As you get older, the signs of sun damage and other age-related concerns are more difficult to conceal. Wrinkles become more evident and sun spots are more frequent after every summer spent in sunlight. This can cause self-esteem issues to anyone concerned about the status of their skin, causing them to reach out for makeup. One efficient way to prevent that from happening is to use the MOXI™ laser, which offers the skin its much-needed rejuvenation. Professionals at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa provide the MOXI™ treatment to those who want to reduce signs of aging.
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Adults of every age can undergo treatment with MOXI™, regardless of their skin type and color. Since MOXI™ is a less aggressive type of laser, the risk of hyperpigmentation in patients with darker skin is less likely. This laser can improve the quality of the skin from underneath, making it look healthier in younger patients and offering a rejuvenated look in older individuals.
MOXI™ laser is mostly recommended as a prejuvenating option for patients who notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. That being said, men and women who have age spots and sagging skin might also benefit significantly from this procedure. MOXI™ is recommended for those with sensitive skin, who are prone to developing significant side effects when using fractionated lasers.
MOXI™ is also a great option for those women and men who do not want to undergo extended downtime after a beauty procedure. Not only is it labeled as a “lunchtime treatment,” but it can also be combined with several other beauty procedures.
MOXI™ uses a gentle yet effective 1924 nm non-ablative fractionated laser to reduce the signs of aging and sun damage, offering you a more rejuvenated complexion. This helps the skin promote a new growth of cells and reduce any unwanted pigments. Patients can use it for hyperpigmentation, sun spots, age spots, and other similar conditions, resulting in an even skin tone.
Before your MOXI™ treatment, a topical numbing cream may be applied for 30 minutes to ensure comfort. Once the laser comes in contact with your skin, it will deliver controlled damage to the top layer, only targeting the unwanted cells. This triggers the body’s natural healing system, which will work to have those cells removed. New cells will be produced underneath, replacing the ones that have been shed off by the body. The gentle heat will also trigger a new production of collagen, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while improving skin elasticity.
As the laser is “fractionated,” the heat will be divided into thousands of small areas, targeting only one fraction of skin at a time. This makes it a suitable option for darker skin tones, as the risk of laser burns is significantly reduced.
The MOXI™ procedure is a non-invasive option that requires no surgery or needles, so there is little or no recovery time to go through. The procedure itself is very comfortable, as the only thing patients feel is a slight warmth.
However, after the treatment, you should expect a few side effects. Your skin may have a pinkish hue and feel warm to the touch, a feeling similar to that of a mild sunburn. The skin can also begin feeling rough and flaky after a few days, which is a normal result of the cell turnover process. Most of these symptoms go away within a couple of days.
During this time, use a gentle cleanser and make sure your skin stays moisturized. Avoid picking at the flakes or peeling skin, as this can result in scarring. Simply allow the peeling skin to fall off on its own. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, as your skin will be quite sensitive at this point.
MOXI™ laser does not show immediate results since patients have to wait for the cell turnover process to take place. You may see the initial results within a week or two when your skin complexion should be slightly clearer. Within a month, you might also notice fewer pigmentation spots as your skin renews itself.
Full results take a little bit of time to show, and you can enjoy them about three months after new collagen has been produced and has matured enough to make your skin look smoother. The texture and tone of your skin can also improve over time.
MOXI™ does not prevent further aging or sun damage. Using sunblock daily and considering maintenance treatments every few months will keep the cell renewal process and collagen production at a constant level to secure your rejuvenated glow.