Tixel involves stamping a heated metallic plate with pyramid-shaped spikes onto the skin. It is not a laser, but instead, it utilizes thermo-mechanical energy to evaporate tiny channels into the skin. This stimulates new collagen, or neo-collagenases, to improve skin quality and major tightening. This process helps improve general skin quality, wrinkles, skin texture, and can also improve acne scarring.
The heated pyramid-shaped spikes on the tip create micro-channels or craters in the skin through evaporation of skin. The treatment is fractional, that is, a matrix of channels is created with healthy untreated skin in between. This helps reduce healing times and complications in comparison to treating all the skin at once.