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What Does a MOXI Laser Treatment Do?

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Key Takeaways: 

  1. MOXI Laser is a non-ablative laser treatment suitable for all skin tones, providing tonal and textural improvements with minimal pain and recovery time. 
  2. Preparations for MOXI Laser include scheduling a consultation, eating a healthy diet, avoiding smoking, increasing physical activity, and wearing broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen post-treatment. 
  3. At Politis Plastic Surgery, Dr. Effie Politis offers safe, effective MOXI Laser treatments with natural-looking results.

MOXI LaserAre you looking for a safe, efficient way to blast away unpleasant wrinkles, dark spots, freckles, or fine lines from your face? Would you like to restore a brighter, rejuvenated, youthful-looking skin complexion? Or do you have a darker skin tone and want a quick, painless alternative to peels or bleaching creams? If so, the MOXI Laser is a worthy option for you.

What is a MOXI Laser?

 MOXI Laser is a non-ablative laser treatment that delivers fractionated laser energy to the skin. Upon contact with the skin, the laser energy creates micro-coagulation zones on the top layer of the skin. Through the micro-injuries, the pigmented areas are pulled out and the skin’s natural repair process sets in to produce a smoother, rejuvenated appearance. The laser energy goes beyond the skin surface through thousands of tiny, deep channels, stimulating collagen production while speeding up cell turnover. In turn, the pigmented cells are damaged, removed, and replaced with new ones, resulting in tonal and textural improvements.

MOXI is an entry-level laser treatment characterized by low-intensity, short-lived application of laser energy. Due to the less intense laser energy used, it is great for all skin tones, including those with tones as dark as a 4, 5, or 6 on the Fitzpatrick scale. It also requires a significantly shorter time to heal when compared to ablative laser.

What are the benefits of a MOXI Laser treatment?

  1. It produces a brighter, smoother, more rejuvenated skin appearance.
  2. It is suitable for all skin types—not causing scarring and pigmentation on those with deeper skin tones.
  3. It does not require much preparation—hence ideal for even those with a busy lifestyle.
  4. It is fairly painless from start to finish.
  5. It is a safer, more effective alternative to peels and bleaching creams for those with deeper skin pigmentation.
  6. It is effective for lightening melasma—a skin darkening condition that often occurs due to hormone changes, such as pregnancy.
  7. It is a quick-recovery procedure that is gentle enough to allow resumption of daily routine soon after treatment.

What does it feel like to get a MOXI Laser treatment? 

MOXI Laser is a quick, easy, and almost painless treatment. Before the laser is applied, your plastic surgeon administers a numbing cream. The cream sets in for 30 minutes and helps to reduce pain during application of laser. With the skin now numb, laser energy is applied to targeted areas using a handheld laser machine. The laser is first passed to areas with the most pigment, such as the cheeks, before less pigmented areas are treated. The intensity of the laser energy used depends on your skin tone, pain tolerance, and concerns. The whole treatment takes 1-2 hours and usually involves applying a cool cloth on the treated areas of the skin in between the laser passes to lower the skin temperature. The skin will be a little warm and sensitive by the end of treatment, but it will not be excessively red.

How do you prepare for a MOXI Laser treatment? 

MOXI Laser treatment requires no major preparations. And it is a simple procedure with minimal physical demands. However, before the procedure, you need to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to assess whether the treatment would help you achieve your cosmetic goals. You should also eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking, increase your physical activity, and drink plenty of water. Plus, you need to prepare in terms of bearing the cost—a MOXI laser treatment may cost $625 per session. And while you’ll see positive results after one session, your plastic surgeon may recommend up to 3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results, especially if you have extreme pigmentation. On the day of the treatment, make sure to show up with a makeup-free face.

How is the post-treatment recovery for MOXI Laser? 

With MOXI laser, you go home immediately after treatment. But the delicate skin must be protected soon after treatment. So right away, make sure to wear a physical sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and to use an SPF of 30 and above. Your skin will feel a little rough and sore the first 48 hours after MOXI laser application. Scabs may also form within the first 3 days, though they will fall off the skin by day 5. To protect the treated area, avoid harsh ingredients like sulfates and acids. Instead, apply repairing serums with growth factors. Serum application will help heal the wounds and repair the skin faster. You can follow the serum with a gentle moisturizer to soothe the skin. But always make sure to wear SPF 30 and above in the morning, and to reapply it throughout the day. By day 6, you can start incorporating gentle retinol and acids back into your skin care routine. It will take 4-6 weeks to see the full results of the laser treatment—that is how long it takes for skin cell turnover.

Sparkly, revitalized skin with MOXI laser

Are you new to lasers and want to begin with a mild treatment? Or would you like to brighten your face, lighten melasma, or boost your skin’s collagen levels? At Politis Plastic Surgery, we offer MOXI Laser Treatment to help you achieve a smoother, rejuvenated skin within a month. We comfortably administer non-ablative laser energy to reduce pore size, correct initial signs of photo damage, and reduce pigmentation.

You can trust Dr. Effie Politis to deliver safe, effective MOXI Laser treatment. She is exceptionally competent, professional, candid, and friendly. And you’ll love her expert eye and the natural-looking results she’ll deliver.

For more information on MOXI Laser and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, visit the site “Politis Plastic Surgery.”


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Effie Politis, MD, FACS of Politis Plastic Surgery brings both skill and a personalized approach to the care of her plastic surgery patients. She is board certified by
the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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