About Tixel

Tixel is an energy based device that uses pure radiated heat to help the appearance of skin laxity, Rejuvenation and dermal signs of aging. This helps to treat fine lines, wrinkles, thinned skin, scarring and is one of the only treatments that can be used around the eyes.

How it works

Tixel uses heat and pressure to induce a healing response in the skin. A metallic plate is heat at 400 degrees and is applied to the skin for a millisecond. The damage created by this method is rapid and controlled meaning downtime is less then commonly seen in lasers and plasma devices. This is a non surgical method of skin tightening and is effective and safe to use for fine lines and lifting around the eyes.

Tixel can also be used at low settings and topical treatment can be applied for better penetration and efficacy. This is effective in treating acne, pigmentation and rosacea.


What areas can be treated?

Tixel is safe to be performed around the eyes, face, neck, Décolletage and hands.

What to expect before the procedure?

Before the treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated. A topical numbing anaesthetic is applied to help with patient comfort. It is recommended to arrive 20 min prior to your appointment for this to be applied.

What does the treatment feel like?

A topical anaesthetic is applied and most patients find this treatment tolerable. The sensation of intense heat is experienced and will settle a few hours post treatment.

What is the downtime and aftercare?

Your skin will be red and hot post treatment; this will subside within a few hours. Swelling is common when treating around that eye and can last a few days. Redness can last a min of 3 days at this point your skin with become dry and flaky as it goes through the healing stages. This process generally takes about 7-10 days and can be covered with make up.

How many treatments do I need?

An initial 3 treatments are recommended every 6 weeks. For more severe skin conditions 4 – 6 sessions are recommend. On going maintenance will be required and a course of treatments once a year is recommended.

What skin conditions can be treated?

Tixel can be performed to treat fine lines/wrinkles, Scarring, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, acne and even rosacea.

What does it cost?

Eyes or Hands $300 or $700 for 3 sessions

Neck $350 or $800 for 3 sessions

Face $600 or $1400 for 3 sessions

Face & neck $700 or $1600 for 3 sessions

Face, neck & décolletage $850 or for 3 sessions $2000

Dr. Allison consults at Enhance Plastic Surgery in Newstead