Moxi Laser vs BBL Treatment: The Differences and Which is Right for You

Wondering which is more effective, Moxi Laser or BBL treatment? Read on to learn about the differences. Skin irregularities like sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, and broken capillaries can leave many wanting to rewind time and seek treatments to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. Some of the most advanced technological treatments are available at Utah Facial Plastics from less invasive to more invasive, leaving several options available to choose from based on your skin needs and lifestyle. Laser Resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation treatment that uses light, ablative, and non-ablative sources to treat minor to major skin flaws and reverse years of damage.

The newest technologies that are offered at Utah Facial Plastics are the Moxi® laser and BBL (Broad Band Light) therapy by Sciton. These treatments are used safely and effectively reverse signs of aging and pigmentation in the skin for an improved texture and tone. You may be wondering how BBL compares to Moxi.

Moxi Laser Resurfacing

If you are showing early signs of skin aging or want to have a light, but effective treatment with little to no downtime, Moxi is for you. In the past, laser resurfacing was only offered as an aggressive treatment with moderate downtime. Sciton has created options for resurfacing that can be individually customized. Moxi is best for those who are younger and showing early signs of aging. It is a non-ablative, fast, effective, and little to no downtime treatment.

It can easily be done anytime of the day; sunscreen is applied immediately after, and make-up may be applied 24 hours after. It is the ultimate “lunch time” procedure and makes it so easy for many to receive a treatment and get back to their regular schedules.

Broad Band Light (BBL)

BBL is a light treatment that sends light rays into the skin to lift and reduce hyperpigmentation, while also building the skins natural ability to fight signs of aging. When BBL is compared to IPL, the biggest difference is that BBL is much more advanced, powerful, and precise than IPL. BBL uses a state-of-the-art handpiece that can deliver high-powered energy while inflicting minimal pain and side effects.

Our patients love how tolerable treatments are without needing numbing cream applied to the areas being treated. During a typical treatment, the handpiece delivers the light deep into the skin while also being able to cool the skin simultaneously.

Moxi and BBL Treatment Combined

It isn’t Moxi Laser vs. BBL, they can be combined! Moxi and BBL can be combined to offer the ultimate tone and texture corrective treatment. While BBL works in the deeper layers of the skin to improve redness and pigmentation, Moxi works on the surface to address textural concerns allowing for a complemented treatment to address concerns as a whole. Utah Facial Plastics providers are able to offer the most effective and customized treatments based on the individuals needs.

Which Treatment Is Right for Me, BBL or Moxi Laser?

Both Moxi and BBL work to stimulate new healthy skin cells, improving the appearance of visible signs of aging. With both of these treatments being non-invasive and non-abrasive and capable of targeting a variety of skin concerns, it truly depends on what you are wanting to correct. This is why we offer skin consultations with our knowledgeable master aestheticians, who have extensive hands-on training with both of these devices. There is no one better to help you determine which treatment(s) is going to be the most effective for your skin concerns.


To learn more about either Moxi® laser treatment or BBL (Broad Band Light Therapy), their differences and similarities, and other skin treatments please contact Utah Facial Plastics, preferred providers of the intermountain west in our Draper or Layton offices  at (801)776-2220.

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