Is TMFI therapy the future of anti-wrinkle treatments? This study says yes.
A new clinical report has found that thermomechanical fractional injury (TMFI) therapy may offer a less painful alternative to non-ablative fractional laser for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles. The Tixel® is a non-laser, non-radiofrequency TFMI treatment device designed for skin treatments that require the coagulation of soft tissue. The TFMI device transfers heat to the skin directly without emitting any radiation.
The study, led by Dr. Fares Salameh, senior doctor at the department of dermatology, laser and advanced technology clinic at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, compared the results, potential side-effects, and downtime between TMFI and non-ablative fractional 1565 laser for the treatment of periorbital wrinkling.
The study randomised 68 patients (64 women and four men) at two medical centres in Israel and the US to receive either TMFI or non-ablative fractional laser treatment for periorbital wrinkling. Each patient received three to five treatments, spaced three to five weeks apart. Six months post-treatment, the change in the Fitzpatrick Wrinkling Classification System (FWCS) was calculated and compared to before the treatment.
“Periorbital wrinkles are an early manifestation of photoaging, starting as early as the third decade of life and often distressing to patients, causing them to seek rejuvenation procedures. Our study introduces a new effective and safe alternative treatment for this challenging indication.”Dr. Fares Salameh
This study solidifies TMFI therapy’s status as a new and innovative technology that could revolutionise facial skin rejuvenation.
TMFI technology offers a safe and effective method for both clinicians and patients. Tixel treatments have been picking up traction in the Australian market over the past few years, used as a go-to treatment for skin rejuvenation, repairing sun damage and improving the appearance of wrinkles. After the impressive results of Dr. Salameh’s study, we are looking forward to seeing more innovations and a wider use of TMFI therapy in clinics both here and abroad.
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