Everyone constantly asks me “What’s new? What’s the latest advance?”
Generally I reply that there is nothing new happening at the moment – just tweaks and changes in how ewe use our treatments. And I don’t believe there has been anything that new or exciting for some time.
Even treatments such as HIFU, touted as new, is old technology and I believe generally gives minimal results for significant cost and pain.
But Tixel is new, – and I am very excited to have it at Envisage Clinic.
What is Tixel ?
Tixel is a novel non-ablative fractional skin rejuvenation system. It applies pure heat, at 400 degrees, to the skin’s surface via a diamond patterned titanium tip.
Tixel can treat delicate facial skin, including periorbital, eyelids, the neck and décolleté safely and quickly with low pain and 0-2 days downtime.
Tixel is fractionated, employs direct heat, and is radiation-free.
Tixel can be used in different ways.
At high settings it has a similar effect to fractional C02 or Erbium laser, but with much less discomfort, much less downtime, and lower risks.
At medium settings it works like a light Fractionated laser, but with minimal or no downtime, and can be used on the face, neck, or any other body area.
At gentle settings it can be used around the eyes and even on the eye lids themselves. With no hazard to the eyes, we can treat right up close to the lashes on the top and bottom lids.
Tixel can also be used to “open up the channels” into the skin.
Combined with active skin care ingredients this gives us an effective treatment for pigmentation, melasma, and other skin conditions. For the first time we have an active treatment that allows us to target melisma pigmentation.
What can Tixel be used to treat?
- Skin texture
- Tighten skin around the eyes
- Active acne
- Stretch marks
- Crapey skin on the face, neck, chest and other areas
Tixel can be used at all ages and is great for both men and women.
Benefits of Tixel
First and foremost Tixel has an excellent safety profile.
There is no light or laser, so there is zero risk to the eyes and no burning, charring or risk of blister, bruise or scar.
Tixel is quite pain-free. Topical anaesthetic cream is needed for stronger treatments only.
Tixel has much less downtime than most treatments.
There is some redness and dryness of the skin afterwards which depends on the individual, the settings used and the area treated. Most would be able to go about their normal activities or put make up on the next day.
Tixel can be repeated every month as required for cumulative results.
Tixel can be combined with active prescription skin care to effectively treat melasma, hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation (loss of pigment).
Tixel is easily combined with anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and IPL for a complete rejuvenation package.
As always, consultations at Envisage are complimentary or bulk billed, so you can come in and discuss this or any other concern free of charge and obligation free.
Call us today 07 5539 4000.
Article by Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Clinic Benowa
|Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Skin Clinic Founder and Director.Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London. Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.|