Laser resurfacing has become a popular treatment option for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and scarring, as well as tightening the skin and providing a youthful appearance. The Stern Center offers both MOXI™ and HALO™ laser treatments in Bellevue and Seattle, WA, to patients looking to restore their skin’s natural glow. By learning the differences and benefits of each, you can better determine which treatment is right for you.
What Is MOXI?
Using a non-ablative laser, MOXI smooths the skin’s texture and improves the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and enlarged pores. It creates microscopic channels in the skin that heals and gives way to new, healthy skin.
The procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort with the use of a topical anesthetic.
Following treatment, you may resume wearing makeup 24 hours later and continue wearing moisturizing sunscreen to protect your skin.
How Does HALO Differ?
HALO differs because it is a hybrid fractional laser that utilizes dual wavelength laser technology. By targeting deeper levels of skin tissue, this treatment can reduce fine lines and pigmentation and improve skin texture while promoting collagen production to keep the skin healthy and youthful.
This laser combines ablative and non-ablative techniques, which makes the recovery period a bit longer than the MOXI. In total, recovery may take between four to six days.
The HALO laser treatment’s ability to repair years of damage can provide dramatic results.
How to Decide the Right Option for You
When deciding between HALO and MOXI, it’s important to consider the results you’re looking for and the amount of downtime you’re okay with. The MOXI laser treatment targets the first layer of skin, which is ideal for skin texture, fine lines, and discoloration. It may be ideal for patients looking to achieve noticeable results with minimal downtime.
On the other hand, HALO reaches deeper into the skin to repair years of damage and may be more beneficial for signs of aging and those individuals with deeper wrinkles and sun damage. If you’re okay with a little downtime, it could provide you with amazing results!
Schedule a Consultation
Whether you’re looking to try MOXI or HALO, The Stern Center is your go-to for professional laser treatments in Bellevue and Seattle, WA. Contact their office today at (425) 455-9100 or complete a contact form.