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Rejuvenating Tixel skin tightening treatments with Dr Kian

Tixel utilises advanced fractional thermal energy technology to rejuvenate your skin without the use of lasers. This state-of-the-art rejuvenation system is used to tighten the skin in your face, especially around the eyes and neck/décolletage area with less downtime compared to traditional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. If you are looking for non-surgical skin rejuvenation, Tixel skin rejuvenation is expertly carried out by Dr Kian, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who is one of the pioneers of this treatment in the North West of England.

Tixel is an effective treatment for:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Tightening loose facial skin, especially around the eyes
  • Tigthening loose, crepey skin around the neck/décolletage area
  • Uneven pigmentation/skin tone/texture
  • Acne scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

Dr Kian’s believes in an individualised approach to anti-ageing treatments. His approach to skin rejuvenation is to provide treatments that are safe, effective and with minimal downtime.

  • Performed by Dr Kian, a UK-trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon who is trained in both surgical & non-surgical cosmetic treatments
  • Dr Kian is one of the pioneers of Tixel skin rejuvenation in the North West of England
  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) Aesthetic Fellowship training in London & Sydney, Australia
  • Systematic approach & personalised treatments for natural-looking results
  • Consultation and full aftercare provided by Dr Kian



Tixel works by utilising controlled thermal energy to heat damaged skin cells, harnessing your skin’s natural healing processes to encourage new cell turnover and stimulate collagen production.  Tixel has 3 different settings, which can be tailored according to your individual concerns:

  • Ablative – this is the most intensive treatment, giving similar results to CO2 laser skin resurfacing but with less downtime.
  • Non-ablative – this is a milder setting, which can be used safely for certain skin types over more treatment sessions. This setting has even shorter downtime.
  • Open channel – this is the mildest setting that creates channels for diffusion of serums and other topical products (mesotherapy).

It is extremely important to choose a highly-trained practitioner to perform your skin rejuvenation treatments to ensure that you are in safe hands. During your consultation with Dr Kian, you will be able to discuss your goals and concerns. Dr Kian will discuss your options including Tixel skin rejuvenation and other non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kian has had extensive training on various different techniques and types non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. He will be able to tailor your procedure to ensure that you achieve natural-looking results based on your individual needs and concerns.

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Tixel skin rejuvenation is a treatment with minimal downtime compared with CO2 laser skin resurfacing and is performed in clinic. The figures shown here may vary depending on the type of treatment you have and your individual circumstances.

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    Skin tightening, improve skin quality, fine lines & wrinkles

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    Redness fades & pin-point crusting settles within 1-2 weeks

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    4-6 weeks (Course of 3-5 treatments are recommended)

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    Long term (yearly maintenance treatment recommended)


  1. Am I suitable for Tixel skin rejuvenation?

    Tixel skin rejuvenation treatments are suitable for both male and female patients. It is used as a treatment for a variety of concerns including fine lines & wrinkles, loose skin in the face, neck and décolletage area, acne scars, uneven pigmentation and sun-damaged skin. As it does not use lasers, it is safe to use in expert hands around the eyes to lift loose eyelid skin.

    Although Tixel is suitable for all skin types, people with darker skin may have a slightly higher risk of pigmentary changes, as with all skin resurfacing treatments. Pre- and post-treatment care may be needed to reduce this risk.

    If you are over 18, you are suitable for Tixel skin rejuvenation treatment. Occasionally, some people who seek Tixel skin rejuvenation may actually not be suitable, and may require a different treatment (including other non-surgical rejuvenation procedures such as platelet-rich plasma, anti-wrinkle treatments or dermal fillers). As a plastic surgeon, Dr Kian can also advise on whether you may be more suitable for surgical techniques such as a blepharoplasty, mini-facelift or face/necklift. During your consultation, you will be advised on whether Tixel skin rejuvenation is suitable for you.

  2. What will the consultation involve?

    At your consultation, you will meet Dr Kian, a fully-qualified plastic surgeon who is trained in both non-surgical and surgical aesthetic treatments. He will take a full medical history including details of previous aesthetic treatments, medications, allergies and smoking. Dr Kian also always takes time to understand what your goals and concerns are.

    During your examination, the following will be assessed systematically and standard clinical photographs will be taken for your medical record:

    • Types of fine lines & wrinkles
    • Skin laxity
    • Asymmetry
    • Skin quality
    • Pigmentation
    • Sun damage

    Dr Kian will then discuss your procedure with you. He will explain the potential risks and complications of your treatment so that you make a fully-informed decision. There will be plenty of time to answer any questions that you may have and you can rest assured that Dr Kian will give you his honest, professional advice.

  3. What are the contraindications to Tixel skin rejuvenation?

    You must not have a sun tan when you attend for your treatment. You will also not be able to have the treatment if you have an active skin infection.

  4. When will I be able to see my results?

    Full results take about 4-6 weeks to show. It is recommended that you have a course of 3-5 treatments (approximately 1 month apart) for best results.

  5. How long do the results last?

    Results are long term but your skin will continue to age so results usually last 1-2 years. It is therefore recommended after your course that you have maintenance treatments once a year to maintain your result.

  6. How long is the recovery time?

    Tixel skin rejuvenation has less downtime compared with traditional CO2 laser resurfacing. After the treatment you are likely to feel heat on your skin, similar to the sensation of a sunburn. The skin may be red and slightly swollen. This usually settles within a few hours. Tiny pin-point crusting settles in 1-2 weeks.

  7. What is the aftercare?

    Regular moisturising (every 4 hours) is recommended until the pin-point crusting settles. You can wear mineral make up 48 hours after treatment. Sun avoidance and the use of an SPF50+ sunscreen is recommended for 3 months post-treatment.


If you are considering Tixel skin rejuvenation, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Dr Kian. His personalised approach to your care ensures that your Tixel skin rejuvenation journey is safe and smooth.

1. Consultation

Your expert consultation with Dr Kian gives you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Dr Kian will give you honest advice on whether you are a suitable candidate for Tixel skin rejuvenation and discuss what options you have. He will take a medical history from you and perform an examination of your face and neck. Full information on what your procedure will involve, including risks and aftercare instructions, will be given.


2. Treatment

Tixel skin rejuvenation is performed in the clinic. There is usually minimal discomfort, but a topical anaesthetic can be provided to make the treatment more comfortable.


3. Aftercare

Regular moisturising is recommended (every 4 hours) until the pin-point crusting settles down. Sun protection is required for 3 months after treatment. You will be given detailed aftercare instructions at the time of your consultation/treatment.


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