Tixel; At A Glance

  • Best Results2- 4 treatments
  • Treatment Recovery0- 4 days
  • Procedure Time10-20 min
  • Skin SpecialistDermal Therapist, Nurse
  • Duration of Results12-60++ months
  • AnaestheticNone
  • Back to WorkNext Day- 4 days
  • Cost$


Tixel is a way of delivering fractional resurfacing to the skin, without the use of laser energy. This device delivers controlled & precise heating to the surface layer of the skin, in turn causing ‘microchannels’ These channels can stimulate collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid. Skin care ‘actives’ are better absorbed after Tixel skin resurfacing.

FactsFacts on Tixel skin rejuvenation

  • This is a form of energy microchanneling that results in fractional resurfacing
  • Unlike laser resurfacing, controlled heat is generated through a cold contact delivery system
  • Tixel stimulates your skin to produce collagen; resulting in wrinkle & pore reduction. It works best for mild to moderate wrinkling
  • This treatment works best around the eyes
  • Tixel can also improve mild to moderate early acne scars
  • The treatment is well tolerated, in most cases no anaesthetic is required
  • Treatment time ranges from 5 to 25 minutes
  • Downtime is less than with laser resurfacing, & ranges from 1- 4 days
  • Skin specialists can control the power, passes & depth. This means every treatment is bespoke

What is Tixel?


Tixel is the very latest in fractional skin rejuvenation. Unlike lasers, fractional delivery of controlled heat occurs with less downtime & less pain. Most cases do not require local numbing creams.

Tixel can markedly improve under eye wrinkles with minimal downtime. Patient selection is critical for outcomes.

How does Tixel work?

Tixel resurfacing involves controlled surface channeling of skin. This results in ‘neocollagenesis’, a term for collagen remodelling and regeneration. New collagen reduces fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage (elastosis), shrinks pores, & reduces scarring.

What conditions can be treated with Tixel?

Tixel technology can address-

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Under eye concerns
  • Improve skin quality
  • Early & mild acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Active acne (via non-selective destruction of the oil gland)

@cutis_dermatology we practice at the highest standards, namely, we find the best solution for your skin concerns. This means my team & I will choose the best methods or devices for your skin, in some cases, Tixel may be appropriate, whilst in other cases, low downtime lasers may give better results.

Is the treatment painful?

Treatments are comfortable. Some patients will require numbing cream an hour before the procedure, depending on the planned intensity of the procedure. 90% of Tixel procedures do NOT require numbing cream as it is well tolerated. In some cases we use super cooled air (called Zimmer) to alleviate any pain.

Davin’s viewpoint on Tixel skin resurfacing

Tixel is the very latest device used for fractional skin resurfacing. The downside with laser resurfacing is the downtime associated with light-based energy devices. Laser is ‘amplified light’, namely Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Tixel on the other hand generates a very short pulse of controlled heat without radiation of light. This has certain advantages, especially with healing times. A Tixel treatment has 48 to 72 hours faster healing than an equivalent laser treatment (ablative CO2 or erbium laser).

Practicing in Brisbane, Queensland, I see a huge amount of sun damage- solar elastosis. The result is premature wrinkling of the skin, especially around the eyes (skin laxity as well as crow’s feet) as well as wrinkles on the upper lip; known collectively as ‘smoker’s lines’. Tixel is ideal for these areas. Treatments are well tolerated, but most importantly effective with minimal downtime.

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