Beat the age race by reducing the look of wrinkles, dark spots, and sun damage. You can turn back the clock and eliminate skin irregularities by using laser resurfacing treatments to decrease facial wrinkles and skin irregularities that make you feel and look older. Laser resurfacing can reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as acne scars and blemishes. Laser energy directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at skin irregularities and removes skin layer by layer to reveal new and younger-looking skin.
Let’s Break Down Moxi vs. Halo Lasers
Moxi™ is a non-ablative laser. Non-ablative lasers do not cause open wounds in the skin. Moxi uses a fractionated random light pattern at a specific strength to distribute microscopic laser energy deposits to the skin’s surface. No open wound exists, but Moxi creates an “opening,” a microscopic epidermal tissue response that brightens the skin. Think of it like aerating a lawn (lightly).
Halo is a hybrid of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths. It penetrates deeper into the skin than Moxi. It uses a fractionate pattern at specific strengths that creates microscopic openings. The Halo has one laser wavelength that goes deeper to treat damage at the dermal level and one wavelength that works on the surface of the skin. Think of Halo as a tool that aggressively aerates your lawn. We can customize Halo to your specific needs.
More About Moxi
Moxi is the perfect procedure for those who want to reduce signs of aging or improve sun damage. It is safe for all skin types. Moxi is the “go-to” treatment for melasma and does not produce high amounts of heat that trigger hyperpigmentation.
Moxi has minimal recovery time, but you may experience redness and warming in the treated areas for about 3-4 days. After treatment with Moxi, you will have a healthy glow on your skin. Moxi treatment is minimally invasive and designed to improve early signs of aging. Moxi is great for maintaining youthful-looking skin.
More About Halo
Halo treats fine lines, deeper wrinkles, sun damage, and deep pores in men and women of all ages. In addition to what Moxi can do, Halo treats scars.
Halo has a longer recovery period than Moxi. Still, this treatment can be designed for the patient’s specific needs and be more ablative. The downtime for Halo is about 5-7 days. You can resume your normal routines and still wear light makeup during this time.
After a Halo treatment, you will see improved tone, skin texture, and a decreased appearance of scars and dark spots. All this happens in as little as ten days.
Is Moxi or Halo Better for Me?
Moxi is the perfect way to treat small problem areas, including fine lines, wrinkles, and texture. It also prevents skin damage and signs of aging before they appear. The Moxi laser is for you if you want your skin to reflect your younger-looking self. Moxi will maintain your skin and prevent further damage. It is safe for all skin types.
Halo is the better option to reverse damage from years of sun exposure. If you believe your skin is looking older than your actual age, this is the right treatment for you. The Halo laser targets skin at a deeper level than Moxi, and the extra downtime from a Halo laser treatment is well worth its benefit.
How many treatments will I need?
It is recommended that a series of four Moxi treatments per year will keep your skin looking great. In addition, you may need one Halo treatment per year for mild to moderate sun damage and to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. The face, neck, and chest can be treated with either laser. Other body areas can also be treated.
Pain? Moxi is a very gentle treatment, and it does not cause pain. You may feel a slight prickling sensation on your treated areas, but topical numbing cream can solve pain problems.
Halo patients report mild to moderate heat and a tingling sensation in the treated areas. Again, a topical numbing cream before the treatment will reduce discomfort. During Halo treatment, most patients have felt a little discomfort. After your Halo treatment, your provider may apply cold air or ice packs to calm the warming feelings in the treated areas.
If you want either the Moxi or the Halo treatment to gain younger-looking skin, trust Germain Dermatology to give you the best advice. Contact Germain Dermatology at https://germaindermatology.com or give them a call to book an appointment at 843-881-4440.