Tixel is one of our most popular treatments at the Light Touch Clinic and is an overall skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatment. This treatment improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst boosting luminosity and smoothing skin using heat energy – no needles, no laser, no charring!
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.