Everything You Need to Know About Level 1 MOXI Treatment

June 2024

As a diverse and accessible treatment, we often find that practices look to adopt MOXI as one of their first medical devices. But, like most devices, correct operation can be difficult to learn, considering the lack of hands-on training. To help remedy that difficulty for practices in the medical aesthetics industry, we wanted to give you a full guide to Level 1 MOXI treatments. If you need more education about higher levels, other treatments, or business practices, you can check out our online e-courses, hands-on training sessions, or virtual training calls. All of which are tailored to teaching medical professionals how to thrive in whatever endeavor they are tackling. If you are here for MOXI information specifically, then you will love our full course on the MOXI fractional laser, which dives into every aspect of treatment — from hands-on training to best downtime practices. For now, though, let’s move forward with MOXI Level 1.

Understanding MOXI Levels

In order to perfect the Level 1 treatment, you must have a clear understanding of MOXI and its technology beforehand. 

What Is MOXI?

Moxi is a cutting-edge, non-ablative fractional laser treatment designed to address a variety of skin concerns. It targets the water in the skin, making it safe for all skin types and tones. By stimulating collagen production and promoting cell turnover, Moxi treatments rejuvenate the skin, resulting in a brighter, fresher, and more even complexion. This versatile treatment is effective for improving skin texture, reducing pigmentation, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores.
Incorporating Moxie into your aesthetic practice can be a game-changer for several reasons. Its non-ablative technology ensures safety and effectiveness across a diverse client base, while offering impressive results with minimal downtime. This makes it particularly appealing to clients with busy lifestyles who seek effective treatments without extended recovery periods.

What are the Levels of MOXI?

The level of MOXI is determined by the depth of the treatment. Reference the following for other treatments.
  • Level 1: 5mJ-10mJ
  • Level 2: 10mJ-15mJ
  • Level 3: 15mJ-20mJ
Because of its versatility, there are many ways to utilize MOXI. Nearly any variation of the following can be used to refresh the skin:
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Combination treatments
Level 1 will be the foundation on which you are able to build skills for deeper, more complex levels of treatment.


Preparation for MOXI Level 1 Treatment

Setting Up for Treatment

Before starting the treatment, we set the parameters to ensure optimal results. Treatment parameters should be chosen based on the fitzpatrick of the patient. Lower settings (10mj/10% density) should be chosen for darker skin types to ensure there is little risk of PIH. 6 passes is ideal for the best coverage of tissue and passes should be done in different patterns. For example, the first pass is horizontal, second is vertical and third is diagonal, you will then repeat the pattern.

Step-by-Step Treatment Process

Detailed Treatment Steps
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the treatment process:
  1. Right Cheek: Start with six passes on the right cheek.
  2. Left Cheek: Move to the left cheek and perform six passes.
  3. Forehead: Complete six passed on the forehead (you can do half the forehead at a time or all at once)
  4. Nose: Finish with the nose, ensuring six passes are delivered.
To ensure the comfort of the patient, we use topical numbing and a Zimmer chiller. The Zimmer can be held and used to follow the heat during the treatment. Remember to let your client know that they should always be communicating their discomfort levels so you can adjust the intensity or chiller use as you go or potentially even give them a break.

Specific Considerations During Treatment

Safety and Comfort Measures
One of the great things about MOXI is its water-targeting laser. This means it’s safe to use on areas with hair growth since it doesn’t target melanin or oxyhemoglobin. For comfort, we always recommend applying a topical numbing cream (23% lidocaine and 7% tetracaine) an hour before the treatment. Before starting, we wipe off any residual numbing cream with kerosene.
Treatment Execution Patterns
You should always consider using different pass patterns: horizontal, vertical, and diagonal, to track what number of pass you are on. So your horizontal pass will either be pass 1 or pass 4. This will avoid under or overtreating zones while ensuring you stay on track for the treatment. Remember, if you notice the laser sound changes due to skin moisture, we simply clean the scanner to maintain effectiveness.

Final Steps and Post-Treatment Care

Ensuring Even Coverage

After completing the treatment, we check for even coverage and clean lines. We also apply clobetasol ointment to aid in the healing process. In most cases, we aim to use about 900-1200 joules of energy for a single treatment, which is perfect for achieving the most desired results.


Wrapping Up

MOXI Level 1 is a fantastic option for anyone new to aesthetics or looking for a gentle yet effective treatment. It helps improve skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. For more detailed information or to learn more about other MOXI levels or treatments, check out our online courses or reach out to us at (816) 326-7252.