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Tixel is an energy technology that uses Thermo – Mechanical Action for Fractional skin rejuvenation. A technology that can achieve high efficacy with high safety, unlike ablative lasers and deep peels which although highly effective, score low on safety.


The Tixel device is ideal for reducing and reversing signs of chronological aging. The thermal “insult” to dermal collagen, promotes skin tightening due to fibroblasts stimulation which work together with the epidermal heat induced disruption results in a youthful and fresher look to the skin.


It has both an ablative mode that creates micro channels of controlled damage to the skin to stimulate collagen production and aid in rejuvenation as well as a non ablative mode which heats the upper dermis of the skin which opens channels to assist in the transfer of topical serums into the skin.


The heat is emitted through a square metallic tip – and covered in a self sterilising titanium shell. The titanium pyramids are heated to a temperature of 400 degrees Celsius and are applied briefly to the skin for only a few milliseconds.


A typical treatment regime would involve 3-5 sessions 3-6 weeks apart (dependent on the intensity of each treatment session) following by 1 maintenance session every 3-6 months.


Tixel can be used on the face, neck, hands & body areas and treats the concerns of –

  • Wrinkles & Fine Lines
  • Skin tone & Texture
  • Skin Laxity
  • Tightening of skin around the eyes, including upper eyelids
  • Sun Damage
  • Acne & Scarring
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Pigmentation & Uneven skin tone
  • Infusion of Active Ingredients
  • Field Actinic Keratosis (rough sun spots)
  • Stretch Marks
Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect post treatment?

  • Feeling of heat like a “sunburn” for 1 to 5 hours post treatment (usually lasts 1-2 hours)
  • Redness for 1 to 3 days (depending on settings).
  • Mild to moderate swelling for 2 to 4 days post treatment.
  • “Dot” pattern – can see some “square” shaped patterns/stripes that can be more noticeable than others, depending on the use of stronger settings over a particular spot or area.
  • Micro crusting of the “dot” pattern may appear after a few days. This crusting should be allowed to fall off naturally over the course of a week. You should not touch, pick, scrub or scratch the area.
  • A dry “sandpaper” feel to the skin as it restores itself – can last over a week.
  • If the eyes have specifically been targeted for treatment, there may be noticeable swelling for up to 4 days.


Does Tixel Hurt?

Tolerance to pain is very individual from person to person. People find the treatment is much more tolerable than lasers but it is of course optional to use numbing cream. Most people do find it comfortable without numbing cream using the cooling device we provide.


How Many treatments of Tixel will I need?

Initially this will depend on the individual and the condition being managed. Generally speaking 3-4 treatments is common.


Can anyone have Tixel?

It is not recommended to have Tixel when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Apart from that you are fine to have the treatment as long as you are generally healthy & don’t have skin diseases or infections in that area being treated.

If you suffer cold sores the treatment around your mouth with Tixel may trigger an outbreak – Dr Holmes can prescribe you with an antiviral to avoid this.

Before And After Photos