What happens during the treatment?
Local anaesthetic cream is applied to cleansed skin for 30 minutes to effectively numb the skin. Next, a device which is covered in tiny, heated cones is pressed across the face and neck. The heat generated stimulates collagen production, helping to tighten the skin; while the tiny cones create micro-channels in the epidermis. This enables us to apply youth-activating serums to the skin, which can therefore penetrate far deeper – helping to reduce pigmentation and improve texture.
- Minimal downtime – scabs for 1-7 days, which can be covered with makeup
- Long-lasting results – lasts 12-24 months
- Unrivalled expertise – performed by leading oculoplastic surgeon’s trained team
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a surgical blepharoplasty and Tixel Eyelid Lift?
Surgical blepharoplasty is excellent for correcting moderate to severe loose eyelid skin and puffy eyelids. It is still the “gold standard”, with only a few weeks downtime and impressive results lasting more than 10 years. Tixel is an innovative way of tightening loose skin and acts as an impressive alternative to surgery, allowing a gentle correction of moderate loose skin. For eyelid lifts, 3-4 sessions performed every 3-6 weeks may be required, making it the perfect solution for people who want a gradual, scarless correction..
What is the downtime?
At the end of the session, there will be redness with small black or brown micro crusts in the treated area, which may be visible for 1-2 days. You will need to use a recovery product, which has to be applied on the treated area for 2 weeks post treatment. The eyelids swell temporarily, but typically settle in 48-72 hours, and may require use of oral anti-inflammatory medication. The pinkness of the skin can take 1-2 weeks to settle, so it’s important not to scratch, pick or rub the area treated as skin discoloration or hypo / hyperpigmentation could persist. You should not use exfoliant, glycolic or retinol-based products for 2 weeks after Tixel and should avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 4 weeks after.
Does Tixel hurt?
While topical anaesthetic is used on the skin, most patients feel some heat and discomfort, like sunburn.
When will I see results?
Most people start to see results after just one treatment but we recommend a course of 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, as this delivers lasting improvement in skin tightness and tone for up to 12-24 months.
Am I suitable for Tixel?
We advise waiting for 4 weeks if your skin is recently tanned or you have had dermal fillers or threads before having Tixel, and a week if you have had Botox. Tixel is not suitable if you are pregnant.
What other facial rejuvenation treatments complement Tixel?
Ellansé is biostimulator that kickstarts supports production and Morpheus8 tightens loose skin on the face and neck using combination of radiofrequency and microneedling.
About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a distinguished oculoplastic surgeon and one of London’s leading eye specialists. She has over two decades of surgical experience and is renowned for her ability to create a natural look.
Dr Sabrina has a deep anatomical knowledge of the periorbital area and an appreciation for the differences in treating both men and women. When raising the brows and eyelids in a male Upper-Lid Blepharoplasty, it is important to preserve the T-shaped brow – in order not to feminise their appearance.
“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.”
“I have just had my second Tixel treatment for under eye loose skin with Sabrina Shah-Desai. I am delighted with the first treatment and can't wait to get even further improvement with my second treatment. The down time is just a few days of slight puffiness and pinkness followed by mild flaky skin for a week or so but this is very manageable with the recommended creams & make up. I can thoroughly recommend the care and quality of treatment I received.
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