Laser-Based Preventative Skincare Treatments for Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and Naples, FL
Skin sustains damage over the years due to sun exposure, pollution, contact with harsh chemicals, and other stressors. One of the best methods of "prejuvenation"—which is a term used to describe methods used by younger patients hoping to prevent the signs of aging—is Sciton's Moxi® at the Naples and Marco Island-based Skin Wellness Physicians. This innovative fractionated laser skin resurfacing treatment is ideal for preventative skincare, light touch-ups, or more dramatic improvements with less downtime. One of the gentlest laser options available, Moxi® brightens and refreshes the skin for a more radiant, vibrant, and even appearance.
What is Moxi®?
Moxi® is a gentle, non-ablative laser treatment that provides consistent results with its fractionated 1927 nm wavelength laser. For fractional laser treatments like Moxi®, the laser beam is split into thousands of microscopic treatment zones as a way of heating a fraction of the skin at a time while creating microscopic columns surrounded by untreated skin in the same area. The laser creates tiny perforations in the superficial layer, but there is no open wound in the skin.
The micro-coagulation zones created by the laser trigger a natural wound-healing process in the skin and encourage collagen production to promote a smoother and more even surface.
A numbing cream may be applied before the treatment, but most patients don't require this step since the laser isn't painful. You may experience a mild stinging sensation, but it is typically well tolerated. Each Moxi® preventative anti-aging treatment for the full face is completed in just 12 to 15 minutes. Given how easy it is to fit into a person's day, this treatment is ideal for incorporating into a patient's long-term skincare routine.
Which Types of Cosmetic Concerns Can Moxi® Address?
Moxi® is a good treatment for younger patients who are seeking light skin revitalization treatments to maintain healthy, radiant skin and address minor forms of existing skin damage. The laser procedure addresses early signs of aging and sun damage such as brown and red spots. It improves the overall quality of the skin and can also correct specific types of concerns such as pigmentation issues, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and skin texture issues. This laser is usually not recommended for deep wrinkles or severe sun damage.
This laser works well during any season, so patients can undergo treatments all year round, and it is safe for all skin types and tones. Since Moxi® has three energy settings, it can be customized to fit each patient's needs. Level one tackles superficial skin issues while levels two and three treat issues that affect the deeper layers. Patients who want to preserve the results from a more aggressive laser treatment can also benefit from Moxi®.
What Can You Expect After a Moxi® Session?
There is minimal to no downtime and a low risk of side effects from Moxi® laser treatments, so recovery will usually be quick and easy. You'll be able to resume your normal daily activities right away, though there may be mild swelling and a rough texture on the skin for a few days. As your skin will be raw and more sensitive to sunlight after Moxi®, you should limit sun exposure and apply sunscreen often. With multiple sessions, patients will notice significant skin tone improvements.
What Skin Rejuvenation Options Are Available Besides Moxi®?
Some of the cosmetic treatments that can be combined with Moxi® to optimize results at Skin Wellness Physicians include chemical peels, dermaplaning, HydraFacial®, and microneedling. DiamondGlow® is a three-in-one resurfacing facial. Other energy-based procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and IPL also improve the tone, texture, and color of the skin by reducing unwanted pigmentation.
Injectables can treat common signs of aging such as wrinkles, asymmetry, and volume loss. Dermal fillers including the Juvederm® and Restylane® collections and collagen stimulator fillers such as Sculptra® work by adding lift and volume beneath the skin to reduce wrinkles or enhance facial contours. BOTOX® is an injectable neuromodulator that softens dynamic expression wrinkles such as crow's feet and frown lines that occur when the skin is continually stretched during facial expressions.