With Tixel and cryopeeling against pigmentary disorders
Freckles are likeable and charming. They can even be quite sexy. But what to do when the appearance of the skin is marred by more or less pigmentary disorders instead of nice freckles?
The latter are above all one thing: troublemakers from which more than 40 percent of all women suffer – even if they are harmless from a health point of view. The author spent five years being treated for pigmentation disorders using a wide variety of methods and finally found the perfect solution for herself. And that is worth a story!
Whose last chapter I’ll tell first. It begins with an appointment with Dr. Susanna Meier in Hamburg. It was my fifth attempt to restore the evenness of my face. Saying: adé, prominent pigmentation disorders, farewell, camouflage tools on the make-up table. To be able to greet the day simply with a touch of blush, that was my goal. For which after a consultation with Dr. Susanna Meier two steps were necessary.
Heat against pigmentation disorders
The pre-treatment of the entire face with the Tixel, a thermo-ablative system for optimizing the skin condition. It uses high heat to stimulate the skin’s self-healing processes, resulting in the production of new collagen fibers, among other benefits. As an alternative to laser treatments, the Tixel can, depending on the intensity of treatment:
- produce a reduced wrinkle appearance due to firmer tissue,
- produce an overall more even surface (e.g. in acne scars) and
- alleviate irregularities such as pigment spots; disturbances that usually occur due to sun exposure, but also due to hormones, and make the skin’s appearance permanently uneven and thus older.
How Tixel works
Here’s how it works: For the first step, Dr. Susanna Meier drove the Tixel handpiece from the hairline to below the chin line for about 40 minutes, carefully square by square over the previously locally anesthetized skin. Each “shot” of the Tixel’s 400-degree hot thermal plate presses a plate with tapered precious metal tips millimeter-deep into the skin’s surface. How many nanoseconds such a shot lasts and how deep the doctor works can be varied continuously depending on individual pain sensitivity and/or the desired target.
The complete healing of this superficial burn, including scabbing, takes between a few days and two weeks in total, depending on the patient and the intensity chosen, during which time the doctor’s instructions should be followed urgently. Carefully moisturizing and softening the skin with, for example, ACE or argan oil was a good idea.
Hyaluronic acid after treatment
Immediately after the treatment, the created small “channels” in the skin are still open for 6 hours – that’s when hyaluronic acid preparations and/or hourly Pro Heal Serum are recommended. To achieve an even better result and also faster healing, the general practitioner recommends “Super Serum Advance from IS Clinical”. Warm compresses are indicated for cleansing rather than the friction of washing. And the make-up should perhaps be used again only when the skin is not “upset” about it.
How to proceed with cryopeeling and what the final result looks like read on 4.10.
Text: Alke von Kruszynski
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