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TIXEL®

TIXEL®

Tixel is a non-invasive skin resurfacing device that uses proprietary targeted heat. Pain and downtime are minimal compared to laser and radiofrequency treatments, and makeup can be applied the day after treatment.

  • Fast results
  • Well-tolerated, often with minimal-to-no topical numbing
  • Discrete healing
  • No lasers, needles, or radiation
  • Treatments as quick as 15-30 minutes
  • Safe to use on all skin types
  • Safe for skin with melasma
  • Safe for skin with acne

    How is Tixel different from an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

    Tixel is not a light-based treatment like IPL. This system transfers less heat to the surrounding tissues than IPL, so it is safe to use in patients with dark skin and melasma.

    How is Tixel different from microneedling and RF microneedling?

    Tixel is non-invasive, whereas microneedling treatments with and without RF are invasive. Additionally, both providers and patients report more visible tightening and wrinkle reduction with Tixel when compared to microneedling with or without RF

    How is Tixel different from a fractional ablative laser?

    Tixel is not a laser. At higher settings, providers report similar results to their fractional ablative lasers. With the Tixel, the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) remains intact, making it an easier recovery with significantly less downtime. Patients have no oozing or bleeding and report significantly less swelling. Additionally, Tixel patients can apply sunscreen and makeup just 24 hours post-treatment, allowing patients to return to normal activities quickly and without visible wound healing.

    What does Tixel feel like?

    Tixel is well-tolerated. Many patients can be treated without anesthetic. Use of chilled air and topical numbing may increase patient comfort. Most patients report feeling some heat at the treatment site.

    How many treatments are recommended with Tixel?

    For skin rejuvenation, we recommend 3 treatments, scheduled once every 4 to 6 weeks, followed by one to two maintenance treatments within the year. If you are treating a more difficult issue, like acne scarring, or you are using lower settings, it may take more treatments.

    How much downtime after Tixel treatment?

    Because the outermost layer of the skin remains intact after Tixel treatment, downtime is minimal. Of course, lower settings result in less downtime than more aggressive settings. Individual responses will vary based off settings used, patient genetic factors, compliance with post-care instructions, and overall skin health. Patients may wear makeup after 24 hours, and most return to normal activity (including social interaction and work) within hours post-treatment.

    What post-care is recommended with Tixel?

    After a Tixel treatment, patients should plan for 24 hours of being out of the sun as much as possible. Wear a hat for any time spent outside. No heavy exercise, no Jacuzzis or saunas, and refrain from putting any skincare products on the skin, except for what your provider recommends. After the 24-hour period, patients may use gentle cleanser to wash their skin, as well as apply a light moisturizer, sunscreen, and makeup. Refrain from using any skincare products with active ingredients for up to a week post-treatment.

    How much does a treatment cost?

    Cost is individualized per customer and per area. Make sure to set up a consultation to get accurate treatment costs for your custom treatments.

 

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