Tetra CoolPeel CO2
Tetra CoolPeel CO2 is a one-of-a-kind laser that will completely rejuvenate your skin, without the downtime of traditional CO2 lasers. It offers fully customizable skin resurfacing treatments to improve signs of aging like wrinkles, sunspots, and uneven texture. Tailored to your unique needs, the CoolPeel treatment works within your lifestyle to give you dramatically smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.
Tetra CoolPeel Improves:
- Fine lines or deep wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation and redness
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Loose skin
What is a CoolPeel?
CoolPeel is a brand new way to safely, and comfortably deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing, without the associated downtime. For these treatments, the Tetra laser settings are more conservative, and the energy is spread out over multiple treatment sessions. This way, you notice your benefits gradually and avoid a significant period of recovery. Friends and family will see a more radiant you without the need to hide.
How is CoolPeel different?
For decades, CO2 lasers have been the gold standard in skin resurfacing. However, while traditional CO2 lasers can provide wonderful results, they generally require weeks to months of healing. Our Tetra laser can be adjusted to eliminate social downtime! Typical treatments will have you back the very next day.
How does CoolPeel work?
The Tetra CoolPeel delivers laser energy to your skin, but in a very controlled and specific way. Instead of treating 100% of your skin in one session, the CoolPeel treats a percentage of your skin leaving “islands” of undamaged skin between. The islands of un-treated skin boost recovery and lead to rapid healing. Over a series of treatment sessions, typically four, spaced one month apart, your entire face is gradually resurfaced.
When the CoolPeel energy is applied to your skin, the treated areas are stimulated to produce new collagen in multiple layers. Additionally, structural components of skin such as “elastin” are tightened for long-lasting benefits. We can further control the output of the Tetra CO2 laser to deliver higher energy where necessary to customize the treatment to your specific anatomy and desires. As with our entire practice, designing a bespoke treatment plan for you is paramount.
Am I a candidate for CoolPeel?
You are a good candidate for a CoolPeel laser treatment if you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sun damage, minimize pores, and improve skin texture. Your skin will look healthier and younger. However, if you have darker skin tones at baseline, or significant recent sun exposure, you may need to discuss further to see if you are eligible.
How long does a CoolPeel take?
A full-face CoolPeel laser peel can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes.
Is anesthesia or numbing required?
While there is no need for anesthesia or localized numbing, your provider may use a numbing cream for additional comfort.
What is my recovery time?
One of the main benefits of a CoolPeel, is that there is minimal downtime. You should expect to be a little red, as if you have a sunburn, for a day or two, but nothing should prevent you from returning to your normal daily activities. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated.
When can I return to my skincare routine?
After your CoolPeel treatment, it is important to keep your skin hydrated and there may be certain products you should avoid. Talk to your provider about the best post-treatment care and when you can return to your daily skincare regimen.
Can other treatments be done at the same time?
Absolutely! Since the CoolPeel targets the top layers of your skin, one of the most beneficial things to add is radiofrequency micro-needling, or “Vivace,” which has similar enhancements for the underside of the skin. The combination of these two treatments can lead to a powerful transformation. Additionally, injectable options such as fillers or botox can also be considered. Your provider can help you decide the best way to get you your optimum result.