subside within a few days
tixel treatment Melbourne

How Many Treatments Are Required?

The number of Tixel treatments required varies based on individual skin concerns and goals.

In general, some improvement can be noticeable after just one treatment session, but more significant and lasting results often require a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart.

It’s common for patients to undergo a series of 3 to 6 treatments to achieve optimal results, although this number could be more or less depending on individual factors.

It’s important to note that results from Tixel treatments may take time to be apparent, as with many cosmetic procedures. The skin’s natural healing and regenerative processes take time, and improvements may continue to become more noticeable over the weeks and months following the treatment series.

To determine the specific number of Tixel treatments required for your particular case and the expected timeline for results, it’s best to consult with a qualified and experienced dermatologist or medical professional who can assess your skin condition and provide personalised recommendations. They will be able to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.

Discomfort During Tixel Treatment

Tixel treatment is generally well-tolerated, and any discomfort is minimized by a topical numbing cream applied before the procedure.

Duration of Tixel Results

Results from Tixel treatment can be long-lasting, with continued improvement in skin texture and tone over several months. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the benefits.

Combining Tixel With Other Treatments

Other skincare procedures, such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, or laser and micro-dermabrasion treatments, can complement tixel treatment. Our advanced skincare providers will guide you on suitable combinations to achieve your desired results.

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Book a Non-obligation Consultation to See if a Tixel Treatment Is Right for You

To determine if Tixel treatment is the right solution for you, book a non-obligation consultation today.

During your no-obligation comprehensive consultation, I get to know you and discuss your desired outcomes, ultimate experience, and concerns to get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.

Most importantly, I will explain why they are the best options and review the results you can expect to allow you to feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.

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