What is the Sciton MOXI™ Fractionated Laser?
Created by Sciton, the Moxi™ is a gentle, non-ablative, fractionated Diode laser (with a wavelength of 1927nm and a depth of 200 microns) that is designed to treat signs of aging. It results in skin that is more even-toned and radiant. Results can often be seen in as little as one treatment, although depending on your unique skin condition, a series of treatments may be recommended.
The Moxi™ fractionated laser works by delivering gentle energy to thousands of microthermal treatment zones in targeted “fractions” of skin. Virtually any area of the face and body can be treated with the Moxi™, and it is safe for all skin types. Treatments are typically quick with little discomfort.
Dr. Kevan Petterson, DNP, ARNP and the experienced team at KMP Aesthetics find that a consultation to review your skin concerns and aesthetic goals is the best way to determine if Moxi™ laser treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skin care experts.
What Are the Benefits of MOXI™ Laser Treatment?
As a non-invasive skin resurfacing option that can be performed on virtually all skin types, MOXI™ laser treatment can provide many benefits, including:
- A brighter, more refreshed skin tone
- Reversal of sun damage and other common signs of aging
- Smoother skin pigmentation
- Reduced areas of rough or uneven texture
- Increased collagen production
- Replenished skin that looks and feels healthier
Plus, the MOXI™ laser offers a flexible treatment experience that:
- Only takes about 12-15 minutes, on average
- Is available for the face and body
- Is generally well-tolerated by patients, with or without anesthetic cream
- Entails little to no discomfort or downtime
MOXI™ laser treatment may be most beneficial for patients interested in correcting the initial, visible signs of aging and sun damage to maintain a youthful, vibrant glow.
How Does Skin Rejuvenation With the MOXI™ Laser Work?
The MOXI™ laser comfortably delivers heated energy into the skin without injuring the surface, a technique referred to as non-ablative laser rejuvenation. Most patients find the treatment to be quite tolerable, though topical numbing can be applied as needed. Using a computerized handpiece, the MOXI™ laser is designed with single-use tips and rollers to monitor the treatment duration and maximize patient safety.
Depending on an individual’s goals, the laser’s energy settings can be customized to deliver optimal results. There are three levels of treatment available. Level 1 is the lightest and Level 3 is the most aggressive. All levels require little to no downtime.
- Level 1: Prevent and refresh
- Level 2: Revitalize and maintain
- Level 3: Transform and renew
As the laser is applied, patients may experience a mild prickling sensation that should be eased by the device’s cooling mechanism. Generally, each treatment takes about 12 to 15 minutes, and the laser is safe for all skin types and tones.
The MOXI™ laser’s gentle 1927nm wavelength targets water within the cells—a method that works with the body’s natural healing process and allows the treatment area to recover more quickly with little-to-no downtime. Noticeable improvement can typically be seen after a single treatment. However, for optimal results, a series of two to four MOXI™ laser treatments is usually recommended.
What Procedures Complement MOXI™ Laser Treatment?
Another major benefit of MOXI™ laser treatment is that it can be safely and effectively paired with other procedures for enhanced outcomes. In particular, pairing BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy using Sciton’s BBL® HERO™ device together with the MOXI™ laser can comprehensively transform your skin while addressing a broad array of aesthetic concerns. Sometimes referred to as a photofacial, light-based energy therapies like BBL can treat a range of skin concerns, including acne, redness/rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sunspots, and uneven texture.
In addition to BBL, MOXI™ laser treatment can also be paired with injectables—including RADIESSE® and Sculptra® Aesthetic—and a variety of other anti-aging skin treatments. The CosMedic Skincare / KMP Aesthetics team can consult with patients interested in combining procedures to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their cosmetic goals.
For more information about the rejuvenating effects of MOXI™ laser treatment, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.