Tixel - Light Touch Clinic


We are very excited to welcome Tixel to our curated selection of skin rejuvenation treatments. Tixel is a revolutionary treatment which has advantages for all skin types and can be used to treat a number of skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin discolouration, age spots, acne scars and sun damaged skin.

Using patented technology, Tixel uses pure heat energy for the controlled evaporation of tissue. It is similar in effectiveness to fractional CO2 lasers, but it is significantly more comfortable and has less downtime. This means you can get back to your normal routine sooner!

Tixel is a customisable treatment with three unique applications, allowing us to tailor the treatment to your skin’s needs.

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Ablative Treatments

This is the most popular of the three treatments and is the most effective option for treating scarring and skin tightening. The result of an ablative Tixel treatment will yield results comparable with a deep chemical peel or CO2 laser resurfacing. This option does have some downtime but after a couple of days you can cover any light crusting with makeup.

Non-Ablative Treatment

This treatment is a gentler option and is better suited for those who cannot take off any time to recover. This treatment can give the same skin tightening results as the ablative treatment but you will need more sessions of treatment to achieve this.

Open Channel Treatment

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma? This may be the treatment for you! This treatment is designed to make the skin more porous for 6 hours post-treatment. This aids the penetration of topical treatments such as hydroquinone, delivering excellent pigmentation results.

After (image courtesy of Arash Kalantari, MD, US)

Tixel is effective for treating:

  • Fine line and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Uneven Pigmentation
  • Melasma
Treatment Summary

DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.

No. of treatments 4
Procedure Time Varies
Anaesthetic Topical
Sensitivity Period 1 - 3 days*
Back to work Next Day*
Full Recovery Usually 0 - 3 days*
Duration of results Annual top-ups recommended
How does it work?
Who Will I See?
How does it work?

Tixel uses controlled pure heat energy to encourage the skin the renew itself. The head of the Tixel machine has a grid of pyramids which transfer the heat directly the skin for a fraction of a second. The length of exposure will vary depending to your treatment plan.

Tixel has three unique applications: abalative, non-ablative and open channel treatment. Your treatment will depend on what type skin concern you would like treated; your practitioner will explain which treatment will work best for you.


How much downtime is involved?

Unlike laser alternatives, Tixel has minimal downtime. You are likely to experience some initial redness and warmth post-treatment. But this will subside after a few hours. If you have an ablative treatment you may experience some light crusting a few days after treatment. However, it can be covered by makeup and is not as extensive as post-treatment crusting from a CO2 laser such as Fraxel.

How many treatments do I need?

This varies according to the type of skin concern you are seeking to correct with Tixel. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a bespoke treatment. Most patients are recommended a course of 4 treatments.

Does the treatment hurt?

You will have a topical anaesthetic applied to the skin prior to treatment to make it more comfortable. The treatment is generally well tolerated.

What can Tixel be used to treat?

Tixel is a novel device with multiple aesthetic applications. It is fab for rejuvenation as it can reduce wrinkles and lines. In addition, it also resurfaces the skin by reducing sunspots, treating pigmentation and reducing the appearance of scars.

What we love about this treatment is that it can be used all over the face including the eyelids and peri-orbital area.

Who will I see?

This treatment is carried out by one of our in-house Tixel experts: Dr Natalie Blakely, Janine Scott RGN or Melissa French.

BOOK NOW ON 01932 849 552 info@lighttouchclinic.co.uk

*Disclaimer: patient results and treatment experiences may vary.

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