Tixel is a unique treatment that uses Thermal-Mechanical Action (TMA) technology to improve fine lines, pigmentation, and crepey skin.


Tixel is a unique treatment that uses Thermal-Mechanical Action (TMA) technology to improve fine lines, pigmentation, and crepey skin. It is not a laser, but Tixel can give laser-like results with less downtime and risks. Tixel is safe for all skin types and can treat around the eye up to the lashes without requiring claustrophobic corneal eye shield placement. Discomfort is ~2-4/10 with topical numbing creams at high settings. At low to medium settings, the procedure can be performed without any numbing. Typically, 3 treatments are recommended, about 1 month apart.


About Tixel

Common Areas Treated:

  • Periocular (eyes) – Great for the fine lines and loose/crepey skin around the eyes. (10 minutes)
  • Perioral (mouth) – For the superficial to medium depth “smokers lines” around the mouth (10 minutes)
  • Full face – to help with overall skin quality, fine lines, pigmentation, and some redness (20-30 minutes)
  • Neck – to improve the superficial fine lines and pigmentation (10-15 minutes)
  • Acne scars – to improve superficial rolling and boxcar scars in all skin types

There is 1-3 days of mild redness without any discomfort. For ~45 minutes, your skin feels extremely warm but that is calmed with a soothing LED (LightStim or Healite) treatment in our office. At 3-4 days, there is some mild “coffee ground” flaking of the skin.

To optimize results, topical application of Rion Plated Science is recommended immediately afterwards and during the healing phase.

Tixel is also a treatment to produce channels in the skin to allow better penetration of skin treatments. Studies have shown these channels persist for 24 hours, longer than channels created from microneedling, RF microneedling, non-ablative lasers, and ablative lasers.

Tixel can improve skin tone and texture, acne, and acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea, stretch marks, and address skin laxity.

Yes, Tixel is safe to use on all skin types and tones.

Side effects associated with Tixel treatments may include temporary skin redness, tightness, sensitivity, and swelling.

The benefits of Tixel treatments can last for 1-2 years. Maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain skin improvements. 

Patients typically require between 3-6 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Our team will create a personalized treatment plan for you based on your individual aesthetic goals. 

Discomfort levels associated with Tixel treatment range from 2-4/10 on higher settings. For those undergoing a Tixel treatment at a high setting, topical numbing cream is applied prior to Tixel treatment to ensure your comfort. 

Yes, Tixel can be combined with an array of other skin rejuvenation treatments. Our team can work with you to determine which treatments would best compliment your Tixel results. 

Individuals who have certain skin diseases or infections, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo Tixel treatments. Also, those who suffer from cold sores around the mouth are often not suitable for treatment. A consultation appointment is the best way to determine candidacy.