WHAT IS TIXEL?

Tixel® gives extraordinary results in treating a wide range of conditions. Tixel® uses thermo-mechanicalablation technology (TMA) to provide anti-aging improvements to the skin tone and texture, giving it a radiant and youthful appearance. Tixel® delivers results that are comparable to deep skin peels and intensive laser treatments, with much less downtime, less pain and faster recovery times.

Tixel® treatment is ideal for those seeking smoother, more radiant and revitalised looking skin, but who are worried about downtime. The added benefit is that it continues to deliver results that improve over time and can last for several years (as it is your own collagen that produces the effects).

Non-invasive skin tightening results!

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HOW IT WORKS

Tixel® uses a small heated metal plate of multiple tiny heated cones. This is passed over the face and neck, delivering short bursts of heat energy directly to the skin’s surface, without damaging deeper skin tissues. This stimulates collagen production, which in turn tightens the skin.

BENEFITS:

✓ Skin tightening, to improve skin tone and texture
✓ Skin rejuvenation (facial skin, neck and décolletage)
✓ Acne and acne scarring
✓ Lines and wrinkles
✓ Eye lift, for sagging eyelids or eyebags
✓ Uneven pigmentation and melasma
✓ Rosacea
✓ Stretch marks

3 TREATMENT LEVELS

Tixel® offers 3 levels of treatment: “full ablative”, “medium ablative” and “open channel”.

Both full and medium ablative treatment are ideal for skin tightening and scar treatment. At this highest level, results are comparable to those of a fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment or deep chemical peel, with just one session. Recovery time can vary, and for 2-3 days, the skin can be pink and small micro crusts will develop. Make-up can be worn 48 hours after treatment to cover this. We recommend a couple of days off work post treatment.

This level can achieve the same skin tightening results as the full ablative level, however, it will require more sessions. The recovery time is less with normal activities resuming within 24 hours. Post care treatment is the same as full ablative treatment.
*Results of a course of ablative and sub-ablative treatment can last several years, as it is your own collagen that produces the effects. A course of 3-6 treatments is recommended.

An Open Channel treatment is the lightest treatment level. The heat applied to the skin creates “channels” in the upper layer of the skin. This increases the porosity of the skin to help in the absorption of topical medicines (known as mesotherapy) which targets conditions such as melasma, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and skin laxity (lack of tightness). There is minimal downtime and you can return to normal activities the next day. Make-up can be used the same day to hide any redness, however it is preferable not to.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS?

This depends on the treatment mode and the individual. Full Ablative sessions achieve results faster than Medium Ablative treatments. Some people start to see results after just one treatment, however, for best results, the recommended treatment is a course of 3-6 sessions spaced ideally 4-6 weeks apart, with a treatment every 6 or 12 months thereafter. Open Channel treatments can be performed every 2-4 weeks.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS?

This depends on the treatment mode and the individual. Full Ablative sessions achieve results faster than Medium Ablative treatments. Some people start to see results after just one treatment, however, for best results, the recommended treatment is a course of 3-6 sessions spaced ideally 4-6 weeks apart, with a treatment every 6 or 12 months thereafter. Open Channel treatments can be performed every 2-4 weeks.

Side effects and downtime

This will depend on the level of your treatment. Your skin may feel tight, warm and slightly sensitive, as if you have been in the sun, with some mild swelling and redness 24-72 hours post treatment. For the Full and Medium Ablative treatments, your skin can remain pink to red for 2-3 days and a light brown micro crust will form for 7-10 days. For the lower intensity Open Channel treatment, you will be able to return to normal activity the following day. Tixel® around the mouth may trigger cold sores, this can be treated as you would normally treat an outbreak.

How do I know which treatment to have?

Dr. Melissa Mckinney, ARNP DNP will fully explore the treatment options during your initial consultation appointment and advise you on the best treatment plan based on your skin condition, skin type, the result you would like to achieve.

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