What is tixel?
A tixel treatment is able to tighten the skin and improve the appearance of scars and pigmentation using different types of heat energy. In ablative mode, a tixel treatment creates micro-channels of damage which stimulate collagen production, whilst non-ablative mode heats just the upper dermis to create open channels that allow the transfer of serums into the skin. In open channel mode the channels are opened up in a less intensive way.
Who is an ideal candidate for tixel?
A tixel treatment is ideal for anyone experiencing signs of ageing such as wrinkles or sagging. It can also be used to tighten crepey skin and can treat issues such as sun damage, age spots and acne scarring, although it is most typically used to tighten the skin and improve its texture. It can treat delicate areas of skin such as the eyelids, neck and décolleté effectively and is suitable for all age groups and skin types.
How does tixel work?
During the treatment, a hot metal plate with a collection of tiny rods which can reach temperatures of 400 degrees Celsius is applied to the skin repeatedly for less than a second each time so that your nerves do not register the heat. The transfer of the heat causes the skin to tighten and rejuvenate. As it can open up channels for topical products to be applied, it can help to improve the delivery of serums and creams and intensify their effects.
- How long do the results last? 6 months
- Treatment duration time: 20-45 minutes
- Anaesthesia required: Numbing cream
- Downtime: 3 days
- Costs: £350-£600