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How Does Tixel® Skin Resurfacing Work?

Aging, environmental exposures, and acne can leave their mark on your skin. Tixel® at Premier Vein and Body By Schwartz rejuvenates your skin as effectively as a laser but with added benefits. This revolutionary system triggers your body’s healing responses to restore smooth, youthful skin, even in delicate areas around the eyes. See laser-like effects without the laser recovery time with Tixel®. 

What is Tixel®?

Tixel® is a unique skin resurfacing device that restores smoother, tighter skin. The results of Tixel® are often compared to those of a fractional CO2 laser, but with less downtime and safer for ALL parts of the face. Tixel® effectively treats many skin concerns, including lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmentation problems. Tixel® uses a small metal plate with tiny titanium cones that deliver brief bursts of heat to your skin, triggering a healing, collagen-generating response. 

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How Does Tixel®  Skin Resurfacing Work?

Tixel® uses Thermo-Mechanical Action (TMA®) instead of light energy like lasers. The tiny cones make brief contact with your skin, creating areas of controlled damage. Tixel® is a fractional treatment, which means it creates micro-channels surrounded by areas of healthy skin. 

The healthy cells around the areas of damage respond with healing and growth factors. This process provides skin rejuvenation by bringing new cells to the surface. It also signals fibroblasts, the collagen-producing cells deeper in the skin, to increase collagen production. New collagen tightens and firms the skin for increased firmness and smoothness. 

How Long Does a Tixel® Treatment Take?

Tixel® treatment can take between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. Your Premier Vein & Body aesthetician may apply numbing cream if you have a deeper Tixel® treatment, but you may not need it for a lighter one. You may feel warmth or tingling, but we will ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. We customize the strength of your session to achieve your desired results. A more intensive treatment will have more downtime but will achieve results in fewer sessions than a moderate treatment. We will develop a treatment plan based on your preferences. 

What Can Tixel® Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Tixel® excels at tightening and rejuvenating skin, even in areas around the eyes where lasers cannot be used. It can also be used all over the body, including the hands, neck, and chest. At Premier Vein & Body, we use Tixel® to treat:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Signs of aging around the eyes
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Age spots
  • Stretch marks

Tixel® continues to grow in popularity due to its laser-like effects with less discomfort or recovery time. We recommend it for many individuals seeking powerful skin resurfacing results. Tixel® is especially recommended for the eye area, a spot difficult to treat safely with a laser. 

How Many Tixel® Treatments Will I Need?

Most people require a series of three Tixel® treatments to see their desired results. It is possible to utilize Tixel in a lower setting, which would then require additional treatment sessions for similar cosmetic results.  During your consultation, we will develop a plan accommodating the condition of your skin along with your desired results. 

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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 with Tixel® Skin Resurfacing?

Most people experience redness and warmth for a few days after treatment. Depending on treatment intensity, your skin may look rough and flaky for a few days as it heals. If you have treatment around the delicate eye area, you may have a day or two of swelling. You can start wearing non-irritating makeup the day after your procedure. Avoid swimming or strenuous physical activity for 24 hours after treatment. 

What Results Will I See With Tixel®?

Tixel® results will develop over the next few weeks as your skin produces new collagen. Full results typically become visible after about four to six weeks. This new collagen can keep skin firm, smooth, and tight for a year or even longer. We recommend yearly maintenance treatments to keep your youthful look. 

You will notice that your skin looks brighter and more even in the weeks after treatment. This skin rejuvenation continues as new collagen gets added to your skin, tightening the collagen fibers for long-lasting results. Results continue to improve after each treatment and can continue to improve even after your final session. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Tixel® Skin Resurfacing?

Many lasers only work safely on a lighter range of skin tones. Tixel® does not use light energy, so it works safely on all skin tones. Good candidates for Tixel® want to rejuvenate and tighten their skin. Tixel® is not recommended for those who are pregnant or tend to form abnormal scars. 


*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 have further questions about Tixel® skin resurfacing, call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier aesthetic treatment center can help you!

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, and proudly also serves 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 provided in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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