Ablative vs non-ablative
Typically, laser skin resurfacing in Southlake can be separated into two general categories: ablative and non-ablative. At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we offer a combination of both types to treat a variety of issues and produce beautiful results. It’s important to understand the difference between the two before making an appointment.
Ablative lasers use heat to create tiny micro wounds on the first layer of the skin, signaling to the skin cells that it’s time to start regenerating collagen and elastin. The hyper-production of these proteins makes our skin smooth, firm, and young-looking!
Think of ablative lasers like working out. When you go to the gym, what you’re actually doing is creating little tears in your muscles. As the muscle heals, it promotes new growth, which improves your muscle’s strength and health! The exact same principles apply to ablative laser treatments.
Non-ablative, or non-wounding, lasers provide similar benefits to their ablative counterpart. They use heat and light to stimulate collagen growth which, over time, can smooth wrinkles, help heal scars, and promote firm and healthy skin. However, they do not create an open wound in the skin, so they are less invasive than ablative lasers, and require less downtime. In order to see desired results, you may require multiple sessions.
What is Moxi?
Moxi is a revolutionary, non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment by Sciton that boosts production of collagen in the skin. The following is a list of treatable concerns Moxi tackles:
Uneven skin tone and texture
Wrinkles and fine lines
We can employ the use of Moxi to treat the following areas:
So, now that you have a general understanding of laser skin resurfacing in Southlake, let’s discuss 5 things you’ll love about Moxi!
1. It’s safe for all skin types and tones!
Moxi is a gentle, non-ablative laser skin resurfacing technique that is accessible to virtually anyone! Because of the non-aggressive nature of this laser, it is safe for those with sensitive skin, people with a dark skin tone, and even those with acneic skin. We actually recommend Moxi as a treatment for those with acne or acne scarring!
Moxi utilizes 3 levels of intensity, so your provider can customize it for you and your skin’s needs. It is gentle enough to use for those just starting their skincare journey or for maintenance in between more intense laser skin resurfacing sessions.
2. It is designed as a preventative measure
Moxi is designed with everyone in mind; especially younger folks looking to prevent loss of volume and to set themselves up for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin! We believe that truly incredible skin care starts before signs of aging even make an appearance. That’s why one of our favorite things about Moxi is that it is specifically designed as a pre-rejuvenation resource! This treatment is a perfect addition to a skin care routine for 20 somethings.
If you’re considering dipping your toes into the world of medical aesthetics, Moxi laser is a great place to start.
3. There is very little downtime
Typically, more intense laser resurfacing treatments require a significant amount of downtime. Luckily, with MOXI, there is very little to no downtime. That’s because Moxi uses a fractional approach to laser skin resurfacing, which means the laser treats affected areas by dividing skin into zones instead of damaging large areas of skin. This allows for a quick healing process!
It is recommended to stay out of the sun and refrain from using makeup for 24 hours following your procedure. You may also experience slight redness and a feeling of roughness (like fine sandpaper) as the old skin cells fall away and new, healthy skin cells regenerate. You should see results within 3 to 5 days following the treatment!
4. It actually makes skincare products work better
After your Moxi treatment, your skin absorbs things more easily. This means you’ll have to be thorough about washing in the morning and at night, but it also means your products will work better. The new, healthier skin is better able to soak up nutrients and hydration from skincare products.
This is a great time to consider switching to medical-grade skincare! As opposed to over-the-counter, medical-grade skincare products are specially formulated to treat a variety of skin issues. While over-the-counter products mask an issue, medical-grade formulas actually heal your skin from the inside out.
5. Moxi is easily combined with other treatments
Whether Moxi is your first medical aesthetics treatment, or you’re a seasoned guest at Southlake Plastic Surgery, Moxi is perfect to combine with other procedures. Combining procedures can assure that you are getting the most beneficial treatment plan for your unique skin.
Recommended paired treatments
At Southlake, we customize treatment plans for your desired results. During your initial consultation, you and your provider will discuss which treatments are best for your skin, but here are a few that we think work particularly well with Moxi.
Considered the gold standard in broad band light therapy, the HERO device delivers light energy into the skin to promote collagen growth with no downtime. Pairing BBL HERO with Moxi is a surefire way to achieve a blemish-free, smooth, tight complexion. This combination is perfect for wrinkle, fine line, and sun spot removal in Southlake.
BBL HERO (High Energy Rapid Output) also delivers your photofacial treatment in a shorter amount of time than a traditional photofacial session. This allows us to efficiently treat your arms and legs and other parts of your body.
A HydraFacial at Southlake Plastic Surgery combines cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration to take your skincare routine to the next level. Our expert aestheticians can perform this relaxing, healing facial as many times as you’d like!
It pairs nicely with the Moxi laser skin resurfacing treatment because it’s also a great option for first time patients, and it is a wonderful preventative measure. The HydraFacial can reduce pore size, heal your skin, and even prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. We can customize this treatment using specialized serum boosters for your specific skin care needs.
What to expect from a laser skin resurfacing treatment in Southlake
Like any aesthetic or surgical procedure at Southlake Plastic Surgery, we begin with a consultation to discuss your unique aesthetic concerns and desired results. You will meet with one of our highly skilled and passionate team members , who will help determine the best course of action for your unique skin.
To start your procedure, we will show you to one of our comfortable and sanitary treatment rooms. Typically, Moxi laser skin resurfacing in Southlake takes around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the desired area. We will provide you with protective eyewear for the duration of your treatment, and you are welcome to chat with your provider or just sit back and relax.
Topical numbing cream is available for those concerned about pain or discomfort during the procedure. Generally, patients report a slight sensation of heat or pin-pricks, but others report no discomfort at all!
Depending on your desired results, we recommend a series of Moxi treatments spaced at least a few weeks apart. Most patients require 3 to 4 corrective treatments. However, we highly recommend maintenance treatments throughout the year as a preventative measure. You and your provider will discuss anticipated follow-up treatments at your initial consultation.
A little bit about us
Founded and overseen by Dr. Mark E. Mason, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Southlake, Texas, Southlake Plastic Surgery is the premier destination for laser skin resurfacing in Southlake. We constantly strive to create a peaceful and comfortable environment in which our patients receive treatments like Moxi , Hydrafacials , and more.
Offering state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled personnel, you can’t go wrong in visiting Southlake Plastic Surgery for all your medical aesthetic and plastic surgery needs!
Schedule a consultation today!
Are you ready to level-up your skincare routine? Do you want to ensure your skin stays healthy and happy as you age? Consider scheduling an appointment for Moxi laser skin resurfacing in Southlake! We truly believe there is nothing more rewarding than setting yourself up for a lifetime of beautiful, glowing skin. Take the first step today.