Tixel Skin Resurfacing


Using thermo-mechanical energy and with two treatment types, Tixel delivers results with little to no downtime and minimal discomfort. The deeper, ablative level results are comparable to deep skin peels and intensive laser treatments and can even be used on the eyelid and tear trough for a safe, non-surgical eye lift. The lower level, or open-channel, treatments allow for increased absorption of topical products enhancing results of skin rejuvenation, depigmentation and restoring your skin’s natural glow. We offer complimentary consultations in our Olympia medical spa. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Tixel, book your appointment online or call us at (360) 338-0289.


Tixel skin rejuvenation involves gently stamping a small heated metal plate of tiny pyramid-shaped cones onto the skin’s surface, without damaging deeper skin tissues. It is not a laser, but instead it utilizes thermo-mechanical ablative (TMA) technology to create tiny channels into the skin. Tixel simply delivers controlled heat at a high temperature directly to the skin, which stimulates new collagen formation to improve skin quality. The channels formed can be immediately used to deliver products into the skin that address skin concerns such as tightening, pigmentation, rosacea, or acne scarring.

Tixel is suitable for use on the face, neck, decolletage, hands and around the eyes. Unlike laser or needling treatments, Tixel can be used on the eyelid and tear trough for a non-surgical eye lift.

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Tixel treatments can treat a range of skin conditions, including:

  • Skin tightening, to improve skin tone and texture
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Eye lift, for sagging eyelids or undereye bags
  • Uneven pigmentation and melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks


OPEN CHANNEL is the lighter treatment level. The heat applied to the skin creates channels in the upper layer of the skin. The channels can be immediately used to deliver products into the skin that address concerns such as skin laxity, pigmentation, rosacea, and skin texture. There is little to no downtime and you can return to normal activities the next day.

ABLATIVE is a deeper treatment that is used for rejuvenation and treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Results are comparable to those of a fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment or deep chemical peel. Recovery time can vary, and for 2-3 days, the skin can be pink and small micro- crusts will develop and fall off.



Curious if Tixel is right for you? Contact us today for more information and to schedule a complimentary consultation. You can also schedule your free consultation online.


Numbing cream can be applied for 30 minutes beforehand if required (this is not necessary for Open Channel treatments). Treatment time is usually 30-60 minutes.
This depends on the treatment mode and the individual. Some people start to see results after just one treatment, however, for best results, the recommended treatment is a course of 3-6 sessions spaced ideally 4-6 weeks apart, with a treatment every 6 or 12 months thereafter. Open Channel treatments can be performed every 2-4 weeks.
This will depend on the level of your treatment. Your skin may feel tight, warm and slightly sensitive, as if you have been in the sun, with some mild swelling and redness 24-72 hours post treatment. For a Tixel Ablative treatment, your skin can remain pink to red for 2-3 days and a light brown micro crust will form for 7-10 days. For the lower intensity Open Channel treatment, you will be able to return to normal activity the following day, micro crusts may also occur.
We will fully explore the treatment options during your initial consultation appointment and advise you on the best treatment plan based on your skin condition, skin type, and the results you would like to achieve.