Moxi

Moxi is an advanced fractional laser treatment designed to tackle a range of skin concerns for all skin types all year round. It addresses fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture caused by sun exposure and aging. During the treatment, you may feel a mild warmth as the laser creates micro-coagulation areas in the skin. These areas prompt your body to naturally heal and replace damaged cells with fresh, radiant skin. Regular Moxi treatments are recommended for maintaining youthful, healthy skin, typically in 3 sessions, followed by maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.

At Aestique Medispa, our skilled professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care to ensure you achieve the best results. Moxi’s advanced technology and our expert team’s experience make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin with minimal downtime.

Treatment Highlights

  • Quick Treatment: A typical face treatment lasts only 12-15 minutes (excluding numbing time). A topical anesthetic is applied approximately 30-45 minutes before the procedure. 
  • Minimal Downtime: Downtime is generally limited to a single day, depending on your chosen treatment level. For Level 3 treatments, expect a slightly longer downtime of 5-7 days (makeup can be worn 24 hours after treatment). 
  • Treatment Intervals: Moxi treatments are typically spaced 4-5 weeks apart.
  • Visible Results: Noticeable improvements appear within 5-7 days. 
  • Number of Treatments: We recommend 3-4 sessions for optimal results. 

Moxi is an advanced fractional laser treatment designed to tackle a range of skin concerns for all skin types all year round. It addresses fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture caused by sun exposure and aging. During the treatment, you may feel a mild warmth as the laser creates micro-coagulation areas in the skin. These areas prompt your body to naturally heal and replace damaged cells with fresh, radiant skin. Regular Moxi treatments are recommended for maintaining youthful, healthy skin, typically in 3 sessions, followed by maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.

At Aestique Medispa, our skilled professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care to ensure you achieve the best results. Moxi’s advanced technology and our expert team’s experience make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin with minimal downtime.

Benefits of Moxi

  • Improved Skin Texture: Moxi’s fractional laser technology boosts collagen and elastin production, essential for smooth, youthful skin. With regular sessions, you’ll notice reduced pore appearance and a refined complexion.
  • Enhanced Skin Tone: Moxi targets uneven skin tone, sunspots, and pigmentation issues, promoting the growth of healthy skin cells for a more radiant complexion.
  • Minimal Downtime: Compared to other laser treatments, Moxi offers minimal downtime. While you may experience temporary redness and peeling, you can resume your day-to-day activities soon after treatment. A level 3 treatment with extended downtime is available for more intensive results.
  • Versatility: Moxi’s versatility allows personalized treatments tailored to your concerns or overall skin refresh.
  • Long-Lasting Results: While improvements may be noticeable after one session, optimal results come from treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The continued production of collagen and elastin leads to lasting improvements in your skin’s appearance.

Contraindications

If you have any of the following you are not a candidate for the service and need cancelled/rescheduled

  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding
  • Active MRSA, HIV/AIDS
  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, hormonal virilization)
  • Allergy to gold or stainless steel
  • Currently on Accutane or within one year of use
  • Currently on blood thinners (must be off for one week)
  • Photosensitivity that induces seizures or migraines
  • Sunburned or compromised skin
  • Active medical conditions that affect wound healing
  • History of keloid scar formation
  • Anticoagulant medication or heavy aspirin use
  • Clients with autoimmune diseases (if on immunosuppressive medications, need written clearance from a physician)
  • Active cold sores (require antiviral prescription 48 hours before treatment)

Precautions

If you have any of the following, you may still get the service, but please be advised that
you may be more sensitive and have a higher chance of a reaction:

  • Tattoos or permanent makeup in the area of treatment
  • Blood thinners, recent cosmetic procedures, recent waxing/peels, eczema,
    psoriasis
  • Recent use of topical RX such as Retin-A, Retinols, Glycolic acid
  • History of cold sores (require antiviral prescription)

Prior to Appointment

  • No use of Retin-A, Retinols, Glycolic, topical acne treatments for 3-5 days on the treatment area
  • No waxing, chemical peels, botox, or fillers for two weeks before the appointment
  • Arrive at your appointment with no makeup, including mascara.

Post Appointment

  • Do not do anything to the treated area immediately after your treatment; you may cleanse the morning after.
  • Cleanse the skin twice daily with plain, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser. Use hands only; do not rub, scrub, or use an exfoliant or skincare brush.
  • Apply moisturizer generously with clean hands over the treated area and reapply whenever your skin feels dry. Avoid using other products your doctor has not instructed you to use.
  • Sunscreen is a MUST and should be used daily beginning the day after treatment and consistently for up to 3 months post-procedure. Use a sunscreen with broadband UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of 30. Reapply during sun exposure.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use soft cloths and soft towels to avoid any scrubbing.
  • Makeup can be worn once the peeling process is complete.
  • Wear a hat or protective clothing for two months post-treatment to prevent blistering, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation.
  • Avoid getting shampoo directly on the treated area when showering.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and sweating until the skin has healed.

Treatment Warning

If you experience excessive swelling or any of the following signs of infection, contact the office immediately:

  • Drainage that looks like pus
  • Increased warmth at or around the treated area
  • Fever
  • Extreme itching

What to Expect & What You Should Do

Feeling of Warmth

  • What to Expect: The treated area may be extremely warm for 1-2 hours after the treatment. Warmth may continue for 12-24 hours after the treatment. 
  • What to Do: Cold compresses may provide comfort during this time. Also, a mineral water spray might provide some relief and much needed moisture to the skin. 

 

Redness (Erythema)

  • What to Expect: Redness is normal and expected. Redness generally increases in intensity for the first few days after treatment with day 3 usually being the most intense. Redness can persist for up to 7 days depending on the intensity treatment.  
  • What to Do: Use gentle cleansers and keep your skin moisturized and out of the sun which will allow your skin time to heal and limit further stress on your skin. 

 

MENDs

  • What to Expect: MENDs (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris) will appear on the 2nd or 3rd day after treatment as tiny dark spots and bronzed appearance to the treated skin. 
  • What to Do: MENDs are part of the healing process where treated tissue is working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated. During this time, your skin will be very dry and feel like sandpaper before flaking and peeling off. Keep your skin well moisturized to support the healing process. Do not pick at your skin.

 

Possible Side Effects – Swelling (Edema) 

  • What to Expect: Swelling is common and expected immediately after treatment. 
  • What to Do: Use of a cold compress will help to relieve the swelling. To avoid further swelling, you may choose to sleep in an upright position the first 2-3 nights after the treatment. The first morning post treatment is when swelling is more prevalent, especially under the eyes. Swelling may last 2-4 days.

Feeling of Warmth

  • What to Expect: The treated area may be hot for 1-2 hours afterward and continue to warm for 12-24 hours after the treatment.
  • What to Do: Cold compresses may provide comfort. A mineral water spray can also provide relief and moisture to the skin.
  • Redness (Erythema)
  • What to Expect: Redness generally increases in intensity for the first few days after treatment, peaking around day 3, and can persist for up to 7 days.
  • What to Do: Use gentle cleansers, moisturize skin, and avoid sun exposure to allow healing.

MENDs

  • What to Expect: Microscopic epidermal necrotic debris (MENDs) appear as tiny dark spots or a bronzed appearance on the treated skin on the 2nd or 3rd day after treatment.
  • What to Do: MENDs are part of the healing process. The skin will dry and feel like sandpaper before flaking and peeling off. Keep the skin well-moisturized, and do not pick at it.

Swelling (Edema)

  • What to Expect: Swelling is joint immediately after treatment and can last 2-4 days, peaking in the first-morning post-treatment, especially under the eyes.
  • What to Do: Use a cold compress to relieve swelling, and consider sleeping upright for the first 2-3 nights after treatment.

Moxi

Moxi is an advanced fractional laser treatment that addresses skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture. It is suitable for all skin types and can be performed year-round.

Moxi creates micro-coagulation areas in the skin using laser energy. These areas stimulate the body’s natural healing process, replacing damaged cells with fresh, radiant skin.

Moxi is ideal for improving skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. However, it is not suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please refer to our contraindications section for more details.

A regular face treatment lasts only 12-15 minutes, excluding numbing time. A topical numbing cream is applied approximately 30-45 minutes before the procedure.

Downtime is generally minimal, with most individuals experiencing temporary redness and peeling. For Level 3 treatments, expect a slightly more extended downtime of 5-7 days.

We recommend 3-4 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Maintenance treatments every 6-12 months help sustain the results.

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