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Acne Scar Treatment

What is TIXEL?

TIXEL is a novel Thermomechanical device for skin tightening, anti ageing, and skin scars for all skin types.

How does TIXEL work?

TIXEL uses a Titanium tip with small contact points which are about 20 microns in size. It then delivers the energy to the skin through a prefixed contact time and contact depth. This means that TIXEL can therefore be used at different depths and different contact times to deliver different results.

-Using a high contact time and medium penetration allows TIXEL to work like an ablative laser, and give good improvement in acne scars, stretch marks or fine lines of the skin

-Using a short contact time and medium penetration allows for tightening of the skin and treats open pores and fine lines

-Using very short contact and very superficial penetration helps to make open channels in the skin through which medicines and actives (antiageing creams, anti pigmentation creams) can be delivered.

Where can be TIXEL be used?

Because of the different depths and methods of actions, we can use TIXEL for

  • Acne scars
  • Open pores
  • Fine lines
  • Skin laxity or skin tightening
  • Melasma
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin rejuventaion

How is TIXEL different from lasers?

LASERS are a technology based on light. The light from the lasers interacts with the skin and causes effects by heating the skin.

TIXEL is based on heat. With its patented titanium tips, it transfers heat directly to the skin itself. The advantage is there is no side effects to the eye, so no additional eye protection is required. Other devices like microneedles , dermarollers need to be sterilised before reuse. However, TIXEL auto sterilises itself because of the heat, and this means additional safety of no cross infections between two treatments. Because of these, the cost of these treatments are significantly lower than Laser or Microneedle treatments.

The treatment tip at the contact point is only 20 microns, so the down time or redness post treatment lasts less than 48 hours. Also the post treatment marks are very faint and can be covered with a tinted sunscreen/makeup.
This means the treated persons can go back to work the very next day. It is typically a weekend treatment.

How long does a treatment take?

This usually depends on the treatment area. Usually no anesthetic is applied as the treatment is not painful. However, in sensitive people, anesthetic cream is applied for 20 mins and the treatment is done. Post treatment, skin is cooled with ice and sunscreen is applied.

Treatment of Acne, Blemishes and Scars in Bangalore

A clear, unblemished skin is something to vie for. Many a person has scars left over from their teen years and some who are not so fortunate, end up developing these acne scars in their adult years when they are besieged by acne.

Acne is a menace that most people get to face at some point in their life; for some it might be just a few pimples here and there while for others, it may be really bad, with hundreds of painful pimples, sometimes one over the other, covering the face, neck, chest and even the back. The worst case is where the person develops large solid lumps or cysts that are really painful to the touch and reddish in color.

Acne usually develops when the skin’s pores get blocked by oil and dead skin cells; add germs into this melee, and it can result in painful red pimples with pus that leave scars. For most people, acne starts with the onset of teen years due to hormonal changes accompanying puberty. You need to be very careful during this period and wash your face at least twice daily with a gentle soap and avoid oil-based cosmetics. Try not to pick on your pimples either as it makes them liable to getting infected and leaving marks.

Most people get embarrassed by their pimples and the fact that it blemishes their skin – especially on their face. However, the good news is that there are numerous kinds of skin treatments available that not only take care of the acne, but also of the unsightly scars acne leaves behind. The scars left behind by acne are of three types:

  • Ice pick – deep small pits
  • Boxcar – pits can be shallow or deep, having sharp angles and edges
  • Rolling – damage is below the skin surface, creating a wavy look with wide and shallow pits.

A visit to the dermatologist will put your mind at rest as numerous treatments are available depending on the type and extent of scarring. A great dermatological center in Bangalore to go for acne scar treatment is the Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Center. Under the expert care of Dr. Rasya Dixit, you will be given an individually designed treatment regime that will depend on the extent of damage to the skin. She might call you for more than one sitting and more than one type of treatment to help rid you of your blemishes.

Most of the procedures involved are on an outpatient basis and include the following:

  • Skin resurfacing – This removes the top damaged layers, exposing the newer skin underneath.
    It can be done by laser, dermabrasion or by chemical peel.
  • Rolling – A device covered with numerous needles is rolled over the skin to stimulate the tissue underneath to grow. It might need repeating.
  • Fillers – Collagen or fat is injected into the scars to puff it up and smoothen the surface. It might need repeating.
  • Surgery – Done in really bad cases where the cysts are cut away or loosened.
  • TIXEL – is another novel thermomechanical process that can be used for improving skin scaring and tightening.

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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.

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