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Brighter, more youthful skin is achievable for those who want to turn back the clock, and for those who want to prevent signs of aging, it’s maintainable thanks to the innovative MOXI Laser treatment from U.S. Dermatology Partners. This unique laser treatment helps to prevent skin irregularities due to aging, and it can reverse damage from minor scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. Keep reading to learn more about MOXI Laser Treatment available from the skilled dermatologists at U.S. Dermatology Partners and get started with this state-of-the-art dermatology solution today by completing our online scheduling request form.
MOXI Laser Treatment is a diode laser system that was developed by Sciton, a company dedicated to innovating laser and light technology in order to improve lives. The underlying reason for Sciton to develop the MOXI laser was a need for more preventive skincare treatment options. MOXI laser treatment is founded on a skincare treatment the company calls “prejuvenation.” The goal of prejuvenation is to prevent damage when possible and offer light rejuvenation solutions when prevention isn’t an option. This allows patients to maintain healthy, beautiful skin and age gracefully. In addition to filling an existing gap in the need for available skincare options, MOXI laser treatment offers a solution that works for all skin types and delivers results with little to no downtime.
One of the best things about MOXI laser treatment is that it works for all skin types, including those with darker skin tones. With the innovative MOXI laser treatment, anyone can refresh their appearance and achieve lighter, brighter skin. It was developed with younger patients in mind to help them halt the hands of time before aging damages the skin. In addition to being effective for all skin types, the MOXI laser treatment can also be used on all areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.
While MOXI was developed for general prejuvenation services and has been considered a great first step before trying more advanced procedures like HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing to improve overall skin health and vitality, it can also be utilized to address specific skin health concerns, including:
The thing that sets MOXI apart from other types of laser treatments is how quickly the procedure is completed. The treatment itself only takes about ten to fifteen minutes in most cases. Times can vary based on the size of the treatment area, depth to be treated, and how many times the laser needs to pass over. The laser system is so gentle, even topical numbing isn’t always necessary. When numbing is required, the desired result can be achieved through a topical anesthetic cream. That means no needles and no long-term effects of injectable numbing medications.
During the MOXI laser treatment procedure, your aesthetic practitioner will utilize a laser handpiece that has a single-use tip for greater safety and improved hygiene. The innovative laser treatment tool allows the practitioner to precisely monitor the speed and ensure an even application of laser light and optimal efficacy.
Following MOXI laser treatment, the body’s wound-healing functions are jump-started, including skin cell turnover and increased production of collagen and elastin. In most cases, patients can return to their regular routine immediately with little to no downtime or impact on their routine. For the first 24 hours, minimal skincare products should be utilized, including a gentle cleanser and soothing moisturizer. Additionally, makeup application should be skipped. To protect skin during healing, it’s important to use a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect skin from sun damage following the MOXI laser treatment as well as promote healing and keep the skin hydrated.
Depending on skincare needs, most patients achieve their desired results after just a few treatments. For more extensive skin concerns, patients may need to schedule more retreatment visits. During the initial consultation visit, a dermatologist will discuss treatment options and create a MOXI laser treatment plan that’s right for the patient’s unique needs that will deliver the results they want to see.
Because the MOXI laser treatment is gentle and minimally invasive, there are few, if any, post-procedure side effects. In most cases, patients may experience some redness and minor irritation immediately after treatment that clears up within a few hours. Additionally, skin texture may feel rough or gritty, similar to sandpaper, for a few days (typically three to five) while it heals. In rare cases, MOXI laser treatment can activate cold sores (herpes virus). Those who have a history of struggling with this condition should make sure to discuss this with their dermatologist before their MOXI laser treatment. They can prescribe medications that are taken in advance to diminish the risk of a flare-up. Another rare side effect is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. While this is a common issue with other forms of laser treatment, MOXI lasers are specifically designed to minimize the risk for hyperpigmentation, but this is still a potential, though rare, side effect.
Another benefit of MOXI laser treatment is that the results are long-lasting. Recent studies showed that patients who received MOXI laser treatments over ten years ago still maintained many of the positive benefits of their procedure. To maintain results, regular retreatment may be recommended, depending on the individual’s specific needs and goals.
*Results may vary by individual