Your skin is your most sensitive organ, and among the most cherished from an appearance standpoint. Everything from pollutants in the air to UV rays and aging can impact your skin, leading to effects many people wish they could do without.
That’s where the fractionated laser, MOXI, and broadband light (BBL) laser therapy come in. These treatments, while potent on their own, work synergistically to beautifully enhance the appearance and texture of your skin.
At our offices in Scarsdale and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, offers MOXI and BBL for total skin rejuvenation to give you the radiant complexion you desire.
In this blog, we delve into this powerful combination, including what to expect during and after your treatment.
How MOXI and BBL work
During MOXI treatment, we pass a special laser over your skin to create micro-coagulation zones. This prompts your body to start its natural healing processes, replacing damaged skin cells with vibrant new ones.
BBL treatments use a laser device as well, which delivers a broad spectrum of wavelengths to underlying skin layers. Your skin absorbs that light energy, which kickstarts the production of collagen — a protein that gives your skin plumpness — and diminishes darkened cells.
Used together, MOXI enhances the texture and surface of your skin and BBL evens out discoloration and promotes suppleness. This really is an unbeatable combo.
What to expect during your treatment
We can perform both MOXI and BBL treatments during one visit. While MOXI treatment takes 12-15 minutes, BBL takes about 30 minutes.
You might experience a warming sensation and some discomfort during your treatment, but we provide a cooling gel that helps. You may also opt for a topical numbing cream beforehand.
MOXI and BBL recovery
After a brief recovery time, during which you may experience some swelling or a burning sensation for a few hours, your skin should feel fairly normal. The discomfort is comparable to a sunburn. For relief, gently apply a cold compress for 10-20 minutes at a time.
You need to take extra good care of your skin for a few weeks as your skin heals and reveals the results. Follow your aftercare instructions, which typically include steps such as using sun protection and applying a quality moisturizer.
It’s completely normal for dark spots on your skin to darken before they diminish and for your skin to peel to some degree following MOXI and BBL treatments. These effects usually resolve within 1-3 weeks.
MOXI and BBL results
Once your MOXI and BBL results unfold, you can expect a range of benefits, such as:
- A more even skin texture and tone
- Fewer or lighter sun spots (also called age spots)
- Reduced or eliminated acne scars
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
These laser treatments can also address skin conditions, such as rosacea and spider veins. And in all cases, the aim is rejuvenated skin you can feel more confident about.
To learn more about MOXI and BBL skin rejuvenation or to get started with the treatment you desire, call the office convenient to you to book a consultation with Dr. Schwarcz today. You can also request an appointment online.