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Introducing Tixel in Our San Diego Office

We have some very exciting news! Dr. Aeria Chang is now offering Novoxel Tixel, which uses advanced thermo-mechanical action technology (TMATM).

Since 2008, Dr. Chang has researched the most effective anti-aging technologies and offers only the best treatments to her clientele in Mission Valley, San Diego.

Read more about her newest skin tightening treatment, and give Dr. Chang a call if you have any questions.

What is Thermo-Mechanical Action Technology?

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Thermo-mechanical action, or TMATM, is an exclusive technology that uses both heat and movement to tighten the skin.

TMATM is a non-fractional laser technology, which means that the laser inside the device produces heat. However, unlike fractional and ablative lasers, which transfer the laser heat directly to the skin, the Tixel uses conduction from laser energy to transfer heat through titanium micro-pins.

How it works:

The Tixel’s pyramid shaped micro-pins quickly “punch” the skin to a precise depth. Then, it transfers the heat from the laser to the titanium micro-pins and into the skin where collagen is produced.

This process creates “micro-injuries,” which cause the skin to rejuvenate itself:

  • Heat causes the skin to tighten up by contracting collagen fibers in the skin
  • Both the heat and micro-tip punctures boost new collagen production

CO2 Lasers vs TMATM: Which is Less Painful?

This may come as a surprise, but the Tixel treatment is less painful. Here’s why:

CO2 Lasers versus TMATM: Which is Less Painful? Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine, San Diego

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Tixel Treatment

Tixel uses thermal heat transfer (conduction) into the skin at an extremely fast rate of several milliseconds. This means that your skin is exposed to heat for less time, thus you experience less pain.

Tixel uses non-ablative coagulation (micro-injuries from heat and puncture) by transferring heat through the device’s tiny micro-tips. No burning or charring occurs, which means less pain both during and after the Tixel treatment.

Tixel uses heat conduction and longer pulse duration. Longer pulse duration means that your pain receptors are less affected by the sudden change in temperature. This makes the Tixel less painful than laser treatment.

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CO2 Lasers

Lasers make contact with the skin for a longer period of time, which means that treatment is more painful.

Lasers cause ablative coagulation micro-injuries in the skin (burning), which is more painful both during and after treatment.

Lasers use shorter pulse duration and a rapid heat rate (radiation-based heat), which creates intense heat very quickly. This rapid change in skin temperature causes pain receptors in the skin to react dramatically, which partially why laser treatment is painful.

Get Tixel in San Diego with Dr. Aeria Chang

dr-chang-headshot-300x289Come in today for a consultation to see if Tixel is right for you. Dr. Chang will provide you with a through evaluation of your skin and aging concerns, as well as offer you a customized plan with the most effective treatment options to consider.

Call our Mission Valley, San Diego office today at (619) 280-1609.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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