Acne and aging are two of the most common skin concerns that people face. Acne can leave unsightly scars and blemishes, while aging can cause fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin. While there are various treatment options available in the market, many of them are either invasive, painful or require a long recovery period. Fortunately, there is a new treatment option that offers a quick, effective and painless solution – Tixel!
This is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation technology that has been making waves in the dermatology industry. It uses a unique approach to deliver energy to the skin, resulting in exceptional results for a variety of skin concerns, including acne and signs of aging.
So, What Exactly Is Tixel and How Does It Work?
Tixel is a fractional skin rejuvenation device that uses heat to create tiny, microchannels on the skin. It is a non-laser treatment that is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The device uses a specially designed handpiece that contains a grid of tiny pyramids made of medical-grade titanium. These pyramids are heated and then applied to the skin, creating tiny channels that stimulate the skin’s natural healing process.
And, unlike traditional lasers, Tixel only penetrates the top layer of the skin (epidermis), making it less invasive and less painful.
Dr. Ava Shamban recommends this treatment because it “uses a novel approach to delivering energy to the skin, which can address a wide range of common skin concerns such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin around the eyes, with very little downtime and very little injury to the top layer (epidermis of the skin).”
Fighting Active Breakouts and Acne Scarring With Tixel
Tixel is an effective treatment for acne scars and active acne. The heat generated by the device helps to sterilize the skin, killing acne-causing bacteria. Additionally, the microchannels created by Tixel allow topical acne medication to penetrate deeper into the skin, resulting in a more effective treatment.
The treatment protocol for acne treatment involves cleaning the skin and applying a topical numbing cream. The Tixel handpiece is then passed over the affected area, creating microchannels that stimulate the skin’s natural healing process. The number of treatments required varies depending on the severity of the acne scars or active acne. Patients can expect to see a reduction in acne scarring, smoother skin texture, and a reduction in active acne after a few treatments.
Reducing the Signs of Aging with Tixel
Tixel is also an effective anti-aging treatment that can be used to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin around the eyes. The treatment protocol for anti-aging treatment is similar to that for acne treatment, with the device being passed over the affected area to create microchannels that stimulate the skin’s natural healing process.
Dr. Shamban explains that one of her favorite areas to use Tixel is around the eyes because “the safety of this device, as it is not a laser, gives us the ability to treat crepey skin around the eyes and eyelid. It’s a fairly simple approach for lines around the mouth. It requires a series of treatments, but there’s virtually only 24 hours of downtime. It’s an attractive option to approach these different-to-treat areas. We also are able to use it, not only for acne scarring, but also for active acne as it sterilizes the skin and the settings can be adjusted for treatment of more youthful
Dr. Shamban adds, “Using an acoustic-mechanical (or swapped term) format to this injury, it improves our ability to treat different ethnicities and skin colors while still generating outstanding results.”
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