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Medical spa treatments and rejuvenation technologies are growing like never before. One of the most common ways to exercise self-care or show a loved one that you care about their appearance and general well-being is to get spa treatments. And one of the most popular spa treatments and skin rejuvenation technologies right now is Tixel.

We’ll take a look at what exactly Tixel is, what it does and how it does it, and why it’s essential to have it done by a trained and licensed practitioner. Some serious side effects can happen when the treatment is done by someone who isn’t experienced, and you should know about them before you decide on your spa.
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What is Tixel,

and what are the benefits?

The Tixel is a relatively new treatment for tightening up skin that uses an innovative thermo-mechanical energy source. This energy is used to provide rejuvenating effects to the skin, as well as to address a wide range of skin issues and dermatological conditions. Some of the issues it can help treat include:

  • Wrinkles & fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Pigmentation issues
  • Sun damage
  • Port wine stains
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Eyelid skin laxity and hooding

Not only can it be used for these conditions and many more, but the Tixel can be used to gain many distinct benefits. Some of the benefits of the procedure are below.


Tixel is a non-invasive treatment that also doesn’t use any radiofrequency radiation emissions. This means not only is it incredibly safe, but it is designed to provide minimal discomfort with minimal downtime. This means it’s a great alternative to many traditional procedures, particularly those that are invasive or lead to uncomfortable recoveries.

Safe & Effective

Another benefit to Tixel is that the technology ensures it can be safely used with all skin types. This doesn’t mean that it can be used by anyone, but those with the proper medical and professional training will be able to use it to effectively treat all skin types. 

Fast Recovery Time

Some skin treatments require significant downtime, special aftercare, and more. Tixel treatments typically have the patient returning to their normal daily activities within a day or two. This minimal downtime means you can get treatment without disrupting your whole life for a week at a time.


While the Tixel was originally developed and designed to be used on the tissues of the face, it can be used for a wide range of skin concerns over many areas of the body. While it may not be a perfect “all-in-one” treatment, it certainly offers a degree of versatility that other treatments may not be able to offer.

How is Sentient Tixel treatment done?

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If you’re considering getting a Tixel treatment, you may want to know what’s in store for you and your skin. 

Before the procedure, your skin will be cleaned and prepped for treatment. Topical anesthetic will be applied prior to treatment to ensure comfort. Then the Tixel device, will be heated to about 400 degrees C. 

The heated tip will be briefly applied to the surface of the skin, which results in microchannels that stimulate collagen production. It also prompts the skin to start natural healing processes. The process is repeated for the entire treatment area.

A Tixel treatment can be customized and individualized for each patient. The temperature and contact duration of the tip can be customized to achieve different effects as well. Each session will typically last for 30-60 minutes, and subsequent treatments should be spaced out by at least 4-6 weeks.

What happens if Sentient Tixel treatment is done wrong or by someone who's not a professional/experienced?

With the extreme temperatures that a Tixel device is capable of reaching, it’s no surprise that there can be some serious side effects if the technician isn’t experienced or properly trained. Some of the complications can include:

  • Infection from improperly sterilized equipment, or lack of hygiene during the treatment.
  • Burns that result from incorrect temperature settings or prolonged skin contact.
  • Uneven results stem from a lack of training or experience. 
  • Delays in healing can come from a lack of proper post-treatment care, which can increase the likelihood of scarring.
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Plaza Medical Spa Is A Leader In Professional Tixel Treatments

Tixel is a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation platform that offers significant benefits and considerable versatility. With low downtime and discomfort, and a speedy recovery, Sentient Tixel is rapidly becoming one of the leading skin treatments. Before you make an appointment with an inexperienced spa and face elevated risks, reach out to Plaza Medical Spa and speak to an experienced member of our local team.

Try One of
Our Memberships

We do offer a Tixel membership. When you come in for a complimentary consultation, you will see a registered nurse or a licensed esthetician who will make recommendations on your treatment process. Routinely there are eight treatments in the series. 

When you use our membership, you will pay for six treatments and get two free. We understand that life is expensive, and we are happy to split up the payments over 12, 18, or 24 months. 

Having the skin you want shouldn’t break the bank, and we try to accommodate our patients as much as possible.

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Let the Professionals at Plaza Aesthetics and Wellness
Take Care of your Tixel Treatment

When considering any Tixel procedure, you should always choose a physician-owned and operated establishment. 

Not only will they have top-quality equipment, but they will also have the necessary skills, training, and qualifications to provide an expert service. 

When it comes to your skin, you don’t want to take any chances, which means ensuring that a physician or licensed esthetician is involved from your first consultation until your last treatment. They will also provide the correct information before your treatment series begins and post-treatment care. 

Getting the best results requires the best care, so contact us today to start your Tixel journey.