What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers laser skin tightening treatments to his patients who wish to enhance and strengthen their skin. The MOXI™ Micro-Fractional CO2 laser technology safely and effectively tightens loose skin and addresses the effects of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a very popular skin treatment at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando, FL because it benefits all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. This state-of-the-art technology shrinks damaged skin cells, softens wrinkles, reduces the appearance of sun spots, and promotes collagen production. Results can shave off years of the patient's appearance and lead to tighter, younger-looking skin.
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"Trustworthy, Skilled, and a Man of Great Judgement - Dr. Soto is the most skilled and thorough surgeon for enhancements I’ve ever encountered. He know how to explain in detail what the best and safest choice is for his patients, and sea realistic expectations. I trust him not only as my doctor, but as the friend he’s become through my journey. He preformed a lipectomy for me as well as a skin tightening procedure to counter the effects of ext..."- P. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2018
How Do MOXI Lasers Work?
MOXI is a carbon dioxide laser that uses “fractions,” or skips, of light to target skin tissue. This technology enables the technician to have a great amount of control without harming the surrounding tissue. The intervals of light provide a calculated heating and cooling energy that produce less pain and require less recovery time than other skin tightening treatments. This process stimulates collagen production, smoothes wrinkles, improves brown spots, and tightens the skin.
How is Laser Skin Tightening Performed?
The treatment area will first be gently cleansed of any makeup, lotions, or oils prior to the MOXI laser skin tightening procedure. Typically, patients don’t find the discomfort of MOXI to be intolerable, but a local anesthetic can be applied to ease discomfort. Treatments usually take around 30 minutes in total and, once the session is complete, a protective ointment is immediately applied to the skin. Although patients can return to their daily activities after their treatment, they should refrain from direct sun exposure in order to protect their skin. Some results are instantly visible, but optimal results will usually be visible within 4 – 6 months of the procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Skin Tightening
How is MOXI different?
What sets MOXI apart from other laser tightening procedures is its high-end technology that enables greater results in a shorter period of time. A single MOXI treatment takes about 30 minutes whereas other laser treatments tend to be at least one hour. The MOXI is also less invasive than other laser treatments and offers shorter recovery periods.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein found in the skin, bones, muscles, and tendons of the body. It provides structural support, strength, and elasticity. As we age, the production of collagen declines and therefore leads to saggy skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of elasticity. MOXI stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, which helps to strengthen and maintain the integrity of the skin.
Are there any Aftercare Tips?
Patients will be given an Aquaphor® ointment to apply to their skin for the next several days following their procedure to ensure skin protection. They are also highly encouraged to refrain from outdoor activities that will expose their skin to direct sunlight. Frequent applications of sun protection are also very important in terms of maintaining results.