Tixel skin resurfacing, though occasionally referred to as a laser treatment on some websites, is not a laser-based procedure. This state-of-the-art aesthetic treatment leverages thermo-mechanical ablation (TMA) technology for impressive skin rejuvenation. Using controlled heat, this innovative treatment addresses various skin conditions, improves skin tone and texture, and delivers a youthful, vibrant glow. Known for outcomes rivaling those of deep skin peels and intensive laser treatments, Tixel distinguishes itself with notably less pain, reduced downtime, and quicker recovery periods.
Common areas that Dr. Ruth Hillelson M.D., F.A.C.S. treats using Tixel include the following:
Nasal labial fold lines
Bags under the eyes
Troublesome aging lines on the cheeks and neck
Our skilled team at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic meticulously cleans the target skin area before the Tixel procedure. We may apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort and reduce any potential discomfort, depending on the treatment intensity.
Treatment: We position the Tixel device, which features a heated metallic tip, near your skin surface without direct contact. This innovative device releases a calculated burst of thermal energy, creating micro-pores in your skin. This process activates your body’s natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production for skin rejuvenation.
Post-Treatment: After the Tixel treatment, we apply a topical hydrating creme designed to further enhance the skin’s healing and rejuvenation process.
Recovery: You might notice mild redness and a sensation similar to sunburn post-treatment, typically subsiding within a few hours to a few days, depending on the treatment intensity. As your skin heals, you’ll observe it becoming firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
The entire Tixel procedure is impressively quick, often completed within 20-30 minutes, and offers significantly less downtime than more invasive procedures. Most patients can return to their regular activities immediately or within a few days following the procedure.
Experience Remarkable Results with Tixel ® Skin Resurfacing
Tixel is renowned for delivering consistently extraordinary results, leading to smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin for our patients. This procedure advances beyond mere superficial enhancement, inciting more profound, sustainable improvements in your skin’s health and appearance.
Enhanced Skin Texture and Tone: Tixel treatment activates the natural production of collagen and elastin, resulting in noticeable improvements in skin texture, fine lines, and tone. Post-treatment, patients frequently observe their skin becoming smoother and more even-toned.
Diminished Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Tixel has proven exceptionally effective in minimizing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, which often increase with age. Regular treatments can significantly reduce these typical aging signs, fostering a more youthful look.
Boosted Skin Elasticity: By promoting the production of collagen and elastin, essential elements of healthy skin, Tixel enhances skin elasticity. The outcome is firmer, plumper skin that’s more resilient and less susceptible to sagging.
Radiant, Glowing Complexion: Tixel also revitalizes dull and fatigued-looking skin, bestowing a brighter, more glowing complexion.
Reduced Scars and Sun Damage Appearance: Tixel is effective in managing various skin conditions, including acne scars and sun damage, progressively lessening their visibility with each treatment session.
Remember, individual results can vary, and achieving the optimal outcome might require a series of treatments. Regular treatments and appropriate aftercare can maintain and amplify these results over time.
Candidates for Tixel ®
Typical candidates for Tixel treatment often belong to two groups:
- Individuals, both men and women, aged between thirty and fifty-five who wish to address visible signs of aging for skin improvement.
- Patients struggling with active acne or acne scars that haven’t responded well to oral and/or topical medications.
Tixel skin resurfacing treatments are generally recommended for healthy, non-smoking patients who don’t have any serious medical conditions. The most reliable way to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for a Tixel treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hillelson at the Hillelson-Whipple Clinic.
Your Initial Consultation for Tixel ® Treatment
At Hillelson-Whipple Clinic, your initial consultation begins with a warm welcome into our clinical facility. Our esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr. Ruth Hillelson, M.D., F.A.C.S., steers this session by methodically following these steps:
- Gathering your medical history, discussing your aesthetic objectives, and understanding your desired outcome.
- Conducting a physical examination to assess visible signs of aging.
- Formulating a bespoke treatment plan that aligns with Dr. Hillelson’s professional opinion and your personal desires.
At the end of this initial consultation, Dr. Hillelson encourages patients to express any queries or concerns for thorough resolution. The decision regarding treatment always rests with the patient. Because our specialists invest time in comprehending and educating their patients, those who decide to undergo Tixel treatment are completely comfortable and relaxed before their session.
How does Tixel work?
Tixel operates by utilizing thermo-mechanical ablation technology (TMA) to gently heat and resurface the skin, encouraging the rejuvenation of underlying connective tissues. As a result, collagen – the primary structural protein in connective tissues – breaks down and reforms over the course of six weeks. Consequently, connective tissues become tighter and stronger, giving the face a lifted appearance and adding volume to hollow areas.
Is Tixel considered a noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment option?
Since Tixel treatment doesn’t involve any incisions or removal of body tissue, it’s classified as a non-invasive treatment option.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of Tixel treatments a patient requires depends on their visible signs of aging, their goals, and desired outcomes, and the professional opinion of our Tixel specialist. The most accurate way to determine the required number of treatments is to arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Hillelson at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic.
Will treatments be tailored to meet my needs?
At Hillelson-Whipple Clinic, we create customized treatment plans using a team approach, keeping the patient’s best interest in mind. The amount and type of treatments a patient receives will be based on their unique needs.
Can all the areas of my face be treated with Tixel?
Tixel can treat areas of the face with fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. The most common areas that Dr. Hillelson treats include the upper and lower eyelids, the mouth and cheeks, and the neck. Tixel may also be used in small, localized areas where acne is present.
How can I maximize my results?
To optimize and prolong the benefits of your Tixel treatment, it’s essential to integrate a skincare regimen. Additionally, living a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and diligent use of sunscreen can further enhance the results of your Tixel treatment.
Can Tixel be used to treat my double chin?
While Tixel skin resurfacing is utilized to tighten facial skin and connective tissues, its effects on fat cells that cause a double chin are currently under research. For patients looking to improve the appearance of their double chin, other treatments such as Kybella might be recommended.
Are there risks associated with Tixel?
All medical treatments carry certain risks. These will be thoroughly explained during your initial consultation with Dr. Hillelson. We take every measure to minimize any associated risks. Most patients find the potential benefits of Tixel® far outweigh the risks.
Can I see before and after photos of patients who have undergone Tixel treatment at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic?
Yes, before and after photos form an integral part of the initial consultation. These help patients understand the kind of results they can expect. Dr. Hillelson ensures you comprehensively understand how your results will be similar and different to those you see in the photos.
How do I prepare for my initial consultation?
We encourage patients to contemplate their treatment goals and desired outcomes prior to their initial consultation. Patients should also provide a list of current medications and herbal supplements. Those who come prepared with realistic expectations and a positive attitude often achieve the best results.
How do I arrange my initial consultation?
If you’re interested in arranging an initial consultation with Dr. Ruth Hillelson at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic, please contact our office at 804.290.0060.