Marisa Schettino, Medical Aesthetician
Tixel is a revolutionary treatment (and one of our most popular!) which has advantages for all skin types and can be used to treat a number of skin concerns, including 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!
With a tip coverage area of just 1cm2, Tixel is also extremely targetable, allowing us to pin-point on the exact areas requiring treatment, including sensitive areas around the eyes and mouth.
Tixel is a customisable treatment with three unique applications, allowing us to tailor the treatment to your skin’s needs:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Open Channel Treatment
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma? This may be the treatment for you! The Open Channel option 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.
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Easy access from London
Being located within the M25, our clinic is under an hour away from London Waterloo Station. Simply catch a regularly departing South West Train to Weybridge and our clinic is a leisurely walk from the station or a quick taxi ride.
Woking and Surrounding Areas
We are also only a 20 minute train ride away from Woking, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey and Virginia Water.
|We are a multi-award winning, doctor led clinic|
|Award winning customer experience|
|Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered medical clinic.|
|All Tixel procedures will only be carried out by highly trained practitioners|
Tixel is effective for treating:
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|
|Sensitivity Period||1 - 3 days*|
|Back to work||Next Day*|
|Full Recovery||Usually 0 - 3 days*|
|Duration of results||Annual top-ups recommended|
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.
All of our medical aestheticians are trained in Tixel rejuvenation and undergo regular refresher training to keep their skills up to date.