How long does it take for a MOXI Laser Treatment to heal?

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Your skin may begin to display aging markers as you age. However, MOXI laser may now provide a solution.

The MOXI Laser is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the underlying muscles, reduce wrinkles, and improve the appearance of facial laxity. This procedure focuses on pigmentation disorders by inflicting micro-injuries on the top layer of your skin, which encourages your skin’s natural repair process.

MOXI allows you to repair uneven pigmentation while also improving skin tone and texture without the recovery or downtime associated with more harsh laser procedures.

But even if it is a non-aggressive treatment, you will still require time to heal. After getting your MOXI treatment, it is important to consider the steps to heal from the procedure to maximize the effect.

How does MOXI laser treatment work?

MOXI utilizes concentrated light beams with wavelengths ranging from 694 to 810nm (nanometers) directed at collagen fibers in specific areas requiring tightening or elasticity, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines around mouth corners or cheeks, and glabella area on forehead under eyebrows/eyelids.

This highly repetitive procedure will have long-term impacts on collagen formation, resulting in improved looks over time after repeated sessions until complete recovery is attained, which should take around 2 weeks, depending on your specific desires. 

What does the recovery process look like?

The good news is that MOXI is an effective treatment for facial skin laxity. Still, you’ll be happy to learn that this procedure has no downtime.

MOXI produces outcomes with no delay or redness. However, suppose you have deep creases or folds on your nose, jawline, cheekbones, or forehead. In that case, you may still need further treatments after your initial surgery.

What should you do after the treatment?

Every patient’s fully optimized recovery is unique.

A variety of variables can have an influence on the healing process, including smoking, prescriptions, skin type, and genetics. Most patients recover completely within two weeks. You can return to your usual activities practically immediately.

Keep these things in mind after getting the MOXI laser treatment:

Clean up. In the morning following the treatment, wash the skin twice a day with plain, lukewarm water and a mild cleanser. Make soft patting strokes with your hands. DO NOT massage, scrape, or use an exfoliant or skincare brush on the treated area.

Apply that moisturizer! Using your clean hands and a generous amount of your moisturizer, get every corner of your face.

Protect your face with sunscreen. What better way to avoid the harsh UV rays than to apply sunscreen? It is recommended to continue sunscreen usage until 3 months after getting the treatment. And to add a bit more fashion to it, you can use wide brim hats for shade protection.

What should I expect after receiving MOXI laser treatment?

Warmth feeling.

After the treatment, the skin may feel quite heated for 1-2 hours. Twelve to twenty-four hours after the therapy, warmth may persist. A cold compress may help during these moments of discomfort.


It is normal for the skin to show redness. Depending on the strength of the therapy, redness might last up to 7 days. Do not forget to use a cleanser and moisturizer during these times to avoid dehydration of the skin.

MENDs or microscopic epidermal necrotic debris.

When treated tissue is functioning throughout the healing phase, MENDs occur. MENDs make their way out of your body as new, healthy skin is produced. When this happens, you will notice your skin beginning to flake. Keep your hands off your skin. 

What other aesthetic treatments work best with MOXI?

MOXI alone can get you that nice younger-looking goal. However, combining it with other treatments such as BBL will quickly bring you to your goals.

Broadband light, or BBL, is a form of laser used for many years. It is used to aid with the look of rosacea, sun damage, and acne scars. It minimizes the appearance of these things for those with fairer skin tones by using phototherapy.

For complete, balanced effects, mix BBL with MOXI treatment. 

Does MOXI have any side effects or risks?

  • The most common side effects associated with Moxi Laser Treatment are headaches, facial pain, and numbness in the treated area.
  • Temporary soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the treatment. It is a common occurrence and usually resolves within several days.
  • Headaches are also common after treatment and may last for a few days or weeks.

Who should be getting the MOXI Laser Treatment?

The best thing about MOXI is that it works in all types of skin tones. Moxi was created with everyone in mind and worked well for:

  • Younger adults with fewer skin issues associated with aging.

Young people do not have as many skin problems as people of older age. But that does not mean they cannot have the treatment.

  • New to skin aesthetics and laser treatments.

For those exploring aesthetic products to preserve their skins, the MOXI laser may be the treatment for you.

  • Those who lead busy, active lives.

You can actually get a MOXI laser during your lunch break! Fast and effective will surely get you right into your goals. 

MOXI is an excellent therapy for face skin laxity, but you’ll be relieved to know that no downtime is involved. The lasers used in MOXI are non-invasive and pain-free, which makes them ideal for patients who don’t want surgery or extensive recovery time. I have been on xanax since i was 17

Your skincare expert will adjust the MOXI laser to the appropriate setting for you after applying a skin anesthetic to aid comfort. You can experience little heat when the MOXI laser passes over your skin. But that should be fine!

Contact a skincare expert for a MOXI treatment if you feel any warmth; you’ll be delighted at the custom treatment plan they’ve made for you. In order to address your objectives and concerns, Nuance Aesthetics will talk about the number of sessions, the setup, and other therapies. Contact us today!


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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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