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Which Laser Skin Resurfacing is Safest to Use Around My Eyes?

Have you noticed sagging eyelid skin or puffy under-eye bags? The eye area can be one of the hardest to treat. Standard laser resurfacing is not safe for use around the eyes. Fortunately, Tixel® offers an option that can be safely used in this delicate area. Unlike lasers, Tixel® uses a type of energy that will not harm your eyes, making it the most effective tool for tightening and smoothing your eyelids and surrounding skin. Non-surgical blepharoplasty is also available. 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing? 

Laser skin resurfacing is a broad term that applies to any treatment using lasers to improve the condition and appearance of your skin. Laser resurfacing generally uses laser energy that works in one of two ways: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove or injure the outer layers of skin to trigger rejuvenation. Non-ablative lasers treat the skin non-invasively to trigger new collagen production. While both can be very effective over most of the face, lasers are usually not recommended for use around the eyes and are not safe for use on the eyelids.

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Which Laser Skin Resurfacing is Safest to Use Around My Eyes? 

Your Premier Vein & Body team offers Tixel®, a highly effective resurfacing treatment safe for use on the eye area and even eyelids. Because Tixel® does not use laser energy, it is the only treatment safe for the eyelids. Tixel® can address concerns such as eye bags, sagging eyelids, and skin laxity around the eyes. This treatment has revolutionized the treatment of the eye area by providing safe, effective resurfacing. 

Along with the eyes, Tixel® can be used to rejuvenate and firm the entire face. Unlike most lasers, it is safe for all skin types and tones. Tixel® is the only treatment to use Thermal-Mechanical Action (TMA)®. It uses heat and motion instead of light pulses like a traditional laser. Tixel® is also effective for treating acne by resurfacing the skin, tightening pores, and controlling oil production. 

How Does Tixel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Work? 

Tixel® does not use light for skin resurfacing. Your Premier Vein & Body provider will move the handpiece over your skin. A small plate covered with tiny titanium pyramids briefly touches your skin, transferring heat energy that creates microchannels. These channels are tightly controlled and customizable enough for use on the eyelids themselves. They trigger collagen production and skin rejuvenation for firmer, smoother eyelids and tighter skin under the eyes. 

Tixel® is often referred to as a non-surgical blepharoplasty due to its ability to lift and tighten your eyelid skin. It makes an excellent option for those who want to see significant improvements around the eyes without surgery. Tixel® triggers new collagen development and tightens existing collagen for a more youthful, bright-eyed look. 

What Can Tixel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Most skin conditions around the eyes respond well to treatment with Tixel®. However, this effective treatment has many other uses. Around the eyes, Tixel® can treat:

  • Sagging skin
  • Crepey eyelids
  • Puffy under-eye bags
  • Loss of firmness
  • A tired or drooping appearance
  • Thin skin

Tixel® laser resurfacing leaves the eye area looking healthier and more youthful. This treatment improves the skin’s thickness, tightness, and tone

We also use Tixel® for all-over skin resurfacing. Many individuals who would be at high risk of side effects from a laser can benefit from this non-light treatment. Tixel® effectively treats acne, textural issues, hyperpigmentation, and skin laxity. 

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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 Laser Resurfacing With Tixel®?

You can expect one to two days of minor redness and swelling around the eyes after Tixel® treatment. You can return to most of your usual activities immediately. Most people can apply makeup and other products 24 hours after treatment. Use sun protection and avoid exposure after your session to protect your developing collagen. Your Premier Vein & Body specialist can recommend appropriate skincare products to boost your results. 

What Results Will I See With Tixel® Around My Eyes? 

Tixel® stimulates collagen production so that results will appear gradually. Most people see their desired results four to six weeks after treatment. The average person benefits from a series of three sessions to achieve their treatment goals. Only a consultation can determine how many treatments you may need and what results you can expect. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Tixel® Laser Resurfacing?

Tixel® makes an excellent treatment for individuals with all skin types and tones. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and goals. Candidates typically want to address concerns such as droopy eyelids, under eye bags, and crepey skin. We recommend a consultation to determine whether Tixel® is the right skin resurfacing option for your eye area. 

You may not be a good candidate for Tixel® if you tend to form keloids or hypertrophic scars. You should address any skin infections or active conditions before having this treatment


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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 laser resurfacing with Tixel® or a non-surgical blepharoplasty, 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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