Delivered by Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai, Leading Oculoplastic Surgeon
Tixel – for facial wrinkles, loose skin and hyperpigmentation on the neck, hands and face.
Tixel is a new skin tightening and contouring procedure designed to safely treat facial wrinkles without significant pain or downtime. It uses tiny heated cones that are pressed across the face and neck to stimulate collagen, tighten the skin and allow for deeper penetration of youth activating serums. A recent scientific study demonstrated Tixel provides excellent results with low pain, low downtime and quick patient recovery.
- Low downtime – you can return home immediate after procedure
- Long-lasting results – lasts 12-24 months
- Unrivalled expertise – performed by leading oculoplastic surgeon
Most people start to see results after just one treatment but need a recommended course of 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, with lasting improvement in skin tightness and tone for up to 12-24 months. As new collagen formation generally takes 3-6 months, Mrs Shah-Desai advises a course of 3 treatments spaced 4 -5 weekly, with a review at 3 months after the 3rd treatment to appreciate the final result of 3 treatments. More sessions can then be planned based on individual results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tixel Eyelid Lift vs Blepharoplasty surgery?
Surgical blepharoplasty is excellent for correcting moderate to severe loose eyelid skin and puffy eyelids. It is still the “gold standard” for patients seeking blepharoplasty, with impressive results lasting more than 10 years, for a few weeks of downtime.
Tixel is a new innovative way of tightening loose skin and is an impressive alternative to surgery, allowing a gentle correction of moderate loose skin. For eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) often 3-4 sessions may be required, which are performed every 4-6 weeks. Perfect for people who want to avoid surgery a gradual, scarless correction and not alter their “look” significantly.
Does Tixel hurt?
Local anaesthetic cream is applied on cleansed skin for 30 mins. After disinfection, the bloodless Tixel treatment will begin; most patients feel some heat and discomfort, like a sunburn. At the end of the session, there will be redness with small black/brown micro crusts, in the treated area, which may be visible for 1-2 days. Following treatment, the eyelids swell temporarily, which settle in 48-72 hours, and may require use of oral anti-inflammatory tablets. The pinkness of the skin can take 1-2 weeks to settle. It is important not to scratch, pick or rub the area treated as a pinkish skin discoloration or hypo / hyperpigmentation could persist. It is important not to use exfoliant / glycolic or retinol-based products for 2 weeks after Tixel, It is important to protect the skin from direct sunlight for 4 weeks after.
You will require to use a recovery product, which has to be applied on the treated area for 2 weeks post treatment.
You should not have TIXEL if you…
- Have recently tanned your skin – we advise waiting 4 weeks
- Have just had dermal fillers or threads – we advise waiting 4 weeks after filler
- Have just had Toxin injections- we advise waiting a week after toxin injections
- Are pregnant
What other facial rejuvenation treatments do you offer?
Ellansé is biostimulator that kickstarts collagen production and Morpheus8 tightens loose skin on the face and neck using radiofrequency and microneedling.
About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a distinguished international oculoplastic surgeon at the forefront of aesthetic facial and eye procedures. She is one of London’s leading eye specialists and has a highly decorated career spanning two decades.
She trains medical staff from all over the world in the newest aesthetic treatments and how to deliver them to deliver excellent, safe results.
Tixel Facial Rejuvenation Reviews
What beauty experts have to say
“I can see a huge difference in the quality of the skin on my neck. I think having my neck done, and feeling good about the results, has given me a huge confidence boost.”Daily Mail
“This treatment really worked for me and I do recommend this you anyone looking for a smooth, clean, clear skin not only that it helped reduce the dark circles too I'm thankful to Sabrina for giving me the right advice I've had an amazing experience with her and her team.”
“I am delighted with my treatment and I am often told how youthful and fresh my skin looks and how amazing at the age of 51 I have no lines! I personally would not let another Surgeon anywhere near my face as I completely trust Sabrina and her work.”
“Sabrina has created a warm welcoming atmosphere absent at so many practices and the personal interest shown not only by Sabrina but also the wonderful ladies that work there (Lindsey, thank you for everything x) makes you feel totally at ease.”
Tixel Treatment Cost
Prices are a guide; your doctor will calculate total costs during consultation.
Full face & Neck Tixel from £750/ session
Full face, Neck and lower Eyelid Tixel from £950/session
Upper & lower eyelids with brow lift Tixel from £550/session
Lower eyelid & peri-oral lines Tixel from £550/session
Tixel Glow (skin pigmentation) from £550/session