Two of the most talked about laser and light skin treatments right now are MOXI® and BBL®, both by Sciton, a leader in laser technology. While there are several similarities between these two cutting-edge choices, there are also a few notable differences that allow each treatment to provide unique benefits to your skin.
How Does the MOXI Laser Work Different from BBL?
The MOXI laser is a fractionated, non-ablative laser, making it a gentler alternative to traditional laser skin resurfacing. Non-ablative lasers work by heating the skin in order to stimulate the natural healing and collagen production process to reduce signs of aging, pigmentation issues, and other minor skin imperfections.
Unlike ablative lasers, non-ablative lasers like MOXI do not injure the skin, so there is little to no downtime afterwards. Fractionated lasers divide the heat into thousands of micro-treatment areas, targeting only a fraction of the treatment area at a time. This makes the treatment even gentler on the skin and greatly accelerates the skin healing process.
MOXI Laser Benefits
Because of its gentle nature, MOXI is suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. MOXI can also be used to treat melasma, a skin condition common in pregnant women that causes dark patches of skin. Some other types of laser treatments are not suitable for treating melasma because they can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation. Because MOXI is so gentle on the skin, however, it can safely and effectively treat melasma, along with other types of pigmentation.
MOXI is also known for its ability to work as a prejuvenation tool to help prevent signs of aging before they show up on your skin. Additionally, MOXI can treat existing skin concerns, including uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage and signs of aging.
MOXI Laser Results
You will see results after the first treatment, but best results will be seen after a series of 3 to 4 MOXI treatments, each spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Initial results can be visible in as little as one week after your MOXI appointment, though it can take up to three months to see your final outcome. Easily maintain your MOXI results with a touch-up treatment scheduled once or twice per year.
How Does Broadband Light Therapy Work?
Broadband light (BBL) therapy is an advanced type of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. BBL and other IPL skin treatments use multiple wavelengths of light to treat a variety of skin conditions and a larger area of skin than traditional laser treatments, which use only a single wavelength of laser energy.
As the light passes over your skin, it gently heats targeted tissue such as pigmentation, broken blood vessels, or damaged skin cells, triggering your skin’s natural healing process and production of collagen to improve the tone and texture of your skin.
BBL Treatment Benefits
While MOXI is perhaps best known for its prejuvenation capabilities, BBL skin treatments shine when it comes to treating a wide range of existing skin conditions, including:
Broken blood vessels
Lines and wrinkles
Uneven or lax skin texture
BBL treatments are gentle on the skin and typically only take around 15 minutes to complete. There’s little to no downtime after this treatment, so you can get right back to your normal routine after your appointment.
BBL Treatment Results
You can expect to see a noticeable improvement in your skin’s appearance within just a few days after your BBL treatment, with full results developing over the next weeks. While you can see a significant improvement in a variety of skin conditions after a single BBL treatment, most people see the best and longest-lasting results after a series of 2 to 4 BBL skin treatments. BBL results tend to last for several months before a touch-up treatment may be needed.