In addition to the fact that various problems require distinct treatment strategies, we know that the same issue may require a different approach depending on the location and the patient to achieve the most excellent outcomes. Tixel® satisfies the expanding need for enhancing skin complexion and undoing the effects of photoaging so that patients may anticipate more young, renewed skin.
Tixel 2’s Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA) technology rejuvenates the skin by utilizing only natural heat. With this technique, both ablative and non-ablative treatments may be carried out. Tixe2 employs TMA technology to treat delicate face regions, including the periorbital area and the eyelids, in place of lasers, which generate radiation. Tixel 2 may effectively treat fragile skin on the face and neck thanks to its technology.
Consider adding another new tool, such as the TIXEL, given the abundance of available alternatives and the proven track record of achieving excellent results in reducing wrinkles and creases. Read on and find out about this cutting-edge technology!
What is TIXEL?
A relatively new technology called Tixel® is used to rejuvenate skin. Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA) technology is the foundation of this product, which was introduced in 2017 by the German company Novoxel GmbH. It demonstrates that it reduces fine and deep wrinkles by using heat to stimulate collagen formation. Additionally, it can help level out skin tone and lessen pigment spots.
Unlike laser or needling treatments, it may be used on the eyelid and tear trough for a non-surgical eye lift. It is safe for use on the face, neck, underarms, hand, and around the eyes.
It features ablative and non-ablative modes, which remove the top layer of skin. It is used for the same aesthetic purposes as laser treatments like CO2 or non-ablative erbium lasers, including skin resurfacing, scar reduction or acne scarring, and other cosmetic reasons.
Additionally, it can develop “open channels” free of needles, which helps provide transdermal treatments for conditions including melasma and other hyperpigmentation problems and skin renewal.
How is TIXEL different from other skin resurfacing treatments?
The TIXEL is a ground-breaking gadget because it safely applies high temperatures of regulated heat to the skin without burning its surface. There is less discomfort with TIXEL since the heating is more superficial than with lasers. Protective eyewear is not required because the TIXEL is not light-based, and treatments can be performed near the eyes.
Between the outcomes of non-ablative and ablative Laser treatments, the TIXEL offers a successful yet non-aggressive therapy. The TIXEL technique is sterile and requires slight recovery due to the high temperature.
How does TIXEL treatment works?
The TIXEL targets the skin’s surface in two completely distinct ways by using thermal energy:
- First, the TIXEL may promote collagen production and skin tightening for rejuvenation.
- Secondly, the TIXEL can make tiny skin channels that improve topical product absorption when applied to the skin’s surface.
Heat is delivered in a stamping pattern by a tiny 1 cm square titanium plate with little pyramid-shaped pins. Short millisecond pulses that treat the skin in a fractional mode—small treatment zones surrounded by healthy skin—minimize skin sensitivity.
The TIXEL has settings that let you choose how deeply the tip penetrates the skin and how long it stays there. It enables the specialist to customize treatments based on the skin problem being treated, the patient’s skin type, and the acceptable amount of downtime.
The TIXEL may minimize pore size, smooth out pore size, and improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture. It is possible to cure acne scars, which is a fantastic alternative for the overall rejuvenation of the face, neck, chest, and back of hands. To get better results while treating skin disorders like melasma, the TIXEL may also be utilized to improve the distribution of topical products through the skin.
What is the treatment like?
The majority of people find the therapy bearable. An anesthetic cream may be administered to specific regions to lessen discomfort, close to delicate areas like the mouth or eyes. Those who have experienced it say it is warm but not uncomfortable.
Compared to CO2 laser treatments, it is far less uncomfortable. For example, a facial treatment will last about 15 to 20 minutes every session. Depending on the skin’s health or the treatment purpose, most individuals need to repeat the procedure 4-6 times.
What to expect after TIXEL treatment?
You can notice redness, swelling, crusting, and sensitivity following a Tixel treatment, especially around the eyes. Typically, the healing period lasts 3–4 days.
Maintain the treated area according to your provider’s recommendations. These will include:
- Using clean hands, use a fragrance-free moisturizer every six hours.
- Don’t touch the region that was treated.
- Do not wash your face for 24 hours.
- After treatment, refrain from wearing makeup for four days.
- Wait four days, and then continue your usual skincare
- To avoid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, stay out of the sun and always apply sunscreen.
Many healthcare professionals advise scheduling 3-5 Tixel sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the best effects with the least downtime. After that, schedule yearly maintenance sessions.
Is TIXEL treatment appropriate for all people?
The majority of people, even those with darker skin tones, can benefit from this therapy; however, you should make sure that the treatment is being administered by a skilled professional like the team of experts at 360 SkinLab so that the settings are appropriate for your skin type. Darker-toned patients should undergo a patch test.
However, TIXEL may not be appropriate if:
- You are pregnant.
- You recently got your skin tanned. You should wait at least four weeks before getting the treatment.
- You just received injectable fillers or threads. We advise you to wait four weeks.
- You received muscle-relaxant treatments. You may wait at least four weeks.
TIXEL is a cutting-edge fractional laser skin resurfacing procedure. To promote collagen formation and revitalize skin, a portable instrument with titanium pyramid tips is repeatedly stamped over the treatment region.
TIXEL is used for indications that include stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, acne scars, and many other skin issues. All skin tones, including dark skin tones, are safe for this treatment.
To prevent unintentional hyperpigmentation, it’s essential to use sun protection both before and after a Tixel treatment. Redness, swelling, crusting, and sensitivity are typical side effects that heal in 3–4 days.
If you want to learn more about this fantastic treatment, contact us at 360 SkinLab. We’d be happy to educate you on different aesthetic options so you can achieve your goals!