MOXI™ Laser Healing: A Laser Treatment Aftercare Guide
Finding a treatment that reverses existing damage and prevents future complications has always been a goal in medical aesthetics. And in the past, it wasn’t always doable. Technology needed to improve, and more research needed to be done. But now, the MOXI laser exists and is known for its prejuvenation qualities.
Prejuvenation means ‘preventative rejuvenation” and refers to the anti-aging results seen with MOXI. It addresses current skin conditions and helps stop more damage from occurring.
At Dermatology Laser Center & Medispa, MOXI laser resurfacing is a popular choice for all skin types, all year round. We work with our patients to create a treatment plan that fits individual needs and offer support through the end of each healing process.
MOXI Laser Recovery
Laser skin resurfacing improves the signs of aging. As a customizable treatment, it caters to each person’s needs, meaning downtime looks slightly different for everyone. As you heal, there are a few things you can do to speed things up and keep yourself comfortable. Proper cleansing, moisturizer, and sunscreen application will be the key.
Hours After MOXI Laser
Some patients experience pinpoint bleeding. This is not something to worry about, as it often goes away within 12 hours.
Days After MOXI Laser
Immediately following this procedure, you can expect some swelling and redness. Swelling is typically the most noticeable the morning after, particularly around the eyes. To try and combat this discomfort, sleep with your head elevated for a couple of nights.
Most patients notice some swelling for the first two to four days of healing.
Two or three days after treatment, your skin will show tiny dark spots. With a slightly bronzed appearance, you will also notice that your skin is dry and feels like sandpaper.
The dark spots and bronzed look come from something called MENDs (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris). They are a normal part of the healing process, just like the dry skin that will flake and peel off. You can help support this process by moisturizing properly and not picking at the skin.
Weeks After MOXI Laser
If you’re getting MOXI laser treatment on your body, it will typically take two weeks to finish peeling. However, once your skin finishes flaking, you will be left with a rosy glow. Eventually, this glow will fade into naturally fresh-looking skin.
MOXI Before and After
MOXI works with all skin types, and with a custom treatment plan, your skin will soon be looking brighter and more healthy.
Keep in mind that results vary from person to person, based on the depth of treatment and the number of sessions. We recommend three to four treatments, about four to six weeks apart. But you can expect to see results after the first session!
MOXI Laser Aftercare
The better you are with your skincare and healing process, the faster you will see results. Plus, you will likely amplify the results, giving yourself the best possible skin.
These are all of our best tips for making the most of your MOXI laser treatment.
Skin Care Post-Laser Treatment
On the day of your MOXI Laser session, do not cleanse your skin. Let it rest.
The next day, you can begin a basic skincare routine that involves:
- Cleansing twice a day with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser
- Avoiding a powerful shower stream, whirlpools, and really hot water
- Applying an even layer of broadband protection sunscreen that is at least SPF 30
- Avoiding any rubbing, scrubbing, or exfoliants to help prevent irritation
- Applying moisturizer to prevent additional dryness
- Avoiding too much exercise so that you aren’t sweating profusely
When washing your face after laser treatment, use careful patting motions with your hands. And when you’re showering, try not to get shampoo or conditioner on the treated area.
MOXI Laser Side Effects
Feeling warm after treatment is fairly common, and the area might continue to feel warm up to 24 hours post-appointment. This, along with the swelling we mentioned earlier, can be alleviated with cold compresses and mineral water sprays.
Protect your skin from potential blistering, scarring, or hyperpigmentation by wearing a hat and protective clothing along with your dedicated sunscreen regimen.
Side effects from MOXI laser that indicate you should call your healthcare provider include:
- Running a fever
- Pus-like drainage
- Excessive warmth
- Extreme itching
These are far less common but more serious. Be sure to find a MOXI provider that you trust so that you can have peace of mind throughout your treatment and recovery.
How Long Does Skin Take to Heal After Laser Treatment?
Depending on the nature of your condition, level of treatment, and area to address, healing time can take between five days and a month. While your skin is healing and sensitive, avoid heavy creams or cosmetics that can irritate your face.
After this time, you might still notice some residual pinkness to your skin since it’s all fresh now, but this can be corrected with makeup if you prefer. Keep in mind that any brushes you use should either be clean or new. This will help maintain clear skin and avoid potential infection.
MOXI Laser in Owings Mills, MD
By repairing existing damage and promoting new, healthy growth, the MOXI laser is a highly requested treatment in our Owings Mills office.
Known as the best preventative option for young adults, MOXI laser typically leaves very minimal downtime. However, it’s always best to know the possibilities before committing to a treatment, which is why we created this guide.
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