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What’s the Difference Between Halo® and MOXI®?

Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation / October 15, 2022

State-of-the-art laser and light therapy technologies are some of the most effective options to rejuvenate young and healthy skin with noticeable results. There are a wide variety of laser platforms available, so it can be difficult to select the right one. Fortunately, at EVOLV Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, our team of experienced aesthetic professionals can help you explore your best options. Two of our most recommended and popular technologies are Sciton®’s Halo® and MOXI® lasers. Here’s what to know about them and how they can transform your skin.

How does Halo work?

Halo is a hybrid fractional laser. There are generally two types of laser technologies – ablative and non-ablative. Non-ablative lasers work by generating gentle heat without damaging the skin. The benefit of non-ablative lasers is that they typically result in little to no downtime. Ablative lasers, on the other hand, are more aggressive in disrupting the skin to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process and generate new collagen. The benefit of ablative lasers is that they produce more transformative results.

Halo is a combination of these two types of lasers where you get the benefits of both ablative and non-ablative treatments.  The Halo® operates on two distinct wavelengths for more complete treatment at multiple levels of the skin. It’s also a fractional laser (meaning it only treats a fraction of the skin) so treatment results in minimal downtime. In fact, it can produce noticeable results within a week with only 1-2 treatments needed. In all, it’s a great option for reversing sun exposure, signs of aging, fine lines, and a general loss of your natural, healthy glow.

How does MOXI work?

MOXI is much gentler than many other laser platforms. For example, MOXI’s wavelength is 1310nm, meaning it’s safe for virtually any skin type and can be used all year round (some lasers shouldn’t be performed when you’re more prone to being outside in sunlight). MOXI also works by stimulating new collagen but on a milder level. Because it only impacts less of the skin’s surface, it results in less downtime.

MOXI laser treatment works best as a “prejuvenating” laser or as a way to maintain youthful skin rather than reverse aging signs. However, MOXI is still an excellent option for reversing minor skin concerns like pigmentation, texture, fine lines, sun damage, and uneven tone.

Which one should I choose?

It can be difficult to know which laser is best for your goals, but you can generally pick one based on your skin type and aging patterns. If you’re looking to reverse mild to moderate aging signs and already have a regimen of other non-surgical treatments like injectables or skincare treatments, Halo may be your best option. On the other hand, MOXI can be a great starter laser for patients who haven’t yet explored cosmetic treatments – or who want to avoid needing them in the future. The best way to determine the right laser for you is by meeting with an experienced EVOLV aesthetic professional who can help you explore your options.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about laser skin rejuvenation and the treatments offered by our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Barone and his team of experienced aesthetic professionals, contact our office by calling 419-720-2008 or filling out our online contact form.