Tixel | Erie PA

Tixel® Skin Resurfacing

Tixel® skin resurfacing can improve acne & acne scarring,

wrinkles & fine lines, rosacea, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation,

melasma, and skin tone & texture.

What is Tixel®  Skin Resurfacing?

Tixel gives extraordinary results in treating a wide range of conditions.  Tixel uses thermo-mechanicalablation technology (TMA) to provide anti-aging improvements to the skin tone and texture, giving it a radiant and youthful appearance .  Tixel delivers results that are comparable to deep skin peels and intensive laser treatments, with much less downtime, less pain and faster recovery times.

The Tixel treatment is ideal for those seeking smoother, more radiant and revitalized looking skin, but who are worried about downtime.  Tixel is suitable for treating skin pigmentation and discoloration, as well as pores, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, active acne, acne scars, lip lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet & neck folds among others.

Body parts such as abdomen, knees and arms also get great results.  The added benefit is that it continues to deliver results that improve over time and can last for several years (as it is your own collagen that produces the effects).

How Does Tixel Work?

Tixel is a brand new method of treating skin using thermo-mechanical ablative (TMA) technology.  Tixel works by delivering 81 tiny needle-like pyramids on a titanium tip heated to 400°C.  Tixel is a unique skin rejuvenation method which uses no chemicals or invasive measures that penetrate the skin.

Tixel stimulates collagen production through heat energy.  This action is particularly useful for the reduction or complete cure of fine skin lines and wrinkles, as well as skin pigmentations and discolorations.  Collagen production by Tixel is also known for treating acne scars, sun damage and uneven skin texture and tone. Increase in collagen and elastin makes skin tighter and firmer.



What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated With Tixel?

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Tightens loose skin
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Skin rejuvenation (facial skin, neck and décolletage)
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Eye lift, for sagging eyelids or eye bags
  • Uneven pigmentation and melasma
  • Age spots
  • Skin discoloration
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks





What are the advantages of Tixel over other treatments?

  • Tixel delivers a fast and convenient treatment
  • Delivers fantastic results
  • Minimal to no pain/discomfort
  • Minimal to no downtime (fast healing)
  • No toxic chemicals, scalpels or needles
  • Suitable for a wide array of body parts, including face, neck, décolletage, arms  and periorbital area

How does Tixel compare to other skin resurfacing techniques?

Tixel is superior to certain methods of skin resurfacing such as laser, radiofrequency (RF), ultrasound and chemical peel, for the following reasons:

  • Tixel can be used for the areas which cannot be treated by these other methods of skin resurfacing safely, such as the eyelids, around the eye (periorbital area), marionette lines and other areas.
  • Tixel is superior in treating the face, neck décolletage, hands, back and legs.  The other reason for superiority of Tixel is the unique advantage of being far less painful and the downtime/recovery period with Tixel is much shorter, and almost non-existent, despite the fact that after a course of Tixel treatment, the results may last up to 2 years.
  • Tixel is thought to be an unrivalled treatment, and the results of eyelid treatment is thought to be comparable with blepharoplasty.  After three monthly sessions of Tixel eyelid treatment, the tightening and gentle correction of the loose eyelid skin is akin to blepharoplasty.

What happens during a Tixel treatment?

Tixel treatment lasts roughly 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated.

Prior to treatment, an anesthetic cream may be applied to the face to minimize any discomfort.   Once skin is adequately numb, the treatment can begin.

During treatment, the Tixel machine will be applied to the area(s) of the skin being treated.  During treatment, thermal energy will be controlled and varied depending on the condition being treated, through reducing skin contact and thermal conductivity.


What happens after a Tixel treatment & what is the aftercare?

  • Expect to feel a warm feeling for a couple of hours after treatment like if you were out in the sun on a hot summer day
  • Sunscreen is recommended to prevent further skin damage
  • Redness may last for a few days
  • Expect some micro crusting (small scabbing). This will clear after 4-5 days
  • Patients should not expect any peeling or blistering
  • Makeup can be used after 48 hours to cover your skin while healing continues.  We suggest mineral makeup
  • Patients can expect to see a difference after 1 treatment, but depending upon your unique needs you may require a course of 3-5 sessions for optimal results
  • Final results can be seen 4-6 weeks after treatment
  • Tixel treatment cannot be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Your skin will need to be free from active tan for 3 weeks prior to treatment and will require strong sun protection for 3 weeks following treatment

What type of skin can Tixel be used on?

  • Tixel can be used on all skin types, including those with pigmentation.  However, an initial consultation/patch test will help to determine if Tixel is the right treatment for you.
  • Tixel cannot be used in people who have skin diseases, infections and pregnant/breastfeeding women.
  • Patients suffering from cold sores around the mouth area must pretreat with a prescription before treatment, as this can cause an outbreak.

Are there any side effect or risks associated with Tixel?

Tixel is a safe and effective treatment, however there are a number of potential side-effects/risks.  Tixel may cause sensitivity, redness and pain in some people, especially in areas with thinner skin (e.g. around the eyes).  Swelling may also occur, especially during ablative treatment.   Redness and swelling may persist for a number of weeks. Minor crusting/scabs may appear a few days after treatment, which should fall off naturally over the next couple of weeks.  If scabs do form, it is important not to pick, rub or scratch them.

How much does Tixel cost?

Depending on the area being treated and the type of treatment being performed, a Tixel treatment can be as low as $500.  Packages are available which can lower the cost even further.  An free, in person consultation is required so that we can properly assess your condition and needs.

Tixel Near Me

Cool Renew MedSpa is the only local provider of this revolutionary treatment.  Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation so we can fully address your concerns, needs and questions.  Conveniently located across from The MillCreek Mall at 1811 Kuntz Road, on the corner of Peach St & Kuntz Rd. Call us at (814) 347-8314 or reach out to us online via the form at the top of the page.