We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a new skin rejuvenating treatment – Tixel. Tixel is a ground breaking new treatment that can be used to effectively treat a number of different issues and skin types.
The main point of Tixel treatment is to strengthen the fragile skin around the eyes. This skin is thin in the first place, and, after menopause, collagen production tails off, meaning the skin’s ability to repair and regenerate itself is very limited.
Tixel can be used to treat:
- Dark circles around eyes
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
The most popular of the three treatment options, Ablative treatments are more intensive and used to treat acne scarring and wrinkles. This treatment gives results comparable to CO2 laser skin resurfacing, but the treatment itself has been designed to be less painful and to have a shorter recovery period.
This is a less intensive treatment option with little to no downtime for people who are unable to fit more intensive treatments into their schedule. It can be used in to treat the same issues as Ablative treatment, but an increased number of treatments would be needed.
Tixel uses controlled heat energy to encourage the renewal of skin. The specially designed hand piece is made from a grid of pyramids, which transfer heat when they come into contact with the skin, creating micron sized pores in the upper layers of the skin. The healing process after treatment encourages the skin to rejuvenate and refresh as well as encouraging collagen.
What is Tixel treatment used for?
Tixel has multiple rejuvinative applications including reducing wrinkles and lines, treating sunspots and pigmentation and reducing the appearance of scars such as acne scarring.
How many treatments make up a course?
The number of treatments depends on the individual, skin type and issue. Before any treatment you would have a consultation with a medical practitioner how will be able to design an individual treatment plan for you. Most commonly the average number of treatments is 3-4.
How much does Tixel treatment cost?
Is the treatment painful?
Tixel is designed to be more comfortable than other rejuvenating laser treatments. For more intensive treatments an anaesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to treatment to increase comfort further.
How much downtime is involved?
Tixel is designed for reduced downtime. Commonly after treatment most people experience swelling, redness and warmth for several hours. More intensive treatments can leave crusting after treatment, which usually subsides after 3 days and can be reduced with moisturiser.
How long does it take to see results?
Results vary from person to person, depending on the individual treatment plan. On average our clients report seeing visible results after 1-2 months from the first treatment date.