Unlike the typical micropores seen in fractional CO₂ laser treatments, Tixel micropores are free from necrotic tissue. The narrower zones of epidermal and dermal coagulation with Tixel contribute to rapid healing and treatment safety without sacrificing efficacy.
Laser vs Tixel
LaserEpidermal necrotic zone measuring 330µm diameter, papillary dermal coagulation zone measuring 170µm depth.
TixelEpidermal coagulation zone measuring 160µm diameter, papillary dermal coagulation zone measuring 170µm of depth.
Tixel can perform either ablative or non-ablative treatments. The extent of thermal damage generated is closely related to the choice of the tip and to pulse duration. By adjusting treatment parameters, the physician can control the extent of ablation, the thermal effect, downtime and duration of healing.
|Vaporised tissues||Epidermis & upper papillary dermis||None||None|
|Thermal effect||Papillary dermis||Papillary dermis||Epidermis|
|Healing time (days)||3||2||1|
The permeability of porcine skin treated by Tixel to Verapamil Hydrochloride, a hydrophilic drug molecule, MW 495 Da, is presented below.
Tixel is useful for pretreating skin in combination with cosmeceuticals.
The Novoxel devices’ intended use does not currently include tissue permeability enhancement