Due to the natural ageing process, our skin loses its elasticity, and the skin around the eyes becomes slack. This loosening of the skin can cause the upper eyelid to droop and even to press on the eyelashes. The eyes feel heavy and the whole face looks tired. Depending on the eyelids, this may also be hereditary. In that case, an eyelid correction may also be beneficial at a young age.
The skin of the lower eyelid can also become slack and dark circles and bags may develop under the eyes. This, too, makes the eyes look tired and sad.
This operation is performed under local anaesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes. First, photos are taken of the eyelids from the front and from the side. Before the operation, the surgeon will make a drawing on the eyelid in order to be able to perform the surgery with precision. An incision is made in the natural fold of the upper eyelid using a laser, and the excess skin and any fatty tissue is removed. After that, fine thread is used to stitch the incision in the fold, which keeps the scarring to a minimum and ensures that it will be invisible, or barely visible, after healing.
Eyelid correction without anaesthesia or stitching Tixel is a completely new method for treating the skin using thermo-mechanical ablation (TMA) technology. Simply stated, this treatment applies direct thermal energy to the skin to achieve the desired anti-ageing and scar-improvement effects. As opposed to other therapies that are currently available, Tixel is not a laser nor does it utilise ultrasound or radio waves.
Our doctors have more than 15 years of experience with the CO2 laser. However, the superior results achieved with Tixel, not to mention the reduced pain and faster recovery, mean that they often give preference to this treatment for their patients. Tixel is an advanced skin treatment that is used to achieve three main objectives: Strengthening the skin—making the skin (dermis) tauter in order to improve fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores as well as acne scarring. Rejuvenating the skin—renewing the skin’s youthful appearance and improving the complexion. Delivery of medicines—to make small pores in the skin in order to make it possible to administer medicines through the skin. These medicines can reduce excess pigmentation, increase collagen production and relax the muscles.
How does Tixel work? The skin is softly warmed using a grid of tiny pyramids the size of pinheads. They make contact with the skin for a few thousandths of a second. This allows the heat to be transferred to the skin in a controlled manner, making the skin tighter and more youthful. Since the contact with the skin is so short, the degree of discomfort is significantly less than with other laser treatments. You can compare it to the feeling of passing your finger very quickly through a candle flame. The small scabs can be seen in a grid pattern as shown in the image below. In comparison with a fractional CO2 laser, there is much less black discolouration and redness, which means that make-up or a hydrating cream without perfume may be applied.
Tixel is primarily used on the face, around the eyes (including the eyelids), in the folds of the neck, on the décolletage, hands, arms and abdomen. It is the ideal treatment for someone who wants smoother, more radiant and healthier skin, especially around the eyes, without the traditional downtime required with other treatments—normal activities can be resumed after the treatment with the recommended regular use of a sunscreen containing high protection factors (SPF 50). The results are long-lasting, if all after-care instructions are strictly followed.
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