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How Does Tixel® Acne Treatment Work?

If you struggle with acne, you have most likely tried many store-bought products that dried out or irritated your skin and still left you with breakouts. You may even have tried oral medications with frustrating side effects. If your acne is affecting your social life and self-confidence or even leaving lasting scars, Tixel® acne treatment might be ideal for you. This effective in-office treatment gives you clear skin that lasts and even helps smooth away acne scars and fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation for a more even, fresh complexion. 

What is Tixel® Acne Treatment? 

To understand what makes Tixel® such an effective acne treatment, you should know where acne begins: inside your sebaceous glands, which secrete oil that rises to the surface of your skin. However, your skin can overproduce oil, causing it to become trapped inside your pores. When these blocked pores become inflamed by bacteria, they can become red and painful. 

Unlike other acne treatments, Tixel® stops these sebaceous glands from producing so much oil without medications, daily product applications, or unpleasant side effects. Many people see significantly reduced acne after a single Tixel® treatment, even if they have not seen results from other methods.

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How Does Tixel® Acne Treatment Work?

Tixel® is a highly customizable treatment and can be used on your entire face or only the areas bothered by acne. Treatment usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, and many people will not require numbing cream, although people who undergo more intensive treatments may benefit. 

Tixel® uses a handheld device that activates tiny titanium cones. When they make brief contact with the skin, these cones use ThermoMechanical Action (TMA®) to create microchannels in the skin. The targeted heat deactivates sebaceous glands, calming their excess oil formation. These channels also trigger the surrounding skin to initiate a healing and repair process that produces new collagen. This collagen firms and smooths the skin’s surface, tightening pores and preventing them from becoming blocked with surface dirt and debris. 

Unlike other acne treatments that can leave your skin looking dry, rough, or dull, Tixel® rejuvenates your skin’s surface for a healthy glow. It does not irritate the skin, requires no medications or blood tests, and lets you simplify your daily routine by cutting out tedious at-home acne treatments. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Tixel® Acne Treatment?

Because Tixel® uses thermomechanical energy instead of laser or other light energy, it is safe for all skin types and tones, including darker tones. People with mild to severe acne are usually good candidates for this treatment. Candidates should be in overall good health and have reasonable expectations. Tixel® is appropriate for people of almost any age who are bothered by acne and is ideal for aging skin that still experiences oiliness and acne.  

Only a consultation with your Premier Vein & Body acne specialists can determine whether Tixel® is the best treatment option for you. Fortunately, Tixel® is extremely effective for the majority of people, even those with severe acne, and provides long-lasting relief from breakouts. If you have had no success with other acne treatments or have skin too sensitive to tolerate chemicals or drying oral medications, you may be an ideal candidate for Tixel®.

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Is There Any Downtime After Tixel®?

Each Tixel® treatment is different based on your needs, so your post-treatment effects may be more or less noticeable. Many people experience redness, swelling, and sensitivity that can last a few days. No downtime is required, but intensive treatments may result in a day or two of peeling or flaking, so you may prefer to avoid social situations. 

Your skin requires sun protection as it heals after treatment, so avoid excessive exposure and use sun protection. Avoid applying irritating products such as scrubs or at-home peels for a few days. You can apply light, non-irritating products, including makeup, after 24 hours

How Many Tixel® Treatments Will I Need for Acne?

The number of treatments varies according to several factors, including:

  • The severity of your acne
  • Your skin’s unique response
  • Other conditions you want to treat

Another key factor to consider is whether you prefer fewer treatments with a bit more downtime or more treatments with less downtime. Most people will benefit from three treatments to dramatically improve their acne. Those who also want to address scars or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may require additional treatments. 

What Results Will I See With Tixel® Acne Treatment?

Most people see at least several months of significantly decreased acne after Tixel® treatments. We typically recommend one to two maintenance sessions a year to keep oil production under control and prevent your breakouts from coming back. You will also see improvements in overall texture and tone, transforming your skin from problematic to smooth and glowing. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in Tixel® acne treatment, please call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, just past the State Line, and proudly serves Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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